CWN Newsletter: April 1st, 2021
Dear CWN,

We want to acknowledge the horrific killings of eight people in Atlanta on March 16th, six of whom were of Asian descent and seven of whom were women. We are pained by the recent violent attacks on Asians and Asian Americans in our Bay Area communities and beyond, an issue that has worsened since the start of the pandemic over a year ago. We join our campus leaders in expressing our "solidarity with and sympathy for all in our campus community and beyond who have been hurt, frightened and traumatized by these vile, racist incidents."

We recognize that there is no right way to process. We invite you to practice self-care, embrace opportunities to check in with colleagues, friends, and students, and attend to the following:  
As a community united by values such as curiosity, compassion, and open dialogue, we hope you will join us tonight at 5 PM for the Berkeley Conversation live stream on The Long History and Present Surge of Anti-Asian Violence led by Deans Raka Ray and Michael Lu, and featuring panelists such as Stop AAPI Hate founder, Russell Jeung. 

Take care,
The CWN Steering Committee

Campus Events and Resources

Open for Nominations until Friday, April 30th
More information available here
Curious Children, Wise Elders: How Childhood and Elderhood, Together, are the Key to the Evolution of Human Cognition and Culture
Across many species an extended childhood and high caregiving investment appear to be correlated with intelligence and learning. Humans evolved an exceptionally long childhood and old age, and an unusually high level of caregiving, at the same time that they evolved distinctive capacities for cognition and culture. Dr. Gopnik will explain how these two developments are related, the relationship between children and grandparents, in particular, is key to human culture.

Tuesday, April 6th from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Dr. Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology


Grow your Career With Virtual Professional Development Workshops
Hosted by UC Berkeley's People and Culture team, develop clarity and action plans to connect your interests and abilities with career opportunities. Check out their Spring 2021 offerings.

Upcoming Workshop: Resumes that Lead to Interviews
Wednesday, April 7th from 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Presenter: Linda Lundberg, Transition Services Lead, People & Culture
Learn More
Open for Comment until Saturday, April 24th
We are thrilled that UCOP will be implementing the Pay for Family Leave and Bonding benefit!  There are also concerns with eligibility, as the benefit would be tied to FMLA eligibility, which would exclude those that are part-time or with less than one year of service.  We are encouraging staff and faculty that share this concern to submit a comment during the open comment period.

The proposed policy revisions are available to read online in both the 
redline and clean versions, and employees covered by this policy who wish to provide comments on the proposed revisions may submit them to Abby Norris ( 

Campus colleagues have put together some 
sample language, but also please feel free to modify or use your own words. 
Disrupting the Model Minority Myth: A Conversation on Anti-Asian Racism in the Global Pandemic

Monday, April 19th from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Dr. Dawn Tu, Professor and Equity and Social Justice Strategist

AmpEquity Speaker Series with Michelle Gadsden-Williams
Join Michelle Gadsden-Williams (Managing Director & Global Head of DEI, BlackRock) and Kellie McElhaney (Founder & Executive Director, Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) as they discuss Michelle's Equity Fluent Leadership journey.

Wednesday, April 28th from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) Staff Career Development Conference: “Innovate, Collaborate, Grow!”

This all-day conference designed to support UC Berkeley staff will be packed with inspiring keynote speakers, workshops, career planning resources, and networking opportunities to support your professional development and career growth.  

Thursday, June 3rd from 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Registration will be announced via an all-staff CalMessage on April 22, 2021. 

More Info

Featured Jobs

Academic Design Manager (7398U) #16356 - UC Berkeley Extension is looking for an individual to manage their co-creative academic design process.

Associate Director, Data Quality & Management 0540U) #16737 - opportunity to lead cross-functional teams and manage day-to-day business needs and data services with University Development & Alumni Relations (UDAR). 

College Adviser (4546U) #16341 - The College of Letters & Science Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) is seeking an adviser with advanced knowledge of counseling techniques to join their team. 

Department Manager (7378U) #16343 - The School of Social Welfare Department Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing the risk for all operations of the School.

Legal Assistant (4722C) Berkeley Law #16372 - the Faculty Support Unit at Berkeley Law seeks an administrative expert to support the Law faculty's teaching, research, and pro bono activities. 

Senior Director of Development (0463U) #15637 - the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is looking for an entrepreneurial fundraiser and advisor to partner with leaders across campus and Light the Way. 
More Listings
Not ready for a job change but still want to grow your career? Check out the I School's Career Services Fellow project opening (3/31 deadline extended). 
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