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UC scales new heights in graduation rates, research

More people than ever before can proudly claim a UC degree: There are now more than 1.86 million alumni, and the number of bachelor’s degrees UC awards annually has jumped since 2000 by 55


Up on the roof: UC Santa Cruz helps PG&E nurture peregrine falcons

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s definitely a bird! Make that three baby birds — Steph, Iggy and Flash. Once again this year, UC Santa Cruz’s Predatory Bird Research Group (PBRG) is assisting PG&E


How to throw a healthy summer party: Tips from UCLA Health

Summer is the perfect time to heat up the grill and gather with friends and family. Two dietitians at UCLA Health – Erin Morse and Dana Hunnes – share their tips on how to host


10-Second Bio: Roman Starno, master of guitars and berry bars

  Name: Roman Starno Title: Chief Building/Security Manager Department/Unit: Building and Administrative Service Center (BASC) Location: Franklin When I Started Working At UCOP: April 2009 What I Do For OP In Five Words Or Less: Building maintenance/security & some construction The


UC receives Leadership in Greener Purchasing Award for Public University Sector from Office Depot

  Reflecting its commitment to sustainability, UC has received a “Leadership in Greener Purchasing Award for Public University Sector” from Office Depot. Office Depot annually assesses spend patterns across their largest customers and UC was named an award


Taking the bite out of summer: UC research creates a safer mosquito repellent

By Andy Murdock, UCOP Communications Strategist The arrival of summer in the U.S. means Fourth of July parades, picnics, barbecues, camping. It also means the return of something much less pleasant: mosquitoes, ready to suck


Sync magazine interviews Tom Andriola: How UC uses data to help students

From the Sync magazine article, “How the University of California is Using Data to Help Students Learn”: Tom Andriola regularly says he has the best IT job in the world. With an information technology community of


New OP Staff Assembly Chair welcomes new Steering Committee members

Thanks for voting in the OP Staff Assembly (OPSA) Steering Committee election. Your 2017-18 OPSA Steering Committee will consist of the following staff members: Bobby Cook* Matt Leet* Mindy Matthews* Jeannette Ritchie* Terry Barton Garen Corbett Candace Jones Carol Lake Juliann Martinez Bo Pitsker *Elected


UC research: Woodpecker life is a Game of Thrones

Scientists at UC Natural Reserve System’s Hastings Natural History Reservation have gained a whole new perspective on the acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) they’ve watched for decades. The birds turn out to be a lot more sly and strategic