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

Staffing Changes

Joanna (Joey) Helder has moved within ITSS from TechCenter/End User Support to Systems Administrator. Becky Nelson has joined our staff as a temporary TechCenter/End User Support replacement....

Welcome New Staff

We are pleased to announce that we have recently hired one Academic Technologist. This position was repurposed from a vacant ITSS infrastructure position....

FCC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Ensure an Open Internet, Endangers Mid-size E-Commerce Retailers

Emily Harrison, MJLST Staff The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit twice struck down key provisions of the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) orders regarding how to ensure an open Internet. The Commission's latest articulation is its May...

Self-driving Vehicles are Coming

Spencer Peck, RA State and Local Policy Program, MJLST Guest Blogger Self-driving vehicles are coming, possibly within the decade. But what exactly do drivers, laws and lawmakers, and local economies need to do to prepare for autonomous vehciles? On Friday,...

Is the US Ready for the Next Cyber Terror Attack?

Ian Blodger, MJLST Staff Member The US's military intervention against ISIL carries with it a high risk of cyber-terror attacks. The FBI reported that ISIL and other terrorist organizations may turn to cyber attacks against the US in response to...

The Benefits of Juries

Steven Groschen, MJLST Staff Member Nearly 180 years ago Alexis de Tocqueville postulated that jury duty was beneficial to those who participated. In an often quoted passage of Democracy in America he stated that "I do not know whether the...

New Accessibility Training Video Available

The video "Course Foundations of UX: Accessibility" is available to University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff via Lynda.com....

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,...

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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