October 12, 2017

graphic with lock for cyber securityDear Colleagues,

October marks the 14th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

October 10, 2017

October 5, 2017

Before her research led to an appointment as a Research Botanist at The University and Jepson Herbaria at UC Berkeley, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

October 4, 2017

UC Berkeley’s HearstCAVE project has leveraged teams of undergraduate students to develop new 3D content for the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

Learn how to stay safe online and protect yourself, your family, and your devices with these tips and resources. #CyberAware

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2017 marks the fourteenth year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The goal of NCSAM – celebrated every October – is to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and give all Americans the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

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October 3, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the implementation of CalNet 2-Step verification, now available to faculty and staff. CalNet 2-Step verification provides an important, additional layer of protection against the theft of your CalNet credentials. This extra layer is like adding an alarm system to protect your home beyond just your front door key. You have likely experienced 2-step verification with your other accounts like online banking or your personal Google login experience.

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.

October 2, 2017

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 21, 2017

September 20, 2017

The Student Technology Fund (STF) proposal submission process is now open for fast-track projects with a cap of $5000 per project. The deadline to submit project proposals is October 10, 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.