2014  Administrative Messagerss

  • December 19, 2014

    Community crime bulletin: Attempted kidnapping, assault with injury, false imprisonment with violence

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the public's help with its investigation into a reported attempted kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and false imprisonment with violence at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in the North Remote Parking Lot.

  • December 09, 2014

    Winter storm preparedness

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a significant winter storm for the Santa Cruz area beginning on Wednesday and intensifying on Thursday.

  • December 08, 2014

    Herbicide application at Younger Lagoon Reserve terrace lands

    UCSC Natural Reserves and UCSC Grounds Services to Conduct Herbicide Application at Younger Lagoon reserve terrace Lands.

  • December 04, 2014

    Renewal of the Phased Retirement Program

    The University is renewing the Phased Retirement Program, which provides eligible career staff the opportunity to transition into retirement by voluntarily reducing work hours by at least 10 percent a year for up to three years before retiring.

  • December 01, 2014

    Campus food drive launches for holiday season

    Another holiday season is upon us, and with it comes our annual UC Santa Cruz Holiday Food Drive which works in cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County providing healthy meals to our friends and neighbors in need.

  • November 25, 2014

    Community crime bulletin: Attempted robbery, assault with injury, false imprisonment with violence

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted robbery, an assault causing injury, and false imprisonment with violence that occurred on November 23, between midnight and 12:30 a.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, during the protest.

  • November 25, 2014

    Community crime bulletin: Attempted sexual assault, sexual battery and false imprisonment with violence

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating a report it received today (November 25) of an attempted sexual assault, sexual battery, and false imprisonment with violence that occurred on November 22, at 10:30 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall.

  • November 24, 2014

    Exceptions to Campus Closure 2014-2015

    As in the past, the UC Santa Cruz campus will close during the holiday season in an effort to conserve energy at a time when the university business is generally slow. This year the campus will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Thursday, January 1, 2015, re-opening on Friday, January 2, 2015.

  • November 24, 2014

    Open Enrollment ends 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25

    You have until 5 p.m. tomorrow to make UC health and welfare benefit plan changes for 2015.

  • November 19, 2014

    Get Involved this Holiday Season

    The Student Volunteer Center (SVC), located in Hahn Student Services, is offering awesome programs this holiday season where you can help local families in need.

  • November 17, 2014

    One week left for 2015 Open Enrollment

    here's one week left of our 2015 Open Enrollment period (Open Enrollment ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25th), and we want to remind you, if you haven't already reviewed your Open Enrollment 2015 brochure, to please take a moment between now and November 25th to review your 2015 plan options.

  • November 17, 2014

    Regents take up proposed tuition increase

    This week the UC Board of Regents will consider a multi-year financing plan for the University of California that could include higher tuition. I want to take this opportunity to explain what that might mean for students here at UC Santa Cruz.

  • November 13, 2014

    Campus Holiday Gathering

    Chancellor George Blumenthal and his wife, Kelly Weisberg, invite all faculty and staff to a Holiday Gathering & Campus Celebration on Tuesday, December 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Colleges 9/10 Multipurpose Room.

  • November 13, 2014

    Community crime bulletin: Assault with injury reported

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating a report of an assault causing injury that occurred on November 12, at 7:55 p.m. on Heller Drive near the north side Porter College bus stop.

  • November 10, 2014

    Reopening of Stevenson parking lots 109, 110 delayed due to construction impacts

    After a relatively successful start, the Gully G Detention Basin project near Stevenson College experienced a setback in early September.

  • November 10, 2014

    Fall Budget Forum on November 14

    An online budget forum is set for Friday, November 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Participating will be Alison Galloway, campus provost and executive Vice chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Budget and Planning, Peggy Delaney.

  • November 06, 2014

    Winter Campus Curtailment 2014-2015

    Our 2014-2015 Winter Campus Curtailment is scheduled for the time period of December 24, 2014 through January 1, 2015.

  • November 05, 2014

    Home for the holidays - Students

    Go to http://zimride.ucsc.edu and post a ride or see who might be headed in your direction.

  • November 05, 2014

    Carsharing opportunities

    UCSC subscribes to Zimride, a campus-specific ride-matching service. Zimride helps you offer or request rides for regular commutes or one-time road trips.

  • November 04, 2014

    Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey results

    This spring, the Library asked for your help to better understand your needs and attitudes with respect to your University Library. In collaboration with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Herbie Lee, we conducted the Ithaka S+R Local Faculty Survey, and 299 faculty members answered the call and completed the survey.

