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UC in the news: Undergrad research sparks curiosity

At UC, learning isn’t confined to the classroom. See and hear what some of our undergraduate students are doing.

In Profile: Joe Lewis

Off-the-clock with Joe Lewis, aka Dr. Funk, director of UC's Retirement Administration Service Center

President Yudof pledges to combat campus intolerance

President Mark Yudof met with students in Sacramento on Monday and pledged to focus systemwide attention on preventing acts of intolerance.

March 3 deadline for comments on proposed changes to leave policy

UC, in an effort to help employees balance their work and life needs, is considering changing some personnel policies and adopting others to allow greater flexibility in the use of accrued sick leave. Employees have until March 3 to comment on the proposed changes. Comments should be directed to Rene Jackson at

UC retirement readiness education programs

Sign up now for one of the March 16 classes: "The Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning" to be held at 12 p.m. and “Quarterly Market Perspective” at 2:00 p.m. Both classes will be held in Room 12322, Franklin Building. To reserve a space, call 1-800-642-7131 Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Order tickets now for UCOP Night at the Golden State Warriors

Join your colleagues at 7:30 p.m. April 2 for UC Office of the President Night at Oracle Arena, as the Golden State Warriors take on the New York Knicks.Tickets are just $25 – down from $40 – and include a voucher for a hot dog, soda, and bag of chips.Tickets must be purchased by March 25. To order, fill out the attached order form, and return it to Pamela Lloyd Watts, Room 12023 in the Kaiser Building. For more information, please contact Pamela Lloyd-Watts at 510-987-0748 or email her at:

In Profile: Q&A with Gary Schlimgen

Schlimgen, the director of pension and retirement programs, answers questions about the restart of pension contributions

Campus Copy closed Feb. 26

The UCOP office of Campus Copy will be closed Friday, Feb. 26 to accommodate employee furlough schedules. Please contact Martin Der at 642-7127 or Richard Platt at 812-0646 to pick-up copy work or arrange copier service on those days.

UCOP Cares Inaugural Meeting

UCOP Cares, a new employee group aimed at broadening awareness of volunteer and giving opportunities, is considering using the April 16 furlough day to plant gardens at Oakland schools.

OP Headlines: UCOP blood drive is a success

UCOP staff donated 49 pints of blood during the Feb. 25 blood drive. The next Franklin Street blood drive is scheduled May 11.