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President Napolitano at January 2014 Regents meeting

State higher education leaders aim to reinvigorate Master Plan

Leaders of California's three higher ed systems jointly addressed the UC Regents to discuss their plans for strengthening implementation of the state's Master Plan for Higher Education.

UC responds to Moreno report on acts of bias and discrimination

President Napolitano issued a letter asking all UC chancellors to implement five measures assuring that acts of discrimination or harassment are addressed in a robust, fair and transparent manner.

Michael Reese in interview at UC Merced

AVP Michael Reese appointed vice chancellor at UC Merced

Reese, who has served UCOP for nearly 14 years, most recently as associate vice president for OP operations and budget, will take his new post on March 1.

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Help UCOP Building Services keep Franklin building flu free

Franklin custodial crews are disinfecting public touch surfaces in areas of the building that get the heaviest traffic, and supplies are available for you to do the same in your own work area.

Kellie McElhaney

Women We Admire this Thursday: Kellie McElhaney of Berkeley’s Haas School

Next up in the Women We Admire series, Kellie McElhaney of Berkeley's Haas School of Business will talk about her career path and work-life balance on Jan. 30.

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UCOP to launch new website for employees and retirees on Feb. 6

UCOP is launching a new website, UCnet, on Thursday, Feb. 6, that aims to make life easier for University of California faculty, staff and retirees.

2013 UCOP Innovation & Impact award winners

Deadline this Friday, Jan. 31, for Innovation & Impact Award nominations

Any OP employee can submit a nomination for the UCOP Innovation and Impact Awards. Nominations for individuals or teams are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

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Sittercity’s SelectPlus now offered to UC staff through Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons started the first of the year, offering the same services as Sittercity SelectPlus, including babysitters, pet care, senior caregivers and more.

Questions about new postal rates? Mail Services can help

New postal rates kicked in last Sunday, with one-ounce letters now costing 49 cents. If you have questions or need help with your mailing, contact UCOP Mail services.

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President Napolitano implementing budget capping measures at UCOP

Budget and staffing will be capped at current levels, Napolitano said in the Jan. 22 announcement, while travel and use of outside consultants will be restricted.

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Digitization project breathes new life into UC Libraries’ collections

The massive collections of the UC Libraries are finding new readers through the mass digitization project, being coordinated by UC's California Digital Library.

Jack Stobo, EVP of Health Sciences and Services

10-second bio: Jack Stobo of Health Sciences and Ivy League hockey team fame

Health Sciences and Services Senior Vice President Jack Stobo, who hails from Boston, was the first hockey goalie in the Ivy League to wear a facemask.

Karen Basey

10-second bio: Meet Karen Basey, playwright who hails from El Pinole

Associate HR Business Partner Karen Basey recently wrote and produced Take Me Back! The Musical, which ran last fall at an Oakland theater.