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Application Process for UC Management Skills Assessment Program Open Through July 15

Laboratory supervisors are eligible to apply to the UC Management Skills Assessment Program either as an assessee or an assessor. Assessees gain knowledge and insight regarding strengths, areas for skill development, and career direction through feedback from assessors. More>

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Lab’s Kelsey Sakimoto Makes it to UC ‘Grad Slam’ Research Pitch

Grand Slam challenges graduate students to present their research — projects they may have been working on for several years — in a three-minute ‘elevator pitch’ to a general audience. Sakimoto (center), with the Materials Sciences Division, won the UC Berkeley competition and move on to the UC-wide battle. More>

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2017 Vendor Changes for UC’s PPO Plans

With Blue Shield of California’s rate guarantees expiring, other vendors were evaluated through a formal request for proposal process. UC has selected Anthem to replace Blue Shield as the claims administrator and network provider for UC Care, Health Savings Plan, Core, and Blue Shield Medicare plans. More>

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UC Global Food Initiative Fellows Learn About Organic Farming

This year’s fellows recently toured the 350-acre Fully Belly farm in the Central Valley, pulling weeds, and spreading compost. The fellows, representing all 10 UC campuses, plus UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and Berkeley Lab, have helped advance UC’s Global Food Initiative by working on food-related projects and raising awareness of the initiative. More>

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Apply for UC Carbon Slam

UC Students are invited to submit an application in either the Climate Impact or Climate Solutions competitions. Deadline is April 18. The event brings UC students to Silicon Valley to present their climate science and carbon reduction research in three-minute pitches and posters at a live competition before a panel of esteemed judges and guests for a chance to win cash prizes. More>

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HPC@UC Offers UC Researchers Access to High Performance Computing

The program, sponsored by the San Diego Supercomputer Center, seeks to broaden use of advanced computing by UC researchers, seed promising computational research, and provide access to cyber-infrastructure that compliments what’s available at a researcher’s home campus. More>

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Could QB3’s Entrepreneurial Bent Work on Other UC Campuses?

A recently introduced Assembly bill would split $66 million over three years to help UC campuses and Berkeley Lab carry innovations into the marketplace. The bill is modeled after incubator programs like UC San Francisco-based QB3, which helped raise $600 million and generate $161 million in revenue between 2000 and 2014. More>

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April 18 Onsite Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

The onsite training — from 10 a.m. to noon in the Building 50 Auditorium — is a learning-based interactive way to complete your training requirement. Registration is required. More>

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UC’s Napolitano Sets New Measures Against Sexual Harassment

UC President Janet Napolitano has established a new Systemwide Peer Review Committee that will review and approve all proposed sanctions for any senior University leader found to have violated the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. More>

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UC’s Napolitano Outlines New Retirement Program for Future Employees

UC President Janet Napolitano will ask the Regents to approve implementation of a new set of retirement benefits for future UC employees hired on or after July 1, 2016. New staff will be offered one of two options: a pension plus 401(k)-style supplemental benefit, or a stand-alone 401(k)-style benefit. More>

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