Tag Archive: UC Berkeley

Save the Date: Oct. 19 UC IT Town Hall

Eugene Whitlock, UC Berkeley chief people and culture officer, and assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources

Save the date for the next UC IT Town Hall on October 19, 2:30 – 3:30. The featured speaker is Eugene Whitlock, UC Berkeley chief people and culture officer, and assistant vice chancellor for Human Resources. He will talk…
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With a Hop, a Skip and a Jump, High-Flying Robot Leaps Over Obstacles With Ease

Since first unveiling Salto in 2016, UC Berkeley researchers have upgraded the robot with a host of new abilities. Now, it can navigate an obstacle course with ease and go on walks through Berkeley’s campus.

By Kara Manke. Topping out at less than a foot, Salto the robot looks like a Star Wars imperial walker in miniature. But don’t be fooled by its size — this little robot has a mighty spring in its step….
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A Home for Hands-on Student Innovation: UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute

b.Print’s at home 3D braille printer. Photo by Gibson Chu, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation.

By Chasiri Sherron. “We knew that we wanted to focus our efforts on a project that could actually be used to benefit others,” UC Berkeley student Joshua Ott said. He and his teammates Matthew Drake, Tony Kim, and Andrew Ansell…
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Register to Attend the UCI Women in Tech Panel

Women in Tech Virtual Panel: New Environments, New Opportunities

Event: Altered Environments, New Opportunities
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Register now for the inaugural event of UCI Women in Tech, Altered Environments, New Opportunities. The panel will feature UC IT leaders…
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Learning to Learn

BRETT, the Berkeley Robot for the Elimination of Tedious Tasks.

When children play with toys, they learn about the world around them — and today’s robots aren’t all that different. At UC Berkeley’s Robot Learning Lab, groups of robots are working to master the same kinds of tasks that kids…
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COVID-19 Relief Targets Vulnerable Students, More Aid Needed

At Crossroads Dining Hall, volunteers packed grocery bags on April 21 for needy members of the campus community. The bags were taken to pick-up sites around UC Berkeley and also delivered to students who couldn’t leave their homes. (Photo by Natalia Gillis Semeraro)

Sheltered in place in West Covina, in her family’s tiny two-bedroom apartment, UC Berkeley junior Cindy Mendez Moreno tries to muster motivation to study in the dark, while her parents and three sisters sleep. Only then is it quiet, with…
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WITI Works toward a More Inclusive Tech Future

WITI@UC hosts an annual Women in Tech Symposium. This year it was held March 6 and the theme was Reimagining Cybersecurity for All.

By Chasiri Sherron. I met Jill Finlayson on the UC Berkeley campus, at the headquarters of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute. “Have you been here before? It’s pretty…
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Cal Esports: Champions of Gaming and Community

Three photo collage: first photo of Kirk Robles holding a Cal Esports trophy, second photo of outside the Cal Esports Community Center, third photo of inside the Cal Esports Community Center

By JeanĂ© Blunt. UC Berkeley opened the Cal Esports Community Center in 2018. I spoke with Kirk Robles, associate director of business development in the Division of Student Affairs, UC Berkeley, to ask about the center’s goals and how…
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UC IT in the News

"Beyond the Valley" book cover, screen reader error, kids looking at phones (three photos)

By Jeané Blunt. For over 150 years, UC has expanded the horizons of what we know about ourselves and our world. The University’s prestige is based in large part on the exceptional research conducted by UC researchers in every discipline.

Here…
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