Tag Archive: innovation

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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UC Gets Systemwide Agreement for Gradescope Online Grading System

By Roshni Pratap.

A new systemwide agreement is in place for Gradescope, effective April 2, 2019.

What is Gradescope?

Gradescope is a market leader in the digital grading space designed to make grading more consistent, fair, and efficient. Gradescope…
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Informatics Department Receives $1.1M to Study Socially Responsible AI

Artificial intelligence, silhouette of a face with digital signage

By Shani Murray.

How do we build systems that proactively promote values of inclusion? This is one of the questions the Department of Informatics hopes to tackle over the next few years, thanks to a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National…
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UCD Health Is Ready: Health Information Exchange when Disaster Strikes

By Michael Marchant.

After the disastrous California wildfires, how did the many, many displaced people – separated from their local clinics, doctors’ offices, medical records, even medications – get care? How did providers and first responders treat them, when they…
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Young UC Merced Student Developing Smartphone Diagnostics for Alzheimer’s

Kumaran Akilan presented his research on using a smartphone to potentially diagnose Alzheimer's disease at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.

Alzheimer’s disease affects people all over the world and Kumaran Akilan’s family is no different.

As the first-year student from Cupertino waits to see if his grandfather’s mild cognitive impairment…
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UCSD IT Services Leading the Way with Collaborative, Flexible Work Environment

the redesigned IT Services works space at UC San Diego

When describing the ideal work environment, Vince Kellen, UC San Diego’s chief information officer, likes to use a sports illustration. He recounts the time when he sat next to an NHL recruiter at one of his son’s youth…
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It’s Finals and I Need a Computer! UCSD Library Finds Innovation through Imperfect Iteration

students viewing a chart that lists available computers in the UCSD Geisel Library

By Jessica Hilt.

The Geisel Library is one of the busiest places on the UC San Diego campus, especially during finals week. Students pack the tables, group study rooms, and couches. But the space isn’t the only reason. It’s also…
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