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Wellbeing Updates: 8/26/2011
08/24/2011 - The programs offered assist with personal growth and discovery, as well as healthy minds and bodies. They were designed with Cornell faculty, staff and retirees in mind. Wellness Program "Eat to Lose Weight" live webinar, begins Sept. 6, noon-1 p.m., continues for a total of four sessions on Tuesdays. Join this class from your desk. Based on basic healthy nutrition,...
Protect your privacy: Read end-user license agreements
07/28/2011 - If, while installing something on your computer that you have downloaded from the Internet, you find yourself clicking “agree, agree, agree,” to get through the installation process quicker, you aren’t alone. When people download and install things onto their computers, most don’t read the end-user license agreement (EULA - the legal statement that you agree to before you can...
Wellbeing Updates 6/24/2011
06/23/2011 - Play Golf for Less, Take a PE class, Volunteer at Cayuga Lake Triathlon Play golf for less The Robert Trent Jones Cornell Golf Course is offering a special Afternoon Discount package rate – 4 greens fees and two carts for $150 (approximately a $100 savings) – through July 11. Each group must have at least one person that is affiliated with Cornell. The rest of the group could be...
Wellbeing Updates 6/9/2011
06/15/2011 - Ride For Life The Southern Tier AIDS Program is gearing up for the next AIDS Ride for Life on September 10. The Ride for Life is a 42-, 50- or 100- mile, fully-supported bike ride (not race) around Cayuga Lake. Riders get full-service pit-stops every 18-20 miles, including snacks, drinks and lots of cheering. Support vehicles help with biker needs along the way. Riders also get a...
eduroam: New secure Wi-Fi option
06/15/2011 - eduroam, a new secure Wi-Fi service, is now available at all RedRover locations on campus. eduroam (education roaming) is a world-wide roaming access service for the research and education community. It allows students, researchers, faculty and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity at their home institution, or when visiting other participating...
Tips to avoid fake antivirus
05/25/2011 - Fake antivirus (FakeAV) affects all types of computers. FakeAV scams began rising about a year ago and they continue to be an increased risk on the web for both PCs and Macs. FakeAV programs (also known as rogue antivirus) are “fraudware” – software meant to scare people into doing the following types of things:
  • Downloading malicious programs that take over your computer and...
  • Learn to extinguish fires
    05/08/2011 - Cornell’s Environmental Health & Safety department will offer a new program for staff, faculty and students on the selection and use of portable fire extinguishers, to be held the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m., in Room 243 of the East Hill Office Building, beginning June 8. Participants will be instructed in the different classes of fire, how to operate...
    Wellbeing Update 5/23/2011
    05/08/2011 - Sailing Lessons, Discounted Sailing Membership, Beets and Beans, CCE hosts duck race The Cornell Sailing Center (CSC) and the Wellness Program are offering sailing lessons and discounted seasonal sailing memberships, open to the entire Cornell community. Four classes will be offered. Each class will cost $100 per person and will consist of three lessons held on consecutive days....
    Secure your home wireless network
    05/08/2011 - When a close friend of mine had her Facebook page compromised, the first thing I asked was, “Are you using a secure wireless connection at home?” When she answered no, I knew it was time to make a house call. Home wireless networks are easy to set up and extremely convenient to use. However, if your home wireless is not secure, it means anyone nearby can use your Internet...
    From the desk of…VP Kyu-Jung Whang
    05/02/2011 - In the January 20th issue of Pawprint, I provided an overview of the initiatives underway in the Facilities Services division as part of the Administrative Streamlining Program (ASP). The seven key areas of focus included a team dedicated to zone management. Headed by John Kiefer, Lori Barry and Karen Muckstadt, the initiative will implement a system that aligns staff with specific...

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