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UC Women Rock IT: Achievements during the Pandemic

Jessica Mentesoglu Powell at UCLA's CLICC Pickup

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the UC Women in Technology Committee presents a visual timeline of UC women working in IT who have contributed to helping the university address the pandemic. They may work in education technology, IT…
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Student Medical Records at UC San Diego Make Epic Change and a California First

UC San Diego Student Health and Well-Being offers campus-based health services to enrolled students with an annual volume of approximately 85,000 visits. Photo credit: UC San Diego Publications

By J. Jeffery Reeves, Stacie San Miguel, Reina Juarez, Joseph Behymer, Kevin M. Ramotar, and Patricia Maysent. Across the nation, top universities offer comprehensive health services to more than 20 million students in the form of primary, urgent and mental…
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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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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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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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Going Virtual in 25 days: The Transformation Journey of the UC Cyber Security Summit

Screenshot from UC Cyber Security Summit website

 By Adrian Mohuczy-Dominiak. My team was putting the final touches in place for the April 2020 UC Cyber Security Summit. Then the world was hit with a pandemic. Our in-person event was no longer an option.   

We didn’t want to give up on our goal of information…
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How ITS Has Helped UCR Transition to Remote Learning

ITS provides drive-thru distribution of laptops in its Loan2Learn program. (UCR/ITS)

By Imran Ghori. Ensuring that UC Riverside students, faculty, and staff members can access proper equipment and technology has been a key part of the campus’ transition to remote learning and working.

Information Technology Solutions, or ITS,…
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AI Enables Rapid COVID-19 Lung Imaging Analysis at UCSD Health

Chest X-rays from a patient with COVID-19 pneumonia, original x-ray (left) and AI-for-pneumonia result (right). Patient has a pacemaker device and an enlarged heart, which indicates that the AI algorithm is powerful enough to work even when the patient has underlying health issues.

By Heather Buschman, PhD. For most patients who have died of COVID-19, the pandemic disease caused by a novel coronavirus, the ultimate cause of death was pneumonia, a condition in which inflammation and fluid buildup make it difficult to breathe….
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