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Friday Five for December 1st, 2023

1. A Discussion with CIO Lucy Avetisyan

You are invited to hear from our Chief Information Officer Lucy Avetisyan about campus IT strategic direction, governance, and restructuring. BruinTech President Matthew Geddert will ask some of our community’s commonly asked questions about changes in IT at UCLA. All Bruins are welcome.

When: Friday, December 8, 2023 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)

Where: Online

Join us via zoom:

This discussion will not be recorded.

2. UC announces partnership with Canva

Canva recently announced its partnership with the UC to provide its suite of products Canva for Campus to staff, faculty, and students systemwide. From Docs to the AI-powered Magic Studio, Canva opens the door wider for the UC community to leverage visual communication strategies in both content engagement and interdepartmental collaboration. The platform rollout will begin in January 2024 and will likely be completed in stages.

3. Festive Code - A UC Women in Tech Committee Festive Gathering

Dig out the ugly Christmas sweaters a little early for this holiday-tech crossover! The UC Woman in Tech committee is hosting a virtual networking event where participants can collaborate and connect while enjoying some festive spirit. Spend your lunch with some friends across the UC Tech community!

When: Monday, December 11, 2023 at 12PM - 1PM (PST)

Where: Online

Register for Festive Code to get a Zoom link!

4. Workshop: How Can One Use Machine Learning and High Performance Computing for Humanities Research?


The UCLA Institute for Digital Research & Education (IDRE) is hosting a workshop to highlight the applications of machine learning in dissecting humanities research data. Using case studies, the organizers will showcase how both machine learning and high performance computing are powerful methods for processing and modeling humanities data. Join this event to see North and South Campus collide!

When: Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 10AM - 11AM (PST)

Where: Online

Add this IDRE event to your calendar!

5. UCLA AMG: The Ideal Team Player

At UCLA, we’re all part of a team in some way, shape, or form. Learn about what it takes to succeed in a team and drive your team forward at this upcoming AMG event inspired by the book “The Ideal Team Player” by Patrick Lencioni. What are the core traits needed to be a team player? This event will explain how humility, hunger, and emotional intelligence help an individual create the best team environments.

When: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 12PM - 1PM (PST)

Where: Online

Register for “The Ideal Team Player” here.