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Friday Five for January 5th, 2024

Happy New Year

1. Happy New Year BruinTech!

The Board would like to wish the BruinTech community a Happy New Year and thank you all for your continued support as we start another race around the sun. BruinTech’s got big things coming in 2024, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements! We’re excited for what the new year will bring, and we hope you will join us in the revelry!

As always, we are open to event proposals, requests for event promotion, and feedback from our community!

2. Organizing Data Using UCLA Health Box for Research Labs

As part of their Research Tech Talks, UCLA Health IT is hosting a virtual session to showcase data management best practices using UCLA Health Box. Those who work in research labs can especially benefit from learning how to manage folder hierarchies and permissions to regulate data access.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024 at 12PM - 1PM (PST)

Where: Online

Register for the UCLA Health Box session here and check out the upcoming sessions as well!

3. Reconsidering Music, Technology, and Gender: A Symposium

In collaboration with the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will be hosting a one-day symposium about the way technology influences both musical lives and people’s social selves. “Reconsidering Music, Technology, and Gender” will examine how the many facets of technology and gender prompt both creators and listeners to interact with music in new ways.

When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 at 8:30AM - 7PM (PST)

Where: Lani Hall Theater, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, 445 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Reserve your spot at the symposium now!

4. Save the Date: Academic Congress on Artificial Intelligence

UCLA will serve as host for the upcoming UC AI Congress. UC Provost Katherine S. Newman and CIO Van Williams will bring together university leaders at the upcoming UC AI Congress to discuss the future of AI. Different leaders and groups across the system’s campuses, health systems, and labs will examine both the advances and challenges brought to the table by AI. In-person attendance to this event is by invite only, but more details about online attendance will be released soon. More info about the Academic Congress can be found on the UC IT Blog.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024

Where: UCLA, Online

5. UCLA to transform empty Westside Pavilion mall into new UCLA Research Park

UCLA has just acquired yet another piece of property, a relatively short amount of time after the campus purchase in Rancho Palos Verdes and Trust Building purchase in Downtown LA. This time, the location will be a little closer to home. 

Just two miles from campus, the vacant Westside Pavilion space – once a bustling mall and home to many Angelenos’ childhood Landmark Theatre – will be renovated and transformed into the UCLA Research Park. The shiny new center will house the California Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy at UCLA as well as the UCLA Center for Quantum Science and Engineering. Learn more about the acquisition, as well as the respective programs the space will support.