Preventing laptop theft: Defense-in-depth approach

Did you know that 88 laptops were stolen on campus last year? Most were stolen from campus libraries (mainly Doe and Moffitt). UC Berkeley iNews has a recent article with steps you can take to reduce the chance of your laptop getting stolen. The article also include information on data encryption and more. This holistic approach is called a defense-in-depth approach: combine physical security with additional, defensive layers such as encryption and location software.

Basic steps you can take include:

  • Do not walk away from your laptop, even for a "minute"
  • Secure your laptop using quality hardware
  • Make sure your laptop is identifiable

Besides laptops, cell phones, ipods, etc. are easily stolen. Don’t be a victim!

Roundtable: Rain of Gold: A Century of Circular Labor Migration from Mexico

The first Bancroft Round Table of the Spring 2012 semester will take place on Thursday, February 16th at noon in the Lewis-Latimer Room of the Faculty Club.  Israel Pastrana,
Ph.D. Candidate in History at UC San Diego and a Bancroft Study Award Recipient will speak on “Rain of Gold: A Century of Circular Labor Migration from Mexico.”

This talk explores the persistence of circular labor migration from Mexico to the American Southwest over the course of the twentieth century and beyond.  By tracing his own family from roots in Mascota, Jalisco, to the mines and fields of Texas, Arizona, and California, Mr. Pastrana grounds theoretical discussions and policy debates about citizenship, migration, and the future of ethnic Mexicans in the USA in historical context.

The entire campus community is welcome to join us at this talk. At a time when rhetoric about immigration figures so largely in public discourse one looks forward to hearing the results of actual research in the historical context.  Bancroft Round Tables aim to highlight the rich collections of the Bancroft Library.  That three of the four Round Tables scheduled for this Spring involve Mexico underscores the tremendous resources Bancroft offers scholars studying Mexican history.