IT Professionals News Archive
2015 Secure UD training: Online information security training for UD employees
Over 1,700 full-time and part-time employees participated in the first year of training. We urge all employees to complete the training this year.
IT offers Self Service UD Capture, other online resources to help faculty
Recent winter weather events have canceled University of Delaware classes and created travel difficulties for students and faculty members alike. As a result, some faculty may need to present material from a “lost” class session to their students.
UD Information Technologies (IT) reminds faculty that UD offers online resources to help instructors communicate with their students, archive resources for students and provide additional instructional material to students.
Open Education Week at UD: March 9-13, 2015
March 9-13 is Open Education Week, a worldwide event sponsored by the Open Education Consortium to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.
University of Delaware faculty members are invited to participate in a variety of online and on-campus events during this week. All campus events will be held at Faculty Commons, 116 Pearson Hall.
Apple Macintosh users should upgrade systems to Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Apple Macintosh users should upgrade systems to Mac OS X 10.8 or later. Versions 10.7 are no longer supported and not receiving security upgrades.
Hsu research group discusses HPC resources used in coastal and carbon cycle research (Feb. 25 HPC Symposium)
Associate Professor Tian-Jian (Tom) Hsu, Civil and Environmental Engineering, led the February session of the High Performance Computing (HPC) Symposium Series on February 25.
Hsu presented an overview of his research group’s use of UD computing clusters and the software that he and his research team uses to study costal processes. He also discussed some of the impacts of their research including a better understanding of the Carbon Cycle—a crucial aspect of studying climate change.
UD Business systems down for patching: Saturday, Feb. 28
Most University of Delaware business systems will be unavailable starting at 5 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, while database security patches are applied. These updates will enhance the security of many UD business systems.
Affected systems include business applications on the Primus and UDApps servers — that is, available as UD Web Forms (e.g., Make-A-Gift, Bill Pay) — and UDSIS.
All affected UD business systems are expected to return to service the morning of Sunday, March 1.
Faculty Transformation Grant pre-proposals due March 2
University of Delaware faculty members must submit their electronic pre-proposals for 2015 Transformation Grants by Monday, March 2. Pre-proposals will be responded to by Monday, March 23.
The Transformation Grant program is designed to help faculty members enhance their teaching and their students’ learning with innovative uses of technology. More information about the proposal process and the pre-proposal submission guidelines is available at the Faculty Commons website.
Faculty Commons hosting series of events for Fair Use Week Feb. 23-27
The University of Delaware’s Faculty Commons is hosting a series of events Feb. 23-27 in Pearson 116 to promote Fair Use Week. Registration is recommended.
The question of what is, and is not, a fair use of copyrighted material is a critical issue for all kinds of academic scholarship.
February High Performance Computing Symposium Presentation
Upcoming High Performance Computing Symposium presentation on February 25. Registration open.
UD Capture registration
University of Delaware faculty members are encouraged to sign up for the UD Capture service by noon, Friday, Feb. 6. This free service records course content for faculty and students to review at any point in time.