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.
Don’t miss the inaugural Intersegmental IT Summit: Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion on Thursday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Technology professionals, and information technology in general, play a critical role in eliminating structural barriers to education. The California Community College (CCC), Cal State University (CSU), and University of California (UC) systems are committed to enhancing opportunities for all members of these communities. Register now for this free
By Robert Sanders. Fans of Candy Crush Saga, Flow Free or Minesweeper should check out a challenging new mobile game app, hexxed, that will stretch your brain as it helps brain researchers understand human strategic thinking and perhaps improve the reasoning of artificial intelligence. The puzzle game was released this month through Apple’s App Store and Google Play by neuroscientist Gautam Agarwal and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal.
By Lindsey Terra. In the spirit of partnership and digital transformation, a recent collaboration between Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) and Design, Facilities, and Safety Services (DFSS) integrated two software applications — EnergyCAP and PeopleSoft — that reduced user workload by 70 percent. Because of this effort, DFSS presented ETS with the ACE (Acknowledging Commitment and Excellence) Partnership Award for the integration of PeopleSoft with EnergyCAP, a third-party software that helps staff manage campus
By Jeané Blunt. Last April, most of us were adjusting to the stay-at-home order, trying to set up a workspace in our home, or watching COVID-19 news 24/7. Dani Barker and her team were doing the same. The only difference is they were also trying to figure out how to plan a graduation for thousands of UC Santa Cruz students, in less than two months, while adhering to the new
Anna Sackmann co-authored this post with Amy Neeser. Libraries have historically served as a hub for access to technology by providing publicly available computers with access to the Internet and workshops on technology topics. Academic libraries Research IT commonly house their own internal information technology (IT) team to serve unique needs in acquisition, resource management, access, discovery, and preservation of research materials. However, these internal teams are not designed to address
COVID-19 presented UCR with many new challenges. Access to technology that allows us to continue to learn, teach, and work remotely is now a requirement rather than a convenience, and ITS is proud to have helped mobilize campus in the face of unforeseen time and resource limitations. As essential campus work and research continued, however, UCR also recognized the need to implement on-site COVID-19 testing technology. In September ITS was engaged by Dr. Kenneth Han of Student
By Katie Chappell. Many of us consider ourselves allies to underrepresented groups. We recognize our privileges in terms of education, ethnicity, gender, and networks, and we want to support those around us who may be less visible or represented. Between intention and action, however, there can be a disconnect. A recent event hosted by Women in Technology at UCI, featuring author and speaker Karen Catlin, aimed to provide guidance for real and daily actions each person can take to become
By Jeané Blunt and Robert Smith. Today, March 31, is World Backup Day. It serves as a reminder to backup (or create a second copy of) all important files. At one time of another, we’ve all experienced data loss—whether a computer crashed while writing a paper, a phone fell in the pool, or a USB drive was misplaced. Data loss can be devastating, but it’s also completely avoidable. Backup Personal
By Shani Murray. To all the aspiring women in STEM out there, know that there is a group of alumni from UCI’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) who have your back. On March 5, 2021, in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, the ICS Alumni Chapter curated a diverse panel of ambitious, trailblazing women from a variety of industries to have a dialogue about inclusivity, respect
The deadline to submit proposals for the June 2021 Information Security Symposium is this Friday, April 2. Proposals should include your session title, a brief description, and your intended audience. To submit your proposal, go to the Information Security Symposium website and select the “Proposals” tab. If you need to make any changes to your proposal after April 2, please contact [email protected] Whether you are planning to present or attend the
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