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July 26, 2017

As both a visiting doctoral candidate at UCLA’s Department of Sociology and a lecturer in the School of Information’s Master of Information and Data Science program (MIDS), Brooks Ambrose needed an efficient way to organize and switch between his different workflows throughout the day.

July 18, 2017

Thirty-five leaders from campuses and medical centers joined the UC IT Leadership Academy at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to discuss some of the most important issues facing them today.

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The bSecure project is a new initiative from the Network Operations & Services and Information Security & Policy teams to replace legacy firewalls and VPN, and provide proactive security technologies to Campus.

The bSecure team invites you to join us for a series of Town Hall events this month. All are welcome and existing Campus firewall customers are strongly encouraged to attend.

July 17, 2017

Google Hangouts and Inbox will be available for all bConnected account holders starting today.

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June 30, 2017

Do you have a favorite dashboard tab view in Cal Answers that you keep re-creating by filtering and managing the data table? Cal Answers Saved Customizations provide an efficient option for saving that favorite view so you can easily display without having to filter and arrange your data table.

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June 29, 2017

Want to learn how to navigate the Cal Answers student data subject areas to access, format and print your data tables? Sign up to attend one of our upcoming 2-hour hands-on Cal Answers Basic Navigation Training classes in University Hall(link is external), room 28.

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June 22, 2017

There are a ton of reasons why one should register for the upcoming UC Computing Services Conference. However, here are a few of my favorites:

  1. It’s fun! Tucked between the eucalyptus trees and the sea is the IT social event of the year! Opening night reception will be at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, making this one of the most spectacular UCCSCs yet.

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June 20, 2017

Communications can make or break your IT project. When UC Irvine undertook a potentially contentious pilot of a new campus-wide LMS, our comprehensive communication strategy led to solid participation and eventual adoption of the system. We’ll share our processes, framework, templates, and strategies for successfully navigating IT change communication.

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June 13, 2017

Before the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program brought the Savio cluster online in 2013, Slaybaugh and several of her fellow NE professors ran their computation on an internally-managed cluster. As she sees it, “there’s some benefit to having [a private cluster], because then we get complete control over the system.

June 2, 2017

Singularity is an emerging software tool that facilitates the movement of software applications and workflows between computational environments -- from a researcher’s laptop, to Berkeley’s high-performance computing cluster, Savio, to XSEDE’s national-scale clusters (e.g., Jetstre

June 1, 2017

Increasingly, the scale of data analysis means that computation can no longer be carried out on a laptop — often the only resource easily available to researchers. And while the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program offers many powerful resources to researchers, it’s not always clear where to get started.

May 30, 2017

Thirty-five leaders from campuses and medical centers joined the UC IT Leadership Academy at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to discuss some of the most important issues facing them today.

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May 24, 2017

Effective July 30, 2017, the iThenticate service will no longer be offered by UC Berkeley. This difficult decision was driven by a combination of low usage and the high cost of making iThenticate available at Berkeley.

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May 23, 2017

UC IT Blog

open berkeley graphicIn this interview, Bill Allison, Chief Technology Officer at UC Berkeley, shares his experience rolling out a web platform solution for UC Berkeley campus websites.

May 17, 2017

As a physics student at Princeton University, Assistant Professor Carl Boettiger had no intention of working with computers: he says he was essentially “pulled in by accident.” During his time as an undergraduate, Boettiger gradually broadened his interests from physics, which he believed to be the type of science done solely on a chalkboard, to biophysics and ecology.

May 16, 2017

The bDrive repository offers everyone at UC Berkeley unlimited storage, strong search capabilities, and mobile access. This storage is an important data management resource for research teams. The standard web client, however, does not always work well when dealing with very large files, many files, or deep folder structures. The web client’s connection is slow, and can disconnect in the midst of a lengthy, time-consuming transfer.

May 11, 2017

Here at UC Berkeley, we have a reputation for using cutting-edge technology and tools to affect social change. As the world’s number one public university, it’s in our DNA to use our combined talents and skills for the good of others.

May 10, 2017

As a Digital Humanities Project Archivist, Julie van den Hout has made good use of the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program’s free, virtualized instance of ABBYY FineReader to create a searchable corpus of seventeenth century Dutch-language documents.

May 8, 2017

Graduating from UC Berkeley as a cognitive science major in 2006, conservation biologist Paul Elsen would have never guessed that he would return to Berkeley a decade later to become a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. Following completion of his M.A. and Ph.D in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, Elsen returned to the West Coast and is now a David H.

April 24, 2017

The last day to complete a bSpace Content Retrieval Request will be Friday, June 16, 2017. The bSpace system will be decommisioned following the completion of requests. Content retrieval will no longer be available after this date.