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Archive for 2018

Updated: Login issues for some individuals to some systems

Posted February 6, 2018

Update: this issue has been resolved with a temporary solution. At this time we are unclear if a service interruption will be needed in order to correct the underlying cause. We’ve identified an issue that affects the ability for some individuals to login to some systems. Applicants, alums, former employees, and others who have access […]

BIONIC Available: Action Required

Posted February 5, 2018

PeopleSoft has been successfully upgraded and BIONIC services are now available to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. Please restart your computer and clear your browser histories entirely before logging into BIONIC or PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). You will need to do this in each browser you use to access these services. Once logged in, you may notice a difference […]

Best Practices for Facilitating Skype for Business Meetings

Posted February 5, 2018

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of setting up and facilitating online meetings, or if this is your first foray,  check out these Skype for Business best practices to help ensure your attendees are well-informed and your meetings run smoothly! Best Practices for Invitations: Depending on audience, may want to: Explicitly state no Skype or BMC […]

BIONIC Unavailable Weekend of 2/2: Action Required

Posted February 1, 2018

PeopleSoft will be unavailable from Friday, February 2nd at 5:00 p.m. until the morning of Monday, February 5th. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. After this downtime, you will need to restart your computer and clear your browser histories entirely before logging into BIONIC or PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). You […]

ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan): Intermittent Downtime 2/3-2/4

Posted January 31, 2018

ILLiad for Interlibrary Loan may be be intermittently unavailable this weekend, February 3-4. Our vendor will be making changes in conjunction with the College’s PeopleSoft upagrade during this time. ILLiad will be working normally again beginning Monday morning. Contact bmcill@brynmawr.edu with questions.

Directed communications regarding computer updates

Posted January 30, 2018

Today we are sending a series of directed communications to individuals whose computers have been identified as having one or more issues related to recently discovered vulnerabilities. Each email will identify the issues with that particular computer and how to resolve them, but these may include: Out of date web browsers Out of date versions […]

Spectre and Meltdown: How to Protect Your Devices

Posted January 30, 2018

1/30/18:  Spectre and Meltdown are serious vulnerabilities that require your immediate attention. There are many layers of work that LITS must do to mitigate their impact on College-owned computers and systems. The story is still developing; we will continue to make changes over the coming weeks. These could include: Popups on your computer Automatic actions […]

Updated: macOS High Sierra (10.13) and Your College Computer

Posted January 29, 2018

Apple released the newest version of macOS (no longer OS X!), macOS High Sierra (10.13) in September. In keeping with recent practice, Apple has made the upgrade available from the Mac App Store free of charge. At this time we are recommending upgrades to High Sierra (10.13).  In particular if you are running OS X […]

1/30 Tech Talk: 3D Modeling and Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage

Posted January 29, 2018

In this Tech Talk, PhD candidate Alexander Brey (History of Art) discusses how and why he has used 3D Modeling for reconstruction in his own research on early Islamic architecture, presenting the benefits and challenges associated with this approach as well as some of the popular technologies employed in the field. He also explores the […]

Data Privacy Day 2018: Think Like a Hacker

Posted January 29, 2018

Happy Data Privacy Day (DPD)! DPD is an annual international event to create awareness of the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Today is the perfect day to begin thinking like a hacker. Wait – why would you want to do that? Many people associate hacking with criminal activity, thanks to countless movies and […]

Library Research: ProQuest Unavailable 1/27 10pm-6am

Posted January 25, 2018

Some ProQuest products (library databases and ebooks) will be unavailable on Saturday, January 27 from 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. ProQuest will be upgrading infrastructure and enhancing security during this time. Contact the library with questions: library@brynmawr.edu

Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Call for Submissions by 2/15

Posted January 25, 2018

We invite submissions for the seventh annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, which will be held Wednesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College. These conferences are a forum for faculty, staff, and students to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences related to blended learning. Our definition of blended […]

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