Earlier today (Sept. 18), UC President Janet Napolitano announced that she will be stepping down as president of the University in August 2020. President Napolitano joined UC as the first woman to lead the university in 2013.
We are thankful for President Napolitano's leadership and vision to address critical issues that affect California, the rest of the country and the world.
Recognizing the challenge of feeding a growing worldwide population, Napolitano launched the Global Food Initiative to inspire more collaboration and draw from the collective resources of all 10 UC campuses, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and Lawrence Berkeley National...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Today (July 18) VP Glenda Humiston delivered an overview of UC ANR to the UC Board of Regents during their meeting at the UCSF–Mission Bay Conference Center.
The regents appeared inspired by the description of Californians throughout the state benefiting from UC ANR research and outreach.
“You do so many valuable things, not only in the agricultural community, but as you highlighted, a lot of times in the urban areas,” Regent Richard Leib said to Humiston.
Turning to his fellow regents, Leib asked, “How do we get this message out to the policymakers, to the legislators who are funding these projects? Because it's such a valuable thing that the organization is doing, but unless you've been...
Please join ANR leaders for a virtual town hall on Thursday, Aug. 15, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This will replace the monthly all-ANR staff meeting.
Via Zoom, Glenda Humiston, Tu Tran and John Fox will update you on ANR's budget, salary increases for staff and academics, and UCPath, and answer your questions.
On July 8, Humiston sent an ANR Update message about ANR's budget outlining some options leadership is considering to compensate for $5 million in unfunded obligations.
UC ANR is on track to launch UCPath on Oct. 1, with cutover activities beginning in...
The state's fiscal year 2019-20 budget will remain the same as FY18/19 for UC Office of the President (UCOP), of which UC ANR is a key component. Because we are required to compensate for $5 million in unfunded obligations (staff and academic salary and benefit increases), a flat budget is essentially a $5 million cut for UC ANR. That is on top of similar cuts for the past several years.
At this point, we no longer have money in reserve to minimize the impact. That is why we were recently forced to reduce funding for 4-H by $900,000. It's also why we had to announce last December that we could not recruit additional UC Cooperative Extension advisors.
The good news is you are...
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...