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 Adrian Mohuczy-Dominiak. My team was putting the final touches in place for the April 2020 UC Cyber Security Summit. Then the world was hit with a pandemic. Our in-person event was no longer an option. We didn’t want to give up on our goal of information sharing and community building, so we decided to act quickly to transform the event into a virtual format. Thanks to hard work, determination, and a little luck, we created a successful virtual event in
UCLA will host the Virtual UC Tech 2020 event next Tuesday, August 11! The deadline to register is this Friday, August 7. This event will focus on UC’s Response to COVID-19. Topics will include remote working, learning and research, as well as UC Health IT efforts. This event will include dynamic speakers, virtual breakout sessions, and a keynote panel titled “The New Normal: Remote Teams Best Practices During COVID-19.” Vanessa
By Traci Farrell. True or false: Different types of UC data require different levels of protection. Do I even have to tell you the answer? (Hint: It’s true.) At UCSF, our data powers our work in healthcare, research, education, and administration. In short, our data is everything to our mission of advancing health worldwide. Like all UCs, our data landscape is vast – we generate and work with many types
Do you wish you could get COVID-19 information directly from the experts? Get help sorting fact from fiction? You’re in luck! Physicians at UC San Diego Health have launched the COVID-19 Grand Rounds Series, a six-part, live video symposium focusing on topics related to the SARS-COV-2 pandemic. Each week’s live show will feature a special guest from the medical community. Hosted by UC San Diego Health physicians Christopher Longhurst and
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 do: placing wood blocks in the correct slot of a shape-sorting cube, connecting one plastic Lego brick to another, attaching stray parts to a toy airplane. Yet the real innovation
By Annelie Rugg. We’re well past 100 days of the COVID-19 quarantine and still counting. Everything we thought we knew, including how to balance work and life, has required us to change, at least for now. And while we yearn for an end to things like supply shortages and event cancellations, there are some positive work adaptations that we might actually want to keep; that have made things, surprisingly, better.
Registration for the Virtual UC Tech Webinar on August 11, 2020, is now open. The theme is “The UC Response to COVID-19.” Registration is required but there is no registration fee. Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your day, check out the program schedule now! The annual UC Tech Conference brings together IT professionals, including students and faculty, from across the University of California to learn from each
By Rita Rosenthal. Like many colleges and universities across the country, the demand for technical teams to expand existing services or build new services in support of the campus community during COVID-19 has been at a steady hum. Early in March, as news of the pandemic began to ramp up, UC Berkeley’s Deputy CIO Jenn Stringer started to gather key IT partners twice weekly to
By Katie Chappell. Getting hands-on project experience is critical for most students in any field. At UC Irvine, in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science, all ICS majors are required to take a capstone course so they have the opportunity to stretch themselves beyond classroom learning, while benefitting local non-profits, corporations, and even UCI. The projects range from websites and mobile apps, to non-coding projects, like analyzing
By Kevin H. Souza. In 2018 the news media broke stories about the company Cambridge Analytica and its questionable business practices. News services reported that the company acquired personal data of Facebook users from an academic who had collected the data for research purposes and, in turn, sold or used the information. The case sparked a wakeup call regarding the privacy of information for individuals and institutions alike – and
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