  • November 04, 2014

    Summer 2015 Orientation Dates

    Summer Orientation is our opportunity as a campus to formally welcome newly matriculated UCSC students and their families into our community of scholars.

  • November 03, 2014

    Special offers from Zipcar

    UCSC Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) contracts with Zipcar to offer car sharing services to our campus as a sustainable transportation option for our affiliates.

  • November 03, 2014

    2014 UC Santa Cruz United Way Campaign: November 1–15

    We hope you will join us in supporting United Way of Santa Cruz County and the many agencies in our community that help make a difference in the lives of your neighbors.

  • October 31, 2014

    Community Crime Bulletin - Peeping in Bathrooms

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating reports of peeping by use of electronic means.

  • October 30, 2014

    Open Enrollment 2015

    The annual Open Enrollment (OE) period begins Thursday, October 30 and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25.

  • October 27, 2014

    November 4 is Election Day — remember to vote

    Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day. There are important votes for governor and other federal, state and local offices as well as important initiatives. Voting is a citizen's fundamental right, and I urge you to use this opportunity to let your voice be heard.

  • October 27, 2014

    Online Education Call for Proposals, 2014-2015

    In fall of 2014 there are three different but related opportunities for faculty to develop online courses.

  • October 24, 2014

    Halloween message for students

    You should find the information below useful as you plan how and where to spend your time on Halloween this year.

  • October 20, 2014

    Flu shot clinics for students on campus

    Seasonal flu shots will once again be offered to students at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

  • October 20, 2014

    Seasonal flu shot clinics on campus

    Seasonal Flu shots will once again be offered to staff and faculty at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

  • October 17, 2014

    Undergraduate education seeks three part-time faculty administrators

    The Division of Undergraduate Education is undertaking three searches for part-time faculty administrators.

  • October 13, 2014

    Survey to select new vendor for Quarry Plaza restaurant

    The Graduate Student Commons is starting the process of looking for a new restaurant vendor for the first floor of our building in the Quarry Plaza. The space is currently occupied by Joe's Pizza and Subs, whose contract ends at the end of the academic year.

  • October 13, 2014

    Revised Absence from Work Policy – Summary of Technical Changes

    PPSM Policy 2.210 (Absence from Work) was revised to include a number of technical changes with a focus on aligning the policy with legal requirements enacted since the last issuance of the policy in early 2013.

  • October 09, 2014

    UC Santa Cruz wins $11 million grant to advance biomedical research

    Chancellor Blumenthal congratulates the campus team tapped by the National Institutes of Health to lead a project that could revolutionize biomedical research.

  • October 09, 2014

    In Memoriam: Geoffrey 'Craig' Hunt

  • October 07, 2014

    Admissions Insights: Meet and Greet with UCSC Admissions

    Informal Meet and Greet gathering at Preview Day to learn more about UCSC Admissions.

  • October 06, 2014

    Welcome to Fall Quarter

    Chancellor Blumenthal welcomes new and returning students, faculty, and staff, and announces a new weekly all-campus email newsletter, Tuesday Newsday.

  • October 03, 2014

    2015 Leadership Academy applications due November 7

    The 2015 Leadership Academy will meet over a four-month period, from January through April 2015. Each session will highlight specific issues and challenges faced by UC Santa Cruz leaders.

  • October 03, 2014

    Service animals on campus

    Please be aware that service animals (dogs) are welcome and important members of the campus community, and you may encounter service dogs with their owners at multiple campus locations.

  • October 03, 2014

    Formal Review: Phased Retirement Program

    The University is proposing to renew the Phased Retirement Program, an optional tool that locations may choose to provide eligible policy covered staff who are 55 or older transition into retirement.

  • October 01, 2014

    Required Federal Notices

    In compliance with federal law known as the Clery Act, the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report 2013 is now available for you to read.

  • October 01, 2014

    Dental care available on campus

    Starting October 1st, Onsite Dental will be providing services from a mobile office at OPERS.

  • October 01, 2014

    UC Santa Cruz 2014 Symposium on Assessment

    All faculty and graduate students are invited to UC Santa Cruz's first assessment symposium to be held on October 17, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • September 30, 2014

    On-campus photography contest

    The Chancellor’s Office and University Relations are sponsoring a contest to choose a photograph of UC Santa Cruz for use on Chancellor Blumenthal’s winter holiday card.

