Author Archive: UC IT Blogger

Recording Available for “The First Woman Man” Webinar

A scaled down version of a male dummy that represents only the smallest 5% of women by the standards of the mid-1970s - so small that it can work double-duty as a 12 or 13 year old child.

UC Merced CIO Ann Kovalchick presented the webinar, “The First Woman Man: Gender Labels and Workplace Expectations,” to an audience of over 200 on November 20.

The newly formed UC Women in Tech Committee hosted the webinar and…
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UCSF Women in Tech Hosts Panel at Sharecase 2019

Photo collage from the UCSF Women in Tech panel at Sharecase 2019

By Alyssa Tecklenburg. The UCSF Women in Tech group (WIT@UCSF) held a panel discussion on gender equity in technology at the UCSF Sharecase conference, October 10, at the Mission Bay campus. Sharecase is a biennial conference at UCSF that…
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Webinar: UC and FireEye Present the Higher-Ed Cybersecurity Strategy

Webinar speakers, Monte Ratzlaff and Christian Schreiber.

 Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Description: Colleges and universities house significant amounts of sensitive and valuable data in their IT systems, and often have insufficient defenses in place, making them prime targets for cybercriminals….
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A Product Mindset and Joy at Work: UCSC ITS Reorganizes

By Jim Phillips and Jim Williamson. Over a decade ago, the Information Technology Services (ITS) Division at UC Santa Cruz had a structure that was fairly typical in higher education. The ITS Division was organized around a set of central…
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UCB Team Honored as PeopleSoft Innovators

 Pictured from left: Members of the SIS eForms team Chara Bui; Deepthika Nallaparaju; Jane Valentine; Rahul Shrivastava; Paco Aubrejuan, SVP, Oracle Application; and Ross Stivison.

By Rita Rosenthal. Dedication to making the student experience on campus easier to navigate is at the core of the work done by the creative and innovative people who support our Student Information Systems (SIS). The SIS team is…
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Call for Proposals for CENIC Annual Conference

The Right Connection: CENIC 2020 logo

CENIC is now accepting presentation proposals for its annual conference, The Right Connection: CENIC 2020. Proposals are due December 2, 2019.

Session presentations should highlight innovative uses of CENIC’s CalRen to support California research and education communities. Presenters…
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Spotting Misinformation Online Via Artificial Intelligence

A woman looking at a laptop, scratching her head in confusion.

By Sonia Fernandez. We live in an era of too much information — an endless stream of status updates, memes, reposts, infographics, quotes and hashtags roll daily through our social media feeds, meant to express viewpoints, drum up solidarity, provide…
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Lessons from a Cyber Attack: How UC Found Strength in Adversity

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By David Rusting. As I reflect on UC’s journey managing cyber-risk, particularly over the past four years, I’m proud of our collective accomplishments. Two weeks ago, I was able to share UC’s approach, experiences, and lessons’ learned with higher education…
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