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April 7, 2021

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

March 15, 2021

We are happy to announce we recently completed a project to add Call Protect to your AT&T campus cellular line at no additional charge. Call Protect is a feature that helps reduce the number of spam and robocalls you receive on your cell phone. This feature is only available for faculty and staff cellular lines supported by IST Telecom.

The UC Berkeley Mobile app has been updated to make it easier to comply with campus requirements with fewer prompts to sign in. Log into the app to complete the Daily Symptom Screener, show your badge, and to access the eTang Portal.

March 10, 2021

March 8, 2021

Calling all UC IT professionals! Now is the time to get recognition for your work. How? Submit an application for the 2021 Sautter Awards for Innovation in Information Technology. Applications are due May 21, 2021.

March 5, 2021

UC Tech 2021 Envisioning the Future of IT

One IT colleagues,

We are now accepting proposals for session presentations for UC Tech 2021 Envisioning the Future of IT which will be held August 9-11, 2021. The deadline to submit a proposal is April 7.

March 3, 2021

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Berkeley Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference
March 8 WiDS Worldwide, March 9 - 11 WiDS Berkeley
Virtual on zoom

February 23, 2021

Sponsored by D-Lab; Division of Computing, Data Science and Society; Research IT; Research, Teaching, and Learning; School of Information; UC Berkeley Library

February 17, 2021

Dear Colleagues, 

In April 2020, the Berkeley Information Security Office (ISO) sent a proposed new Roles and Responsibilities Policy for comment. This Policy consolidates information security-related roles and responsibilities from UC Berkeley and UC’s systemwide Electronic Information Security Policy, IS-3It applies to all individuals who use or access UC Berkeley institutional information or IT resources.

February 2, 2021

To faculty and staff,

We are delighted to announce Avaya Workplace, a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) solution that complements your current campus landlines (digital PBX) at no additional cost. As we continue to do much of our work remotely, we hope this new service provides a simplified option for your communication needs. This service allows you to use your computer or smartphone to make or take calls from your campus phone number - anywhere in the world!

January 26, 2021

January 25, 2021

Join UC Berkeley Chief People & Culture Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Eugene Whitlock on Tuesday, February 2. He will continue the conversation from the October 19 town hall about “Cultivating Inclusion and Belonging During a Pandemic.” All are welcome!

The meeting will be recorded and posted online.

Add to calendar.

January 21, 2021

RE: Data Privacy Day is Jan. 28. Please familiarize yourself with recommendations and best practices for keeping your data safe. 

To the campus community,