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Upcoming Cornell MOOC on privacy and surveillance
02/19/2014 - Starting March 2, Stephen Wicker, Cornell professor of electrical and computer engineering, will lead a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in the Age of Interconnection.” The course is free and will explore privacy issues of an interconnected world, including : • How does cellular technology enable massive surveillance? • Do users...
Monday seminar and Backyard Bird Count results
02/19/2014 - Upcoming seminar Freelance author and travel writer Rachel Dickinson will share highlights of her travels in search of stories at the Lab of Ornithology’s Monday Night Seminar, March 3, 7:30 p.m., at 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, in a talk, “Have Notebook and Camera Will Travel: Confessions of a Travel Writer Who Birds to Travel and Travels to Bird.” Armed...
How sweet it is (at the library)
02/06/2014 - As Valentine’s Day approaches, chocolates and chocolate desserts seem to be everywhere. Enjoy a chocolate from that stash in your desk while exploring what is behind the treat everyone loves. The history of chocolate can be found in books such as Sarah Moss and Alexander Badenoch’s “Chocolate: A Global History” and...
Tech Training Spotlight
02/06/2014 - Want to learn how to create and format such multi-page publications as newspapers, books, newsletters and brochures? Would you like to be able to correct photos or create photographic special effects? Register now for an Adobe InDesign or Photoshop class scheduled for Feb. 27. To receive training announcements, send an email with the subject: join to IT-Training-L-request@...
Ornithology 01-24-14
01/23/2014 - Backyard bird count From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, bird watchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Feb. 14–17. Anyone anywhere in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings at www.BirdCount.org. The information gathered by...
Storing and sharing confidential and sensitive data
01/23/2014 - (This article is available in video format at: http://www.cornell.edu/video/data-hygiene-intro-to-storing-and-sharing-confidential-and-sensitive-data) We all keep data on our computers and online. Any data you access that belongs to Cornell has been placed in your care, whether it be data about other people, research, correspondence or anything else. Practicing good data...
Tech Training Spotlight
01/09/2014 - Whether you want to learn the basics, manage data, work with charts, pivot tables or graphs, or create dashboards – basic, intermediate and advanced classes in Excel are available in a classroom or via WebEx in January and February. To receive training announcements, send an email with the subject: join to IT-Training-L-request@cornell.edu. For a complete listing, see www.it....
Tech Training Spotlight
12/12/2013 - CIT Training Services is now offering Office Productivity workshops via WebEx. Take classes from your desk in Excel, Word, Outlook and Outlook Web App all via WebEx. Look for the workshops labeled “via WebEx”. Be sure to read the “Prerequisites” section and use the link provided to test your computer’s compatibility prior to registering. Register now for workshops scheduled for...
Upgrading Office 365 and a new Outlook Web App
11/21/2013 - A new look for Outlook Web App is coming in December. Microsoft is upgrading Office 365, Cornell’s email service for faculty and staff, starting sometime the first week of December. You won’t see differences with Outlook 2010 (Windows), Outlook 2011 (Mac), Apple Mail 6 or Thunderbird. They’ll work like they did before. The upgraded Outlook Web App (outlook.cornell.edu) will be...
Tech Training Spotlight
11/07/2013 - Want to learn how to create presentations, format slides, draw objects or add graphics? Register now for the PowerPoint 2010 Basic class scheduled for Dec. 3. For a complete listing of technical training resources, see www.cit.cornell.edu/training. Email questions to workshop-info@cornell.edu.

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