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Capstone Project Supports Student Affairs and Student Success

A map showing the location of the UCI Student Center & Event Services

By Katie Chappell. Getting hands-on project experience is critical for most students in any field. At UC Irvine, in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science, all ICS majors are required to take a capstone course so they…
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Where’s the Data? UCSF’s IT Governance at Work

UCSF Medical Center

By Kevin H. Souza. In 2018 the news media broke stories about the company Cambridge Analytica and its questionable business practices. News services reported that the company acquired personal data of Facebook users from an academic who had collected the…
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UC San Diego Goes Live with Oracle Financials Cloud

By Mark Hersberger. On July 1, UC San Diego’s Financial Information System (FIS) entered production with the release of Oracle Financials Cloud, a world-class financial system, and Concur, a new travel and expense system. FIS is a signature component of…
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UCI’s Remote Work Is Powered by Electronic Document Workflows

By Lyle Wiedeman. Individually, the DocuSign and FileNet tools help UC Irvine manage electronic files. Together, they guide the powerful workflow of millions of documents with speed, precision access, and audit trails.

DocuSign is an electronic signature application that…
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‘Yes, You Can’: UC Merced Students Learning, Growing at Livermore Lab

Leily Kiani (’16) is one of 21 former Bobcats who currently work at LLNL, strengthening the bond between the university and national lab.

By Kenneth Mashinchi. Just 90 miles from the future of higher education — UC Merced — lies one of the epicenters of the future of technology, innovation and national security.


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UC Gets a Systemwide Integrated Library System

Doe Library and The Bancroft Library on the UC Berkeley campus were photographed on Aug. 9, 2019. (Photo by Violet Carter for the UC Berkeley Library)

By Bala Balakumar. The University of California recently negotiated a systemwide agreement for an integrated library system (SLIS) for all UC campus libraries. The deal is projected to provide a total financial benefit of $815,795 over three years. 

Previously, each UC library had independently licensed…
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COVID-19 Relief Targets Vulnerable Students, More Aid Needed

At Crossroads Dining Hall, volunteers packed grocery bags on April 21 for needy members of the campus community. The bags were taken to pick-up sites around UC Berkeley and also delivered to students who couldn’t leave their homes. (Photo by Natalia Gillis Semeraro)

Sheltered in place in West Covina, in her family’s tiny two-bedroom apartment, UC Berkeley junior Cindy Mendez Moreno tries to muster motivation to study in the dark, while her parents and three sisters sleep. Only then is it quiet, with…
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Pandemic Stories: Adapting Physics Labs in the Time of COVID-19

Laboratory manager Sophia Sholtz sanitizes each lab bench, according to safety protocol, before setting up a new experiment (photo by Sophia Sholtz)

By Jason Nielsen. One of the common experiences for science and engineering students at UC Santa Cruz is the intro physics lab course. In a typical quarter, around 800 students take these courses to explore topics ranging from mechanical waves…
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