Update on Fall Quarter Plans

 

Dear Bruin Community:

In our June fall planning message, we announced that we hoped to offer 15% to 20% of our fall courses in person or in a hybrid format, knowing that those plans could change based on the progression of the pandemic. With Los Angeles... Read full update

Standing with Our International Students

 

Dear Bruin Community:

I am very concerned by yesterday’s announcement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that international students cannot remain in the United States if they are exclusively attending online classes this fall. Decisions like this are contrary to our core values of collaboration, diversity and... Read full update

Introducing UC President-designate Dr. Michael V. Drake

 

Dear Bruin Community:

I am delighted to share that the University of California Board of Regents has appointed Michael V. Drake as the next UC president.

UC is fortunate to be gaining a leader with Dr. Drake’s experience as a former chancellor of UC Irvine and former president of The Ohio State University, and... Read full update

Survey Regarding Anticipated Childcare Needs

To: Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of childcare and schools in our communities as a support system for working parents. We are also aware that the burden of providing such care and educational support may fall disproportionately on female faculty and staff.

As... Read full update

BruinAlert: Six Luskin Conference Center staff have been identified as testing positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period. The L.A. County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) defines this as an outbreak. Campus officials have taken the necessary steps to respond to the immediate need and will continue to take additional actions as appropriate and in coordination with LACDPH. This BruinAlert... Read full update

Extending Remote Work

 

To: Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

Over the past several months, we have all had to make enormous adjustments in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The world has indeed become a different place as we have learned entirely new ways of working, teaching and interacting. While UCLA continues to formulate plans for an eventual ramping up of... Read full update

Guidelines for Communicating about COVID-19 Cases on Campus

 

To the Campus Community:

As research activities and other operations ramp up across campus and in the field, questions and concerns have arisen about the guidelines for communicating about positive COVID-19 cases among students, staff, faculty and others who are using our campus facilities.

Knowing that... Read full update

COVID-19 Planning and Preparedness Virtual Town Hall, July 1

 

To:  Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

Please join a virtual town hall for faculty and staff that I am co-hosting with Ronald S. Brookmeyer, dean of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, on Wednesday, July 1, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Dean Brookmeyer and I will be joined by UCLA... Read full update

Symptom Monitoring Protocol for UCLA Students

 

Dear Students:

In preparation for increasing the population of the campus and in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our Bruin community, the university previously instituted a symptom monitoring protocol for staff (PDF) who... Read full update

Required Training on COVID-19 for Faculty, Staff and Student Employees

 

To: Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees

Dear Colleagues:

UCLA leadership remains committed to the safety and well-being of our campus community. Over the next few months, we anticipate that more employees will begin a gradual return to working on campus or in other UCLA facilities as we continue... Read full update

Preparations for Fall 2020

 

To the Campus Community:

As we begin summer, I want to recognize the extraordinary dedication of our entire community to UCLA’s mission of conducting world-class research, teaching, and service, especially in these uncertain times. All of you truly make us proud. As we look toward fall, I also want to provide you with the latest information about... Read full update

Campus has suspended certain operations and activities in accordance with current federal, state, and local Orders. During this time, campus will continue to operate with reduced staffing to support services including health care, emergency responders, and other core functions. 

Beginning June 1, approved research efforts will begin to slowly ramp up.  Staff... Read full update

Next Phase of Research Ramp-up Will Begin June 8

 

To the Campus Community:

I am excited to announce that UCLA will begin a gradual resumption of research activities on June 8, when we begin phase 2 of our ramp-up plan (PDF).

A tremendous amount of work and coordination have gone into... Read full update

Please Update Your Zoom Desktop App Today

To the Campus Community:

One of the new enhancements in the latest version of Zoom, version 5.0.0, requires all users to update their desktop client by May 30. I encourage all UCLA users to review Zoom’s summary of the latest updates, as well as ... Read full update

Supporting your Academic Success at UCLA

To the Graduate Student Community,

Navigating your graduate education can be demanding even under the most ideal circumstances. Whether you are in a master’s or doctoral degree program, academic or professional, each academic goal carries unique opportunities and challenges. Spring quarter and the COVID-19 pandemic have brought many... Read full update