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Archive for October, 2017

Call for Proposals for LITS Digital Bryn Mawr Seed Grant Funding

Posted October 31, 2017

We invite Bryn Mawr faculty, staff, and graduate students to apply for seed grants to support digital teaching, learning, or research activities—broadly construed. Digital Bryn Mawr seed grants are intended to advance engagement with digital technologies, regardless of an individual’s prior experience or expertise.

Changes to Windows Updates

Posted October 25, 2017

On October 26th, LITS will be making a change to the way software and operating system updates run on College-owned Windows computers: Community members will not be able to disable Windows updates on College-owned computers, but will have the option to defer updates for a maximium of 30 days Feature Updates (significant updates that happen twice […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted October 25, 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.

Midway point for BMC InfoSec Education Program – Please help the College reach 100% participation!

Posted October 17, 2017

Sent to students, faculty and staff 11/17/17: Dear Colleagues, The College’s network is attacked thousands of times per second, and our robust technological safeguards protect the network and individual community members from many of these threats. However, even the strongest technological defense would be insufficient if we did not also prepare our community members to […]

New Security Warnings from Chrome

Posted October 17, 2017

Google Chrome has recently broadened the conditions under which it will warn users that HTTP pages are not secure. You may begin seeing Chrome security warnings for new and different web pages including some Bryn Mawr College pages. Warnings may also occur at times when you are not transmitting sensitive information. For more information on […]

Spotlight: Your Browser is Speaking (and You Should Listen)

Posted October 17, 2017

Community members often report that it’s hard to understand messages or icons that may appear in their browser.  They don’t know which messages are informational, and which represent real issues. Modern browsers have many subtle ways to communicate, and some of the messages they’re sending are a big deal.  Being able to decode these is […]

Warning: New Phishing Attempt 10/16/17

Posted October 16, 2017

Please be aware of a recent attempt to gather login, password, and other secure personal or College data from Bryn Mawr College community members. Phishing messages can come from a Bryn Mawr College community member whose account has been compromised. Do not assume a message is legitimate just because it is coming from an @brynmawr.edu […]

10/17 Tech Talk: Photogrammetry – 3D Photography for Teaching and Research

Posted October 16, 2017

Photogrammetry turns photographs from flat to 3D, allowing for accurate measurement and analysis of objects and sites even when they are not physically accessible. In this Tech Talk, faculty member Caroline VanSickle (Anthropology) and graduate students Sarah Luckey and Matthew Jameson (GSAS) will give an overview of their experience learning photogrammetry and applying it to various […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6 pm – 2 am

Posted October 11, 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.

10/17 Tech Talk: Photogrammetry – 3D Photography for Teaching and Research

Posted October 10, 2017

Photogrammetry turns photographs from flat to 3D, allowing for accurate measurement and analysis of objects and sites even when they are not physically accessible. In this Tech Talk, faculty member Caroline VanSickle (Anthropology) and graduate students Sarah Luckey and Matthew Jameson (GSAS) will give an overview of their experience learning photogrammetry and applying it to various […]

College Hall Telephone Service Unavailable 10/7

Posted October 6, 2017

Telephone service will be unavailable in parts of College Hall on Saturday, October 7th. In anticipation of future construction in College Hall, LITS will be rerouting telephones wiring during this time. Service will resume by the end of the day Saturday. Contact Facilities with questions: 610-526-7930.

Spotlight: Data Security Basics

Posted October 6, 2017

Some words of wisdom before we get started:  there is no single “right way to do” data security, especially on the go.  What you choose depends on your needs and the data you mean to protect.  This post contains generalized advice on some things you could use and should think about, but it’s not a […]

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