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January-February 2019

UCPath cutover postponed for UC ANR and UC Davis

UCANR UCPath logo

In a Feb. 28 meeting, President Napolitano, UC Davis Chancellor May, UC Berkeley Chancellor Christ and Vice President Humiston agreed to postpone UCPath implementation at UC Davis and UC ANR as recommended by the UCPath program leadership and its...

Names in the News

Ashraf El-Kereamy

El-Kereamy named UCCE citrus specialist

Ashraf El-Kereamy was appointed UC Cooperative Extension citrus horticultural specialist in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC...

4-H draws up new strategic plan

4H strategic plan

The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program has published a new strategic plan designed to increase its impact. The mission of the UC 4-H Youth Development Program engages youth in reaching their fullest potential while advancing the...

Join the UC ANR Staff Assembly Council

Are you looking for leadership development opportunities within UC ANR? Would you like to add new skills and meet new people? Are you interested in promoting the welfare of staff? The UC ANR Staff Assembly Council is for you.  The UC...

California Institute for Water Resources drafts new strategic plan

CIWR strat plan

The California Institute for Water Resources recently completed a strategic plan. During 2018, the Institute went through a thorough strategic planning process with the help of appointed committee members from within and outside of UC ANR. The committee...

Staff-performance appraisal webinars offered in March

The annual performance appraisal is an opportunity for staff and supervisors to recognize accomplishments, identify opportunities to build skills, and align individual efforts to high-level unit and division goals. Take time in the next month to review...

OPIC offers UC ANR pesticide policy trainings

Maria Alfaro, UC IPM pesticide safety education trainer, leads a train the trainer workshop.

The Office of Pesticide Information and Coordination (OPIC) is offering its annual UC ANR pesticide policy update trainings. These trainings are intended for campus, field station and county-based UC ANR personnel who apply experimental pesticides...

Datasets help define stakeholder needs and significance of research, education and extension

Community-based demographic, environmental, economic, social and health data are available by county.

Community-based demographic, environmental, economic, social and health data can help us better understand the 40 million people we serve. "Whether you are drafting technical reports or applying for grant funding, you may find datasets useful to...

In memoriam: David Towle

David Towle

David Towle, former assistant director of the Research and Extension Center- Administrative Office system, passed away on Feb. 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was 73. Towle graduated from Sacramento City College with an AA degree in civil...

ANR meets the public at World Ag Expo

Surendra Dara explains how fungi kill insects.

People from across California and around the world got to taste new crops, see research demonstrations and learn about several UC ANR activities at the World Ag Expo Feb. 12-14. Despite the cold rainy weather, the world's largest agricultural...

Nominate exceptional staff for STAR Awards by April 5

Gold star

Nominations are being accepted now for the annual UC ANR Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards. The deadline for submission is April 5, 2019. The STAR program is your opportunity to celebrate and reward the great contributions of ANR's...

Don’t fall for phishing emails

Phishing email example

ANR's IT team has seen an increase in the number of spoofed emails, a form of phishing or spam email. Email spoofing is the forgery of an email so that the message appears to be from someone or somewhere other than the actual source. The goal here is...

Learning & Development: Visual storytelling, LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

Check out the growing list of learning opportunities on the ANR Learning & Development website!   Best Practices for Outreach and Engagement to Latino Audiences Using Community-Based ProgramsJoin the California 4-H Association onMarch 11,...

UC ANR Maintain Don't Gain program a success

Joyce Hatanaka, a payroll services team leader in the UC ANR Business Operations Center at Kearney, won the Maintain Don't Gain Challenge completion prize.

UC ANR participated for the first time in the UC systemwide Maintain Don't Gain Challenge, closing 2018 mindful of their holiday eating habits and positioning themselves for a healthful beginning of the New Year. In all, 144 UC academics and staff...

In memoriam: Jennifer Goerlitz

Jennifer Goerlitz

Jennifer Goerlitz, 4-H youth development program representative for Calaveras County, passed away Dec. 17, 2018. She was 54. Goerlitz was the 4-H program coordinator for Calaveras County for 30 years, first with Calaveras County. She transitioned to UC...


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