Link: UCOP's e-newsletterCelebrating 150 years of being boldly Californian.

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Online poll: Vote for your favorite lunch spots

We all have that trusty go-to lunch spot. Now’s your chance to vote for your favorite in our online poll and you could introduce your colleagues to a new place they didn’t know about.

10-second bio: Laura Levy, operations coordinator and gardening lover at heart

Name: Laura Levy  Title: Operations Coordinator  Department/Unit: Innovative Learning Technology Initiative Location: Franklin Building When I Started Working At UCOP: Spring 2014 What I Do For OP In Five Words Or Less: I support the ILTI team The Best Part About Working For OP: The best part of working

Introducing the new OPSA Social for staff events and activities

Join fellow OP staff at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive for the inaugural OPSA Social.

That UC tote bag? Here’s where you can buy it

Want a tote bag or tumbler to show your UC pride? How about a T-shirt commemorating the university’s 150th anniversary? Now you can buy it. The new UC Store, launched this week by the Marketing Communications

Street smart safety tips to avoid being a target for criminals

Stay off your cellphone. Carry your bag in front of you. Be cautious when using ATMs. These and other tips are recommended for your safety.

Wednesday: Donate blood and help save lives

The number of new American Red Cross donors has been on the decline, underscoring the pressing need for new donors.

Brown bag: Navigating Through Uncertainty

The talk, which is sponsored by the OP Staff Assembly, will include measures to minimize the symptoms of distress.