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October 3, 2017

How might matter give rise to subjective experience? This question helps drive the Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley to find explanations to the mysteries of neuroscience. The Gallant Lab focuses much of its research on functional cartography of the brain, mapping areas of the brain that are involved in cognitive or motor functions.

September 28, 2017

The UC Berkeley campus community is invited to pilot test two early release Google products as part of the G Suite Early Adopter Program (EAP): Hangouts Chat and App Maker.

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September 20, 2017

Cyber attacks don’t just hit big corporations or governments or hospitals. Anything connected to networks is vulnerable, and that includes research and open science.

In general, scientists who use computers and other devices plugged into computer networks are aware of cyber threats. Often though they have little knowledge about the specific threats to systems like theirs, what to do about them, or the degree to which these threats target open science projects.

September 14, 2017

Berkeley Research Computing staff are preparing for a major upgrade to the high performance computing clusters (Savio, Vector, and Cortex) that will replace the aging Scientific Linux 6 operating system with version 7, which offers many new and frequently-requested software packages. While the clusters have been running Scientific Linux 6 since the beginning of the Berkeley Research Computing program, it is quickly reaching its end-of-life, making an upgrade essential.

The ht_helper utility is available to assist researchers in using Savio, the shared campus high performance computing (HPC) cluster, more efficiently. The utility can make a dramatic difference in maximizing the quantity of computation a researcher can perform using the Berkeley Research Computing Program’s free Faculty Computing Allowance.

September 13, 2017

You’re invited to the upcoming UC IT Town Hall, featuring San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Christine Kirkpatrick, as well as UC Santa Barbara CIO Matt Hall and UC CIO Tom Andriola. Join via Zoom.

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September 6, 2017

Undergraduate Applicant Admitted and Intent to Register (SIRed) headcount data for the 2017-18 academic year is now available in the Cal Answers Student Applicants -> Undergraduate Applicants dashboard reports. While this installment provides an update to the 2017-18 Admit and SIRed data, the final data for the current academic year will be loaded with the third installment scheduled for October 2017. Each data load updates and overwrites the numbers displayed. 

August 31, 2017

ETS is excited to introduce the Gradescope tool to the campus community. Thanks to feedback from instructors and a dedicated group of testers, we are pleased to announce that Berkeley has signed a contract with Gradescope giving campus instructors access to all of the features available in this assignment grading tool.

August 29, 2017

Business Intelligence Journal

In recent years, the concept of technical debt has gained attention as a key factor to consider when designing a system, developing code,
or managing a software implementation. This article proposes that a technical-debt manage­ment strategy can be a powerful driver of efficiencies and data quality improvements in the data warehouse.

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August 28, 2017

This year’s University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) included a new track -- Research IT -- and was hosted at the beautiful UC San Diego (UCSD) campus August 7–9, 2017. The annual conference gathered together over 500 people from all 10 UC campuses, 3 Medical Center campuses, and the Office of the President.

August 24, 2017

The latest CSS HR/APS ServiceNow release is live as of August 24! Starting today, Campus will make HR service requests for Staff Recruitment, Staff Extension, Staff Waiver of Recruitment, Staff Mass Hiring, and Classification and Reclassification utilizing new online forms in ServiceNow

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August 17, 2017

Qingkai Kong aims to solve some of these real world problems through his work on the MyShake app, which was released to the public on Android in February 2016.

August 16, 2017

ffective August 1, 2017, Research IT, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and Educational Technology Services (ETS) have been aligned into a single portfolio.

Members of the One IT community at UC Berkeley gathered Tuesday, July 18, for the annual IT Summit. This year’s theme was Lead From Where You Are, with tracks focused on strategies and tactics related to the Reimagining IT Strategic Plan

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August 11, 2017

Research IT’s innovative approach to supporting digital humanities was on display in multiple venues at the international Digital Humanities 2017 conference, held from August 8-11, 2017 at McGill University in Montreal.

August 9, 2017

Often by fluke. Six months could pass and someone would casually mention a great resource. For example, the UCCSC listserv, which for a long time was the only way to communicate across locations to a broad group of IT personnel.

August 8, 2017

UC IT Blog

Ten teams across the University of California won the 2017 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 today (Aug. 8, 2017) at the UC Computing Services Conference in San Diego.

August 2, 2017

Ray Lee of UC Berkeley’s Research IT department is the lead for the CollectionSpace UI rewrite project, code-named “Drydock.” The following piece describes progress in improving record types, template selection, and custom validation functionality in CollectionSpace. This work is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to LYRASIS, CollectionSpace’s institutional home.

July 31, 2017

Google SItes is now available for bConnected users.

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