  • September 29, 2014

    Flu Shot Clinics on Campus - Students

    Seasonal Flu shots for students will once again be offered to students at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

  • September 29, 2014

    Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics on Campus - Staff and Faculty

    Seasonal Flu shots will once again be offered to staff and faculty at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.

  • September 26, 2014

    OPERS parking lot closed Tuesday

    The parking lot adjacent to the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS), Lot 103, will be closed to parking from 9 p.m. Monday, September 29th until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 30th to accommodate this year's Fall Festival activities.

  • September 25, 2014

    Professor Sue Carter appointed associate dean of graduate studies

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Carter, professor of physics, as associate dean of graduate studies, effective October 1, 2014.

  • September 23, 2014

    Housing needed for students

    The highly competitive local rental market means that some UC Santa Cruz students are still working to finalize their housing plans with less than two weeks before the start of the academic year.

  • September 22, 2014

    Student Health Center Closure on September 23, 2014

    In order to better serve our students, our staff will be in an all-day training on Tuesday, September 23rd, and therefore the Student Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS),and Student Health Outreach Promotion (SHOP) will be closed all day for patient/client care.

  • September 22, 2014

    Important Notice - Annual campus Move In

    Residential Move In has impacts on campus parking and traffic and we ask for your patience and flexibility. It is important to note the following restrictions and alternative parking options:

  • September 18, 2014

    Deer Alert - Rutting Season

    This time of year drivers and cyclists need to be extra vigilant about deer darting into roadways. It is deer rutting season, when the bucks are in hot pursuit of mates.

  • September 12, 2014

    Parking at Merrill Lot 119

    Renovation-related grading and paving work is taking place in portions of Merrill Lot 119 from now until Move In (September 26th).

  • September 10, 2014

    SAB Fall Chancellor and Staff Advisors to Regents Forum

    All UCSC staff are invited to the SAB-sponsored Fall Staff Forum with Chancellor Blumenthal and the Staff Advisors to the Regents on Monday, 22nd September from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Kresge Town Hall.

  • September 03, 2014

    Appointment of Title IX Officer

    Associate Chancellor Ashish Sahni announces the appointment of Tracey Tsugawa as the new campus Title IX Officer.

  • September 03, 2014

    Road Construction Work Update

    Physical Plant staff report that the on-campus roadwork projects are entering their final stages of work.

  • September 03, 2014

    Closure of Upper East Field

    Beginning September 2, 2014, the Upper East Field has been closed and is expected to remain closed until at least June 1, 2015.

  • August 28, 2014

    Renewal of parking permits for Fall 2014 - Staff and Faculty

    If you have not yet purchased or renewed your parking permit, please consider doing so before September 26.

  • August 20, 2014

    Safety advisory: Raccoon bites reported

    If you see a raccoon, please take steps to avoid it. Raccoons are rarely aggressive toward humans but a female will defend her young. While normally nocturnal, they do occasionally come out in the daytime.

  • August 15, 2014

    Road Construction Work — Major Disruptions Next Week

    Beginning Tuesday, August 19, 2014 the on-campus road repair project will enter its most disruptive phase of work, with asphalt grinding and subgrade reconditioning taking place.

  • August 15, 2014

    Appointment of Humanities Dean

    Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway announces the appointment of Tyler Stovall as dean of the Humanities Division.

  • August 15, 2014

    Appointment of Humanities Dean

    Tyler Stovall will be the new dean of the Humanities Division. His anticipated arrival on campus is Spring Quarter.

  • August 13, 2014

    Community Bulletin: Wildfire near north campus

    At daybreak today, a wildfire was reported on State Park lands near Chinquapin and Empire Grade roads outside the boundaries of north campus, moving toward Highway 9.

  • August 12, 2014

    Save the Date: 2014-15 Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

    The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is excited to announce the course schedule for the 2014-15 Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.

  • August 12, 2014

    Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program - Faculty

    The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is excited to announce the course schedule for the 2014-15 Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.

  • August 09, 2014

    Crime alert: Wild land fire

    At 8:30 a.m. UC Santa Cruz police officers observed white smoke near the North Remote parking lot. An investigation revealed an unlawful and abandoned campfire that had spread out of control. Firefighters from the City of Santa Cruz Fire Department, Cal Fire, and City of Scotts Valley Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire, which had grown to one-half acre.

  • August 07, 2014

    Temporary Road Closure of Upper Heller

    On Monday, August 11, 2014, construction crews will begin roadway repair work on the North Heller bridge, located between Engineering Loop to the south and Porter-Kresge Road to the north.

