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Update From UC’s Napolitano on Berkeley Lab Director Search

The search process is well under way, with UC Vice President for National Labs Kimberly Budil chairing the committee. Committee members include Saul Perlmutter and Natalie Roe. Several hundred letters and e-mails requesting nominations have gone out to a broad audience. The committee visited Berkeley Lab last week to hear from a number of Lab staff. More>

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Lab Director Search Committee Announced

UC President Napolitano announced the commencement of the search for the next director of the Lab on June 3. To be given full consideration, nominations and applications for the Berkeley Lab Director should be submitted no later than July 17. More>

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Napolitano Letter to the Lab Regarding Director Search

I am writing to you to let you know that our process to appoint the next director of Berkeley Lab has begun. As part of that process, it is essential that we hear directly from Lab employees. More>

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Janet Napolitano Writes on Women and Leadership

UCOP President Janet Napolitano has published her first post as a LinkedIn Influencer, one of about 500 leaders invited by LinkedIn to share their views. In her post she encourages women to ignore subtle societal messages that women should not be leaders.

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UC Hosts Team Science Retreat in Oct. 23-26

Participants will get tips on expanding their capacity to conduct team science, enhancing their research leadership skills and competencies, and preparing winning proposals. The retreat will be held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove. All expenses paid, including on-site childcare, for successful applicants. Deadline is June 15. More>

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UC Launches Medical Plan Satisfaction Survey

An e-mail invitation (sent from “University of California Human Resources”) will be sent to more than 32,000 randomly selected employees. Plans included in this year’s survey include Health Net Blue and Gold, Blue Shield Health Savings Plan, Kaiser Permanente, UC Care, and Western Health Advantage. More>

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Thirty-Day Comment on UC Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy

University of California’s proposed revision to the Presidential policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence is now posted for review and open for employee comments for 30 days (through May 30). Send comments to hrpolicies@lbl.gov by May 30.

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UC Global Food Initiative Fellows Tour Peach Farm

The student fellows — including Kripa Akila Jagannathan of the Earth Sciences Division — visited Masumoto Family Farm near Fresno. They gathered at the 80-acre organic farm to dig into the soil, thin the fruiting peach trees and sit under a sycamore tree to discuss the food initiative with UC President Janet Napolitano. More>

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UCPD Hosts Toy Drive

The UC Police Department is sponsoring the drive, which ends May 4. Proceeds benefit University Village (Albany) and Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Bring new, unwrapped toys in original packaging. Toys for infants and toddlers, and pre-teens and teenagers, are in particular need, as well as art supplies. A donation is located bin in Building 48.

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