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Switch to eduroam: “RedRover Secure” retiring
05/15/2014 - “RedRover Secure” will be retired on July 15 so that Cornell can focus on providing a single high-value Wi-Fi Internet network, eduroam. Cornell’s unencrypted (non-secure) Wi-Fi service, RedRover, will continue to be available. However, CIT highly recommends using eduroam’s secure network for your Wi-Fi needs. Start enjoying the benefits of eduroam now. • Keep everything...
Finding roots
05/01/2014 - Ever wonder what mysteries are hidden in your family tree? Find out at an “Introduction to Electronic Genealogy I” workshop to be held May 14 at noon in Uris Library’s Classroom B05, and led by one of the library’s experienced genealogy experts: Virginia Cole, reference and digital services librarian. “In this introductory class, we concentrate on the basics of genealogical...
Tech Talk: Did you know Cornell Box keeps improving?
05/01/2014 - All faculty, staff and students have a Box account, and we all recently received an upgrade to 50GB of online storage. You can store, share and collaborate on a lot of files with 50GB! The Cornell Box login page has a new look. If you haven’t signed into your account for a while, check it out now: cornell.app.box.com. Visit the What’s New in Box page at http://www.it.cornell....
Guided bird walks and Monday seminar
04/18/2014 - Guided Beginner Bird Walks Each Saturday and Sunday morning, free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails will be held, guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Bird artist book talk Mia...
New tools and process improvements from Procurement Services
04/17/2014 - We have had a busy year in Procurement Services. In addition to adding more than 100 new contracts in 2013, we have achieved more than $25.3 million in savings toward our $30 million Reimagining Cornell goal. As part of the procurement initiative, we have been improving procurement tools and processes to make purchasing easier for staff members who coordinate purchasing for their...
Stay-up-to-date on cyber security
04/17/2014 - Things are constantly changing to improve cyber security at Cornell. Spend five minutes a week learning or sharing at least one thing about cyber security. Get a sense of what to watch out for and how to avoid putting Cornell computers, networks, and data at risk. This month in Cornell IT Security:
  • IT Security released a Cornell video about options for...
One more defense against hostile websites
04/03/2014 - Sometimes all it takes to get a computer infection is to visit the wrong website at the wrong time. You don’t even have to click on any links. Loading the web page is enough. Cornell already has some defenses against these so-called drive-by downloads. Now we have another. By April 10, all Cornell campus networks will be using a service called SafeDNS. This service has already...
Signs of Spring
04/03/2014 - Spring is a great time to be a bird watcher at Cornell: The nest cams (http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/) are active and the migratory birds are flying through the area. Many bird enthusiasts already know about the wonderful resources available at the Lab of Ornithology, but the Adelson Library (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/Adelson) is a hidden gem of the lab. Located on the second...
Monday eve ornithology seminars
04/03/2014 - The next two Monday night seminars at the Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, start at 7:30 p.m. (refreshments and networking at 7:15, followed by Cayuga Bird Club meeting, followed by presentation) and are free and open to the public. No registration needed, but room is limited and doors will close when capacity is reached. Contact 800-843-2473, cornellbirds@cornell...
Upgrade from Windows XP
03/20/2014 - Still holding on to Windows XP as your computer’s operating system? Cornell’s IT Security Office is urging members of the Cornell community using Windows XP to upgrade now. Microsoft will no longer offer security patches for it, beginning April 8. This means that for the first time since XP was introduced more than a dozen years ago, by default any computer running Windows XP is...

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