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 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
By Tom Andriola. Over 200 people learned about and subscribed to the UC IT Blog at this year’s UCCSC. This is just fantastic. That’s 200 more people who will read your UC stories; 200 more people who will learn about events, ideas, and opportunities across UC IT; 200 more people who can discover colleagues at other campuses and make connections, maybe via UC Tech Slack or our LinkedIn group or
The West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego is one of four regional big data hubs partner sites awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the initial development of a data storage network during the next two years. Other partners include Johns Hopkins University and University of Chicago, awarded a $300K EAGER for Open Storage
Ten teams across the University of California won the 2018 Larry L. Sautter Award for using information technology to make university operations more effective and efficient and to better serve faculty, staff, students and patients. Systemwide Chief Information Officer Tom Andriola announced the winners Aug. 14, 2018, at the UC Computing Services Conference in Davis. The annual award, which is sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership Council, recognizes collaborative