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Employee News

Check out the latest news for the UC community below. See bargaining updates and notices for represented employees.

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
UCnetwork is emailed monthly to UC staff, but all members of the UC community are invited to join our email list. You can subscribe online …

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 Spotlight: June 2024

Daniel Kasprowicz leads UCLA Health staff walking in the 2023 Los Angeles Pride Parade.
June 20, 2024
UC Spotlight is a new UCnetwork feature that celebrates UC locations, teams and individual staff members who are helping to make UC a great place …

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.

How UCSF creatives crafted community and confidence with handmade art

Iris Chin, a graduate student in the Biomedical Sciences program, sells her crocheted items at the Spring Handmade Market hosted by the Artisan Guild By The Bay in Genentech Hall at the UCSF Mission Bay campus in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
June 20, 2024
UCSF’s Artisan Guild by the Bay is a dedicated group of UCSF faculty, staff and learners who celebrate, support and promote crafts and artwork made by and for members of the UCSF community.

President Drake and Provost Newman affirm the university’s commitment to protect author, researcher and reader rights

UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., and UC System Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Katherine S. Newman
June 19, 2024
President Drake and Provost Newman join the statement of support on the UC Libraries’ Negotiations with Publishers Regarding Fair Use, Text and Data Mining, and Artificial Intelligence Usage Rights.

Four quick ways to truly rest

Student sitting by the ocean at UC Santa Barbara
June 18, 2024
Science-based relaxation techniques from UCSF researchers can help you combat stress within seconds.