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How cloud computing services benefit Cornell University
06/13/2013 - Fifth in a series of articles about cloud computing at Cornell. Managed correctly, cloud services can bring many benefits to Cornell. The cloud can allow us to reduce our infrastructure investment, move quickly when an IT service is needed, buy only the features we want to use and change providers and vendors more easily when better pricing or fit comes along. Like any...
Lab of Ornithology 5-31-13
05/30/2013 - Bird sounds Nearly 80 years in the making, the most comprehensive downloadable guide to bird sounds is now available--The Cornell Guide to Bird Sounds: Master Set for North America. The 4,938 tracks were selected from nearly 200,000 recordings in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library--the world’s largest archive of animal sounds. The Master Set is now...
Cornell’s Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law
05/30/2013 - Did you know that every year, Cornell hosts a lively discussion of the latest thoughts about the interaction of higher education and the Internet and other technologies? We do, and you’re invited! For 18 years, the Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law (ICPL) has examined information technology, law and policy, and more recently, the rapidly evolving concerns related...
Seminar on Bird Conservation in the UK
05/17/2013 - Mark Avery, former conservation director for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and wildlife blogger for The Independent newspaper, will present a seminar, "How to Do Bird Conservation the UK Way: The Role of Science," May 28, 7:30-9 p.m., at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road. Avery spent 25 years working for the Royal Society for the Protection...
Blackboard upgrade coming June 2013
05/16/2013 - On June 4, 2013, Blackboard will be upgraded from version 9.1, Service Pack 9 to version 9.1, Service Pack 11. The following is an overview of the new features and updates that will be available: Global navigation menu: Always present in the top right corner, the new navigation menu is the entry point to My Blackboard and also provides one-click access to...
Migration Celebration
05/02/2013 - Migration Celebration is the largest one-day public event at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, each year offering more than 1,000 visitors the chance to learn more about birds, as well as the diverse research, conservation, and outreach projects at the Cornell Lab. Migration Celebration will be held May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with free admission. During...
Boston Marathon email fraud on the rise
05/02/2013 - The Information Technologies (IT) Security Office is seeing an increased number of email fraud attempts with reference to the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon. Many of the precautions outlined by the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) are relevant in this case: • Do not respond to any unsolicited (spam) incoming emails, including by...
Lab Of Ornithology 04/19/13
04/18/2013 - On the Imperial Woodpecker Tim Gallagher, editor-in-chief of the Cornell Lab’s “Living Bird” magazine and author of “Imperial Dreams,” will share adventures and photographs from his journeys in search of the spectacular Imperial Woodpecker in the vast mountain forests of Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental, April 29, 7:30-9 p.m., Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker...
How is spam getting in your mailbox if Cornell supposedly blocks it?
04/18/2013 - When you scan your Inbox each morning, chances are you’ll spot a few messages that turn out to be spam (junk mail). Lately they aren’t even marked with the telltale PMX signature that Cornell’s anti-spam system adds to questionable messages. What’s going on? Cornell is, in fact, still blocking gargantuan quantities of spam every minute, using Sophos PureMessage. On April 8, for...
Help at the Lab
04/04/2013 - Migration Celebration 2013 will be held at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and volunteers are needed to help with the many activities offered at this special event connecting nature, conservation and research work at the lab. Deadline for signing up to volunteer: April 19. Volunteers serve 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., helping with overall event...

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