Monthly Archive: September 2020

UCSD and UCSF Pilot Smartphone Technology to Help Limit Spread of COVID-19

UCSF Medical & UCSD Medical

Two University of California campuses are piloting the use of a smartphone technology to notify users if they have had a high-risk COVID-19 exposure that may result in infection. Importantly, privacy and security are central to the design of the…
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Celebrate NCSAM 2020 with UC

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Jeané Blunt. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it is almost here. If you’ve participated in the past, then you’re used to the guest speakers, tips and tricks on how to stay safe online, and…
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New Grant More than Doubles Campus Supercomputing Power

A keyboard with one letter saying "supercomputer"

By Lorena Anderson. UC Merced is rapidly gaining a strong reputation for research and scientific computing across many disciplines and a major expansion of its computing infrastructure is about to cement the campus’ status as a research computing hub.

The…
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Save the Date: Oct. 19 UC IT Town Hall

Eugene Whitlock, UC Berkeley chief people and culture officer, and assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources

Save the date for the next UC IT Town Hall on October 19, 2:30 – 3:30. The featured speaker is Eugene Whitlock, UC Berkeley chief people and culture officer, and assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources. He will talk…
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A Fight to Map Change: The UCSF Health Atlas Reveals Social Inequities

A map from the UCSF Health Atlas depicting 40.1% food insecurity in a West Oakland, CA neighborhood. California’s average food insecurity is 12.7%.

By Ghanya C. Thomas. Medical doctor Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo recalls a conversation with a patient who had heart failure: “I’m always emphasizing to my patients the importance of eating fruits and vegetables and this one time during our visit the patient…
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Register Now! Oct. 14 Virtual UC Cyber Security Summit

UC Cyber Security Summit logo

Registration for the tenth biannual UC Cyber Security Summit on October 14, 2020, is now open!

This event will be hosted on a different and even more engaging platform than the first virtual UC Cyber Security Summit in April….
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With a Hop, a Skip and a Jump, High-Flying Robot Leaps Over Obstacles With Ease

Since first unveiling Salto in 2016, UC Berkeley researchers have upgraded the robot with a host of new abilities. Now, it can navigate an obstacle course with ease and go on walks through Berkeley’s campus.

By Kara Manke. Topping out at less than a foot, Salto the robot looks like a Star Wars imperial walker in miniature. But don’t be fooled by its size — this little robot has a mighty spring in its step….
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Celebrate Electronic Records Management Day on Oct. 1

Electronic Records Management Day is Oct. 1

Register for Electronic Records Management – Now, More Than Ever, a Zoom panel hosted by the UC Records Management Committee to celebrate Electronic Records Day.

The hour-long event will take place October 1, 2020 at 10:00 am. Panelists…
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A Home for Hands-on Student Innovation: UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute

b.Print’s at home 3D braille printer. Photo by Gibson Chu, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.

By Chasiri Sherron. “We knew that we wanted to focus our efforts on a project that could actually be used to benefit others,” UC Berkeley student Joshua Ott said. He and his teammates Matthew Drake, Tony Kim, and Andrew Ansell…
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UCI Supports Students with Free Technological Resources

By Leanne Ozaki. As UCI transitioned to a fully remote learning environment, many students found themselves unable to access essential course materials due to their reliance on on-campus resources. Without personal desktops, laptops, or reliable internet connections, students faced difficulties…
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