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May 26, 2023

 UC Tech, resilient, rising, reinspired, UC Tech 2023

UC Colleagues,

The countdown is on! We are less than two months away from UC Tech 2023: Resilient, Rising, and Reinspired. This message is chock full of conference info, please share with your networks!

May 23, 2023

To campus members with Berkeley Desktop-managed computers,

You are receiving this message because you have been identified as having a Berkeley Desktop-managed University computer. Berkeley Desktop provides a reliable, secure, and integrated computing environment that reduces the amount of time you have to spend keeping your machine updated and secure. 

May 19, 2023

This week, The Current at UC San Diego IT Services aired a podcast about the 2023 UC Tech Conference, featuring, Van Williams, University of California VP of IT and Chief Information Officer, Joseph Bengfort, CIO, UC San Francisco Medical Center and Campus, and Faye Snowden, Manager, Technology Program Office at UC Berkeley.

The panelists discussed:

May 18, 2023

The UC Board of Regents today voted to establish UC Berkeley’s College of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS), the campus’s first new college in more than 50 years.

May 17, 2023

To campus faculty and staff,

We want to honor all employees’ lived identities. This includes enabling employees to set their Lived Name (sometimes referred to as Preferred Name) in the main UC systems of record. As part of UCOP’s Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN) Policy, the process for employees and HR affiliates to set their Lived Names is changing. You are receiving this email because you are a faculty member, staff member, or HR affiliate in the UCPath system and these upcoming changes may impact you.

May 16, 2023

To our campus community,

Beginning July 5, 2023 new storage limits will be applied to all UC Berkeley Google accounts; however, only 2% of accounts will be impacted by the new limits. This fall, we will be working closely with those customers who need to reduce their Google content to make the process as stress-free as possible. Here are the next steps in the process:

May 5, 2023

April 28, 2023

April 27, 2023

Dear One IT colleagues,

We are excited to host our second annual One IT Celebration Picnic. Join your fellow One ITers to meet new folx, build stronger relationships, and (most importantly) play some fun games on the lawn! 

April 26, 2023

Dear One IT Colleagues,

Awards season is upon us, and I’m very happy to announce that several of our One IT colleagues have been recognized for their outstanding achievements over the past year. 

April 24, 2023

April 20, 2023

By now, many of you have noticed storage limits on your UC Berkeley-provided Google accounts. These limits were put in place in January 2023 as part of the larger Google Cost Reduction Project. You can find your storage limit and usage in your Google account settings

April 17, 2023

One IT colleagues,

This message is to inform you about a new network service requirement that was implemented at the end of March 2023. All new campus subnets need to be secured by either a bSecure Departmental firewall or the bSecure Shared Firewall service. In the past, selecting one of these services was optional when a new subnet was created.

April 12, 2023

April 7, 2023

UC Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Technology companies are racing to release increasingly powerful artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Some researchers claim this technology exhibits artificial general intelligence (AGI), a significant milestone where AI could independently learn and complete tasks like human beings.

April 6, 2023

Charron Andrus, Associate Chief Information Security Officer (ACISO) at UC Berkeley, recently spent time talking with the UC IT Blog team about her work and vision for improved diversity in the UC tech management and leadership community. 

March 28, 2023

Please join us in congratulating Jake Harwood on his promotion to Senior Information Security Manager. In this new role, Jake will have direct oversight of the Security Operations, Security Assessment, and Security Development teams. Jake will continue to report to me in this new role.

While we work to backfill the Security Operations Manager role that Jake is leaving, John Ives has graciously agreed to step in as Interim Manager.