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UITS Monitor: GIS Day is coming! Time to get up close and personal

GIS Day is coming! Time to get up close and personal

Experience earthquake models, 3D visualizations, and interactive maps firsthand, and meet GIS professionals face to face

Indiana University is celebrating GIS Day with a host of informational booths and activities to showcase the work that the Indiana community is doing with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This is the event’s 18th anniversary.

Geographic Information Systems capture, store, check, and display data related to positions on Earthfrom Google and Bing Maps technology to systems that monitor the spread of disease and manage environmental emergencies.

When: November 10, 9am–3pm
Where: Wells Library, IU Bloomington

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Experience Election Day in style, on a massive screen

Watch results as they unfold on Franklin Hall’s 23.6 x 12.6 ft video wall 

IU’s Media School invites you to join fellow election junkies in Franklin Hall’s atrium commons on November 8 at 4pm for a night of suspense, panel discussions, and political analysis. 

Here’s your chance to get into the thick of Election Day!

Learn more about what to expect >>

Toothache? Now there's an app for that

DentaCom is a smartphone app designed to improve emergency dental care

If you have tooth problems when your dentist’s office is closed, you don’t have to go to the ER anymore. 

A new smartphone app—developed by the IU School of Dentistry and the Regenstrief Institute—instantly captures and transmits images from inside your mouth. It then sends these and other details about the dental emergency to a dentist.

Armed with this information, the dentist can decide what sort of care you need, and how urgently.  

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No irons needed for this personal branding workshop

Learn how to remain professional online as you go out into the real world (last night’s party pictures not allowed)

Find out how to maintain a professional online presence while showing off who you are, and what your passions are, in the personal branding workshop on Tuesday, November 8.

Hear from the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) social media group and the Rho Gams (sorority recruitment guides) on how presenting yourself online can make you more marketable in any field, and be the key to a successful rush process. 

For more information and to register >>

IUPUI professor releases latest book in popular 'Black Kids Read' series

"Ronnie’s Great Idea" merges science with time-travel research by a little-known African-American physicist

As biographical fiction, the book presents key events in the main character’s (Ronald L. Mallett’s) life through a fictionalized story. It begins with Ronald as a young child and ends with him as a university professor.

The story describes how his drive to create a time machine and the support of his family help him overcome challenges he faces. Jomo W. Mutegi, an associate professor of science education at IUPUI, published the book as part of his Black Kids Read series.


Nobody puts security in the corner

IT Pros benefit from new Security First website updates

Security First, IU’s training initiative for IT Pros, has released more detailed online information about critical IT security practices.

The Security First website now includes:

  • New navigation with easy-to-use sections
  • More than 50 specific practices grouped by topic, with helpful links on related policies
  • Two new videos from the Security First Video Training Series
  • Information on upcoming security trainings (at no or reduced cost to IT Pros)

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training!

Email or, or call (812) 855-7383 (IU Bloomington) or (317) 274-7383 (IUPUI).