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January 31, 2019

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January 11, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to inform you that, beginning today, students and faculty will benefit from the integration of Blackboard Ally software into bCourses – one of our Digital Learning Initiative(link is external) efforts to make digital content more accessible and user-friendly for all UC Berkeley students.

December 3, 2018

UC IT Blog

Learn from Cisco professionals about the new UC contract with EPlus for Cisco procurement and about UC’s formal strategic relationship with Cisco. You may think of routing and switching as the core Cisco technologies. Well, over the past few years Cisco has made significant acquisitions in the areas of security, data center, cloud, collaboration, and analytics. Rather than a technical overview of each product, the webinar will provide a high-level description of the products, services, and software, and all areas where you can utilize the new contract pricing and rebate program.

November 7, 2018

UC IT Blog

 On December 12, hundreds of innovators and change champions will converge at the University of California, San Diego, for the second annual Process Palooza conference.

Launched in 2017, the event is a chance to compete, learn, and initiate a practice of change. This year the movement extends an open invitation to all University of California campuses.


Co-hosted by UCSD IT Services and Extension, this year’s conference is set for Wednesday, December 12, at the UCSD Price Center.

October 3, 2018

UC IT Blog

Every new cyber-attack or scam seems to be accompanied by a barrage of cybersecurity tips, pointers, dos and don’ts that we’re expected to follow to keep ourselves and our families safe and secure. While sometimes specific tips and awareness messages are important, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and tune it all out.

June 13, 2018

The June 6 UC IT Town Hall was a must-watch event! Dr. Kyle Lewis, professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara, spoke on the traits of effective teams and how to become a successful teammate.

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June 4, 2018

During the school year it’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day, and become so busy keeping up with work and homelife, that we don’t always make time for ourselves to grow personally or professionally. That’s why I am encouraging you, my UC Berkeley colleagues, to take some time to learn something new this summer.

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May 30, 2018

How often do you say, “This drives me crazy! Someone should fix it.”? Hey, how about you?

All of us have ideas about how to improve things. We see processes that should get fixed, but we don’t really consider doing something ourselves.

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May 24, 2018

Cal Answers Financials and BAIRS Community,

May 22, 2018

Cal Answers Financials and BAIRS Community,

May 17, 2018

The Financial Aid and Scholarship team partnered with Cal Answers to create a new subject area, Student Financial Aid, to accommodate data from both the Student Information Systems (SIS) and the legacy system ProSAM. We moved the existing Cal Answers Student Financial Aid and Student Affordabilitydashboards (previously found under the subject area Student Financials) into the new subject area. 

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May 16, 2018

UC IT Blog

May 17, 2018, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day or “GAAD,” as they say.

What does that mean? Well, walk for a minute in someone else’s shoes – particularly someone who is disabled and has to use assistive technology to surf the web, watch a video, or complete an online form.

When you do that, you’ll understand why IT needs to be designed to be accessible to the people who use assistive technologies like screen readers.

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Save the date for the next UC IT Town Hall – June 6 at 10:00 a.m. The featured speaker will be Professor Kyle Lewis, chair and professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara.  Her research examines how organizations leverage individual and collective knowledge. She examines the performance of teams, especially those teams engaged in knowledge work such as professional services, new product development, and project-based tasks.

It’s three months and counting until UCCSC!

Conference Registration

  • Conference registration fees are $175 (session presenters are comped* as are UCCSC Ambassadors)
  • Registration opens for session presenters in one week – on May 18th
  • Registration opens for everyone on May 25

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May 15, 2018

Berkeley News

UC Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, whose world-class collections range from Egyptian mummy sarcophagi to Peruvian textiles to Native American baskets, has opened a digital portal to expand public access to its collections of more than 3 million objects, photographs, films and sound recordings.

May 11, 2018

How computers see is the through-line running from Lazar Supic’s Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, to his UC Berkeley PhD in Nuclear Engineering, to his current work as a Postdoc in UC Berkeley’s DeepDrive Industry Consortium (BDD). His work has taken a path that began with computer vision in robots, moved to gamma-ray tracking in atomic reactions, and now focuses on machine learning for automotive perception.

April 26, 2018

Google has released a new version of Gmail that includes highly anticipated features like snoozing(link is external)smart reply(link is external), and the ability to use Google Calendar, Keep, Tasks, and Add-ons(link

April 20, 2018

The Cal Answers Financials General Ledger (GL) Reporting dashboard is now available. The reports in this dashboard replace the GL summary and detail reports in BAIRS with Cal Answers functionality and global access to campus financial data.