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Friday Five for November 17th, 2023

1. Van Williams Fireside Chat Recording

UC-systemwide VP of Information Technology Services and CIO Van Williams spoke on Nov. 6 about his experience in his current role as well as upcoming plans for the UC tech community. The recording for this event was recently released and can be viewed here.

If you weren’t able to make it to the live chat, we highly recommend watching to have a better sense of his goals and priorities as a leading member of IT services for the UC system. Take this opportunity to be informed!

2. UC Health Grand Rounds

Join a virtual grand rounds panel “Data and intelligence across University of California Health: What’s real, what’s allowed, and what’s artificial?” Hosted by UC Irvine, this panel provides distinguished speakers, including new Chief AI Officers from two UC Health systems, a space to discuss the intersection of AI and data science in healthcare. The discussion will elaborate on the ways the UC can harness AI to drive its healthcare systems forward while also considering the legalities and regulations of a fast-growing field.

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

Where: Online

Register for this grand rounds panel here.

3. BruinTech Events Submission Form

Submit any events you want to market to our Events Submission Form, which can also be used to send event suggestions to the BruinTech Executive Board. These can be upcoming events that you’d like us to help publicize, or they can be proposals for events that you’d like to see BruinTech plan and coordinate.

All submissions will undergo a review process by the current BruinTech Executive Board. You can find the form on the BruinTech website.

Thank you for being a part of BruinTech!

4. EDUCAUSE Top 10 2024 Webinar 

Every year, EDUCAUSE deliberates on the Top 10 topics and issues that the association believes higher education will face. For 2024, EDUCAUSE outlined the contributions that technology, data, and the workforce offer to advance facets of institutional resilience: mission resilience, operational resilience, and financial resilience. To follow-up on their findings, EDUCAUSE will be hosting a webinar discussing the Top 10 topics announced in their article.

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 11AM - 12PM (PST)

Where: Online

Register to hear more about the EDUCAUSE 2024 Top 10!

5. Internet Discounts through the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is available to eligible households who want to take advantage of internet service discounts and a one-time device discount. The program aims to improve access to education, work, and healthcare by providing accessible internet. Discounts include up to $30 discounts for internet per month (can be higher depending on household eligibility) as well as up to discounts off a laptop, desktop, or tablet from participating providers. Please share this information to anyone who may need the support, and encourage them to learn more about the eligibility details on the official government page.