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UC Seeks Applications for Information Technology Award

The Sautter Award program, honoring innovation in information technology, is now accepting 2015 nominations through May 15 for technology projects that advance UC’s teaching, research, health care and public service missions. More>

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UCRP Contributions Won’t Increase This July

Employer and employee contributions now cover the annual cost of the retirement plan. Additional steps, such as internal borrowing, are also beginning to address the plan’s unfunded liability. More>

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Anthem Offers ID Theft Protection After Recent Cyber Attack

Anthem is offering identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services to current members and former members enrolled in 2004 or later in response to the recent data breach. Affected members can access these services at AnthemFacts.com. More>

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Q&A With UC Chief Investment Officer Jagdeep Bachher

He discusses challenges and opportunities in investing UCRP funds, external managers of UC’s investments, and UC position on hedge fund investments, among other topics. The article also includes a link to Bachher’s 10 investment beliefs. More>

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Serving as Staff Advisor to UC Regents ‘Rewarding,’ Says Johansen

Serving from 2007 to 2009, the senior advisor to the Lab Deputy Director said his time as a staff advisor was well worth it and encourages others to apply. Applications are now being accepted for staff advisor designate. The deadline is March 6. More>

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Application period for Next Staff Advisor to the Regents Begins Jan. 20

The staff advisor program allows for two staff or non-Senate academic employees to participate in open sessions of the Board of Regents as well as designated committees of the board. The position’s term runs July 2015 through June 2017. More>

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UC Invites Comments on Updates to Whistleblower Protection Policy

The University of California is soliciting employee comments on proposed changes to the Whistleblower Protection Policy, which applies to all Laboratory employees. Comments are due by Feb. 20. More>

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UC Hosts Food Summit Jan. 16 to 18

Join a convergence of students, staff, faculty, and community leaders at large to bridge the conversation of food access, security, and justice within California Colleges and local community environments. More>

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Electric Car Discounts Available to UC Staff Until Jan. 2

Are you thinking of buying a new car this month? If so, you might want to take advantage of a limited-time $1,000 discount for UC employees on the Nissan LEAF, a 100 percent electric, zero-emission car. More>

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Three Students Selected for UC-Sponsored Food Fellowships

As part of the UC Global Food Initiative, three graduate students have been selected to receive $2,500 research fellowships. Each of the students—one from UC Berkeley and two from UC Davis—will work with a Berkeley Lab mentor on a project that aligns with a Lab initiative in predictive agriculture. More>

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