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Friday Five for September 22, 2023

This Week's Stories:

1. Protecting Your Online Identity in the Age of Big Data and AI

Join UC Santa Cruz’s upcoming cybersecurity webinar for tips on how to maintain your digital privacy. Guest speakers Diana Freed and Julio Poveda will help you tackle issues associated with technology’s rapid evolution, including how cybercriminals can use AI-assisted tools to deceive and harm us.

When: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (PST)
Where: Online

2. UC Tech Academy: IT Leadership Program

Calling all UCLA technologists who want to be excellent leaders! Taught by UC Berkeley’s business school faculty, the UC Tech Academy’s 2023 IT Leadership Program aims to help its students navigate change management while growing their abilities to innovate and collaborate. The candidate selection process is managed locally by the respective campus’ CIO Council member, and UCLA staff both inside and outside traditional IT roles are encouraged to apply.

When: January 23-25 and April 16-19, 2024
Where: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Find out more about the IT Leadership Program and nomination process here!

3. EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

If you’ve got a few days free in your October calendar, consider spending them at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference to connect with technologists in higher education from all around the world! The conference will be offered in both in-person and remote formats, and will be a great opportunity to develop your professional network and participate in discussions about technology in academia.

In-person Conference Details
When: October 9-12, 2023
Where: Chicago, IL

Virtual Conference Details
When: October 18-19, 2023
Where: Online

Learn more about the agenda and register for the EDUCAUSE conference here!

4. 2023-2024 Management Seminar Series: Transformative Leadership

UCLA campus leaders are invited to participate in the 2023-2024 Management Seminars Series: Transformative Leadership. A fully virtual program, the series is designed to help attendees build professional networks, create success for themselves and their team, and leverage core competencies. The series consists of Leading in a Technology-Driven World, Your Future Self, Designing Surveys for Quality Results, and How to Effectively Lead Yourself and Others.

When: Wednesdays, October 2023 - March 2024, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (PST)
Where: Online
To enroll, search for “Management Seminar Series” at the UC Learning Center website.

5. Barbra Streisand Center Lecture panel considers the way “truth” has changed in society

How do we decide what is true or not? At the Inaugural UCLA Barbra Streisand Center Lecture, a panel was tasked to deliberate how our society’s perception of the truth has changed over time. Panel members also examined how disinformation can spread through multiple avenues, from manipulation within politics to deficits in social media governance. What do you think? Check out the article to see if their perspectives resonate with you.



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