IN BRIEF: Library Search, Unitrans, Welcome!

Nominations Due for 2022-23 Campus Campus Book Project



  • ·Systemwide UC Library Search is here
  • ‘Bullying and Abusive Conduct’ policy
  • Unitrans adjusts E Line, drops youth fare
  • Nominations due for 2022-23 book project
  • Welcome back to the Welcome Center!
  • TechNews: Copyright and Teams

UC Library Search is here

Click here to access the new UC Library Search, the systemwide catalog that went live today (July 27). It combines, for the first time, library resources from all the campuses, including everything formerly available in the main UC Davis Library catalog, the Mabie Law Library and Melvyl, the now-retired site previously used to search library materials from other UC campuses.

Read more in the UC Davis Library blog post.

Bullying policy  

UC Davis has enacted the Bullying and Abusive Conduct in the Workplace policy, expanding on the former Disruptive Behavior in the Workplace policy by placing a focus on bullying, how to identify it and ways to report it.

“As we strive toward a climate where everyone is respected and feels that they belong, it’s critical that we give a name to bullying,” said Christine Lovely, chief human resources officer. “Bullying is completely unacceptable and our employees need to know that it will not be tolerated, that it’s safe to speak up and that supervisors must take action.”

The new policy is explained here. The page includes definitions of bullying and abusive conduct, and examples of each from the policy.

Unitrans adjusts E Line, drops youth fare

Unitrans’ rerouted its E Line last week for improved reliability through downtown Davis and out to Covell Boulevard. The campus-city transit system also announced minor schedule changes on other lines and the elimination of the youth fare starting Monday (Aug. 2).

The E Line rerouting had also been scheduled for implementation Aug. 2, with the start of Summer Session II, but was moved up to July 21 because of downtown construction.

The new route goes through downtown on Fifth Street instead of Third Street. New stops have been established at Fifth and D streets. See map. From Fifth Street, the E Line runs out to Covell and back via F and J streets, and back to the Memorial Union.

Read the complete story.

Book project nominations due

The deadline is this Friday (July 30) for nominations for the Campus Community Book Project in 2022-23, the year after next, on the theme of “police brutality, police reform and transformative justice/alternatives to policing.”

The theme, like others in the 20-year-history of the book project, is an important social topic meant to promote dialogue among students, faculty, staff and area residents, allowing them to learn varied perspectives and ideas. See the nomination criteria here.

The Campus Council on Community and Diversity welcomes nominations from all members of the campus and greater community. Send nominations by email.

Book project organizers also invite members of the community to serve on the selection committee. In between reading the nominated books, committee members will convene as a group every three to four weeks through the end of the calendar year, with the goal of submitting final recommendations before winter break. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 3. See below for meeting logistics and how to sign up.

Announcement of the 2021-22 book selection is expected soon, on the theme of “social justice in practice.” Faculty, students, staff and community members are invited to serve on the program planning committee, which is scheduled to meet every two to three weeks through September.

To sign up for either committee, or both, please complete this online form (new and returning members alike are asked to complete the form). All meetings will be held remotely through this summer.

Welcome back!

The Welcome Center is scheduled to reopen with walk-in advising and student-led tours Monday, Aug. 9, after being closed during the pandemic.

The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The tour schedule will be limited to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in the mornings only due to afternoon heat. Register here for tours.

Visitors will see new graphics on the center’s walls and windows, incised and outside.

TECHNEWS: Copyright and Teams

  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DCMA — UC Davis’ DMCA compliance program moved July 1 to the university’s  Information Security Office, and Jackson Muhirwe, deputy chief information security officer, became the designated agent, succeeding Jan Carmikle, who retired at the end of June. The 1998 federal act is designed to protect internet service providers from copyright infringements by their network users. The DMCA covers music, movies, software, textbooks — anything that is protected by copyright. This law applies to everyone using the UC Davis network. More information about the DMCA is available on IET’s security webpages.
  • Microsoft Teams — UC Davis transitioned to Teams Only mode for all Skype for Business Online users on June 30, one month before Microsoft retires Skype for Business. Microsoft hosted trainings for Microsoft Teams for all interested UC Davis employees in March, and recordings of those meetings are available here. More information about Microsoft Teams is available in the UC Davis Knowledge Base.

Media Resources

Dateline Staff: Dave Jones, editor, 530-752-6556,; Cody Kitaura, News and Media Relations specialist, 530-752-1932,

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