Feature Articles

UC Irvine Launches an IT Leadership Program

By Sarkis Daglian. In April 2019, UC Irvine Interim Chief Information Officer Kian Colestock and I launched the inaugural Office of Information Technology (OIT) Leadership Academy. The program is a collaboration with UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business.

It is…
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UCR’s Electronic Information Security Policy Rollout Plan

By John Virden. The University of California has a new systemwide electronic information security policy, often referred to as IS-3. It was signed into action by President Janet Napolitano, September 7, 2018, and is the culmination of many years…
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The 2019 Diversity/Women in IT Panel: Who Belongs in Tech?

2019 Women in IT panel at UCTech

By Chasiri Sherron. “Change happens by incorporating diverse perspectives,” said Ann Kovalchick, UC Merced chief information officer (CIO), when introducing the 2019 UCTech Conference Diversity/WIT Panel, “Reframing Technical Difficulties – Expertise, Inclusivity, and How Work Gets Done in IT.”


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Backstage: How UC Got the IT Infrastructure Deals

Procurement word map with a hand appearing to write

By Yvonne Tevis.

About one year ago, UC struck amazing deals with IT infrastructure companies – deals that likely will save the university up to $16M a year for five years.

It’s true, UC Procurement rocks negotiation.

But UC also…
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Population Health Boot Camp: Q&A with Dr. Amy Sitapati

By Marissa J. Ventura. UC San Diego Health recently hosted its second annual Population Health Boot Camp. This one-day event gives participants the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of population-health tools, including registries, data integration, and strategy. It also allows…
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Meet the Educational Technology Leadership Committee

Photos of ETLC meeting & members

By Shohreh Bozorgmehri. This 2018-2019 fiscal year, I was honored to serve as chair of the systemwide Educational Technology Leadership Committee (ETLC). The ETLC is a committee of the Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC), with direct involvement and support from…
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Hummingbird: UCSC’s Small but Mighty Open-Access Computational Cluster

By Stephen Hauskins. High-end computational capabilities and support are rapidly becoming a necessity for UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, researchers, and collaborators. However, access to this type of capability is disproportionately distributed. Hummingbird, a shared computational cluster, is UCSC’s…
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Scientists Create Fire-Retardant Sensors for Safety Gear in Harsh Environments

The fire-retardant triboelectric nanogenerator mounted on a work boot.

By Meghan Steele Horan.

Imagine a device that could stand up to even the most intense fires so that it could automatically signal others when a firefighter is immobilized on the job.

UCLA researchers and colleagues at two other universities…
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UC Riverside Students Check out Laptops from Kiosks

A student smiling as she works on her laptop.

By Jacob Poore. 

A computer lab in a vending machine? That’s what UC Riverside’s Information Technology Solutions (ITS) organization made possible when it implemented self-service laptop checkout kiosks on campus for students.  

The kiosks are a lot like a vending machine — or video rental kiosk — for campus-owned laptops, and offer three device options, including Dell…
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