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 Yvonne Tevis. Just a few blocks from Disneyland, the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference – the largest annual accessibility conference in the country – concluded its 34th year last week. Hosted by Cal State Northridge, the conference attracts a global audience of accessibility professionals, vendors, and people with disabilities. Yes, some people went to Disneyland every night, but during the day, they learned about techniques, strategies, and cultural practices for
By Yvonne Tevis. There you are, plugging away at work. Then you have an idea. Maybe it creeps up on you. Maybe it hits out of the blue. But it’s good, you know it. Now what? Shohreh Bozorgmehri and Eric Taggart at UC Irvine want to help. They are creating a path at UCI for ideas like yours – from that instant in your head, to articulating it, to possible implementation. It all
We are just over a month away from the 7th biannual Cyber Security Summit at UC San Francisco! This summit features all-women speakers who will present on cybersecurity topics to include risk reduction measures, cybersecurity law, election security, cybersecurity within emerging technology, and human rights. Taking place on the beautiful Mission Bay campus at UC San Francisco, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Registration is open
By Jeané Blunt. The University of California is the world’s leading public research university system. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni exchange ideas, make advancements and unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe every day. It’s no wonder that the UC IT community is constantly making headlines. Here are a few recent stories featuring our UC IT family: Tech can sift through video evidence…but can it avoid bias?
University of California and Los Alamos National Laboratory Researchers Receive $3.6M to Secure Smart Campuses
A consortium consisting of UC Riverside, UCLA, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara, together with Los Alamos National Laboratory, was awarded $3.6 million for a three-year project, “Securing smart campuses: a holistic multi-layer approach,” through the 2018 UC Laboratory Fees Research Program. The project will build security and privacy for “smart campuses” that present a microcosm of smart cities and, more generally, human cyber-physical systems, in which computer, physical,
by Leslie Yuan and Anirvan Chatterjee UCSF launched its new Clinical Trials website in late 2016 (see blog article). Developed by the Research Technology team in the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the site makes it easy for UCSF patients, doctors, and researchers to find, learn about, and engage with UCSF’s clinical trials across hundreds of different health conditions. The system features: A user-friendly search engine supporting incremental search and spell correction Dedicated landing pages for each health condition (e.g., epilepsy, liver cancer) An
Register now for the seventh biannual UC Cyber Security Summit, April 17, 2019, at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay campus. It is a full day of information and insights about cybersecurity and cyber-risk management – with the opportunity to network with peers from across the university. These summits are hosted by the UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center to provide continuing education and networking for the UC cybersecurity community. Speakers will
If hackathons are your thing, don’t miss out on registering for the NorCal Chatbot Hackathon on March 5, hosted at CSU East Bay with Salesforce. The hackathon runs 9 am to 5 pm. All are welcome! A technical background is NOT required. The purpose of the hackathon is to make responses to inquiries such as “what is my GPA, when is the dining hall open, send me my transcripts, what
Engineers have developed printable metal tags that could be attached to everyday objects and turn them into “smart” Internet of Things devices. The metal tags are made from patterns of copper foil printed onto thin, flexible, paper-like substrates and are made to reflect WiFi signals. The tags work essentially like “mirrors” that reflect radio signals from a WiFi router. When a user’s finger touches these mirrors, it disturbs the reflected
Tax season is coming and scammers soon will be sending fraudulent e-mail messages that look like legitimate tax communications. Don’t become another victim. The IRS estimates that identity thieves have already stolen more than $11 billion through tax fraud since 2012. Additionally, in 2016 alone, the IRS confirmed it discovered 787,000 identity theft tax returns totaling more than 4 billion dollars and in 2017 a record high of 16.7 million victims