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Free Microsoft Office for faculty, staff and students
11/06/2014 - Thanks to Cornell’s agreement with Microsoft, the latest versions of Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac are now available free to Cornell faculty and staff (students have had this option since the summer). This offer applies to personally owned computers and is available as long as the person using it maintains faculty, staff or student status. Being able to have a free copy of...
Travel restrictions put in place as Ebola situation evolves
10/23/2014 - The following message was sent on Oct. 16 to all faculty and staff by Fredrik Logevall, vice provost for international affairs and chair of the International Travel Advisory and Response Team; Dr. Janet Corson-Rikert, associate vice president for campus health and executive director of Gannett Health Services; and Craig McAllister, director of risk management and insurance. A...
Three custodians, some administrators and a president
10/23/2014 - This column is the first in a series, “Staff in Time,” written for Pawprint as part of Cornell’s sesquicentennial celebration to look at the roles staff have played at Cornell since the university’s founding. A solitary, unfinished stone building, doubling as dormitory and classrooms, stands on the crest of a hill in an open field. Footpaths are rough, muddy and slippery....
OneDrive for Business and OneNote help you get organized
10/23/2014 - Several new features of Office 365 will be available after this weekend (Oct. 24) to help Cornell faculty, students and staff organize and keep track of everything they have to do. Two of these features make a great combo for personal productivity: OneDrive for Business and OneNote. Watch for more tips in upcoming TechTalks. OneDrive for Business is a personal document storage space...
Migration Celebration and Monday night talks
10/09/2014 - Migration Celebration The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s annual fall Migration Celebration will be held at the lab, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities for all ages: guided walks along the trails in Sapsucker Woods, interactive learning games, the chance to see wild birds being banded. Staff from the Cornell Raptor program will be on hand with their live eagles, hawks...
Office 365: What’s on the way
10/08/2014 - As you may have heard, Office 365 now does more than just provide your Cornell email and calendar. You can also do instant messaging and web conferencing with Lync, so you can connect instantly with anyone at Cornell or beyond. In coming weeks, you’ll be seeing more additions to Cornell’s Office 365. These include OneDrive for Business (including full functionality for Office for...
W. B. Mason is new preferred distributor
09/24/2014 - Editor’s Note: W.B. Mason, Inc. is Cornell’s new preferred distributor of office supplies and copy paper to the Ithaca campus. W.B. Mason also offers Cornell staff and faculty a purchase program that extends Cornell’s negotiated discounts to personal purchases.  Dear Colleague: We are pleased to announce that Cornell University has entered into an ...
Including people outside Cornell in a Lync meeting
09/24/2014 - Did you know Lync, the university’s new tool for instant messaging and web conferencing, also makes it easy to connect with people who aren’t part of Cornell?  Adding someone from Cornell is straightforward. Because Lync is part of Cornell’s Office 365, as soon as you type the first few letters of their name in the search field, suggestions start to appear.  Meeting with people...
Self-identification survey
09/12/2014 - This past week, Vice President Mary Opperman sent the following message to all Cornell faculty and staff about a disability and veterans self-identification survey: Dear Colleagues, Since 2004, Cornell University has holistically addressed the needs and interests of its students, faculty, and administration/staff with disabilities in three ways, by: 1) incorporating...
Lync: web conferencing and instant messaging for Cornell
09/11/2014 - This summer saw the launch of Lync, a service that helps Cornell faculty, students and staff members connect across the university. Cornell Lync provides flexible web conferencing, enterprise instant messaging and apps for most platforms. With Lync, you can make the most of times when the people you’re working with are available, but not in the same place. Once your group adds each...

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