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10-Second Bio: Bara Waters, rockin’ musician

Meet Communications & Training Manager Bara Waters, half of the groovy electric folk music duo Cosmic Spin.

There’s still time to vote for top UCOP lunch spots

If you haven’t yet weighed in on UCOP’s annual lunch poll, there’s still time. The polls are open through Thursday, August 22. All locations are invited to participate.


Seeking bird, seal and sea lion-loving volunteers

Scientists at Año Nuevo Island Reserve are seeking volunteers to help analyze drone footage of wildlife. Make a difference without leaving your couch!

UCOP lunch favorites face off: All locations!

Last year, more than 150 staff members weighed in for our annual lunch poll of favorite lunch spots in Oakland. This year we’re expanding to all UCOP locations, and we want to hear from you!

A tasty lunch for a great cause

On September 18, join the Black Staff and Faculty Organization in Oakland for a delicious lunch in support of their 2020 scholarship program. Save the date: All employees are invited!

Nicola Gruen

10-Second Bio: Nicola Gruen, violinist

Meet Development Analyst Nicola Gruen. In addition to being a professional violinist who once performed with Eric Clapton, she’s an East Bay native!

Meet author Vajra Watson of UC Davis!

The UC Davis director of research and policy for equity will present, “Community-Based Scholarship: Reimagining Higher Education in the Lives of Young People” on Monday, August 12, from 12-1 p.m.