Tag Archive: COVID-19

Celebrate CITRIS Day, Nov. 16

CITRIS Day, Save the Date, November 16, 2021, Celebrating 20 years of innovation and impact

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) will celebrate its 20th anniversary on CITRIS Day, November 16, from 1 – 2 p.m. This virtual public showcase will feature academic leaders, industry executives and public…
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Masks in the Making: UCD Health IT Project Manager Coordinates Community COVID Project

Several multi-colored face masks

By Yvonne Tevis. Colleen Gordon doesn’t sew—but early in the pandemic she co-founded a mask-making project that produced 6,000 home-sewn masks—masks that would go to neighbors, patients, the homeless, and anyone who needed one.

An IT project manager for UC…
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When Everyone Must Separate, Technology Keeps Us Together

On-campus essential workers Matthew Tendroch (seated) and Justin Hsieh are from the UCI Office of Information Technology’s Wellness, Health & Counseling Services desktop support team, serving the Student Health Center. Steve Zylius / UCI

By Sheri Ledbetter. Kian Colestock, associate vice chancellor and chief information officer in UCI’s Office of Information Technology, recalls the weekend in which he learned that his unit would be supporting the technological transition of a major research university to an…
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Team of UCLA Health Women Led the Rapid Shift to Telehealth

A nurse helps an elderly patient read a tablet in the hospital

By Lindsay Brooker. When the pandemic took the medical community by surprise in early 2020, the UCLA Health system quickly pivoted to moving as many patients as possible into virtual settings. Almost overnight, many primary care check-ins, surgical follow-ups, and…
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UCD Health Creates Dashboard to Consolidate COVID Vaccination Information

By Kristen Godfrey. The vaccination effort is a national emergency. UC Davis Health needed to manage its response in a data-driven way to ensure that we identified and targeted our efforts to those most vulnerable to contracting COVID-19.

To achieve…
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Bringing Hands-on STEM Learning Home for the Pandemic

Among the UCLA graduate students who have led online workshops (top row): Jesus Iniguez, Liv Heidenreich and Musibau Francis Jimoh; and (bottom row): Shreya Patel, Cheylene Tanimoto and Ashley Jiwon Shin.

By Wayne Lewis. For 16 years, the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has presented educational events for K–12 students and professional development workshops for teachers.

The programs, meant to excite young people about nanoscience — a field that…
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A Building Density Dashboard: How UCB Does COVID-19 Space Planning

UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

By Rita Rosenthal. UC Berkeley teamed up with Google to launch a building density dashboard that assists space planners with developing and monitoring space usage during the pandemic. Prior to the dashboard, the task of tracking density and space usage…
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Supporting the Tech behind Campus COVID-19 Testing

Assistant professor Juliet Morrison test run equipment in the COVID-19 testing lab on Monday, August 10, 2020, at the Multidisciplinary Research Building at UC Riverside . Researchers are preparing the lab that will be used for rapidly testing students, staff, and faculty members. (UCR/Stan Lim)

By Alexandra Chrystal. COVID-19 presented UCR with many new challenges. Access to technology that allows us to continue to learn, teach, and work remotely is now a requirement rather than a convenience, and ITS is proud to have helped mobilize…
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