Tag Archive: inclusion

Words Matter: Creating a Culture of Change to Reframe Bias Language

"Words matter" written with Scrabble blocks

By Shohreh Bozorgmehri, Kim Owe, Sundar Thiru, and John Torello. In information technology, we are familiar with jargon. Non-technical colleagues often point out our “techie” lexicon. The impact of some IT terminology, though, goes beyond misunderstanding. It can perpetuate a…
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Manisha Kanodia Is First Recipient of Inclusive Excellence Awards from UC San Diego IT Services

Manish Kanodia

By Mark Hersberger. Manisha Kanodia happily worked in the tech industry for over a decade without ever noticing any gender disparities or inequality. But an illuminating sequence of events starting in 2018 changed her outlook, and transformed her into a…
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UC Tech Assembly: Black Leaders Panel Recording

UC Tech Assembly, Black Leaders Panel. February 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Photos: L-R: Van Williams, Carmen Robinson, Al Covington, and Charron Andrus

Watch the UC Tech Assembly: Black Leaders Panel, which took place on Monday, February 28. The discussion featured Black members of our UC Tech community from various levels of leadership. Topics ranged from personal stories to allyship advice, to…
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Initiative Aims to Accelerate Equity in Computing and Technology Fields

A building on UCLA's campus

By Josh McDonald. The UCLA School of Education and Information Studies has launched Momentum: Accelerating Equity in Computing and Technology, an important research initiative to diversify computing…
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A Sense of Belonging

Graduate STEM students in a UCSB Lab

By Shelly Leachman. Aiming to fortify and grow the STEM talent pipeline at Hispanic-serving institutions, UC Santa Barbara has embarked on a collaborative grant project funded by the National Science Foundation. The NSF INCLUDES Planning Grant was awarded to the…
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Bringing Inclusive Language into IT

A group of people using inclusive language, through word bubbles.

By Katie Chappell and Kristen McIntyre. In recognition that language is essential to an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is piloting an Inclusive IT Language Guide for the IT community at UCI….
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UC Merced Brings NSF ‘Computer Science for All’ Program to Merced Schools

A teacher does a science experiment in front of students

By Leigh Bernacchi. The technology world is punctuated by startups, and UC Merced is “starting up” its own program to invigorate computer science education in the San Joaquin Valley. The National Science Foundation awarded a $300,000, two-year grant to support…
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UC Participates in the First Intersegmental DEI Summit for IT

Raised hands in all different colors of the rainbow

For the first time ever, California’s three segments of public higher education came together to present and discuss their approaches to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the information technology (IT) function. The goal of the half-day Intersegmental DEI…
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