The episode featuring Jeffery Greenblatt airs on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10 p.m. (Pacific Time). Host Ty Burrell (pictured) takes to the road to see the environmental revolutions being made in electric(EV) and self-driving vehicles. Greenblatt joins other experts to talk about advancements in EVs, EV incentives and driverless technology. More>
Employees are invited to attend a special “Science Leadership and Management” (SLAM) seminar featuring astrophysicist France Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation. The seminar will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in 106 Stanley with pre-seminar coffee and cookies.
Senior advisors to California Governor Jerry Brown recently spent the day at Berkeley Lab. They learned about many of the Lab’s cutting edge research initiatives to solve the nation’s grand challenges. Advisors from the CA Department of Finance and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s office also participated in the visit.
Sign up through Employee Self Service to electronically access your 2016 form instead of waiting for the traditional paper process. After consent, an email will be sent when the W-2 is available. Multiple copies can be printed, and employees have access to the statement for multiple years. Deadline for consent is Jan.13. More>
The University invites comments (no later than Jan. 13) on Proposed Revised Presidential Policy on Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action. Go here to review proposed policy.
A massive fire took place in Oakland’s Fruitvale District on Friday, Dec. 2, claiming 36 lives so far. The Oakland Fire Department is involved in an ongoing investigation of the conflagration, with assistance from Protective Services staff Wayne Dutchover, a senior fire inspector, and Nick Bartlett, a fire protection engineer. Go here for more on the fire.