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Friday Five for September 8, 2023

Discover the latest tech events and discussion at UCLA!

1. Thank you to UCLA Library Special Collections!

BruinTech would like to thank Library Special Collections for a special tour of 500 Years of Imag(in)ing the Human Brain in the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library! Russell Johnson, curator for History of Medicine and the Sciences, covered the cultural and medical history of neuroimaging from the first hand-drawn illustrations in the 15th century to the digital and electronic representations entering the 21st, with emphasis on UCLA's contributions. Signs welcoming Bruintech guided attendees to the classroom and rare book room, and each attendee received an annotated bibliography about the works presented. Thank you Russell for taking the time out of his schedule to create a thoughtful and engaging experience for our members!

BruinTech members, keep an eye out for our future tours on campus!

2. Workshop: AMG Public Speaking with Nickle and CORE

The UCLA Administrative Management Group welcomes you to join a virtual workshop hosted by UCLA CORE Trainer Nickle Van Wormer, MS. This workshop will teach you how to best connect with your audience by transferring your in-person skills to an online platform and taking advantage of online tools and video conferencing features.

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 12 pm - 1 pm (PST)
Where: Zoom
Register for the AMG public speaking workshop here!

3. UC-IT Women in Tech Launches New Website

The UC Women in Tech committee has a new website dedicated to providing a platform for women technologists and allies to connect, engage, and collaborate. The WIT website includes resources such as events, articles, podcasts, as well as more information on the committee and its initiatives. You are invited to explore the website, provide feedback, and of course, connect with the committee itself.

Read more about the WIT committee and how you can be involved in growing this new platform!

4. “From Physics to Life” and “Jim Meets” Events at UCLA CNSI

Join professor and “The Life Scientific” presenter Jim Al-Khalili as he brings the two-part “From Physics to Life” and the “Jim Meets Series” back to UCLA! The afternoon’s “From Physics to Life” talks will feature multiple speakers discussing topics including quantum mechanics, quantum steampunk, and the universe itself. Al-Khalili will conclude the event with “From black holes to the Nobel Prize – Jim Meets … Andrea Ghez,” an informal interview with astrophysicist, Nobel laureate, and UCLA professor Andrea Ghez.
Please note that these are two separate events that have independent registrations below.

When: Thursday, October 12, 2023 1 pm - 8 pm (PST)
Where: California NanoSystems Institute, 570 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Learn more and register to take part in “From Physics to Life” and “Jim Meets…Andrea Ghez”!

5. UCLA Job Openings in IT

Check out some new IT job postings!

Information Systems Analyst in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Windows System Engineer in Humanities Technology

Full Stack Software Developer in Statistics and Data Science