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New year, new UCOP: Your resolutions, or lack thereof

The new year is here! Link asked you to share your thoughts on New Year’s resolutions, as well as your goals for 2020. From spending less time overanalyzing life and being a perfectionist to spending more quality time with family and friends, here’s what you said.


10-Second Bio: Angelin Barrios, green thumb extraordinaire

Meet Senior Analyst Angelin Barrios of Systemwide Human Resources. At her desk, she’s deeply involved in crafting policies that govern health and welfare benefits for UC employees. At home, she immerses herself in a verifiable jungle of beautiful plants.


Share your Thanksgiving traditions and gratitude

Thanksgiving is almost here! Link wants to know how you’ll celebrate the holiday — and what you’re grateful for this year.


Slideshow: UCOP goes crazy for cats

In a belated celebration of National Cat Day (October 29), we asked UCOP staff to share photos of their favorite felines and you happily complied. View a slideshow of UCOP's curious, cuddly and crazy cats.


10-Second Bio: Raisa VanAlstyne-Ponce, rogue cereal eater

Meet Articulation Analyst Raisa VanAlstyne-Ponce of Student Affairs. Her interests include championing secondary education, traversing the globe and taking an unconventional approach to breakfast.


10-Second Bio: Rakesh Singh, tropical vacation enthusiast

Meet Rakesh Singh, ITS senior consultant. When he’s not contemplating the impact of his work on staff across UC, he’s imagining his next excursion to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.


Exploring the history of gender expression

Guest writer Ianna Urquhart shares a multifaceted perspective of how society’s ideas around gender expression have transformed over time — from the Iron Age to our present understanding.


Share your Ohana photo for Multicultural Day

As part of Multicultural Day celebrations, EEDG is collecting photos for its “My Ohana” photo project. Participate by sharing a photo of your intentional family or community.


Link survey: What’s on your fall reading list?

It’s the perfect time to curl up on a blanket with a great read from your favorite — or new favorite — author. Share your recommendations with your colleagues!