Monthly Archive: June 2021

Bringing Inclusive Language into IT

A group of people using inclusive language, through word bubbles.

By Katie Chappell and Kristen McIntyre. In recognition that language is essential to an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is piloting an Inclusive IT Language Guide for the IT community at UCI….
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DevOps Practices Improve Efficiency at UCSB Student Affairs IT

By Lindsey Terra. In recent years, university IT organizations have focused on automating the complex, multi-step processes that create sticking points and slow down the deployment of improvements for software users.

UC Santa Barbara Student Information Systems & Technology (SIS&T)…
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Artificial Intelligence: Can We Trust Machines to Make Fair Decisions?

woman with computerized background

By Catherine Kenny. Artificial Intelligence touches almost every aspect of our lives, from mobile banking and online shopping to social media and real-time traffic maps. But what happens when artificial intelligence is biased? What if it makes mistakes on important…
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Looking to Improve Your Team’s Performance? Consider a Retrospective

UC San Francisco School of Medicine

By Kymberly Ainsworth, Milesh Jain, Tom Manley, and Jonathan Prugh.

What Is a Retrospective?

Retrospectives are a key ingredient to continual improvement in any work you do as part of a collaborative team.  But the reality is that no project…
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UC Merced Brings NSF ‘Computer Science for All’ Program to Merced Schools

A teacher does a science experiment in front of students

By Leigh Bernacchi. The technology world is punctuated by startups, and UC Merced is “starting up” its own program to invigorate computer science education in the San Joaquin Valley.

The…
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Team of UCLA Health Women Led the Rapid Shift to Telehealth

A nurse helps an elderly patient read a tablet in the hospital

By Lindsay Brooker. When the pandemic took the medical community by surprise in early 2020, the UCLA Health system quickly pivoted to moving as many patients as possible into virtual settings. Almost overnight, many primary care check-ins, surgical follow-ups, and…
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To Help Diversify STEM Faculty, Berkeley-led Model Goes National

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By Gretchen Kell. If underrepresented groups make up 30% of the increasingly diverse U.S. population, why do they represent less than 5% of the faculty nationwide, less than 6% of postdoctoral scholars and only about 10% of Ph.D. students in…
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