  • July 28, 2014

    50th Anniversary event planning

    As you know, next year UC Santa Cruz is turning 50. This anniversary is a meaningful opportunity for the campus to connect with our alumni, friends, and supporters. The success of the 50th celebration depends on each and every one of us.

  • July 22, 2014

    Campus Traffic Delays During Road Construction Work

    Construction crews are expected to begin major roadway repair work on Monday July 28th, on campus roads in four different locations.

  • July 14, 2014

    F. Joel Ferguson Appointed as UCSC’s Senior International Officer

    Announcing the appointment of F. Joel Ferguson as UCSC’s Senior International Officer, effective July 1, 2014.

  • July 10, 2014

    Renewal of Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) Program

    The University is renewing the Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program which allows policy covered career staff employees, except members of the Senior Management Group (SMG), to voluntarily reduce their working time and corresponding pay in order for the University to achieve temporary salary savings.

  • July 08, 2014

    Appointment of University Librarian

    Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway announces the appointment of M. Elizabeth Cowell as University Librarian, pending approval by UC President Janet Napolitano.

  • July 02, 2014

    Location Change for UCSC's Designated Occupational Medicine Clinic

    Effective Monday, July 7, 2014, Santa Cruz Occupational Medical Center (SCOMC), UCSC's designated facility for treatment of on-the-job injuries, will be operating from a new location.

  • July 01, 2014

    Admissions Campus Events 2014–2015

    As we prepare to welcome our new, incoming students to Summer Orientation, we’re already looking ahead to the next admissions cycle and would like to share two key Admissions dates with the campus.

  • June 30, 2014

    What a $4 million endowment for CASFS means to UC Santa Cruz

    A $4 million endowment provided by an anonymous donor for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) in the Division of Social Sciences.

  • June 27, 2014

    Proposed Fare Increases for Commuter Vanpool and Faculty/Staff SCMTD Bus Pass Programs

    Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) is proposing monthly fare increases for two transportation services: the UCSC Faculty/Staff SCMTD Bus Pass Program, and the Commuter Vanpool Program.

  • June 26, 2014

    Optometry services available for UCSC faculty and staff at the Student Health Center

    The UCSC Student Health Services is happy to announce that Optometry Services are available to UCSC faculty and staff at the Student Health Center starting immediately.

  • June 25, 2014

    Changes in fire and emergency management services

    Beginning next week, July 1, the UC Santa Cruz Fire Department will be reorganized and fire suppression services for the campus will be consolidated with and provided by the City of Santa Cruz.

  • June 25, 2014

    Summer 2014 major construction impacts

    Every summer Physical Planning and Construction and Physical Plant undertake capital improvement and maintenance projects that support and upgrade the campus infrastructure and buildings.

  • June 25, 2014

    California Whistleblower Protection Act- Annual Notice

    The University of California is committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct in the fulfillment of its education, research, public service and patient care mission.

  • June 23, 2014

    Eligibility for Retiree Health Benefits

    President Napolitano recently approved a change to the eligibility rules for retiree health.

  • June 20, 2014

    Appointment of Martin Berger as acting dean of the Arts Division

    CP/EVC Alison Galloway announces the appointment of Martin Berger as acting dean of the Arts Division.

  • June 11, 2014

    Leadership change in Baskin Engineering

    EVC Alison Galloway announces the appointment of Joe Konopelski as interim dean of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering. Konopelski succeeds Art Ramirez, who earlier announced his intention to step down in order to focus on his research.

  • June 11, 2014

    Slug success

    Chancellor Blumenthal celebrates student, faculty, and staff achievement as we head into commencement weekend.

  • June 06, 2014

    Beware of identity theft happening to university employees

    The Police Department and Information Technology Services want to take this opportunity to warn you about a recent report from the FBI's Cyber Security Division about identity theft.

  • June 06, 2014

    Spring update on 2013-14 curriculum changes

    Update on changes to the graduate and undergraduate curriculum as well as plans for promoting major learning outcomes.

  • June 05, 2014

    Updated Summer 2014 Orientation Dates

    Starting July 22, over 4,700 new UC Santa Cruz students and over 3,500 family members will be on our campus for Summer Orientation.

  • June 05, 2014

    2014 Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity

    Chancellor Blumenthal announces the recipients of the 2014 Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity.

  • June 04, 2014

    Senior International Officer Search

    The search committee for the Senior International Officer (SIO) will be inviting finalists for campus interviews after the initial review date of June 6.

