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Patrick Schmitz to retire: Research IT Associate Director and BRC Program Manager

Patrick Schmitz

Research IT’s Associate Director and BRC Program Manager Patrick Schmitz will retire from his role at UC Berkeley after twelve years of visionary and foundational contribution to supporting computationally- and data-intensive research on the campus he first joined as an undergraduate in 1978.

Announcing Amy Neeser's new role with Research IT

Amy Neeser

Research IT is pleased to announce that Amy Neeser will step into a new role as the group’s Consulting and Outreach Lead. Amy will be coordinating our consulting efforts across the Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) and Research Data Management (RDM) programs, and will also facilitate and grow our community, partnership, and outreach programs.

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Farewell and thank you to Quinn Dombrowski

Quinn Dombrowski and two of her children. Photo courtesy of Quinn Dombrowski, CC BY-SA 2.0

I first met Quinn Dombrowski at the University of Chicago in May 2008, at the second workshop of Project Bamboo, a cyberinfrastructure initiative aimed at supporting the digital humanities. By the end of that three-day workshop it had become clear that she was the get-stuff-done colleague I was looking for as a partner in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded initiative that our respective institutions were co-leading. When Research IT managed to lure Quinn from UChicago to UC Berkeley, her hire felt a little like the capstone of my then twenty years on Cal's staff.

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Domain Consultant positions as a career stepping-stone for graduate students

Former BRC domain consultant Deb McCaffrey

Research IT offers opportunities for students at all levels to develop skills applicable to both academic and non-academic careers. Research IT’s domain consultant program for graduate students has begun to have a visible impact as former domain consultants have moved on to full-time careers in research facilitation.

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Thank You, Aron Roberts!

Steve Masover and Aron Roberts, 2001

With a mix of sadness and cheer, we bid Aron Roberts a fond farewell from UC Berkeley, as he retires from the university and pursues other endeavors in the private sector. For the last eight years, Aron has worked with Research IT, and its predecessor, Data Services, as an Application Programmer. Between 2013 and 2014, he served on the team that helped to establish the current identity and direction of Research IT, and provided in-depth consulting to researchers to support their research computing needs.

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Thank you, Jamie Wittenberg!

Jamie Wittenberg

We are very happy to publicly thank Jamie Wittenberg, our Research Data Management Program Director, whose last day at UC Berkeley is December 16, 2016.

Jamie joined us in July 2015 at an incredibly important time for our young Research Data Management program.  Because the program had such ambitious goals, we needed someone who could hit the ground running, build a website, develop content, and set up a consulting program.  Just as challenging, we needed someone who could be the bridge between two organizations, the library and Research IT.

Research IT seeks interns for fall 2016

Research IT is currently seeking UC Berkeley student applicants for numerous internships starting in fall 2016. These intern positions may last the duration of the academic year, and some positions may include the possibility of summer work. For all of the internships below, send your resume/CV and a letter describing your interest in interning with Research IT, to research-it@berkeley.edu.

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