June 12, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. YCEDA Job Opening
  3. The Garden Kitchen Cooking Classes
  4. Professional Empowerment Series
  5. Water Roots Series
  6. WRRC Seminar
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Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

In the Cooperative Extension System (CES), people tend to work hard and invest themselves heavily.  While that is commendable, it is also important for us all to strive to reach a good balance between our professional and personal lives. 

In an effort to maintain a “fresh” and energetic perspective, which is conducive to creativity and productivity, each of us need to strike a reasonable balance in our devotion of time and energies to work and personal activities and responsibilities.  This time of year, it is common for people to take a break from their professional responsibilities and pursue some free time with family and friends with a vacation or personal leave time. 

I encourage everyone to find a place in your professional calendar where you can take some time away and enjoy the time with family, friends, and activities that are vital to us all.  This balance in work and life is a healthy goal.

Associate Director of Applied Research and Development

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is expanding our staff to enhance our research efforts!  Applications are now being accepted for an Associate Director of Applied Research and Development to advance our growing portfolio of projects.  Do you know someone with the ability to work with researchers to push the envelope of applied agricultural research, who has demonstrated research success in relevant areas of crop production, and wants to serve an entrepreneurial role in developing collaborative research projects? We want them to join our team!  The position will be located in Yuma and is jointly funded by YCEDA and CALS Research.  Apply at  https://uacareers.com/postings/29593.  First review is July 9.

The Garden Kitchen Cooking Classes

Attend one of the many monthly cooking demonstrations at various community locations, including The Garden Kitchen!

The next class: Healthy Summer Brunch Cooking Demonstration Class 
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018 
Time: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

The bounty of summer is in full force this month, so let's cook it into a delicious brunch. Learn step by step how to cook a healthy and delicious Brunch. Using classic recipes and adding a new twist. 

Class will include all recipes created to take home and samples of all of the dishes made during the class. 

Join us for the Networking Kick-off Event of the Professional Empowerment Series
The goal of the series is to provide targeted professional development opportunities for non-tenure, non-continuing track faculty, appointed professionals, and staff with an emphasis on topics which are particularly relevant to underrepresented groups.

For this Networking Kick-Off Event we will provide more information on the series, and solicit your feedback about topics that are relevant and interesting to you.  We will also PROVIDE LUNCH!
Join us: 12pm-1pm, in the Forbes Lobby and Boardroom on Thursday, June 28th!
Brought to you by the Office for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence, CALS Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee, CALS Staff Council, and CALS Appointed Professional Council

Water Roots Series - Reflections in Water & Music

Join us on June 28th for Tucson-area water history woven together with music.  Deeply rooted in both science and the arts, Claire Zucker, Associate Director of the Water Resources Research Center, will highlight how these perspectives complement one another in the upcoming presentation and musical event at Public Brewhouse.  This unique Water Roots event, organized by the WRRC and Sky Island Alliance, will demonstrate how traditional tunes and songs can provide insights into the human relationship with water and land, including a discussion of rainwater management history in the Tucson region and UA innovative water research. 

Location: Public Brewhouse, 209 N Hoff Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

Date/Time: 6/28/2018 - 6:30pm

For more information: 

WRRC Seminar

Special Seminar

Diversification of South Africa’s Water Supplies Under Conditions of Drought

Shafick Adams
Water Research Commission, Pretoria, South Africa

Friday, June 15, 2018  9:30am to 10:30am
WRRC, Sol Resnick Conference Room, 350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ

RSVP if attending in person

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