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May 19, 2021

Berkeley News

The COVID-19 pandemic has separated us, but sharing stories about how members of the campus community have been surviving — and even thriving — since spring 2020 can help draw us together. Berkeley News is gathering inspiring personal tales of heartache and triumph related to the coronavirus and will run them periodically. To pitch us your story, send a brief email to news@berkeley.eduCheck out the whole series here.

May 18, 2021

May 14, 2021

UCD Usability Workshop 2021On May 5, 2021 over 130 staff from nine UC campuses and UCOP assembled virtually to discuss usability in software projects.

May 13, 2021

Dear One IT Colleagues, 

We want to highlight some new information and resources the UC Office of the President (UCOP) has put out around the Accellion Breach. 

May 12, 2021

According to We Rate COVID Dashboards, the work of a multi-university assessment team that rates COVID dashboards developed by colleges and universities nationwide, UC Berkeley has achieved an A+ rating. This grade puts us in the top 10 rated dashboards across the nation as well as the highest rated California university. The Dashboards that have been built to date include:

May 3, 2021

graphic for Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021Digital accessibility isn’t just for coders or web designers. All of us can do something in our daily work to make the world more accessible and inclusive for people who may have disabilities, whether temporary or permanent.

April 27, 2021

One IT colleagues,

On Friday, May 21 at 6 a.m. (this time was updated on May 11), the network team will be performing work to migrate all layer three routing in the Warren Hall Data Center from the existing network core to the newly installed upgraded core. While we attempt to perform all work with as little disruption as possible, the nature of this change will require an expected 30 minute outage for data center connectivity while it is performed.

April 22, 2021

April 21, 2021

bear statue outside Haas School of BusinessUC Berkeley teamed up with Google to launch a building density dashboard that assists space planners with developing and monitoring space usage during the pandemic. Prior to the dashboard, the task of tracking density and space usage was done manually.

April 15, 2021

On Thursday, April 15 at 11 a.m. we hosted a town hall for the campus community on how to protect yourself against identity theft. This was in response to the recent cyberattack impacting the University of California and hundreds of other organizations.

April 13, 2021

IT staff, technologists and interested community,

The Berkeley Campus User-Centered Design Group invites you to the next campus Usability Workshop:

  • Date: Wednesday May 5th 2021
  • Time: 10 – 11:30am
  • Attendees: UC Berkeley staff, students and faculty and guests from the UC system

Agenda:

  • Usability assessment of Berkeley campus projects 
  • Presentation about design systems from guest developers at UC Davis, UCSF and Berkeley. 

To attend, complete this short form:

April 12, 2021

Dear Campus Community:

We invite you to join us for a town hall meeting on protecting yourself against identity theft. This is in response to the recent cyberattack impacting the University of California and hundreds of other organizations.

April 7, 2021

UC IT Blog

Libraries have historically served as a hub for access to technology by providing publicly available computers with access to the Internet and workshops on technology topics. Academic libraries Research IT commonly house their own internal information technology (IT) team to serve unique needs in acquisition, resource management, access, discovery, and preservation of research materials. However, these internal teams are not designed to address the technical needs of researchers, like developing data management plans and advising on storage.

April 1, 2021

green divider

One IT colleagues,

Spring is here! And with it comes another opportunity to perfect your game face and join us for some fun.

March 31, 2021

To our campus community:

The UC Berkeley Information Security Office, in coordination with the UC Office of the President (UCOP), is responding to a security incident involving UC employee information.

Beginning Monday, March 29, many UC Berkeley email accounts started receiving messages stating that their personal data had been stolen and would be released. We learned from our colleagues that similar messages were being received in email accounts for multiple campuses throughout the UC system.

March 24, 2021

Do I Actually “Do” Anything?

A few months ago my daughter was working on a school assignment involving career exploration, and as part of her research she asked me, “Mom, what do you do at work?”

Feeling very important I answered, “I’m a Chief Information Security Officer, so I’m responsible for protecting all the computers on the UC Berkeley network from hackers.”

March 17, 2021

To our campus community, 

We are pleased to announce that we have contracted with LastPass to offer all faculty, staff, and students access to a FREE LastPass Premium account. Sign up for LastPass during the month of March and you will automatically be entered to win one of 10 Amazon Gift Cards.

UC IT Blog

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the UC Women in Technology Committee presents a visual timeline of UC women working in IT who have contributed to helping the university address the pandemic. They may work in education technology, IT security, enterprise software development, health IT, and many other fields.

UC IT Blog

Remote work over the past year has highlighted the value of the biannual summits as a means to virtually connect as a community. We’re spending more time online than ever before, making cybersecurity all the more important, and UC’s cybersecurity professionals are key to helping UC adapt to this new and changing environment. Through the summit, we learn more from each other.