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Two NCCU students help refurbish computers for Durham Housing Authority centers

Durham, Low-Income Residents to Benefit from High-Speed Fiber Partnership

August 8, 2018

The City of Durham and Durham County will each establish ultrahigh bandwidth networks that connect about 100 city and county sites in 2019, officials announced Tuesday. There will be no charge to the city or county to use fiber that is part of Duke’s installations in Durham.

A person holds a lasercut wood emblem with "Colab at the Ruby" engraved.

Student Art + Tech Fair at the Ruby

August 6, 2018

Art + Tech Fair at the Ruby 
September 12, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm 
Rubenstein Arts Center 
No registration required

Angie Jones who works in ID management at OIT stands in front of her desk.

Blue Devil of the Week: A Free Spirit Finds Her Way in IT

August 6, 2018

Angie Jones of OIT keeps it fun when connecting the Duke community with technology.

Duke students working on the lawn.

Faster internet’s coming to the Triangle. Here’s who’s getting it.

August 2, 2018

By summer’s end, the Triangle’s universities, schools, hospitals and government offices will have new internet links that can move data 10 to 100 times faster than a state-of-the-art residential connection can.

Overview of Services

Work better with colleagues on- and off-campus with collaboration and communications tools - from chat to web conferencing, email to sharing sites, OIT has a solution to build your workflow.
Download more than 100 software packages available to staff, students and faculty for free or at a steep discount. Browse for your favorites or find new tools.
Get access to the tools you need to work, study or teach. Your Duke NetID & password and Office365 email are the keys to technology at Duke.
Take steps to protect yourself from IT security threats. Stay one step ahead with antivirus and malware protection, data loss protection, password management and more.
Create a new website for your department, group or course. Or develop an app. OIT has tools to do-it-yourself, or you can hire experts on-campus to make your vision reality.
DukeCard is your official Duke ID. It gives you access to buildings and facilities like the gym and library. You can also pay for everything from dining to vending machines across campus.
Get work done with printing and labs. OIT has dozens of ePrint locations, plus physical and virtual computer labs across campus. Make your next big project amazing with specialty labs like the Co-Lab maker-space and the Multimedia Project Studio (MPS).
Host virtualized operating systems, servers and storage systems across campus. These cloud-based options prevent hardware failures and can expand your computing, hosting and storage power at Duke. 
Connect to Duke from anywhere. Access Duke's robust wireless and wired data network throughout the university. Use VPN to connect from off-campus or Eduroam to connect all over the globe.
Get cutting edge technology to help you teach and learn in the 21st century. OIT can help with lecture capture and streaming, learning management systems, and course websites.
Set up your department using automation tools for Duke-wide IT systems. IT staff and system administrators can coordinate authorizations, virtual computing, performance monitoring, HR & finance systems, and more through automation and IT systems.

3D Printing Everywhere

Duke has one of largest 3D printing "farms" in higher education. From desk baubles to medical device prototypes, students, faculty and staff are experimenting with 3D printing and creating innovative objects. You can 3D print at no charge via the web-based system anytime. Once you have a short tutorial, submit print jobs online and pick up your creations at one of our three locations on campus.

Duke Blue Devil visit the Rubenstein Arts Center 3D printing studio

Technology Engagement Center (TEC) - A full studio is located in the Telecom building on west campus. More than 55 3D printers from basic to very advanced are available in this fully-staffed facility.

Rubenstein Arts Center - Come visit our newest studio at the Ruby. 3D printers, a laser cutter, and an advanced sewing maching are availalbe in this student-staffed studio work space.

Lilly Library - East campus won't be left out. Lilly Library hosts a small bank of 3D printers ready for your next creation.

 

 

Events

Sep
04

DVS Workshop: Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

September 4, 2018 -
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Sep
05

DVS Workshop: Web Mapping

September 5, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Sep
11

DVS Workshop: Building Blocks for Reproducibility: Concepts and Practices

September 11, 2018 -
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Link service desk

The LINK Service Desk

The link service desk

Help is steps away. Visit the LINK service desk in the lower level of Perkins Library to answer all of your IT questions. You can even borrow equipment like chargers, iPads, and GoPro cameras. 

 

Diversify IT

Diversify IT

OIT staff outside at food trucks

The Diversify IT group holds networking events, discussion groups, speakers and outreach events with the mission to increase diversity in the IT workforce at Duke. Join us!

Life on the fringes: Amy Schmid talks "extremophiles"

Research Computing Minute Marvel

Amy Schmid describes her research in the 3rd domain of life, the archea of "extremophiles", bacteria-like organisms that live in high salt and other extreme environments. Oh, and she needs research computing to get the job done.