Author Archive: UC IT Blogger

Redesigning the UC Undergraduate Application – with Students in Mind

UC application home page

By Judy Thai. In November 2018, over 217,000 high school and transfer students submitted undergraduate applications to the University of California. 75,000 of them submitted their applications on the last day — and 11,000 in the last hour.

That’s a…
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Connect at EDUCAUSE – Don’t Miss the UC IT Dinner

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

By Tom Andriola, Danna Gianforte and Molly Greek. Over the past few years, the University of California participation in EDUCAUSE has been growing. More UC people than ever are getting involved, from contributing to the EDUCAUSE Review, to serving…
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UCLA Researchers Using Data-Driven Approach to Make Earthquakes Less Damaging

Several apartment buildings collapsed in the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake.

By Amy Akmal. The 1994 Northridge earthquake was one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. Fifty-seven people died, more than 8,700 were injured, and property damages amounted to billions of dollars. In the 25 years since the 6.7…
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UC Privacy Paradigm Exemplifies GDPR Compliance

European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation logo

By Denise Dolezal. As news sinks in that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to UC, it might cause some consternation across the university. But what if there is a bright side to the extraterritorial…
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