Announcements

 

INDEX

  • Flu shots
  • Town halls
  • Save the date
  • Executive recruitments
  • Calls for nominations
  • Academic workshops
  • Technology
  • Surveys
  • Fellowship opportunities
  • Funding opportunities
  • Human resources
  • Free subscriptions
  • Safety
  • Dateline details
  • WarnMe
  • Blood drives
  • Big Shift
  • Political activities
  • Transit and parking

Flu shots

All employees must receive a flu vaccination or formally opt out by Dec. 1. Shots are available from your health care provider, county clinics and many pharmacies. You must record your vaccination in Health-e-Messaging. If you are opting out, you must submit the declination form in Health-e-Messaging. See Vaccination Information in Campus Ready for instructions.

Town halls

Save the date

  • ADMAN Conference 2023The Administrative Management Group, or ADMAN, invites staff at all levels to this annual program, to be held Tuesday, March 21, in person.

Executive recruitments

Calls for nominations

  • Chancellor’s Innovator of the Year award — Call for nominations of individual UC Davis faculty or staff members, or teams that may include UC Davis faculty, students and staff. Open to all academic disciplines. Deadline: March 15. This is one of three Chancellor’s Innovation Awards; nominations for the other two, Innovative Community Partner and Lifetime Achievement in Innovation, will be provided by the awards selection committee.

Academic workshops

  • Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar and Workshop The University Writing Program invites interested participants — faculty and other instructors, including teaching assistants — to fill out a form asking when they would be available to attend this annual conference (March 2 and-or March 3, at a variety of times those two days), whether they would attend in person or via Zoom, and topics they would like to see addressed.

Technology

  • eduroam electronic security certificateInformation and Educational Technology will install a new certificate at 8 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 1), and, when that happens, you may get a prompt on your computers and phones, asking you to accept the update. Accepting it will give you continued access to eduroam. Experiences will vary depending on device, model and operating system. Some devices will accept the certificate automatically.
  • Duo support From Information and Educational Technology’s TechNews: Effective Feb. 9, Duo Mobile will no longer update its support for the Android 8 and 9, and iOS 13 operating systems. IET recommends upgrading by Feb. 1 to the latest Android or iOS versions to maintain Duo’s updated security features.

Surveys

  • Central travel office survey ConnexUC invites UC travelers to complete its annual survey, and, by doing so, become eligible for prizes that include two airline tickets for travel anywhere in the world. Deadline extended to Friday, Jan. 27.

Fellowship opportunities

  • AggieOpen Fellows Pilot Program The UC Davis Library invites proposals from teaching faculty and instructors for awards of $2,000 to $7,500 to help in the adoption or adaptation of open educational resources (openly licensed and freely accessible) for undergraduate courses, as alternative content to traditional, commercially published textbooks. Deadline: Feb. 19.

Funding opportunities

Human resources

  • Management Development Program Call for applications for the spring and fall cohorts of this program designed to enhance and strengthen Davis campus and UC Davis Health manager capabilities. Deadline: 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.
  • “Transitioning to Retirement” — The Retiree Center presents this four-part series on Zoom on consecutive Fridays, Jan. 13-Feb. 3, with separate tracks for staff and academics. Click on “Staff” or “Academics” to register:
    • Staff (sessions held from 9 a.m. to noon)
    • Academics (sessions held from 1 to 4 p.m.)

Free subscriptions

  • The Economist The UC Davis Library has purchased a license making this publication available online, free, to everyone with a ucdavis.edu email address.
  • The New York TimesThe UC Davis Library purchased an academic license to NYTimes.com for use by all students, faculty, staff, clinicians and emeriti of UC Davis and UC Davis Health. If you have an authenticated UC Davis login, you have complimentary access. Note: Faculty and staff may periodically be prompted to renew; if you are a student, your access should remain active at all times while you are enrolled.

Safety

  • Campus Safety Lighting Walk — Students, staff, faculty and other members of the community are invited to meet at the Memorial Union flagpole, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, for a fun-filled evening of free swag and a walk around the campus to check for exterior lighting that is not working or is obstructed. Do you need volunteer hours? This event will count!
  • 2022 Security and Fire Safety Report (revised) Dated Nov. 21, this revision contains fire statistics that were not available when the report was issued in September, along with the most recent version of the Sexual Violence Support Services and Reporting Options brochure.
  • Police Accountability Board annual report The board has posted its 2020-21 report and executive summary.
  • Annual asbestos notification 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.

Dateline details

  • Regularly published weekly Tuesdays during the academic year.
  • Deadline — Generally 10 a.m. Thursday the week before publication.

WarnMe

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  • Regular test: Noon Wednesday, Jan. 25. Notifications will be delivered by email and text message to staff, faculty and students. Please review your contact information, and update it as necessary, in advance. Read Dateline story for more information.
  • UC Davis WarnMe and Aggie Alert messages provide faculty, staff, students and others with timely information and instructions during emergencies or other urgent situations that may directly affect their well-being. WarnMe messages and Aggie Alerts are distributed by email and text message and also posted to the Everbridge Mobile App and UC Davis’ official Facebook and Twitter accounts. Tests are scheduled three times during each academic year.
    • Please review your contact information, and update it as necessary.
    • Employee and student contact information — Your UC Davis email addresses are included in the WarnMe system automatically; you can add mobile numbers and other email addresses.
    • Parents, vendors, contractors and others — You can sign up for text notifications only for the Davis campus and three other university locations (Bodega Marine Laboratory, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, and Continuing and Professional Education).
    • Mobile app (limited to people with UC Davis email addresses) — The app includes a number of safety features and is an important option for UC Davis affiliates with international phone numbers, as WarnMe does not send text messages to international numbers. Learn more about the Everbridge Mobile App and how to download it.
    • Overview and frequently asked questions

Blood drives

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.

Transit and parking

  • Unitrans winter quarter service The driver shortage has eased at the campus-city bus system, allowing it to run its E, F and L lines every 30 minutes (instead of every hour) for the first time since March 2020. Here’s more information on Unitrans service in winter quarter:
    • 30-minute service — B, C, D, E, F, G, J, K, L, M, P, Q, V-Express, V-Limited and W lines
    • 60-minute service — A and Z lines (Fifth Street); Unitrans may restore 30-minute service on the A and Z at mid-quarter. Riders can also use Yolobus 42A/B, which serve Fifth Street roughly every 30 to 60 minutes weekdays. Note: Yolobus 42A/B will add service Jan. 15.
    • C, D and W lines — These three lines will change parking places at the Silo Terminal. The C and D lines will move to the northeast part of the island where the W line parked during fall quarter, and the W Line will move to the D Line’s fall quarter spot in front of Haring Hall. See graphic.
  • Transportation Services online forum Learn about changes to the parking management system. The forum will include a question-and-answer session. 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. Sign up for the Zoom meeting.