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UC announces Board of Regents chair and vice chair, committee leadership appointments for 2024-25

Regent Chair Janet Reilly and Vice Chair Maria Anguiano
July 1, 2024
The University of California announced today (Monday, July 1, 2024) the appointment of Regent Janet Reilly as chair of the UC Board of Regents and the appointment of Regent Maria Anguiano as the Board’s vice chair.

Catharine Baker named director of the UC Student and Policy Center in Sacramento

Catharine Baker
June 26, 2024
The former California State Assemblymember and champion of higher education has been appointed director of the university’s dynamic systemwide hub in Sacramento.

UC nursing schools collaborate to expand the mental health care workforce

Nurses at UC Davis
June 26, 2024
Nurse practitioners in a new UC cohort are expanding their credentials through a one-year psychiatric care program.

Officer Robert Sotelo introduces Cali, UC Davis’s first specialized therapy dog

Officer Sotelo + Cali
June 26, 2024
At 14 months old, the Labrador retriever is the newest and youngest member of the police department’s Community Outreach and Engagement, Officer Program’s K-9 unit.

Jeff MacKie-Mason on the past and future of libraries

University Librarian Jeff MacKie-Mason is retiring this summer. (Photo: Jami Smith/UC Berkeley Library)
June 26, 2024
UC Berkeley’s forward-thinking university librarian is certain that society’s ages-old information gateways are poised for an even greater impact.

UC People: Crystal Wiley Cené, health equity leader

Crystal Wiley Cené, chief administrative officer for health justice, equity, diversity and inclusion at UC San Diego Health
June 26, 2024
Pivotal moments in Dr. Crystal Wiley Cené’s childhood instilled a deep sense of curiosity and an early passion for serving her community.

UCnetwork: June 2024

June 20, 2024
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Staff Snapshot: Mayté Frías, staff advisor designate to the Regents

Mayté Frías
June 20, 2024
Equity is one of Mayté’s core values and a critical factor in her decision to apply for the role of staff advisor.

UC People: Brija Johnson, inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs

Brija Johnson sitting on a blue chair
June 20, 2024
UCLA Ventures Director Brija Johnson leads a new program that will expand UCLA’s entrepreneurial ties throughout Los Angeles.

Joe Miller shares natural science and conservation with local youth at Fort Ord Natural Reserve

Fort Ord Natural Reserve Director Joe Miller talking to students
June 14, 2024
Joe partners with a nearby high school to give students an opportunity to experience the reserve and explore future career opportunities.