the previous 30 days' information technology related blog posts @ the Univeristy of Minnesota

America's First Flu Season Under the ACA

Allison Kvien, MJLST Staff Member Have you seen the "flu shots today" signs outside your local grocery stores yet? Looked at any maps tracking where in the United States flu outbreaks are occurring? Gotten a flu shot? This year's flu...

Infinite? In the Political Realm, The Internet May Not be Big Enough for Everyone

Will Orlady, MJLST Staff Member The Internet is infinite. At least, that's what I thought. But Ashley Parker, a New York Times reporter doesn't agree. When it comes to political ad space, our worldwide information hub may not be the...

U of M Crookston Marks Eighth Year of Enrollment Growth

Total number of degree-seeking students at 1,876 for fall semesterFrom official data released at the October meeting of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, enrollment at the University of Minnesota Crookston for fall semester 2014 is a new campus...

A Review of Replay Technology in Major League Baseball

Comi Sharif, Managing Editor This week marks the end of the 2014 Major League Baseball regular season, and with it, the completion of the first regular season under the league's expanded rules regarding the use of instant replay technology. Though...

"Paint the Town Maroon and Gold" Celebrates Homecoming 2014 at the U of M Crookston

In true University of Minnesota Crookston spirit, the campus is preparing to "Paint the Town Maroon and Gold", a theme that will run through all the activities taking place during homecoming week, October 13-19, 2014. Student activities begin Monday, Oct. 13. Highlights...

SPSS Installation and Updates

Researchers in CLA currently using or interested in starting to use the SPSS suite of programs can now install the software themselves onto their CLA owned PCs. No administrator rights are needed for CLA PCs managed by SCCM's Software Center...

CLA-OIT Services for Faculty and Staff

With the transition to the centralized UMN Help Desk complete, CLA-OIT will soon rename itself to better illustrate the robust services it continues to offer in support of faculty, staff, and students. At its core mission, CLA-OIT provides: advanced research...

Apple's Bark is Worse than its Bite

Jessica Ford, MJLST Staff Apple's iPhone tends to garner a great deal of excitement from its aficionados for its streamlined aspects and much resentment from users craving customization on their devices. Apple's newest smartphone model, the iPhone 6, is no...

Welcome New Staff

We are pleased to announce that we have recently hired two End User Support staff to replace ITSS staff who retired last spring....

Cable TV Providers and the FCC's Policy-Induced Competition Amidst Changing Consumer Preferences

Daniel Schueppert, MJLST Executive Editor More and more Americans are getting rid of their cable TV and opting to consume their media of choice through other sources. Roughly 19% of American households with a TV do not subscribe to cable....

New TechCenter Service System and Offerings

The computer repair and maintenance shop within the TechCenter implemented a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system in July 2014 and we are planning to add to our repair offerings....

YD Tech Bytes: Technological Stone Soup

Note: The Youth Development Learning Technologies Team uses this blog to educate colleagues on distance learning technologies which helps increase staff interest, knowledge and skills through ideas and tools to facilitate 21st century teaching and learning. In this post,...

Unlimited Document Storage Available Through Your UMN Google Drive

This week Google announced that all Google Apps for Education customers (such as UMN) will have unlimited storage available to them at no additional charge. The program supports individual files up to 5TB in size and will be available in...

Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the U of M Crookston

In celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, there will be a program that honors his life at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The program, which takes place in the Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center, begins...

Circuits Split On Cell Site Data and the Third Party Doctrine

Mickey Stevens, MJLST Staff The Eleventh Circuit's recent decision in United States v. Davis, 754 F.3d 1205 (11th Cir. 2014) has created a split among the circuits regarding the interaction between the Third-Party Doctrine and cell site data recorded by...

Anti-Cyberbullying State Statutes Should Prompt a Revisiting of the Communications Decency Act

Nia Chung, MJLST Staff Cyberbullying comes in varying forms. Online outlets with user identification features such as Facebook and MySpace give third party attackers a platform to target individuals but remain identifiable to the victim. The transparency of identification provided...

Classroom Update

The ITSS classroom team has been productive in a number of areas....

CLA-OIT's Loaner Laptop and Equipment Pool Moved to Rarig

To streamline all CLA-OIT technology pick-ups and drop-offs to a single location, the CLA-OIT loaner laptop and equipment pool is now located in 508B Rarig along with video cameras. CLA-OIT staff manage the inventory and equipment is available to...

Web Accessibility Training

Learn Web accessibility with instructor-led online courses....

About Technar

Technar the Bloginator is an irascible little robot who hangs around the CEHD Academic Technology Services offices. He's always muttering to himself and surfing the net looking for technology related blog posts.

About this Page

This page presents the previous 30 days of blog posts he's found on the UMN Blog system related to information technologies.

 
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