Tag Archive: COVID-19

Back by Popular Demand: UC IT Town Hall with Eugene Whitlock

Eugene Whitlock, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources / Chief Human Resources Officer at UC Berkeley.

Join UC Berkeley Chief People & Culture Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Eugene Whitlock on Tuesday, February 2. He will continue the conversation from the October 19 town hall about “Cultivating Inclusion and Belonging During a…
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CloudLabs: How UC San Diego Deployed Remote Computer Labs in Record Time

Geisel Library at UC San Diego, Top photo credit: Geisel Library, Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego

By Valerie E. Polichar. When COVID-19 caused a pivot to remote instruction with little notice, students lost access to on-campus computer labs where they could use licensed software to complete coursework. UC San Diego’s educational technology teams sprang into action….
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UCLA Launches Major Mental Health Study to Discover Insights About Depression

An Apple Watch

By Bill Kisliuk. While the capability to diagnose cancer and heart problems has advanced by giant steps in recent years, methods to detect depression have stubbornly stayed the same for more than a century: Observe patients, and ask them how…
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COVID Notify System Goes Statewide

California COVID Notify App

By Melinda Battenberg. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on December 7, 2020, that CA Notify, the COVID exposure notification system championed by UC San Diego Health, will be available statewide on December 10. The system will make available to all California residents an important tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19.  


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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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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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UC Santa Cruz Student Corps

UCSC Student Corps

By Jim Phillips. In response to the shelter-in-place order that was instituted in California due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jay Olson, divisional liaison for the Humanities Division, Information Technology Services (ITS), brought together a group of UCSC student workers to…
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