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Cybersecurity Threats Growing More Sophisticated

February 13, 2017

Last November, Duke professor Gary Gereffi returned from a research trip to Kazakhstan and was informed by his IT department that his computer had been hacked. Days earlier, a colleague at Harvard University sent Gereffi an email with an attachment to a scholarly paper. Unbeknownst to both professors, malware inflected the attachment, and as soon as Gereffi opened the document, hackers could peer into Gereffi’s computer and steal his data.

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Use Duke ‘Box,’ Get a Chance at Winning an Amazon Echo

February 8, 2017

Enter OIT's "Box Quest" contest through Feb. 28. Duke’s Box cloud storage and collaboration tool was upgraded on February 1. As part of “Duke Box Awareness Month,” the contest takes Box users on a short “quest” within the platform to show off features such as file storage, sharing, and editing. Enter at box.duke.edu/quest.

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Sharpen Tech Skills Over Lunch

February 8, 2017

Bring a brown bag lunch and hear from technology experts about tools and tips that can simplify a workday.  Learn IT @ Lunch, a free series of seven workshops organized by the Duke’s Office of Information Technology, is offering new sessions through April 19. Upcoming sessions include “DukeBox: The New User Experience” on Feb. 15 and “Managing Your Online Presence” on March 22.

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Matthew Rascoff Named Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation

January 24, 2017

Matthew Rascoff, who has overseen the development and support for online and technology-enhanced learning in the University of North Carolina system, has been named Duke’s associate vice provost for digital education and innovation, Provost Sally Kornbluth announced this week.

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Duke Research Computing Symposium

January 12, 2017

New Frontiers in Data and Computation on January 20, 2017, concludes the three days of the Duke Research Computing Symposium at the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center on Duke’s School of Medicine campus. Register

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Linux training available

January 12, 2017

The Innovation Co-Lab has curated a no-cost Introduction to Linux online course using the Lynda.com online training modules. The complete course is approximately 4.5 hours taught in five modules.

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LearnIT@Lunch spring series

January 12, 2017

Join us for the first Learn IT @ Lunch session of the semester on January 25 – Explore the new Technology Engagement Center (TEC).  Also, save the dates for upcoming sessions including DukeBox: The New User Experience; Internet of Things (IoT); Managing your Online Presence.

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Roots training on new tools & tech

January 12, 2017

A training program of OIT's Innovation Co-Lab, where students, faculty or staff of any skill and confidence level can comfortably start to gain an understanding of how to make use of a variety of tools and technologies.

Proposed wireless charging station would make dead batteries 'a thing of the past'

January 5, 2017
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ePrint upgrade for Windows on 12/20

December 1, 2016

OIT will perform an ePrint upgrade for Windows machines only on December 20, 2016. 

Windows users will see an update upon their first print after 12/20 and will need to install the upgrade in order to print. 

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