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June 13, 2016

The Collabosphere Project/SuiteC was nominated for a Global Learning Impact Award(link is external) in late May 2016 for its work towards developing teaching and learning tools.

April 22, 2016

For Eduardo Escobar, a PhD student in the Near Eastern Studies department, technology provides both a key theoretical concept and a set of practical tools for his dissertation on cuneiform “recipes” from between the second and first millennium BCE. These “recipes” are documents that share a predictable structure for transmitting procedural knowledge from an expert to a novice.

April 8, 2016

On April 7th, approximately 40 staff from over 15 departments convened at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) for the second Consulting Summit for individuals tasked with supporting research and pedagogy. The Summit provides an opportunity to meet colleagues from other areas of campus, discuss approaches and best practices, and form working groups that aim to address common needs and challenges.

February 26, 2016

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

UC Berkeley officials are sending alert notices to approximately 80,000 current and former faculty, staff, students and vendors following a criminal cyberattack on a system storing their Social Security or bank account numbers.

The campus has no evidence that any unauthorized individual actually accessed, acquired or used any personal information; however, it is informing those potentially impacted so they can be alert to signs of any possible misuse of their information and take advantage of credit protection services the campus is offering free of charge.

February 9, 2016

A Cyberinfrastructure Engineer funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)  will soon begin to help researchers adapt and scale research workflows to take advantage of campus cyberinfrastructure including the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) resources, the Science DMZ and associated high-speed networking, and high-speed data transfer tools. The position will be funded by an ACI Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC-NIE) grant awarded by the NSF in December 2015, and will augment the BRC Program’s staff. CIO Larry Conrad is the Principal Investigator on the grant.

February 8, 2016

To successfully access website and application information, people with disabilities depend on technologies that adhere to specific design principles and standards that can increase usability for everyone. The Web Accessibility team at the University of California, Berkeley, has tested hundreds of websites and learned many lessons about how to implement and sustain accessibility efforts. Read the full article.

February 5, 2016

A set of fifteen compute nodes equipped with graphics processing units (GPUs) have been added to UC Berkeley’s high performance computing (HPC) cluster, Savio. Read the full article.

January 29, 2016

The Berkeley Research Computing Program now offers Savio users who have contributed nodes to the condo cluster a way to run more and/or larger jobs at no additional cost. Read the full article.

January 28, 2016

On January 31, 2016, the transformation of the "Deco Moderne" former UC Berkeley printing plant into the new home of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (“BAMPFA”) will be complete, and visitors will be able to enter the gallery and view the first exhibit in the new space, Architecture of Life, an "international selection of over 250 works of art, architectural drawings and models, and scientific illustrations made over the past 2,000 years." Read the

November 30, 2015

UCOP

As of Nov. 30, 2015 UCPath, the University of California’s priority program to implement a single payroll, benefits, human resources and academic personnel solution for all UC employees is live at the UC Office of the President. UCOP employees will now visit ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu for self-service pay, benefits & HR transactions.

November 24, 2015

bConnected Team

On November 19th, bConnected, Educational Technology Services, and Research IT co-sponsored a Town Hall, Powering Communication Across Campus. The two-hour One IT event gave Berkeley staff, faculty, and researchers the chance to learn about how various departments are working together to support collaboration across campus.

November 4, 2015

Research IT

Research Hub, the collaboration and file-sharing platform run for four years by Information Services & Technology (IST), has been retired. The closure, spurred by budgetary constraints, came as an unwelcome surprise to Research Hub users across campus. Anticipating the disruption that would be caused by the shutdown, IST funded a team of staff to help Research Hub users migrate to new technology and services.

November 3, 2015

Research IT

The Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) Program is significantly expanding the capacity of the Savio supercomputing cluster, and is adding new computing models to support additional types of workflows across a broad range of research domains. The BRC condo program has seen rapid adoption, with campus partners doubling the size of Savio in the first 18 months.

October 7, 2015

Wisdom Cafe

Strategy. Strategic thinking. Strategic planning. We hear these terms frequently, but often they sound like business jargon, or things that only Chancellors or Presidents or CFOs need to think about or do. But consider this definition of strategy: “…setting in motion the sequence of events that will shape the future in a way that you like (1).” Who doesn’t want that?

Read this professional development article by Liz Marsh featured at Wisdom Cafe

October 5, 2015

Research IT

Two new services -- in cloud computing and research data management, each offering free consulting help for campus researchers -- were spotlighted in a Town Hall on September 24, 2015, hosted by Research IT.

September 23, 2015

Wisdom Cafe

Did you know that two-thirds of UC Berkeley staff are eligible to retire? Or that almost one in ten have a high likelihood of retiring in the near future? To help plan for this, the Analytics & Metrics group from Central HR recently launched a new dashboard giving a view into potential retirements and the backup pipelines in your unit.

September 15, 2015

UC IT Blog

Last Friday, September 11, we held the UC IT Town Hall. Many people joined remotely from around the UC system as well as in person at UCOP.

September 11, 2015

Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) News

To help accommodate the growing demand for cloud computing resources from UC Berkeley faculty and other campus researchers, Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) has launched a Cloud Computing Support program, consisting of consulting services, documentation, and tools to help facilitate cloud computing access. BRC has provided informal consulting support for cloud-based research since summer 2014.

August 19, 2015

UC IT Blog

UCCSC 2015 at UC Riverside had a great turnout! I enjoyed speaking at the event and learning more about the IT projects and initiatives all of our campuses are working on. It’s such an exciting time for the IT community at UC, as we are becoming more and more collaborative.

August 17, 2015

Ten teams representing multiple locations across the University of California won the 2015 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.