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Cloud Computing: What’s in it for students, faculty and staff?
04/04/2013 - Cloud services have many institutional benefits related to efficiency, flexibility and saving resources. But how do they benefit those of us who use these services in our daily work lives? Here are some ways each of us as individual users profit from Cornell’s emerging focus on cloud services: They are easy to use: Because of good user interfaces, we can begin using cloud...
Why is cloud computing strategic for Cornell?
03/21/2013 - Third in a series of articles about cloud computing at Cornell. IT@Cornell is deliberately focusing on cloud computing as one way to more efficiently deliver IT services, create a more satisfying end-user experience for the community, refocus resources on Cornell’s academic technologies and provide an alternative choice and route to traditional service delivery....
Parents and kids, part 2
03/07/2013 - Parenting a child is a blend of values, personalities and specific needs — and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to any question. The library knows that, so the most important take-away from this column mini-series is that librarians can offer personalized assistance. Searching such subject terms and keywords as “sandwich generation” or “raising a spirited child” may not be...
Java phish catches Cornell by surprise: Learn how to identify fraudulent emails through these new videos
03/07/2013 - In light of the recent fraudulent Java email that caused many Cornellians to be tricked, the IT Security Office would like remind the community that even with sophisticated spam filters in place, everyone at Cornell is continually bombarded with email phishing attempts trying to trick us into giving away our NetID password or downloading malicious software. When just one...
Lab of Ornithology unveils new educational birds-of-paradise website
02/21/2013 - A new educational Birds-of-Paradise Project site (http://www.birdsofparadiseproject.org) includes 35 high-definition videos with full-frame footage of the gorgeous birds-of-paradise of New Guinea, Australia and nearby islands – and then explores the scientific principles that led such spectacular creatures to evolve. The site offers more than two hours of never-before-seen...
Cloud computing: What are Cornell’s cloud services?
02/21/2013 - Second in a series of articles about cloud computing at Cornell. Are you aware when you are using one of Cornell’s cloud services instead of an on-premise service? When you know what to look for, cloud services are easy to recognize. They: • aren’t installed on your computer — you usually connect to them via a web browser. • keep your data with the service — not on...
Sign up now for the annual Spring Field Ornithology course
02/07/2013 - Registration for the Spring Field Ornithnology course is now open. The course, a mix of lectures and local and overnight field trips, runs March 20–May 12. Wednesday evening lectures include identification skills, bird behavior, museum collections, local migrants and gardening for birds. Participants may sign up for lectures only, field trips only, or both sections. There are...
Cloud Computing: What is it?
02/07/2013 - “Cloud computing” is often talked about, but less often understood. This winter and spring, an ongoing series of Tech Talks will focus on various aspects of cloud computing at Cornell. The cloud is about: Moving computing off your computer and off Cornell’s premises. • You can store personal photos with an online service like Picasa (http://picasa.google.com...
Parents and kids, part 1
01/24/2013 - I recently attended a career/life workshop through Cornell’s Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity about mindfulness-based parenting of teens and tweens, and it was a great reminder that many of us are trying to balance our careers and our families. The library carries several of the books recommended at the workshop, including,...
Resources for life’s challenges
01/24/2013 - Career Life Services in the Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity produces two e-newsletters that describe resources and upcoming programs available at Cornell and in the Tompkins County area focused on parenting, child care and elder/caregiver concerns and other life challenges. The newsletters are available through the websites noted below. The January 2013...

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