[UPDATED APRIL 16, 2019, to correct Linda Katehi's title to Chancellor.]
I know many of you worked with Charley Hess. I have learned that Charley passed away Saturday at home with family following a long bout with congestive heart failure. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
In memoriam: Charles E. Hess
Charles E. Hess, former USDA assistant secretary and longtime dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and a professor emeritus in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, died April 13.
Hess was one of the principle architects of the National...
The University invites comments on a proposed new Academic Personnel Manual Section 011 (APM - 011), Academic Freedom, Protection of Professional Standards, and Responsibilities of Non-faculty Academic Appointees.
Currently, APM - 010 (Academic Freedom) defines academic freedom as it pertains to faculty and defines the freedom of scholarly inquiry for students, as it derives from the faculty's academic freedom. APM - 015 (The Faculty Code of Conduct) defines the corresponding responsibilities as it pertains to faculty only. Although APM - 010 states that it is not intended to “diminish the rights and responsibilities enjoyed by other academic appointees,” APM - 010 and APM - 015 do not address how these concepts...
Protecting California's natural resources and building climate-resilient communities and ecosystems are two of UC ANR's core public values so naturally we are proud to join our colleagues throughout the UC system to promote climate-smart strategies and engage in the UC's Cool Campus Challenge!
Many of the Challenge's actions such as turning off lights or taking public transit are proven through research to reduce carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. However, as scientists within the University of California, we are deeply concerned with the use of inaccurate data in a recent headline from the Challenge: “Globally, meat is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.” I have...
The University of California is on its way to becoming the first university system to wipe out its carbon footprint by 2025, as part of President Napolitano's Carbon Neutrality Initiative. We can do it, but only if we do it together.
Participating in UC's collective effort will demonstrate UC ANR's commitment to protecting California's natural resources and building climate-resilient communities and ecosystems.
That's why I'm asking you to join in the Cool Campus Challenge and move us closer to becoming carbon-free. ANR is teaming up with UCOP for the challenge, and we'll compete on the side against the other UCOP units.
If you sign up, you'll get weekly emails with actions you can...
- Author: Linda Forbes
Last month, Strategic Communications and IT “soft-launched” the website redesign project to test the site in the live environment and complete bug fixes before an official launch was announced. Bug fixes are complete, so we are now happy to share broadly that the site is live.
Why the new design?
Goals of the web design project include:
- Improve the content structure and new top down navigation for the ucanr.edu home page and high level pages beneath ucanr.edu
- Increase utility and discoverability of news and event information on ucanr.edu
- Resolve major brand inconsistencies across the Division's web presence
- Better showcase the...