Tag Archive: UCLA

Privacy and Its Big Brother, #internet50

A giant blue eye with lines of binary code written over it

By Kent Wada. In case you missed it, the people of the State of California have voted to include privacy as an inalienable right. Go look for yourself: it’s right there in Article 1, Section 1 of the California Constitution:1

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION,…
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Up Your Game: Build a Data-Driven App with UCLA’s ZAP

By Rose Rocchio. Do you want to modernize your communications, ease off on the email? Learn how UCLA’s Zenith App Platform (ZAP) can help you build “an app for that.”

Using ZAP, UC organizations can create the mobile environment…
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Webinar: UC and FireEye Present the Higher-Ed Cybersecurity Strategy

Webinar speakers, Monte Ratzlaff and Christian Schreiber.

 Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Description: Colleges and universities house significant amounts of sensitive and valuable data in their IT systems, and often have insufficient defenses in place, making them prime targets for cybercriminals….
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Going Serverless with the UCLA Writing Center’s Scheduling App

Two young women studying at a table

By John A. Lynch. In Fall 2017, UCLA Humanities Technology was faced with needing to undertake a major PHP version upgrade of a locally hosted, custom application that provides web-based 24/7 scheduling for thousands of appointments annually for the…
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UCLA Researchers Using Data-Driven Approach to Make Earthquakes Less Damaging

Several apartment buildings collapsed in the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake.

By Amy Akmal. The 1994 Northridge earthquake was one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. Fifty-seven people died, more than 8,700 were injured, and property damages amounted to billions of dollars. In the 25 years since the 6.7…
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Scientists Create Fire-Retardant Sensors for Safety Gear in Harsh Environments

The fire-retardant triboelectric nanogenerator mounted on a work boot.

By Meghan Steele Horan.

Imagine a device that could stand up to even the most intense fires so that it could automatically signal others when a firefighter is immobilized on the job.

UCLA researchers and colleagues at two other universities…
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UCLA Health Receives Award for Technologies that Improve Patient Outcomes

By Shadee Ashtari.

In March, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) awarded the 2018 HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence to UCLA Health for its progressive use of health care information technology (IT) to improve patient outcomes…
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