Faced with a $450 million budget shortfall, UC campuses are instituting a range of cost-saving measures: consolidating programs, freezing hiring, cutting back faculty recruitment, laying off staff and deploying more efficient administrative systems.
Sacramento event emphasized UC's contributions to the state's economy. The annual event brings together alumni from the 10 campuses to talk with legislators about UC's importance to the state.
Buildings consume 40 percent of all the nation's energy. To change those energy-wasting habits, UC researchers are "re-educating" buildings to conserve power and limit greenhouse gas emissions. From "cool roofs" to better bulbs, UC has answers.
What's it take to please the palate of today's sophisticated, cuisine-conscious student? A little fresh sushi? Artichoke bisque? Bok choy tofu pizza? Chuck Davies, assistant director and executive chef at Cal Dining, gives the idea of cafeteria food new meaning.
The UCLA Center for Tropical Research sponsors an eco-education program for rain forest dwellers in Ecuador.
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Working at UCOP: Stories for and about Office of the President staff
UC President Mark Yudof talked to employees about the budget crisis and steps the university is taking to stabilize the retirement fund and restructure UCOP.
Lynn Tierney, UCOP associate vice president for communications, was at ground zero when the WTC towers fell. That experience and its aftermath have taught her to live each day with purpose.
Did You Know...
A record number applied for admission to UC for fall 2009: 126,701, a 4.7 percent increase over last year.
Freshman applications increased 2.9 percent to 98,000.
Applications from transfer students increased 11.2 percent to 28,699.