  • June 04, 2014

    UC and UAW reach tentative agreement; systemwide strike averted

    The United Auto Workers, representing academic student employees, has agreed not to strike

  • May 30, 2014

    Welcome to retirement event

    The Staff Advisory Board, The Emeriti Association and the Retiree's Association are excited to announce a new event to welcome staff and faculty to retirement.

  • May 30, 2014

    Remembering Our Commitment to Our Principles of Community

    Chancellor Blumenthal writes to the campus about UCSC's commitment to our Principles of Community.

  • May 28, 2014

    Caring for yourself during this difficult time

    During these difficult times we look to our community to help us through. Please remember to take care of yourself, reach out to your support systems, and be there for others.

  • May 27, 2014

    June 3 is Primary Election Day — Reminder to Vote

    Tuesday, June 3 is Primary Election Day. There are important votes for Governor and other federal, state and local candidates as well as two initiatives.

  • May 27, 2014

    Possible UAW Strike in June

    The United Auto Workers union, representing academic student employees on UC campuses, has indicated that it is preparing for a systemwide strike that would begin June 7.

  • May 24, 2014

    Santa Barbara tragedy: UCSC students hold vigil

    In a message Saturday, Chancellor Blumenthal expressed horror at the shootings near UC Santa Barbara and reminded students of available counseling support. UCSC students held a campus vigil Monday.

  • May 23, 2014

    Time to Renew Parking Permits and Metro Bus Passes

    It is time for staff and faculty to renew or purchase parking permits and Metro bus passes for 2014-15.

  • May 23, 2014

    Time to Purchase 2014-15 Student Parking Permits for Graduates

    Graduate students may now pre-order their 2014-15 permit by using the on-line application at http://basx2.ucsc.edu/application14/.

  • May 22, 2014

    Spring 2014 Campus Elections Results

    I write to announce that the results of the 2014 Campus Elections for undergraduate students are now available.

  • May 22, 2014

    Time to Purchase 2014-15 Student Parking Permits

    Undergraduate students who are eligible for parking may now pre-order their 2014-15 permit by using the on-line application at http://basx2.ucsc.edu/application14/.

  • May 20, 2014

    Two initiatives to enhance graduate education

    Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway and Graduate Dean Tyrus Miller announce two initiatives that will enhance graduate education -- and improve the quality of the undergraduate experience, as well.

  • May 19, 2014

    Formal Review: Proposed Renewal of the Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program

    The University is proposing to renew the Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program, which is an optional tool that locations and organizational units may choose to implement as a cost saving resource.

  • May 16, 2014

    Reporting Academic Dishonesty

    The Council of Provosts and I ask you and your teaching assistants to be on guard for, and to formally report, incidents of academic dishonesty by following the Committee on Educational Policy's Academic Integrity Policy.

  • May 15, 2014

    UCSC Events Calendar

    In an effort to better promote UC Santa Cruz and provide a one-stop web site to promote all campus events, University Relations is pleased to announce a new and improved online Events Calendar.

  • May 15, 2014

    New Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects

    I am pleased to announce that Kate Aja will succeed Larry Castro, who is retiring as Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects at the end of June.

  • May 14, 2014

    Update on strategic planning

    As the campus's year-long strategic planning process unfolds, Chancellor Blumenthal and CP/EVC Galloway invite stakeholders to provide input.

  • May 14, 2014

    Export Control Awareness

    Information to increase awareness about export control regulations.

  • May 13, 2014

    Invitation for Voluntary Disability Survey

    As a friendly reminder, if you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete the one-question voluntary survey emailed to all UC staff and academic employees on or around April 3rd, from the following sender UC_Disability_Survey@vres.us.

  • May 12, 2014

    2014 Thumbs Up Awards

    The Staff Advisory Board is very pleased to sponsor the 2014 UCSC Thumbs Up Awards!

  • May 12, 2014

    Staff Advisory Board Elections - 3 openings

    It is time to choose your new or returning Staff Advisory Board members.

  • May 07, 2014

    Campus Access and Parking this Saturday

    This Saturday, May 10, the Student Union Assembly is sponsoring the Edge of Eden Music Festival on UCSC's East Field. Several thousand concertgoers will start arriving by 2pm and stay until the show ends at 10pm.

  • May 06, 2014

    Survey on eCommons and campus learning systems

    UC Santa Cruz is interested in improving your experiences using eCommons, and your response to the survey below is very important to us.

  • May 06, 2014

    Staff Appreciation Picnic and UC Walks – Tuesday, May 20

    We are excited to share that the Annual Staff Appreciation Picnic and UC Walks will both take place this year on Tuesday, May 20th.

  • May 05, 2014

    Biennial travel patterns survey

    UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) is launching its biennial survey to collect data on the travel patterns of our students, faculty, and staff. The survey is a key part of our effort to monitor and improve our programs, services, and systems.

  • May 02, 2014

    SAB Call for Nominations - 3 openings

    I am pleased to announce the nomination period for 2014-2015 Staff Advisory Board (SAB) members is now open.

  • May 01, 2014

    Mandatory water rationing begins today

    Effective today the city's water rationing program is mandatory and the overall reduction goal has climbed to 25 percent.

  • May 01, 2014

    Bike to Work Week activities

    UCSC's Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has joined with Ecology Action to host the 27th annual Santa Cruz County Spring Bike Week, May 2 - 9, 2014.

  • April 29, 2014

    2014 Student campus elections

    Please take a moment to review this year's undergraduate student ballot.

  • April 29, 2014

    James Estes and Thorne Lay elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Chancellor Blumenthal announces the election of two faculty members to the National Academy of Sciences.

  • April 28, 2014

    Online review of ladder rank faculty actions begins May 1

    We are pleased to announce that the first phase of our transition to an online system for reviewing academic advancement files, DivData Review, will launch on May 1, 2014.

  • April 24, 2014

    Service Recognition Awards

    Each year the Student Volunteer Center recognizes students, faculty, staff and on campus organizations who have demonstrated exemplary service to the UCSC and local community. Do you know a person, staff/faculty or organization who fits this criteria?

  • April 24, 2014

    Major gift supports diversity in the sciences

    I am excited to share the news that Julie Packard (Crown, BA Biology ’74, MA Biology ’78) has given the Division of Physical & Biological Sciences a gift of $1 million to establish the Dean’s Fund for Diversity in the Sciences.

  • April 22, 2014

    Systemwide Review of Proposal to Renew UC Policy on Supplement to Military Pay

    The University invites comments on the proposal to renew the University of California Policy on Supplement to Military Pay for a four-year period, effective July 1, 2014.

  • April 18, 2014

    Student Response to April 20th

    Check out the festival from 2 to 6 p.m. at OPERS East Field on April 20.

  • April 18, 2014

    Appointment of new chief campus counsel

    Chancellor Blumenthal and CP/EVC Galloway announce the appointment of Michael A. Troncoso as chief campus counsel.

  • April 15, 2014

    Public Safety Alert for April 20

    This notification is being provided to advise members of the campus community, others with valid reasons for visiting the UC Santa Cruz campus, and campus neighbors of the potential for disruptions and hazards associated with an unsanctioned gathering known as "4-20" during the afternoon of Sunday, April 20.

  • April 10, 2014

    Deer fawning season alert

    Please be aware that spring is the prime birthing season for a wide variety of campus wildlife, including deer.

  • April 09, 2014

    Campus visits by candidates for University Librarian

    The search committee for the University Librarian has selected three finalists to visit campus this month. This is your opportunity to participate in the interview process, and I hope you will attend.

  • April 07, 2014

    Walk to Class Challenge Day on April 22nd

    An exciting, new annual event called Walk to Class Challenge Day that will take place on April 22, 2014.

  • April 07, 2014

    Systemwide Review of UC Policy on Copyright and Fair Use

    We write to announce systemwide review of proposed revisions to the 1986 Policy on the Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials for Teaching and Research, a presidential policy on copyright and fair use.

  • April 04, 2014

    This week's strike activities

    Chancellor Blumenthal writes about the two-day strike throughout the UC system April 2-3 — and its impact on the campus.

  • April 04, 2014

    Registration for Recreation Classes and Workshops

    Registration begins on Tuesday, April 8th at 9 am. We offer an amazing assortment of classes and workshops to meet every students needs.

  • April 02, 2014

    Today's strike activities

    Today was the first day of a two-day systemwide strike called by the United Auto Workers union. I appreciate the calm and professional manner in which UC police handled this morning's challenge. Other members of the campus community are also to be commended for their patience and understanding.

  • April 01, 2014

    Stay informed about impacts from local strike activities

    In a campus message last week, Chancellor Blumenthal and Campus Provost/EVC Galloway shared information about systemwide strike activities announced for UC campuses on Wednesday and Thursday, April 2 and 3.

