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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...
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...

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