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President Michael V. Drake, MD

President Drake will headline “Leading Through Culture” event

The Berkeley Culture Initiative will present a fireside chat with President Drake on developing strategies to cultivate a culture of inclusion and equity.

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An update on UC’s Pay for Family Care and Bonding program

UC’s Pay for Family Care and Bonding program is on track to begin on July 1, 2021. Here’s an update on the progress so far.

PACSW welcomes Lina Mendez, Ph.D., champion of student success

In its first event for Women’s History Month, PACSW highlights a first-generation Latina scholar who has committed her career to opening doors for students at UC Davis and beyond.

UCOP colleagues are moving with LaSA — join today!

Through March 25, colleagues are invited to join the Latino Staff Association for a virtual activity challenge in honor of Cesar Chavez.

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Make your remote meetings remarkable

The “remarkable remote” series from People-OnTheGo offers a thoughtful approach with practical tips for perfecting the art of telecommuting.

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New class with Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard: Using SEL to build strong relationships

Learn how to incorporate principles of Social-Emotional Learning at work to enhance your ability to communicate and connect with a range of people in healthy ways.

UC Travel update — survey results and more

The Central Travel Office provides an update on how the UC travel community has been impacted by the pandemic, as well as links to upcoming webinars.

Subjects: Caitlin Stoddard in W.M. Keck Foundation Advanced MIcroscopy Lab Location: Genentech Hall, Mission Bay Notes: Lab studies chromatin and the many processes involved in its regulation. Caitlin is a postdoc. Worked in the Wendell Lim lab also. Question-driven lab. It’s about “understanding enzymes like a motor,” per Caitlin. Studying the misregulation of genes. Caitlin pours frost (liquid nitrogen) to cool down the vacuum column of the microscope. Caitlin is using the microscope to study plant enzymes and get “a visual snapshot of what a protein actually looks like.” Group shot of students trying three different labs, Chari, Elise, Chris. They do three rotations and then first-year students choose different PIs. Madeline is a third-year student, mentor for first-years.

The Sautter IT Innovation Award Program is accepting applications

All UC IT professionals are invited to enter the 2021 Sautter Awards for Innovation in Information Technology. Applications are due May 21, 2021.

Reminder: LaSA welcomes Teresa Andrews, M.S., this Friday

Teresa will share how the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at UC Davis is helping farmworkers stay healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.