  • April 01, 2014

    Edge of Eden Musical Festival

    The Dean of Students Office, in association with the Student Union Assembly, is proud to announce the line-up for the first annual Edge of Eden Music Festival taking place on Saturday, May 10, at the East Field from 2 to 10 p.m.

  • March 31, 2014

    Major gift will support a hallmark of the UCSC student experience

    Chancellor Blumenthal announces a $2 million gift from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to support a hallmark of the UCSC student experience.

  • March 27, 2014

    Possible UAW Strike on April 2-3

    Chancellor Blumenthal and EVC Galloway inform the campus community that the UAW has said it will hold a two-day strike throughout the UC system April 2-3.

  • March 19, 2014

    UCSC results of systemwide campus climate survey

    Chancellor Blumenthal writes about a UC systemwide survey, assessing the institutional climate of the university. Nearly one-third of us at UC Santa Cruz took the time to fill out the survey.

  • March 18, 2014

    2014 Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity Nominations

    As a reminder, you are invited to submit nominations for the 2014 Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity.

  • March 14, 2014

    SAB Winter/Spring Chancellor’s Staff Forum

    All UCSC staff are invited to the SAB-sponsored Winter/Spring Staff Forum with Chancellor Blumenthal on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Stevenson Event Center.

  • March 14, 2014

    In Memoriam: Krish Patel

    Krish Patel, a College Nine senior majoring in Business Management Economics and Applied Physics, has passed away.

  • March 14, 2014

    At-Risk Missing Person

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking community assistance in locating UCSC student Camille Rose Reyesgilpin.

  • March 14, 2014

    UPDATE: At-Risk Missing Person

    Camille Reyesgilpin has been found.

  • March 13, 2014

    Appointment of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

    I am delighted to announce the appointment of Quentin Williams, professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, as associate vice chancellor for research with primary responsibility for our academic relationship with NASA.

  • March 11, 2014

    2014-15 Salary Increase Program for Academic Employees

    We are pleased to inform you that President Napolitano has approved a salary increase program for all faculty and eligible non-represented academic employees for fiscal year 2014-15.

  • March 11, 2014

    50th Anniversary Brown Bag: Tell your UCSC story!

    We write as Co-Chairs of the 50th Anniversary Campus Coordinating Committee to invite you to the Winter campus-wide Brown Bag meeting.

  • March 07, 2014

    2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Awards Nominations

    Is there an instructor who you think deserves special recognition? If so, nominate that person for an Excellence in Teaching Award.

  • March 06, 2014

    UPDATE: Protest at Hahn has ended

  • March 06, 2014

    Beware of Scams

    The Police Department and Information Technology Services want to take this opportunity to warn you about recently reported IRS and PG&E scams.

  • March 04, 2014

    UAW calls off March 5 strike after campus and union reach agreement

  • March 03, 2014

    UPDATE: Power restored in Quarry Plaza

    All electrical power to Quarry Plaza and to the Classroom Building has been restored as of Sunday 3/2 at around 1:50 pm.

  • February 28, 2014

    UPDATE: Power outage in Quarry Plaza

    It now appears that regular power will not be restored to Quarry Plaza until Sunday evening at the earliest.

  • February 28, 2014

    Possible UAW Strike on Wednesday, March 5

    Chancellor Blumenthal and EVC Galloway write to the campus, saying UCSC has been informed that strike activities may take place on campus on Wednesday, March 5.

  • February 28, 2014

    2014-15 Salary Increase Program

    We are pleased to inform you that at the direction of President Janet Napolitano, the University is making plans to implement a system-wide salary increase program for non-represented staff for fiscal year 2014-15.

  • February 27, 2014

    New Zipcars on campus

    The campus Zipcar fleet is expanding to ten vehicles and UCSC students, staff, and faculty interested in becoming members can take advantage of Zipcar's latest promotion.

  • February 27, 2014

    UC, AFSCME reach tentative agreement; strike called off

    We are very pleased to report that the University of California and AFSCME reached a tentative agreement late last night that covers more than 8,300 service workers systemwide, including approximately 500 of our own employees.

  • February 27, 2014

    Operations during power outage in Quarry Plaza

    All electrical power to Quarry Plaza (Bookstore, Express Store, Student Union, Redwood Building, Grad Commons, Career Center, Ethnic Resource Centers, and Joe's Pizza and Subs) and to the Classroom Building has been off since Wednesday evening.

