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Archive for September, 2017

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted September 27, 2017

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms Exhibition Opens 9/28

Posted September 27, 2017

Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms is a dual-sited exhibition of artworks from The William and Uytendale Scott Memorial Study Collection of Works by Women Artists at Bryn Mawr College and the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Art by Women at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The collaboration, conceived by graduate students in the History of […]

9/26 Tech Talk: Visualizing Data from Women’s College Archives

Posted September 25, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows — Mimi Benkoussa (’19, Computer Science), Madeline Perry (’19, Psychology), Nathália Santos (’18, Poli Sci/Econ), and Claudia Zavala (’20, Cities) — will share their work designing and implementing a data visualization project (http://digitalscholarship.brynmawr.edu/dssf17) that compiles data from the College Women portal and reframes it to visualize content by year and subject matter. The fellows will share […]

macOS High Sierra (10.13) and Your College Computer

Posted September 25, 2017

Apple is expected to release the newest version of macOS (no longer OS X!), macOS High Sierra (10.13), shortly with many new fixes (and almost no new features this time around). In keeping with recent practice, Apple has made the upgrade available from the Mac App Store free of charge. At this time we are […]

9/26 Tech Talk: Visualizing Data from Women’s College Archives

Posted September 19, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows — Mimi Benkoussa (’19, Computer Science), Madeline Perry (’19, Psychology), Nathália Santos (’18, Poli Sci/Econ), and Claudia Zavala (’20, Cities) — will share their work designing and implementing a data visualization project (http://digitalscholarship.brynmawr.edu/dssf17) that compiles data from the College Women portal and reframes it to visualize content by year and subject matter. The fellows will share […]

9/19 Tech Talk: Reports from Our Digital Summers

Posted September 18, 2017

Bryn Mawr’s Digital Competencies initiative supports students in identifying, developing, and presenting their digital skills. Students reflect on their experiences learning and using technology, and learn to tell compelling stories about their abilities to prospective employers. In this Tech Talk, members of the Digital Competencies project team will introduce the initiative and talk about how students, faculty, […]

Coming Soon: Launch of the College’s InfoSec Education Program!

Posted September 13, 2017

October marks the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which also brings the launch of the College’s annual Information Security Education Program! Beginning on Monday, 10/2/17 through 11/1/17, College community members will be responsible for reviewing key College policies and completing a series of instructional activities geared towards helping all community members attain mastery […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted September 13, 2017

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/ Please contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

9/19 Tech Talk: Reports from Our Digital Summers

Posted September 12, 2017

Bryn Mawr’s Digital Competencies initiative supports students in identifying, developing, and presenting their digital skills. Students reflect on their experiences learning and using technology, and learn to tell compelling stories about their abilities to prospective employers. In this Tech Talk, members of the Digital Competencies project team will introduce the initiative and talk about how students, faculty, […]

Network now up: GSSW

Posted September 10, 2017

Update:  service to GSSW has been temporarily restored pending a permanent repair. Damage (likely from a rodent) was discovered with the network fiber from main campus to GSSW. Update:  Replacing the affected equipment did not resolve the issue.  Troubleshooting continues. Late this morning, a piece of network equipment in GSSW failed, leaving the buildingwithout network […]

Update: Canaday Elevator Out of Service, Alternate Elevator Available

Posted September 7, 2017

Updated 9/7/17 12:30 p.m. The passenger elevator in Canaday is currently out of service for necessary maintenance and will remain unavailable through Tuesday, September 12. For assistance please contact the Help Desk (610-526-7440) or Circulation Desk (610-526-5276). We apologize for this inconvenience. We will update as soon as the elevator is back in service. The […]

Spotlight: Password Managers

Posted September 6, 2017

What’s a Password Manager? “A password manager is a software application … that helps a user store and organize passwords. Password managers usually store passwords encrypted…” –Wikipedia Why do you need one? There’s a password for everything in your life. You have a username and a password for places you shop, bank and credit card […]