IT Professionals News Archive
UD faculty invited to participate in Open Education Week events March 10-15
UD faculty can participate in local and global events March 10-15 to learn more about open education.
Deadline for pre-proposals of 2014 IT Transformation Grants is March 1
University of Delaware faculty members are encouraged to apply for 2014 IT Transformation Grants to transform education with the support of innovative uses of technology. Pre-proposals are due March 1.
This year's grant program combines resources from the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) and IT Academic Technology Services (IT-ATS) to accommodate funding requests for faculty time, graduate or undergraduate student time, software and equipment.
New high performance computing cluster to be built this spring
Based on the number of nodes faculty have reserved so far for a new high performance computing cluster, IT is moving forward with the project.
Changes make brown and teal survey processing faster, greener
The University of Delaware procedure for processing brown and teal surveys has been streamlined to be more efficient, convenient and green. Clients now receive an electronic copy of the results through UD's Dropbox.
2014 Winter Faculty Institute scheduled Jan. 9 in Trabant University Center
The Winter Faculty Institute (WFI) is a one-day event at the University of Delaware designed for faculty to take advantage of the latest research and technological advances in classroom and online instruction. The program changes each year to reflect the latest progress demonstrated by UD faculty, the newest insights from educational research and the latest opportunities presented by technological advances.
The 2014 event will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. A continental breakfast and a buffet lunch will be provided.
Equipment Activity, Request for Service-Facilities web forms to be released
New Equipment Activity web forms allow departments and units to request changes to the status of University-owned equipment, while an updated Request for Service-Facilities form offers new features and automatic interfacing to the Equipment Activity forms.
Scammers sending malware disguised as voice mail messages to UD email inboxes
A new scam has been reported at the University of Delaware due to a new feature available through VoIP telephones -- the VoIP system allows voice mail messages to be sent to an email address as a .wav file.
However, this features is not automatic and must be activated by Telephone Services. If you have not called Telephone Services to activate this feature, then any email messages claiming to be voice mails are a scam.
Old Centrex telephone pick up to begin Monday, Nov. 18
University of Delaware Telephone Services has announced that the reclamation company hired to recycle the old Centrex telephones will begin pick up of the equipment the week of Nov. 18.
The company will begin on North and West campuses on Monday, Nov. 18, and move on to West, South, East and Central campuses on Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Network Delaware Day showcases advanced network applications
The University of Delaware, along with MAGPI and Internet2, hosted “Network Delaware: Advancing Research and Education Initiatives Across the First State” on Nov. 6. Presentations highlighted advanced network applications across a variety of disciplines.
CryptoLocker and other ransomware locks you out of your computer files
The only way to prevent your computer being taken over by ransomware is to follow our usual advice: back up your files and keep a recent copy offline; update your computer's software and operating system--automatically if you can; be cautious about the email attachments you open, the software you download, and the Web sites you visit.