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Multicultural Day celebrates staff diversity

More than 450 UCOP, UCPath, and UCDC staff members joined with colleagues on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Franklin Lobby 1 in Oakland, the UCPath Center in Riverside, and the UC Washington Center in Washington, D.C. for a celebration of UC staff diversity.


Slideshow: UCOP goes crazy for cats

In a belated celebration of National Cat Day (October 29), we asked UCOP staff to share photos of their favorite felines and you happily complied. View a slideshow of UCOP's curious, cuddly and crazy cats.


10-Second Bio: Dr. Carrie L. Byington, beekeeper

Meet Dr. Carrie L. Byington, the new EVP of UC Health. Originally from Texas, she is passionate about supporting bee colonies and the leadership culture they exemplify.


BSFO bake sale offers tasty treats for a great cause

The Black Staff and Faculty Organization will hold its annual bake sale in support of its scholarship recipients next week. Purchase baked goods, donate one to share or help support this year’s scholars.


Send Gratitude Grams in November!

Spread cheer and encouragement to your coworkers by thanking them for all they do! The Gratitude Gram table will be in the Franklin lobby daily from Nov. 6–22.


Share a photo of your favorite kitty for National Cat Day!

National Cat Day was October 29, and to celebrate, we’re asking all of our colleagues at UCOP to share a photo of their favorite cat – or cats! Next week’s Link will feature a slideshow of entries.


Get ready to party on Halloween!

On Oct. 31 — Halloween Day — UCOP will celebrate with festivities and a collaborative costume contest in Oakland’s Franklin building and at the UCPath Center. Show off your look and join the fun!


Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Join the Latino Staff Association in recognizing one of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays by decorating sugar skulls and contributing to the UCOP ofrenda.


10-Second Bio: Meet Raisa VanAlstyne-Ponce, rogue cereal eater

Raisa's interests include championing secondary education, traversing the globe and taking an unconventional approach to breakfast.


Gender pronouns: Learn how you can be more inclusive

The Gender Pronoun Initiative shares how you can make the workplace more inclusive to trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming colleagues through simple changes to how you approach pronouns in the workplace.