Announcements

INDEX

  • Safety
  • Funding opportunities
  • Executive recruitments
  • Campus fellowships
  • Campus service
  • Awards: Calls for nominations
  • Dateline details
  • Flu shots: Davis campus
  • COVID-19
  • WarnMe
  • Blood and marrow drives
  • Big Shift
  • Political activities
  • Road and path work
  • Transit and parking

Safety

  • Annual asbestos notification  Dated March 16, this notice is required by the California Health and Safety Code, notifying all employees of the presence of asbestos in campus buildings constructed prior to 1979.

Funding opportunities

Executive recruitments

Campus fellowships

  • Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows — The Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement seeks applications from individuals This program aims to support individuals developing new publicly engaged research or scholarship, including, but not limited to: developing relationships with community partners, identifying ways to integrate scholarship with policy, applying for extramural funding or awards, and writing or presenting on their research for broad audiences. All full-time members of the UC Davis Academic Senate and non-represented Academic Federation members are eligible to apply. Deadline: May 24.

Campus service

  • Call for applications for 2021-22 administrative advisory committees Membership is open to all constituencies — Academic Senate and Academic Federation, staff, undergraduate students and undergraduate students — providing an opportunity to participate in campus governance, on such topics as the arts, child and family care, diversity, student services, and research. Deadline: April 30.

Awards: Calls for nominations

  • Sustainability Champion Awards Call for nominations of students, staff and faculty, to honor them for going above and beyond their job or academic responsibilities to make UC Davis more sustainable. Deadline: May 2.

Dateline details

  • Deadline — Generally 10 a.m. Thursday the week before publication.

Flu shots: Davis campus

  • Per executive order from the Office of the President (as revised Sept. 29) “Effective Nov. 1, 2020, all students, faculty and staff living, learning or working on premises at any UC location must receive a flu vaccine, unless they receive an approved medical exemption or disability or religious accommodation.” UC strongly encourages all other members of the campus community — and their families — to get the flu vaccination.
  • Updated FAQs — For employees and students.
  • Exemptions and accommodationsStart the process by talking with your supervisor.
  • Reporting your vaccination — A single flu vaccination question will return to the Daily Symptom Survey on Nov. 16. Faculty, staff and students who have not been vaccinated, or who do not have an approved exemption, may not enter UC Davis facilities beginning Nov. 16. Students can continue to report their flu vaccination as explained on the Campus Ready flu vaccination page.
  • UC Davis Health has its own flu vaccination requirement and reporting system.

COVID-19

  • “Return to Campus” eLearning courseAny employees who are now working on campus, or plan to work on campus before January 2021 — including academic, staff and student employees — should have completed this course by Sept. 25. All other employees, regardless of their remote work status, are required to complete the training by Dec. 15. [UC Davis Health employees at the Sacramento campus are exempt, as they have their own training materials.]
  • Daily Symptom Survey To be completed upon entering Davis campus facilities.
  • Testing Required as of Nov. 18 for all employees and students accessing UC Davis facilities in Davis or elsewhere in Yolo County.
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Face coverings Required at all times, on everyone, at all UC Davis locations. Indoors, the only exceptions are when you are eating or drinking or in private spaces such as dorm rooms, single-occupancy offices, showers and the like. Outdoors, you must keep your face coverings on when 6 feet of distancing from others is not feasible.
  • Gatherings The campus does not permit any gatherings on campus and strongly discourages gatherings off campus.
  • Campus Ready

WarnMe

red circle with 'warn me'

UC Davis WarnMe and Aggie Alert messages provide timely information and instructions to faculty, staff, students and others when their well-being may be directly affected by emergencies or other urgent situations. WarnMe messages and Aggie Alerts are distributed by email and text message and also posted to UC Davis’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. Tests are scheduled three times during each academic year.

Blood and marrow drives

  • Blood and-or marrow drives will be posted here when announced.
  • Read Chancellor Gary S. May’s statement welcoming blood drives on campus, while also asserting: UC Davis strongly supports the development of evidence-based policies that would allow blood donations from all who are safely able to give, and stands strongly against all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation.
Big Shift title-index

The Big Shift is the campuswide heating system conversion project, whereby steam lines are being replaced with hot water lines. Heat exchangers in buildings will draw heat off the hot water, to heat the buildings, just like we do now with steam. The hot water system will use electricity (a renewable resource) to heat the water, instead of natural gas, a fossil fuel, that is used in the steam system. The hot water system will use less energy, because the water need not be heated to boiling (for steam), and will be safer to maintain. Current road and path closures are listed here, along with other project links:

Political activities

  • Prohibition on political campaign interventionThe University of California strongly supports public and civic engagement by members of the university community, in both their professional and personal capacities. At the same time, we must adhere to the restrictions outlined in this advisory from the Office of General Counsel.

Road and path work

  • Wyatt Deck detoursWith demolition about to begin the Arboretum and Public Garden has posted a map of the detours that will be in effect.
  • Hutchison Drive and Silo bus terminal closure Through May 14. Hutchison Drive is closed to through traffic between Kleiber Hall Drive and California Avenue (delivery vehicles OK). Detours: Kleiber Hall Drive to the north, for vehicles and bicycles; and Engineering Bikeway to the south, for bicyclists. See detours on this map. Unitrans’ A and L lines have been rerouted to the Memorial Union Terminal; the C, D, J, V and W lines are using Hutchison Drive between Bioletti Way and Dairy Road as a temporary depot. The Causeway Connection and FAST Blue Line are also staging on Hutchison Drive between Bioletti Way and Dairy Road. See temporary terminal location on this map.

Transit and parking

  • Silo Terminal closure — The terminal is closed and Unitrans and other buses are rerouted through May 14, due to Big Shift construction. Unitrans’ A and L lines have been rerouted to the Memorial Union Terminal; the C, D, J, V and W lines are using Hutchison Drive between Bioletti Way and Dairy Road as a temporary depot. The Causeway Connection and FAST Blue Line are also staging on Hutchison Drive between Bioletti Way and Dairy Road. See temporary terminal location on this map.