April 27, 2017

Ocio-Comm Departmental

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating several members of our One IT community for their outstanding service and leadership in support of important projects and functions like Cal Answers and Student Information Systems. The following staff members have contributed to improving Berkeley's IT environment over the last year and are among the 16 individuals and five teams being awarded the esteemed 2017 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) today!

Congratulations to the following UCB Staff members who have been elected to join the BSA Governing Council for the 2017 - 2020 term!

April 17, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

Since 1988, the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) has been presented to individual staff members and staff teams who demonstrate exceptional initiative to create significant positive impact on the UC Berkeley campus community.

The Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award is among the highest honors bestowed upon staff by the Chancellor, acknowledging the great distinction and excellence achieved by Berkeley staff through their daily contributions to the campus and beyond.

Cal Messages

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

Mark your calendars! The annual spring plant sale at the UC Botanical Garden is April 28-29.

Members' Sale and Silent Auction
Friday | April 28 | 5 to 7:30 pm

April 13, 2017

Cal Messages

This message is sent on behalf of UC Berkeley’s Office of Sustainability and Energy and The Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC)


April 10, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that Thomas (Tom) Lowry will be joining Student Affairs as the chief financial officer (CFO) for our division, effective April 17. Tom was selected following a competitive search process and brings extensive experience from his impressive 30-year career in financial management for diverse, complex organizations. He most recently served as CFO for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C.

March 28, 2017

Cal Messages

Berkeley Staff Assembly (BSA) is accepting nominations for the Governing Council (GC), the governing body of BSA. The three-year GC term runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. There are up to 14 open positions on the GC. All current UC Berkeley staff members are invited and encouraged to nominate candidates. You may nominate any current Berkeley staff member(s), including yourself.

March 21, 2017

Office of Sustainability


March 16, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear campus community,

I am delighted to inform you that this morning the Regents voted unanimously to confirm our Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Carol Christ, as the 11th Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. Now that the vote is complete, I am pleased to join the chorus of voices, from across our extended campus community and the country, that is greeting this news with so much enthusiasm.

March 14, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear Campus Community,

We invite you to join us in a series of Spring 2017 open forums focused on a campus wide initiative to foster undergraduate discovery experiences. The broad term “discovery experience” intentionally references a wide range of immersive learning projects - from substantial research experiences and artistic production to entrepreneurial initiatives and community-engaged projects. Many of our undergraduates already participate in such discovery experiences, and we aspire for all Berkeley undergraduates to do so.

March 13, 2017

Berkeley News

The University of California Office of the President issued the following message today, March 13, 2017:

University of California President Janet Napolitano today announced that she has selected Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley’s interim executive vice chancellor and provost and the former president of Smith College, as her choice to become the campus’s next chancellor, the first woman to serve in the role.

March 9, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear colleagues,

The Berkeley brand platform and accompanying website (brand.berkeley.edu) were first launched in February 2013. In the four years since, the gradual adoption of these guidelines campuswide has helped unify and improve our overall brand image while saving time and money for campus units. As an added bonus, alumni report that there is greater synergy among the messages they now receive from units.

March 7, 2017

Applications are currently being accepted for Staff Advisor to the UC Regents at http://staffadvisors.universityofcalifornia.edu/ due March 10th. 

March 6, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty,

Berkeley Law and the Division of Equity & Inclusion invite you to a special event:


A Conversation with

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

of the U.S. Supreme Court 

Thursday, March 9 at 4:00 PM

Zellerbach Hall

(doors open at 3:15 PM) 

March 1, 2017

Dear Micronet,
The University of California has declared that privacy is an important value of the University

February 22, 2017

BSA’s Programs & Events Committee

Join Cal Staff for an informal lunch with your colleagues and campus leaders on March 28 in the Wells Fargo Room at Haas. We will be sharing stories and identifying next steps to take to address current workforce issues. Through a series of simultaneous small table chats (6-8 staff per table), we will be exchanging ideas/questions/best practices across the following broad categories:

February 14, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear Staff,
The Berkeley Staff Assembly’s (BSA) Excellence in Management Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Management Awards (EIM). These awards have been given by staff to staff for 29 years.

February 9, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear colleagues:

What’s new?
We're pleased to announce Lynda.com, the gold standard of industry video training, as our new e-course vendor. UC Berkeley staff now have Lynda.com available to learn business, technology and creative skills. With over 5,500 courses taught by subject matter experts - on your desktop, laptop or phone - new skills will be right at your fingertips. In addition, UC Berkeley Library’s extensive collection of online books and professional reading are available to all staff.

Sounds great - next steps?
Visit the Wisdom Cafe.

February 7, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

As part of the 2016-17 season of Berkeley Talks, Cal Performances is honored to bring to campus Jamaican author Marlon James, whose monumental latest novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, earned him the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2015.