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Celebrating National Student Employment WeekIntroduction April 11 is National Student Employment Week, and Technology Services could not be more thankful for all of the student employees that make it possible for us to do what we do. While...
Tesla coil image randomly chosen for ransomware story Beware Ransomware ScamA ransomware scam was delivered to University of Illinois email accounts the week of April 4, 2016. If you receive a message with an attachment from someone you do not know, do NOT open the...
Get Mom OnlineWelcome, 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 guests. Follow these...
The Detective with a Thousand FacesOn a sticky summer night, two men walk down a dark alley with murder on their minds. A gruesome crime has just been committed: two women have been killed in their home. There’s a lot of...
A screenshot from the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade Project Progress Report video Wireless Expansion Progress Report Check out this new video to learn more about the progress of the Wireless Expansion and Upgrade Project and where the project is headed in the next year and a half.
Social Media Privacy Social media privacy has been all over the news lately. Fusion looked at how companies tracked voters at the Iowa Caucus this year. Digital Trends highlighted the University of Ottawa’s project to...
Students use multimedia at the Union Up Engagement with Kaltura in Compass 2gVideo killed the radio star.  But thanks to Kaltura, video wants to play nice with Compass 2g.You can directly embed Kaltura videos into your Compass 2g course. And you won’t have to leave...
Constellation mural at Main Library Black Holes and the Music of the SpheresAround-ish sixth century B.C., so the story goes, a man named Pythagoras sauntered past a blacksmith’s shop and stopped in his tracks. In the varied clang! of hammers against iron, Pythagoras...
Afternoon clouds 'We're at the beginning': Teaching Data Science at Illinois It’s the “sexiest” job of this century. The future looks bright for data scientists. Companies large and small want these skills. And they’re paying for it.Salary ranges vary...
Students study in front of Altgeld Hall in the spring. Set Password Recovery Options Before Spring BreakIf you are leaving campus for Spring Break, you should make sure that you have chosen a password recovery method by visiting go.illinois.edu/password. If you have not chosen a password recovery...
3D Printed Cast at Engineering Open House ICYMI Engineering Open House 2016This 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...
A professor teaches a class. Watson and Tableau Available for Free Two pieces of cutting-edge data software are available to use for teaching for free. IBM's Watson Analytics tool and the Tableau Desktop software can be leveraged for classroom use by University of...
Payroll Scams Thwarted Scan your email junk folder and you may conclude that we can safely add email scams to the small list of certainties in life, right alongside death and taxes. The IRS has warned that the number of e...
Fountain in Oval Allée south of the Beckman Institute The Future of Water Water is arguably the most important resource on the planet. As humans, our dependence upon it is profound.Nations fight over it. Towns are founded near it. Bodies are it; approximately 60% of the...
Be An Email WizardOf all the services we provide, email is probably the one you’ll use the most during your time at Illinois.Make sure it’s setup right.This article takes you through how to setup your...
A picture of the alma statue covered in snow. Knowledge at Your FingertipsIt’s becoming a lot easier to find the answers to fix IT problems thanks to the Technology Services KnowledgeBase. Serving as a storehouse for support documentation, the KnowledgeBase allows students...
student working on computer next to a lamp Access to Office 365 Expires With Your NetIDAt the beginning of each semester, former employees and graduated or non-enrolled students will no longer have access to Office 365.Your access to Office 365 is dependent on your NetID. To maintain...
https://www.facebook.com/hackillinois/ Inside HackIllinois Part II: LiveSunday Morning(ish): 1:07AMI decided to join my friend in hacking together his project, which means I'll be presenting at the closing ceremony this morning at 10:00AM (totally a reason you should...
A solitary student walking along the quad Take the Email Footprint Challenge 2/15-2/26Instead of holding on to those old emails, wouldn’t you rather grab hold of a free sandwich?Join in the Email Footprint Challenge and earn a shot at winning cool prizes, like an Amazon TV Fire...
https://www.facebook.com/hackillinois/ Inside HackIllinois Part I: HistoryThis 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...

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