The following is a message from President Napolitano. For those of you who want to donate or volunteer, the link to the State of California website lists vetted charitable organizations accepting donations as well as volunteer opportunities.
Dear UCOP colleagues,
As our state continues to be ravaged by some of the worst wildfires in its history, UC is working with all of our locations to ensure the safety and health of students, faculty, staff and the extended UC community.
Many of you have been directly or indirectly affected by the current fires and other recent natural disasters. All of us are moved by the tremendous loss of life and property and concerned about the health and environmental...
As the devastating Camp and Woolsey wildfires continue to burn in Northern and Southern California, I'd like to remind you of the support available from UC's benefit plans for those of you impacted by the fires: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2018/08/Emergency-support-from-UCs-benefit-plans.html.
For those who need emotional support coping with stress and loss caused by the wildfires, the ANR Academic and Staff Assistance Program Assistance program offers free,.../span>
On Jan. 1, 2018, the legal sale of recreational marijuana commenced in California. This followed the passage of Proposition 64 by California voters on Nov. 8, 2016, which legalized its recreational use by people over the age of 21. However, Prop. 64 does not change UC policy, which prohibits marijuana on all university property and at all university events, with limited exceptions for approved academic research.
Notwithstanding Prop. 64, using, distributing and possessing marijuana remains illegal under federal law. The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug Free Workplace Act require that UC, as a recipient of federal funding, establish policies that prohibit marijuana use, possession and...
To help with planning, I am writing to confirm this year's winter holiday closure schedule. ANR units – including Research and Extension Centers, BOC Kearney, UCCE county offices and the Second Street Building in Davis – will be closed from...
As wildfires continue to burn across California, I'd like to remind you of the support available from UC's benefit plans for those of you impacted by the fires: