UCLA Staff Assembly
October 14, 2020
In this email:
Staff Assembly News
  • Andrea Ghez wins 2020 Noble Prize in Physics
  • Staff Assembly Learn @ Lunch: Teaching Kitchen with Chef Julia
  • Bruin TEK Forum: Look Beyond - Creating a Better UCLA
  • Staff Assembly Centennial Reports
  • CUCSA September Quarterly Meeting Updates
  • Sustainable Transportation Month Has Arrived!
  • ASUCLA Catering Lunch and Dinner Meals 
  • UCLA Connections: How to increase voter turnout and civic engagement
  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Events & Activities in October

Andrea Ghez wins 2020 Noble Prize in Physics

Dr. Andrea Ghez, recently featured in UCLA Staff Assembly Emerging Research Speaker Series, wins the 2020 Noble Prize in Physics. Dr. Ghez shares half of the prize with Reinhard Genzel of UC Berkeley and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. The Nobel committee praised them for “the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.” 

Watch Dr. Ghez's engaging look into her research and ground-breaking work from last month's Staff Assembly Emerging Research Speaker Series entitled “The Monster at the Heart of our Galaxy.”

Watch Dr. Ghez in Emerging Research Speaker Series
Read more about Dr. Ghez's Noble Prize
Teaching Kitchen with Chef Julia

Staff Assembly Learn @ Lunch:
Teaching Kitchen with Chef Julia


October 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Chef Julia will demonstrate how to make a Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadilla with Homemade Salsa. This recipe provides practice with knife skills, basic sauté skills, and learning to make salsa from scratch, so it'll be a well-rounded and fun lunch break lesson.
2020 Bruin TEK Forum

Bruin TEK Forum:
Look Beyond - Creating a Better UCLA


October 26, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Join Staff Assembly, AMG and BruinTech for the annual Tools for Employee Knowledge (TEK) Forum.

We’ll have a series of short form lightning keynotes by campus leaders, to give you a bird’s eye view of technical innovation on campus. Topics include:
  • Panel on “Perks of the Zoom Life” about keeping connected, finding community, and the unexpected opportunities of remote working
  • Panel on “Looking Beyond – Inspiration" showcasing UCLA colleagues that work on big things behind the scenes. We’ll also have opportunities for networking and socializing
  • And more to be announced
We hope that you will join us and get connected, get inspired, and help create a better UCLA through technology and knowledge.
Staff Assembly Annual Reports

Staff Assembly Centennial Reports

As the campus community prepares for the "new normal," Staff Assembly, the organization "for staff, by staff," would like to take a moment to reflect on the many memorable experiences that have been shared during our Centennial Celebrations. Please take a moment to explore the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Annual Reports as we turn the corner on the second century in UCLA's history. 

View Annual Reports

CUCSA September Quarterly Meeting Updates

The September CUCSA meeting was hosted by UC Irvine. CUCSA is the Council of UC Staff Assemblies, composed of two delegates from each UC Campus. During the first CUCSA meeting of 2020-21 year, there were updates regarding the Staff Advisor to the Regents (STAR) program and information about applying to become a STAR. We heard from various leaders at UCI, and wrapped with information on the upcoming systemwide Engagement Survey (to be launched in 2021). Additionally, CUCSA formed four workgroups for the 2020-21 year:

  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Staff Advocacy (focus on compensation)
  • Basic Needs (focus on mental health)
  • Internal Operations (strategic planning for CUCSA and maintaining online platforms)

Each workgroup will be looking to gather information from each campus related to the workgroup topics. If you are interested, email staffassembly@ucla.edu.

Learn more about CUCSA
CUCSA Delegate Information 
Learn more about becoming a STAR


 Rey Soto, UCLA First Year Delegate

 Jessica Alexander, UCLA Second Year Delegate

Get Movin', Bruins!

Sustainable Transportation Month Has Arrived!

Each year in October, UCLA Transportation highlights the many benefits of sustainable transportation. From walking to biking to taking public transit, we're encouraging Bruins to get movin' during October for Sustainable Transportation Month! Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the virtual celebration as we share why these sustainable ways of commuting are better than driving alone. Throughout the month, we’ll be hosting weekly social media contests with prizes! Get movin' and keep up with us all October for more chances to win.

Learn More
ASUCLA Catering - Express Lunch & Dinner Delivery

ASUCLA Catering Lunch and Dinner Meals

ASUCLA Catering is happy to announce that we are offering Daily Lunch and Dinner Meals delivered anywhere on Campus. Please see our website for more information and to place your order online. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between 11am to 4pm. Same day orders must be received by 2pm. Payments accepted via credit cards or LVO's. Weekly Specials, Dinner Meals feeding 4-6 people, and coming soon Thanksgiving Dinner Meals to go!
View Menu & Order Now

UCLA Connections: How to increase voter turnout and civic engagement 

Wednesday, October 14
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Learn how grassroots organizations are working with local government to increase voter turnout and census participation throughout California, especially in Hispanic and Latinx communities. UCLA political scientist Natalie Masuoka and Lizette Mata, Deputy Secretary of State in the office of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, discuss the importance of civic engagement, protecting the right to vote and turning out as many voters as possible despite historic obstacles affecting communities of color.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Events & Activities Every Week in October
UCLA Health and UCOP, along with the other UCs, have put together a month full of events for you, from speakers to games – and even some improv comedy. These events are designed to show you that cyber security can be interesting and even enjoyable, while helping make sure you know the basic steps you need to take to keep yourself, your family, and UCLA Health secure. Events include: Women in Cybersecurity, Cyber Threatscape with FBI Special AgentBox Security & Usability Tips, Zoom Security & Cool New Features, and more.

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