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Lawrence H. Pitts named UC provost

The Board of Regents has appointed UC professor emeritus Lawrence H. Pitts, M.D. as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs of the UC system. Pitts has been serving as interim provost since February 2009.

Health care reform changes to UC plans likely in 2011

With signing of the new healthcare legislation into law last week and the regulatory process expected to start in the near future, UC Human Resources will continue to closely monitor the implementation of the employer-related provisions. UC employees will be given notice of any changes, as well as information about how to take necessary actions, once additional details are available.

UCOP guests must be pre-registered at iVisitor

iVisitor is a quick and easy way to allow visitor access to the Franklin building. Users may access iVisitor from the Building Services home page by clicking on the iVisitor link. To use the online security tool, you need to obtain a user name and password from building services. If you don’t already have one, request it at:

Use or lose furlough time by August 31

Furlough time is not like vacation time or comp time that can be banked for later use or is paid out upon separation from the University. Furlough time may not be carried over after the systemwide furlough program ends August 31, 2010, so be sure to use your time before it’s too late.

Spotlight: Regents pledge diversity action

The UC Regents vowed to take responsibility for stamping out intolerance. Read more.

Online tool: dealing with angry people

UC's Learning Center has a new online presentation on how to deal with angry people. View the 10-minute presentation at UC Learning Center . Search for "angry people” and click the green start button. Questions? Contact Tacy Trowbridge at 510-987-0673 or

Spotlight: Task Force to present pension and benefit options

Hear about the possible options for pension and retire health benefits at a forum Wednesday, March 31, from 1-3 p.m. in the Kaiser Auditorium. Learn more.

UC in the news: Sustainability policy cuts carbon footprint, saves energy

UC's systemwide sustainability policy includes mandates on energy efficiency, use of renewable resources, recycling, water reducation, environmentally-friendly construction methods and campus food service guidelines.

UC Commission on the Future receives first round of ideas

Five working groups offered strategies aimed at ensuring access, affordability and excellence in instruction, research and public service amid ongoing financial challenges.All of the recommendations are posted at the UC Commission on the Future website, to ensure public accessibility.