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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...
Learn Something New
03/06/2014 - Cornell Parent E-News The March 5 issue of the Cornell Parent E-News is now online at https://www.hr.cornell.edu/life/support/parent_news.pdf. The e-newsletter features many activities and events of interest to families, both on- and off-campus, including Cornell’s Bring a Child to Work Day, April 24 (online registration will begin Mar. 24 at 9 a.m.); IthaKid...
Lab of Ornithology
03/06/2014 - The following two Monday Night Seminars will be held at the Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., at 7:30 p.m., following the Cayuga Bird Club business meeting. Both are free and open to the public. Identifying waterfowl Do you deem distant ducks disturbingly difficult? Do you find figuring out female fowl frustrating and fraught with failure? Kevin...
Sign up for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on networks, capitalism
03/06/2014 - Two upcoming Cornell MOOCs will investigate the subjects of networks, crowds and markets, and the history of American capitalism. Both are free and open to the public. To register, go to https://www.edx.org/. Networks, Crowds and Markets Starting this week, on March 2, David Easley, professor in the departments of Economics and Information Science, and Jon...
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...

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