VP for Budget and Capital Resources Patrick Lenz praised Gov. Brown's proposed state budget for 2014–15, which increases UC funding by 5 percent.
Employees are invited to comment by Jan. 13 on UC's new Policy on Sexual Harassment, which has been revised based on President Obama's Violence Against Women Act.
UC campuses across the state, including UCOP, will be tobacco free come the New Year, demonstrating UC's commitment to a healthy environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors.
President Janet Napolitano signed a letter urging California's congressional delegation to repeal sequestration cuts, which are taking a toll on research and education.
UC raised $1.64 billion in private donations last fiscal year, gifts that enhance everything from faculty recruitment and student support to leading-edge research facilities.
President Napolitano proposed an undergraduate tuition freeze, increasing community college transfers to UC, speeding technology transfer and making UC a zero net energy user by 2025.
The U.S. Green Building Council's Northern California chapter just named UC a green building super hero, recognizing UC as a pioneer and leader in sustainable design construction.