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UITS Monitor: Don't be mislabeled: record your name in NameCoach helps YOU protect your private information

Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing with this new IU site.

Here at IU, there are sophisticated security measures in place to protect you and your private information. Unfortunately, new phishing schemes are always looking for ways to get around those measures.

You are the best defense against phishing emails, and IU's new Phishing Education & Training site has plenty of tips and strategies to help you spot a phishing attempt and report it.

From this site you can:

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Jetstream team earns 2018 Campus Technology Impact Award

Platform wins praise for on-demand, user-friendly tools for researchers, students.

Congratulations to the Jetstream team! The user-friendly cloud system, a project of IU's Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), is the recipient of the 2018 Campus Technology Impact Award in the category of IT infrastructure and systems.

Jetstream was created to give easy access to computing and data analysis resources to students and researchers via laptops, tablets, or desktop computers. PTI is the lead institution on the $11 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and operate Jetstream.

Campus Technology magazine, which focuses on technology in higher education, has been honoring projects with CT Impact Awards for 14 years.

Read more about the Jetstream team and their award >>

Supercomputing for Everyone: Intro to R for biologists

Four-day workshop to cover the basics of the computing language.

In this course, participants will learn the general syntax of R, basic data types and how to manipulate them, and how to find more information when doing novel analyses. You'll apply the covered material using DNA sequences as a case study.

At completion, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate and use RStudio (on and off Jetstream)
  • Understand how to install, load, and use new libraries
  • Become familiar with Bioconductor Project
  • Understand basic data types, functions, objects, and classes in R
  • Write and use a function

The series consists of four workshops—you must register for the entire series.

When: 8/27, 8/29, 9/10, and 9/12, 1-2:30pm

Where: Indiana Memorial Union, Walnut Room

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Faculty: Do your part to help level the playing field

Create an inclusive classroom with UITS Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers.

With classes starting in less than two weeks, students of all abilities are about to descend on our campuses. Learn how to empower all your students via the services offered at the UITS Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers.

The ATAC provides IT accessibility consultation, training, and guidance to help those with disabilities and anyone supporting them. The experts at ATAC are well versed in the latest tools to help with reading, writing, studying, and information access, including:

  • alternate media services
  • hardware and software designed to alleviate vision, hearing, cognitive, and mobility impairments
  • consulting for web accessibility
  • presentations and training on accessibility best practices
Learn more about the ATACs at IU >>

Digital project highlights history of the Wylie family

Website uses digitized collection to illustrate family's connection with Indiana. 

A collaborative effort between the Wylie House Museum and the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) has produced a new website, Leadership at Indiana University: Andrew and Theophilus Wylie, 1820-1890.

The site uses digitized documents to explore the many ways the Wylie family left their mark on Indiana University and the Bloomington community, as well as to encourage students to connect IU's past to its future.

See the entire collection >>

International Networks formalizes partnership with CERNET

Trans-Pacific collaboration with China will create opportunities for bioinformatics, other topics. 

In June, International Networks at Indiana University (IN@IU) and the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) signed an agreement on continued collaboration in Trondheim, Norway. The partnership is part of the TransPAC project, one aspect of the larger IN@IU portfolio that provides network services to enable large-scale data transfers between the U.S. and Asia.

The agreement continues IN@IU's efforts to expand partnerships around the globe, and formalizes an existing 13-year relationship. IN@IU and CERNET will work together to support research and science and enable better network support of U.S. branch campuses in China.

Read the news release about the collaboration >>

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