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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
10/10/2013 - We lead Internet-connected, digital lives. At Cornell, home and on-the-go, we work, learn and play online. Even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, Cornell’s critical infrastructure — the vast connection of computers, data and websites supporting our everyday lives through financial transactions, research and academic software, emergency response systems, personal...
Verizon CEO challenges us to keep up with technology
09/26/2013 - The times they are a-changing, and communications technology is driving a lot of the change – but we have to work to keep up. “For all the progress we’ve made, we still have a long way to go,” Lowell McAdam ’76 told a full house in Statler Hall’s Alice Statler Auditorium Sept. 19, as he delivered the 32nd Hatfield lecture. McAdam, chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications and a...
Cornell enterprise online services and privacy
09/12/2013 - Sometimes, members of the Cornell community wonder why they should care about what cloud services they use, or why it’s important to use Cornell-contracted online services instead of other services. For example, there’s no shortage of places to store data, and with cloud offerings, the options are increasing. But not all options are equal—some pose significant risks. It’s...
Researching wellness
08/29/2013 - Being diagnosed (or having a loved one diagnosed) with a new medical problem can be frightening. Learning more about the condition, though, can help those involved manage that fear and move forward with a treatment plan. Cornell’s library has resources for many health concerns, including access to a number of medical databases, at http://erms.library.cornell.edu/search~S4/m?...
Web accessibility is coming to Cornell
08/28/2013 - When Tobey Moore, an equipment technologist for the Cornell Electron-positron Storage Ring (CESR), says he loves his job, it’s no wonder. Many people would jump at the chance to spend their career helping with experiments to smash particles together and trying to create new matter. Moore was diagnosed with a severe form of dyslexia his senior year of high school. He graduated from...
Cornell everywhere: Mobile-friendly websites and apps
07/24/2013 - Cornell Everywhere is a new effort aimed at helping the university more effectively provide online information and services to people on the go, wherever they are and however they choose to connect. The first initiative for Cornell Everywhere is making it easier to create websites that look great, no matter what device is used. Custom Web Development has produced or collaborated...
Lab of Ornithology News 06/09/13
07/09/2013 - Pride in Private Lands: State of the Birds 2013 Report The State of the Birds 2013 report, released yesterday, details the vital role that the nation's privately owned lands play in conservation of birds and their habitats. Using the same data-driven, map-based approach as the 2011 report, which assessed public lands, the 2013 report compiles how much of a species...
Guided Bird Walks
06/14/2013 - The Lab of Ornithology will hold guided beginner bird walks in Sapsucker Woods every Saturday and Sunday morning in June, 7:30-9 a.m. Walks last about 1.5 hours and will take place weather permitting. Bring your binoculars and meet outside the observatory. Some binoculars are available to borrow. Dress for the weather. Free.
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...

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