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UC Gets Discount for Amazon Web Services

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By Thomas Trappler. Since 2013, the UC wide agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) (Agreement# UCOP-19) has made AWS products available for use under terms and conditions aligned with UC’s needs, policy, and the law.

Effective October 1, 2019,…
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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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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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Spotting Misinformation Online Via Artificial Intelligence

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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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Going Serverless with the UCLA Writing Center’s Scheduling App

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By John A. Lynch. In Fall 2017, UCLA Humanities Technology was faced with needing to undertake a major PHP version upgrade of a locally hosted, custom application that provides web-based 24/7 scheduling for thousands of appointments annually for the…
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Sec_rity Is Not Complete without U!

Your Thoughts in Six Words poster

By Douglas Bonilla.

What Does Cybersecurity Mean to You?

That’s the question UC San Diego’s Office of Information Assurance is asking the campus community. This outreach campaign is known as Cybersecurity in Six Words, and was inspired by Read more about Sec_rity Is Not Complete without U!

UC Health Data Day 2019: Featuring the Learning Health (Record) System

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By Marissa Ventura. Think of it: Every time a physician, nurse, or other clinician sees patients and intervenes, the data collected are turned into opportunities to improve care for all patients, now and in the future. That’s the “Learning Health (Record) System” – both a key theme and the title of the keynote address at the 2019 UC Health Data Day.  

The…
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