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Spotlight: UCSD’s Jonathan Whitman – Campus Partnerships for Student Progress

Jonathan Whitman

By Alison Spencer.  At UC San Diego, academic advisors now get help from a data model to guide students toward a timely graduation. Jonathan Whitman, the Director of Technology for Administrative Technology Services at UCSD, led a program to utilize…
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Spotlight: Using IT to Improve Patient Care – UCSF’s Erik Wieland

By Alison Spencer, UCB student intern, UCOP.  There’s a saying among IT staff at UCSF: “I cure cancer – very indirectly.” Erik Wieland, an application manager, said this attitude is his favorite thing about working at the campus. “I…
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Drones Taking Flight: UC’s Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety

Posted by Alison Spencer, UCB Student Intern, UCOP.  Drones have emerged in recent years as an exciting information-gathering tool. At UC Merced’s newly established UC Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety, director Brandon Stark and his team…
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Spotlight: Calit2’s Tom DeFanti – Exploring Virtual Reality

Posted by Alison Spencer, UCB student intern, UCOP.  Twenty-five years ago, Calit2 research scientist Tom DeFanti (pictured right) dreamed of building 3-D telephone booths. He envisioned using them to talk to multiple people at once and to transport immersive scenes…
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