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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.

May 4, 2017

UCCSC 2017 at UC San Diego

Colleagues,

Registration is now open for this year's University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) being held Aug. 8-9 hosted on the beautiful campus at UC San Diego. This year's theme is The Greater Good.

May 3, 2017

To the campus community,

Earlier today we learned of a global phishing attack targeting the nearly 1 billion people who use Google email, including members of the campus community. You may have received an email today that a Google Doc had been shared with you by a person you know. These were fraudulent emails sent as part of that cyber attack.

May 1, 2017

April 27, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating several members of our One IT community for their outstanding service and leadership in support of important projects and functions like Cal Answers and Student Information Systems. The following staff members have contributed to improving Berkeley's IT environment over the last year and are among the 16 individuals and five teams being awarded the esteemed 2017 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) today!

April 25, 2017

April 24, 2017

One IT Colleagues,

This is a friendly reminder that you have less than one week to submit your proposal for this year's University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC). Hosted at the beautiful UC San Diego, mark your calendar for UCCSC on Aug. 7-9.

Session Proposal Submissions To Date

The UCCSC cross campus committee has received 22 proposals which include:

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. 

April 20, 2017

Since his college days at Brigham Young University (BYU), Adam Anderson has been measuring evenings and weekends in pages, rather than hours. “You can scan about 400 pages an hour, once you get in the groove,” he explains. Anderson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley, has spent his career scanning texts in order to draw upon secondary literature in archaeology and computational linguistics.

Since his college days at Brigham Young University (BYU), Adam Anderson has been measuring evenings and weekends in pages, rather than hours. “You can scan about 400 pages an hour, once you get in the groove,” he explains. Anderson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley, has spent his career scanning texts in order to draw upon secondary literature in archaeology and computational linguistics.

April 11, 2017

April 4, 2017

Opportunities abound to get active in EDUCAUSE – through career development programs, speaking venues, and volunteer activities. You probably already know that EDUCAUSE provides access to research, information, and professional connections relevant to higher ed IT. And it offers so much more! Join the witty and personable EDUCAUSE CEO John O’Brien to learn about EDUCAUSE, how it advances IT and strengthens higher education and, importantly, how UC IT staff can get involved.

March 22, 2017

To the campus community:

Earlier this year we announced some changes that are coming to video conferencing services offered on campus. We are excited for the release of Google Hangouts Meet at the end of March followed by the rollout of Zoom which will replace ReadyTalk, in early April. If you currently use ReadyTalk, the IST Telecommunications team has been working with you directly over the past few months to help ensure a smooth transition.

March 17, 2017

March 15, 2017

Cal Answers Community,

We are pleased to announce the release of the undergraduate Multiple Majors dashboard, along with additional important updates.

Undergraduate Multiple Majors Dashboard

March 11, 2017

For the students, staff, faculty, and administrators of the University of California (UC), the six Regents meetings that take place throughout the year are crucially important. With 10 campuses across California, technology plays a key role in making these meetings accessible to as many of the UC’s stakeholders as possible. Live-streaming and posting the Regents deliberations to the web means the events can be accessed in dorm rooms and offices across our Golden State and anyone with a phone screen or a laptop can stay up-to-date with the high-level decisions affecting them.

March 10, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

As I announced back in September, we have embarked on developing a comprehensive workforce strategy and professional development program for OCIO/IST, modeled on the work that SAIT and now CSS-IT and ETS have done. The quality and capabilities of IT for the University are directly tied to the quality and capabilities of our IT workforce.  Now more than ever, we need to invest in that workforce…you.