  • February 25, 2014

    Appointment of Vice Chancellor of University Relations

    Chancellor Blumenthal and CP/EVC Galloway announce the appointment of Keith E. Brant as vice chancellor of University Relations.

  • February 24, 2014

    2014 Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity - Call for Nominations

    You are invited to submit nominations for the 2014 Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity.

  • February 20, 2014

    Staff Advisory Board Staff and Faculty Blood Drive

    The Staff Advisory Board is sponsoring a Blood Centers of the Pacific Blood Drive for Staff and Faculty on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at the Stevenson Event Center.

  • February 20, 2014

    Our University - February 2014

    This month's Our University newsletter for faculty and staff.

  • February 18, 2014

    Changing Medical Plans after Open Enrollment during the January 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014 period

    In recognition of the variety of changes made to medical plans this year, UC employees now have the opportunity to change to a different medical plan until March 31, 2014.

  • February 13, 2014

    In Memoriam - Josabet Tassu

    We regret to tell you that Josabet Tassu, a freshman at the University and a member of Porter College, died Monday night, following a prolonged illness.

  • February 10, 2014

    Welcome visitors to campus this spring

    UCSC will see a large number of visitors to the campus in March and April, many of whom will be our newly admitted frosh and transfer students, along with their families.

  • February 10, 2014

    Impact of Quarry Plaza construction on Night Shuttle

    Impact of Quarry Plaza construction on Night Shuttle

  • February 07, 2014

    Community Crime Bulletin -- Sexual Battery

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating a report of sexual battery that occurred on February 5, 2014, at 1045 hours, in the OPERS East Field House men's locker room.

  • February 04, 2014

    California's water crisis

    Chancellor Blumenthal urges students, faculty, and staff to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent.

  • January 31, 2014

    In memoriam: David Hayden

    David Hayden, a longtime ITS employee, has passed away.

  • January 30, 2014

    This month's Our University newsletter for faculty and staff

    Our University: New website for UC faculty and staff, Staff Advisor to the Regents, and other news about UC.

  • January 29, 2014

    Appointment of Vice Chancellor for Research

    Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Alison Galloway announces the appointment of Scott Brandt as vice chancellor for research.

  • January 28, 2014

    2014-15 UC Santa Cruz Hellman Fellows Program

    I am pleased to announce the annual call for applications for the UC Santa Cruz Hellman Fellows Program. We are grateful to the Hellman Family Foundation for providing this funding.

  • January 24, 2014

    Campus Fire Safety

    Please be a part of a safe community and spread the word of these fire dangers to help preserve our beautiful living environment.

  • January 22, 2014

    A story that can inspire change—the 30th Annual MLK Convocation

    I hope you will join your colleagues and our community for this inspiring event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • January 22, 2014

    January issue of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) newsletter

    Welcome back from winter break! CAPS is pleased to share with you the January issue of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) newsletter,with some great tips for well-being.

  • January 17, 2014

    Winter Quarter Update

    Chancellor Blumenthal updates the campus on his trip to India, goals for the coming year, the governor's budget proposal, and recent points of pride.

  • January 17, 2014

    Safety Escort Program

    I am pleased to announce that the UC Santa Cruz Police Department is implementing a nighttime Safety Escort Program for the Winter and Spring 2014 quarters.

  • January 13, 2014

    In Memoriam: Ivan Mercado

    Ivan Mercado, a senior student at Porter College, was struck and killed by a passing car this weekend in downtown Santa Cruz.

  • January 09, 2014

    Community Crime Bulletin -- Persons of Interest

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in identifying two persons of interest involved in a November 20, 2013 battery of police officers, obstructing police officers, and trespassing investigation.

  • January 09, 2014

    Arson Fire -- Porter College

    Early this morning, UC Santa Cruz Police and Fire Departments responded to a suspicious fire at Porter College, north of parking lot #124 between Porter Kresge Road and Heller Drive. Cal Fire investigators are assisting in the case.

  • January 07, 2014

    Launch of New Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in Core West

    Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) is pleased to announce that four new electric vehicle charging spaces are now available to all UCSC employees, students and visitors at the Core West Parking Structure.

  • January 02, 2014

    Expanded permit requirements at Cowell, Stevenson, and Porter

    Starting Monday, January 6, 2014, parking permits will be required seven days a week in the Cowell and Stevenson parking lots (Lots 107, 108, 109, and 110), and in the Porter parking lots (Lots 124 and 125).