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Save the Date! UCD Information Security Symposium, June 15-16, 2021

Information Security Symposium

By Bill Buchanan. Mark your calendar: UC Davis has scheduled the 10th biennial Information Security Symposium for June 15-16, 2021.

Security and technical professionals and administrators from throughout the University of California, as well as guests from other California state…
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UC Campuses Pilot a Smartphone App that Aims to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Masked woman in airport

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez and Andrea Estrada. After a successful deployment at UC San Diego and UC San Francisco, five more UC campuses are joining California COVID Notify, a pilot program of a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system.

The program…
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What I’ve Learned About Parenting and Working during COVID

Katie Chappell and her family

By Katie Chappell. I recently celebrated one year with the University of California – I’ve now worked for UC Irvine remotely and during a pandemic longer than I have on campus in normal circumstances. I am doing this while co-parenting…
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UC Gets Discount for Microsoft Azure

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By Thomas Trappler. Since 2014, the UC wide agreement with Microsoft (2018.000231) has made Microsoft’s Azure products available for use under terms and conditions aligned with UC’s needs, policy, and the law.

Effective July 1, 2020, as a result…
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Watch the UC OATS Video

A screenshot of the UC OATS platform

The UC Outside Activity Tracking System (UC OATS) took home the Golden Award at the 2020 Sautter Awards. UC OATS is a systemwide, multi-campus collaboration formed to facilitate the reporting and tracking of Outside Professional Activities (OPA) and identify potential cases of…
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UCSC Partners in Institute to Explore the Role of AI in Education

Marilyn Walker & Jeffrey Flanigan

By Tim Stephens. Computer scientists in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz are partners in a new institute to explore the role that artificial intelligence (AI) may play in the future of education and workforce development.

Funded…
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Watch the UC IT Town Hall Online

UC IT Town Hall, October 2020

The UC IT Town Hall was held October 19, 2020. Over 400 attendees joined remotely from around the UC system.

Mark Cianca, Interim UC CIO, opened the session to welcome attendees. Eugene Whitlock, UC Berkeley chief people and culture…
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Student Dens: A Remote Student Support System at UC Merced

Student/Den graphics: Gustavo Torres, UC Merced Student Affairs.

By Jessica Duffy and Christy Snyder. As the full impact of COVID-19 unfolded over the summer, UC Merced’s academic leadership made the decision to build out capacity to support remote instruction. Of particular concern was the student experience in this…
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