Starting October 19th, we will be installing solar panels along the West End Way and Red Oak streets which will affect the availability of parking spaces in both Guest and Reserved lots noted in the map attached. The construction is divided into three phases, and is expected to last until the end of December this year.
If your reserved parking space is affected by the construction, you will be contacted individually and will be given a temporary parking assignment. Please refer to this map to see the effected areas.
We apologize in advance any inconvenience this may cause you.
Beginning Monday, for the holiday week of November 23rd, the Professional Gutter Service will be cleaning the rooftop gutters and downspouts at all West Village buildings.
Please be aware that workers with ladders will be accessing roof areas and using water hoses to run water into downspouts. We do not expect any intrusion or major over-spray of water into buildings, but you may want to keep your windows closed and blinds closed.
Additionally, any delicate items on open balconies, or at outer edges of balconies and patio areas may need to be moved in, if they might be damaged from any over-spray.
Workers will complete about eight buildings per day and expect to finish on Wednesday.
As we approach the flu season, the Tang Center is encouraging flu vaccination for students, faculty and staff to help reduce the burden of influenza on the Berkeley campus and will be offering flu shot clinics throughout the fall. Students experiencing flu-like illness are advised to follow CDC recommendations for self-isolation until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever or signs of fever.
The Academic Senate and the administration have developed the following guidelines to help instructors respond to students who become ill:
• Announce to students that they should not come to class if they become ill. The University has adopted the CDC recommendation that members of the campus community who develop flu-like illness should self-isolate until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever or signs of fever without the use of medication. Let your students know that they should follow this recommendation in deciding whether or not to come to class.
• Use flexibility and good judgment in excusing student absences and waive requirements for written excuses from medical personnel. Many healthy people with influenza experience a mild to moderate illness and recover without the need to seek medical attention but still need to be isolated until the fever is resolved. Therefore, instructors are asked to waive any requirement for written excuses in their courses. This action will assist in boosting University Health Service’s capacity to treat students that actually need medical evaluation and treatment.
• Be prepared to offer accommodation to students who must miss exams or assignment deadlines due to illness. Have a plan for handling requests to make up work that maintains fairness and equity. Recognize that in some instances work or exams may simply need to be excused or an alternative assignment substituted. Consider how you might use educational technologies to allow students to work from home once they are feeling better but are still self-isolating.
The administration will be monitoring flu cases on campus closely as the semester progresses and will issue appropriate communications. In the meantime, instructors are urged to be flexible in dealing with student absences.
Save The Date! Nature Village and the Gill Tract are partnering up for a Thanksgiving Harvest Day Festival on Sunday, November 22nd!
There will be a potluck, workshops, and a craft activity for children, during which we will be making corn husk dolls! Please also bring toys to donate to Oakland Children's Hospital. Hope to see you all there!
Nature Village will be making a small decal/sticker to go on the bathroom mirrors in UV apartments. The decal is meant to remind residents to conserve water, and we are requesting design submissions from the UV community!
The design should should be as image/graphic-based as possible (you can use some words, but we want its message to be understood regardless of the language residents speak). The design should be somehow identifiable to Cal (color-scheme, golden bear, or other cal-specific imagery). The design should fit on a 3x3 inch sticker.
EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY, including child`1ren! The winner will have their design made into a decal and posted in every UV bathroom. Please submit your design by December 2nd! Please email email@example.com you have any questions.
After the America 101 classes, get ready to bring your communication and public speaking skills to the next level!
Join us for free Toastmasters Classes at UC Village on 11/24, 12/1, 12/8 and 12/15 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. It is open to all levels of English, however it is recommended that only more advanced speakers take on one of the main speaker positions.
Study materials will be provided, along with some light refreshments.
To sign up, go here.