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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...
Take your Cornell phone number with you
08/27/2014 - Have you ever found yourself wishing you could get your Cornell phone calls even when you’re not at your desk, without having to publicize your personal cell number? Thanks to “My Extension Everywhere,” a service of IT@Cornell, you can.  With My Extension Everywhere, calls made to Cornell phone numbers will ring simultaneously on your cell or other phone you choose. It’s a great...
A letter from Vice President KyuJung Whang
08/27/2014 - Dear University Community members,
 Several staffing changes have taken place during the past few months within the Division of Facilities Services (FS). These changes were necessitated by departures of some of my leadership team who found new opportunities elsewhere, as well as recent announcements by University Engineer Randy Lacey and Director of Real Estate Tom LiVigne of...
From the Desk of Mary Opperman
07/18/2014 - Dear Colleagues, As we enter the summer, even as we look forward to our vacation plans, work on campus continues. Your colleagues on the Employee Survey Response Team have been busy advancing improvements based on the engagement survey. There are a few updates I’d like to share with you along with a few reminders about some existing programming. A new overview document that...
Two IT@Cornell services retiring in July
06/26/2014 - On July 9, my.Cornell.edu was retired due to an imbalance between low usage and overall support costs. When the website is retired, you see a “sorry” page with a list of links mapping each department tab to its new content location. THE “SORRY” PAGE IS TEMPORARY: It will only be available until the end of the 2014 calendar year. Please bookmark department content in your browser or...
Tech Talk Spotlight
06/12/2014 - Learn how to add and manage content, and how to manage pages in Drupal. Or learn how to use advanced tools and techniques to successfully build data-driven web sites using Drupal. Register now for the one-day Introduction to Drupal class in July or the three-day Drupal 7 Intermediate class for Developers and Content Administrators in August. To receive training announcements, send...
Beyond books: Art in the library
06/12/2014 - Take in the rich culture of Cornell by experiencing art in the Library. Many library spaces across campus host art displays and exhibits; a sharp-eyed visitor may even spot pop-up displays available for just one day. The Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections shows items from the archives throughout the year, and each exhibit can be seen in Kroch Library for...
From the desk of KyuJung Whang
05/29/2014 - It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Ben Kuo as the new senior director for facilities management. Ben currently serves as director of continuity, emergency and fire management for Environmental Health and Safety. He recently served Facilities Services as an interim director of Transportation Services. Ben will begin transitioning to his new role on June 2. An...

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