The Higher Ed blogosphere is a fantastic resource for discovering the most important trends and pressing topics for Higher Ed professionals. Here you can find a collection of non-tech Higher Ed blog articles from around the web. We are constantly updating this list from some of our favorite sources.
By Julia Chen. This past June, over 100 speakers from around the world convened in Cotes de Acardins, Haiti, at the second annual Haiti Tech Summit. Among them was UC Irvine Dean Michael Dennin, a renowned scientist, author, and professor. The conference, organized by the Global Startup Ecosystem, brings together scholars and innovators to discuss the ability of new technology to revitalize Haiti’s entrepreneurial economy. As dean of Undergraduate Education
By Robert Smith. The University of California has a brand new information security policy! UC President Janet Napolitano signed the policy, BFB-IS-3: Electronic Information Security Policy, on September 7, 2018. In an increasingly collaborative world that depends upon shared electronic information, UC recognizes that it is essential to create and implement an information security policy that guides the protection and availability of our systems and data. UC began a process
UC campuses are gearing up for their annual October cybersecurity education campaigns. These include a few events, open to everyone, that you may want to attend. The events are listed below, but check the event information on the systemwide security website for any updates. Security for Personal Apple Devices, Oct. 16, 11 am – noon; and Cybersecurity and Human Trafficking – What You Need to Know, Oct. 16 noon
By Claire Mizumoto. Research Cyberinfrastructure…Research IT… Research Facilitator…Research Champion…. concierge… white glove… Whatever you choose to call it, it’s direct “high-touch” support for campus researchers. The overall objective is to advance researchers’ work and increase sponsored research at the University of California. The details of how it’s done at each institution differ by campus but as the research IT – or research facilitation – community grows across UC, we can
By Savannah Gray. Fun sessions that bring people together at the annual UC Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) are the “birds of a feather” meeting. Separate from the formal agenda of events, these are organized by different communities of interest as a convenient way to get together in person, since many participants would be traveling to the conference anyway. This year, the IT project managers held their first BOF, having launched
By Robert Sanders. You may not have heard of Jupyter Notebooks, but they’re taking the data science world by storm and becoming the go-to tool for sharing and improving computer code, documents, data visualizations and more. Students in UC Berkeley’s fastest-growing course, Foundations of Data Science, use the software tool, as do those in the upper division course Principles and Techniques of Data Science, both offered as part of UC Berkeley’s
Register now for the UC Cyber Summit at UC Riverside on October 24. Seats are filling up fast for this popular biannual event. The summits are hosted by the UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center to provide continuing education and networking for the UC cybersecurity community. Everyone at UC has a role to play in supporting cybersecurity and many of the session topics are pertinent to the broader UC community as well.
By Julia Chen. This year’s annual UC Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) saw over 600 attendees and 150 sessions, making it the largest conference yet. UC IT professionals gathered at UC Davis for three days of fantastic panels, activities, and networking opportunities. The theme, “Sustainable Technology,” focused on maximizing efficiency, creating less waste, and preserving resources in IT. Check out the video recap of UCCSC 2018 to see the beautiful UC
By Jeané Blunt. I recently attended the University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) at UC Davis. This year’s conference was held August 13-15th and had over 600 attendees, making it the largest since UCCSC’s inception in 1983. Being a first-time attendee (and a fairly new UC employee) I didn’t know what to expect. I assumed there would be workshops, mixers and networking opportunities – but UCCSC delivered so much
By Jeremy Rosenberg. UC Berkeley recently completed a whirlwind project to enroll all 25,000 staff and faculty into its 2-Step verification program (and even managed to pick up 6,000 students along the way). To meet the aggressive schedule set by the CIO and the chancellor, the Berkeley Identity and Access Management team – aka CalNet – blanketed the campus from February 15 to April 16 with posters, drop-in sessions, ambassador
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