News and Feature Stories

A montage of buildings that are participating in Tech Points 2017 Tech Points 2017To kick off the 2017-2018 school year, Technology Services has partnered with a number of IT departments across campus to offer seven different places on campus where you can get IT assistance during...
Instructor teaches large class 2017 Survey of Instructors in Tech Enhanced ClassroomsAt the end of every academic year, Technology Services surveys instructors who use technology-enhanced classrooms.  Instructors are asked to provide feedback on equipment, support, and overall...
IllinoisNet_Devices Wi-Fi Network to Retire June 30On Friday June 30, Technology Services will retire the IllinoisNet_Devices SSID Wi-Fi network. All functionality of the IllinoisNet_Devices network is available on the IllinoisNet_Guest network....
image of hacker in a hoodie Phishing Scam Targets Bank Info What happened Earlier today, some people at the University of Illinois received copies of an email that had an attachment pretending to be a fax message. Here is a screenshot of the email: If you...
Blurry orange and blue flowers Protecting yourself from ransomwareRansomware is a popular type of malware that prevents access to a computer, or its files, and requires a payment to remove the ransomware and release the files. One widely-reported piece of...
Google Docs Phishing AlertA new phishing scam is taking the internet by storm today. Here’s how to protect yourself. What’s happening Customers are receiving emails that someone--often, someone they know--wants to share a...
Video can help students express themselvesThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
IT Services After Graduation IT Services After Graduation Graduation is just around the corner. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your important files and software come with you after you leave the University of Illinois...
Thumbs up U of I Box now offers unlimited storageWhat could make a free 50GB account with U of I Box better? A free unlimited storage account with U of I Box, of course. Technology Services is pleased to announce that all U of I Box accounts now...
Students looking at a laptop on the main quad Push innovation this fall with SPINThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a...
Illinois cheerleader Our Nominee for Student Employee of the Year 2017This Monday kicked off National Student Employment Week. At Tech Services, we're fortunate to work with amazing student employees in fields as diverse as privacy and security, customer...
Flowers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mom's Weekend 2017Welcome, Moms! There’s a ton of stuff to do on campus and around C-U. But it’s OK to have some internet time, too. That’s why we provide free public WiFi for our guests. Click the image below for a...
Brain MRI imagery Processing MRIs faster with Amazon Web ServicesIn 1971, the story goes, a chemist was eating a hamburger and was struck by an idea. Could signals be turned into images? He scrambled to get paper to jot it all down. When he was finished, he had in...
Wind energy at dusk in Illinois Cooking a Universe According to Dr. Felipe Menanteau, all of human learning is driven by two fundamental questions.“‘Where did everything come from?’ and ‘Are we alone?’ are what we humans...
Changes to SSHAs part of the University of Illinois' ongoing battle against cyberattacks, Technology Services is implementing changes to how people who are away from campus connect to on-campus resources....
Frequency A Tribute to Jerry Lawson, Video Game PioneerThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
A student participates in a flash mob Get Cool Stuff and Save Money as an Illinois StudentThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
A student uses a 3d printer Become A Maker With CUC Fab LabThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
Cultures in petri dishes What Makes Us HumanIn a lab in Ireland, mice are drowning. Well, to be fair, it’s not so much that they’re drowning as that they are refusing to swim. The water is too big, their muscles are too small, and no one is...
cybersecurity Keeping Your Data Private1,042,000,000,000. That’s the number of Tweets that have been archived by the Library of Congress since 2006. An additional 400 million Tweets are archived daily. Not only does the U.S. government...

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