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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...
The move to Office 365
01/24/2013 - The move to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based Exchange email and calendar service, is going well. By January 25, more than 9,200 faculty/staff accounts – about 44 percent – will have been moved to Office 365 from Cornell’s locally provided Exchange service. With Office 365, you still have the same email and calendar system you’ve been using, so you don’t need to learn anything...
Advance your education
01/10/2013 - The following workshops and resources can help you plan how to advance your education and that of your children. Empire State College has provided information about studying at SUNY Empire State College, to be held at their local office downtown: Tioga Place Building, 118 N. Tioga St., Rm. 513 (5th floor), parking at the Seneca Street Parking Garage, across the...
New event-planning website launched
01/09/2013 - Have you ever had to plan an event on campus? Or off campus? Reserve a room for a meeting? Create a budget for a departmental gathering? Know which caterers are on the currently approved list? Make your event accessible for all? Or wondered how to publicize your event? A website with all of the resources you need for a successful Cornell event are now gathered in one place: www....
Tech Training Spotlight:
01/09/2013 - Want to learn about the new features in Windows 8 for IT Professionals? The key new technologies in Windows 8 covered in this clinic are: Client Hyper-V, App-V, Windows To Go, Windows Store, a tour of the new user interface (UI), SkyDrive, Direct Access, BitLocker, Windows 8 Ecosystem, UE-V and Folder Redirection, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)....
Tech the Halls
12/18/2012 - In the spirit of the season, we hope you enjoy some of these free or low-cost online resources during the holiday break. www.audible.com - Choose from thousands of audiobooks, including bestsellers, biographies, and business books. Many of the books are read by the author. www.easel.ly - Create an infographic to describe an idea or concept you want to share, when pie charts and...
Science seeks answers to Cayuga Lake
12/06/2012 - Early in the 20th century, Ithacans gradually filled in a huge marsh to allow development of what now includes portions of downtown Ithaca, Stewart and Cass parks, Elmira Road and Meadow Street. Those areas once were wetlands filled with cattails, sedges and other aquatic plants that filtered sediments and nutrients flowing into the lake. If you want to imagine what that looked like...
Holiday Phishing – Be Safe!
12/06/2012 - The holiday season is upon us and on-line merchants are anticipating a 30 percent increase in purchases. Unfortunately, our increased cyber activity elevates our exposure to phishing activities. Be cautious when navigating to sites advertising promotions that are too good to be true, offering free merchandise or claiming you’ve won gift cards. Phishing attempts can come via email,...
Integrated Web Services Update
11/15/2012 - The office of Integrated Web Services (IWS) is part of Cornell’s central IT group. IWS offers services that can help departments create a web presence that also meets Cornell standards for identity and accessibility. Today’s column explains some of the services and systems currently popular. IWS showcase: Gates Hall’s online presence (blogs.cornell.edu/gateshall)...
Your Library, Your Life
11/01/2012 - Considering embarking on a personal pursuit of happiness? A basic search of Cornell’s library catalog using the terms “positive psychology” or “happiness” yields many different paths to gladness. The “Journal of Positive Psychology”, an e-journal that can be accessed from any computer with a NetID, allows readers to stay up-...

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