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.

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Dear Campus Community,

I am pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, recognizing students, staff, and faculty for their individual and collective efforts to benefit others locally and globally.

Please take time to submit nominations by March 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. for the following categories:

February 6, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear Colleagues,

It is with a mixture of both sadness and pride that I write to announce that Vice Chancellor of Equity & Inclusion Na’ilah Nasir will be leaving UC Berkeley in June to become president of the Spencer Foundation, one of the nation’s leading educational research foundations. This was a very difficult decision for Na’ilah – who has deep ties to Berkeley as an alumna, a longtime faculty member, and an administrator – but we wish her the best in an exciting new role. Her last day at Berkeley will be June 15.

January 30, 2017

BSA Post



Christopher Newfield, in Conversation with Carol Christ
Moderated by Wendy Brown

Sibley Auditorium, 2-4p.m., February 1st. 2017. Open to all.

The public university is facing unprecedented challenges: mounting budgetary pressures and a more hostile political climate. Two distinguished commentators will discuss the path the public university has taken so far, and possible roads ahead.

Cal Messages

Dear Campus Administrators,

We would like to encourage UC Berkeley chairs, deans, and unit directors to nominate candidates for the 2017-18 Regents’ Lectureships program:


January 19, 2017

Cal Messages

Dear Campus Community, 

I would like to remind you to send your nominations for individual staff members and/or teams of staff for the 2017 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards.  The Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) is one of the highest honors for staff at UC Berkeley. 

This award recognizes staff who have demonstrated exceptional initiative in at least two of the following areas:

December 14, 2016

Cal Messages

Dear Colleagues, 

Planning is underway for Cal Day 2017, our annual campuswide open house showcasing the best of Berkeley for thousands of newly admitted students – many of whom choose to attend our institution as a result of this experience – as well as their families and other visitors. Cal Day will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, from 9 am to 4 pm

December 13, 2016

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Dear Colleagues,

As we close the Fall Semester, I am writing to you to let you know what new large scale projects the Vice Chancellor for Research Office will be focusing on in the Spring of 2017. We will continue to work hard on the collaborative research initiatives that we selected for development in the Fall term, and we will also continue on the path we have charted for improvement in Research Administration. In addition to these, we will also undertake exploration and planning on two important topics:

Cal Messages

Dear members of the campus community, 

Do you have a colleague who has created significant positive impact on the UC Berkeley campus community? 

The Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee invites nominations for individual staff members and/or teams of staff for the 2017 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards (COSA). This award is one of the highest honors for staff at UC Berkeley. 

The award recognizes staff who have demonstrated exceptional initiative in at least two of the following areas:

November 28, 2016

Cal Messages

Cal Nourish - Give a gift of food to Berkeley Students in Need!
You can help by donating a gift card for food by Monday, December 12th!

November 20, 2016

The Berkeley Staff Assembly Governing Council would appreciate your assistance in helping us better understand the impact of food insecurity among Berkeley staff. To gather information, we have developed a brief informal survey available at https://goo.gl/hl63rV. Printable and Spanish language versions also available.

November 15, 2016

November 10, 2016

staff Diversity Initiatives

Staff Diversity Initiatives - Big Give Campaign

Dear Friends of Staff Diversity Initiatives:

UC Berkeley is having a one-day online Big Give fundraising extravaganza on November 17th. On our second Big Give it's easier to donate and have you support us.

November 4, 2016

Cal Messages

When is curtailment?
The annual closure of the campus to conserve energy will occur this year between Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017.

The holiday and campus closure days are:

  • Monday, December 26, 2016: Administrative & Academic Holiday

  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016: Administrative & Academic Holiday

November 3, 2016

Cal Messages

Dear Campus Administrators,

In addition to the substantive changes currently under review for APM 015, The Faculty Code of Conduct, the Office of the President now proposes some technical revisions to bring the policy into compliance with the following:

Cal Messages

We write you today to announce that plans for a Campus Sexual Violence & Sexual Harassment Peer Review Panel have been finalized.

Beginning in 2017, five-member panels, comprised of an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a member of the Berkeley staff, a faculty member and a senior administrator, will review all cases in which a faculty or staff member has been found to have violated the university’s sexual violence and sexual harassment policy, and it will provide guidance and advice to the Chancellor on proposed resolutions.

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CORRECTION: In the paragraph titled ‘Options for Staff - Use vacation leave accruals’ we inaccurately stated that employees may use up to three days of vacation leave in advance of accrual to cover the Curtailment closure days. In fact, since there are only two closure days this year, they may only use two days in advance for this purpose. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


The corrected CalMessage reads:

October 24, 2016

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce an open call for nominations for the 2017 UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development. The Initiative is a UC Systemwide Talent Management program developed at the request of the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW), and delivered by CORO, a non-profit leadership evelopment organization.