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Onward California in Davis today, Fresno this weekend

The Onward California campaign's gelato truck will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and at the East Quad of the UC Davis campus on Thursday, Oct. 4.  

The tour will visit the Big Fresno Fair this weekend on Oct. 6 and 7. Come out, eat a gelato bar and tell others how your work at UC makes a difference for them. 

To see other Onward California tour locations, dates and times, visit http://onwardcalifornia.com/#tour

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8:25 AM
Tags: advocacy (13), Onward California (1)

State pension reform proposal doesn't apply to UC employees

As you may have read in the news media, Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers unveiled a pension reform plan on Aug. 28, 2012, that would require many state workers to pay higher pension contributions and increase the retirement age at which new employees can receive maximum retirement benefits, among other changes.

This is to let you know that this proposed legislation does not apply to University of California employees, who are under a separate university pension plan, and the state’s proposal does not affect UC’s retirement benefits.

Sincerely,

Dwaine Duckett
Vice President
UC Systemwide Human Resources

Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 5:30 PM
Tags: pension (1), retirement (17)

Grant opportunities that may be of interest

WALMART FOUNDATION is accepting applications for State Giving Program for nonprofits in each of the fifty states, as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Grants starting at $25,000 are available for programs in education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, health and hunger relief. Deadline: 8/10/2012. To learn more, visit the website by clicking here.

THE JOSEPH & VERA LONG FOUNDATION provides support to nonprofit organizations involved with healthcare, education and conservation in the communities of Northern California and Hawaii. The Foundation's mission is to support organizations involved with healthcare, education and conservation. Applications will be accepted from 8/13/2012 through 9/10/2012. For more information, click here.

THE CALVIN K. KAZANJIAN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION offers funding to nonprofit organizations for programs that increase economic literacy. Deadline: 9/15/2012. To learn more about this organization, click here.

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Tags: grants (18), rfp (12)

KARE calls for project proposals

Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center is soliciting proposals for new research and demonstration projects for the period Nov. 1, 2012, through Oct. 31, 2013.   

Located near Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley, KARE has 330 acres suitable for many types of tree, vine and row crops. KARE also has some of the most extensive specialized research facilities of any off campus location within UC. These are suitable for greenhouse, postharvest, sample handling (including cold storage and drying), sensory evaluation, lysimeters and assorted laboratory research activities. Substantial plantings of grapes, stonefruit, almonds, kiwi, apples and alfalfa are becoming available. 

Proposal forms can be obtained at

http://kare.ucanr.edu/programs/Research_administration/Research_forms. All forms must be submitted electronically to Janie Duran at njduran@ucanr.edu by Sept. 28.

For more information about field research management, contact Chuck Boldwyn at (559) 646-6020 or cfboldwyn@ucanr.edu. For information about the facilities, contact Laura Van der Staay at (559) 646-6030 or ljvanderstaay@ucanr.edu. Other questions can be directed to center director Jeff Dahlberg at (559) 646-6060 or jadahlberg@ucanr.edu.

Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 1:43 PM
Tags: Kearney REC (2), rfp (12)

RREA requests proposals

The Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Statewide Program is requesting proposals to develop or support new or existing projects and activities that address the educational and extension needs in the management of California's valuable renewable resources.

The primary purpose of this program is to promote the proper management of these resources, especially on private lands, and to provide the information, education and training needed by CE personnel, land owners and land managers.

Proposals are also being accepted for student interns to work on projects or activities that address educational and extension needs in the management of California's renewable resources.

The 2012-2013 RREA Call for Proposals is posted at http://ucanr.org/sites/rrea/Proposals.

To apply for a 2012-2013 RREA grant, access your ANR Portal page - Universal Review System - Open Systems - 2012-2013 RREA Project and Student Intern Grants.

The deadline for submitting completed proposal applications is 5 p.m. on Aug. 30.

For more information, ­contact Melanie Caruso at (530) 752-5336 or Sherry Cooper at (530) 752-1581, in the ANR Program Support Unit anrpsugrants@ucdavis.edu.

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 4:42 PM
Tags: grants (18)

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