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Link’s interactive features: 10-second bio, commenting and the calendar

The new Link retains many of its original features — including the 10-second bio, the online calendar, and commenting — all interactive elements that allow you to communicate directly with the UCOP community.

If you would like to learn more about these or other features of Link, be sure to attend brown bag events, 12 to 1 p.m., as follows:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, in 11326 Franklin
  • Thursday, Dec. 12, in 1018 Kaiser

10-Second Bios

The 10-Second Bios, among Link’s most popular items, have been published since September 2009. They have two great things going for them: They really do take only moments to read or write, and they provide you all an opportunity to introduce yourselves to the entire UCOP community.

You get to tell us a little bit about yourself and your work, and we take your photo to accompany the bio, so your co-workers can put a face to your name.

It’s easy to submit your bio: Just go to 10-Second Bio at the top of any Link page and click on Submit 10-Second Bio. Fill out the form and click on submit. Don’t forget to check out the bios in the archives. They go all the way back to Link’s debut in 2009 and will give you an introduction to your talented, diverse and hard-working UCOP colleagues.

You may have noticed that we’ve been publishing lots of 10-second bios lately, and we want yours!

Commenting on stories

Did you know that you can post a comment on any story in Link? Link was designed to foster open dialogue and be a virtual gathering place for the UCOP community, a place where you can exchange ideas, ask questions and share thoughts with your colleagues.

Take advantage of this feature by scrolling down to the bottom of any post page, add your comment and type the text in the box to submit your comment. Stories with the most comments appear on the home page in the bottom right column.

Please be sure to check the guidelines for commenting on the About Link page. We ask that you use your email account and keep your comments focused and constructive.


In case you missed it, check out last week’s story about Link’s online calendar, a great way to keep up with what’s going on at UCOP and publicize your own events. You can search events, submit events and even set reminders for events you’re interested in attending.

All these stories about Link’s new features are now archived on a single page for easy reference.

If you have questions about using Link or have story ideas, come to the brown bags or contact Patti Meagher at









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