'Incredible Fusion': Physics and Art Combine in PHYS 498

A man demonstrates the tesla coil to music at the Engineering Open House 2016 Tesla Coil performance.

One of the things The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is known for is the incredible range of classes that, with a few exceptions, are open to every student to suit whatever interests they may have. Whether an arts, humanities, engineering, or science major, by the time a student graduates they will have multiple years of world-class courses backing them up in their given major.

  History as a Startup

But context is the hardest to remember, even as objects endure. This imbalance—too few stories and too much stuff—creates the “odd amnesia of the internet age,” says John Randolph (left), Professor of History at the University of Illinois. SourceLab aims to help cure that odd amnesia.

  Beware Ransomware Scam

Tesla coil image randomly chosen for ransomware story

A 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 attachment. 

If you have already opened a suspicious file sent to you via email attachment, please contact the Technology Services Help Desk (217-244-7000) (consult@illinois.edu) or contact your local IT professional.

 

Ransomware Details

Here is a screenshot of one of the versions of the email that has been reported to Technology Services:

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