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Interface

Interface is an ongoing series of features about information technology at Dartmouth, the people of ITS, and how we work with the college's many information systems. Learn what it's like to be a freshman barred from having a cell phone on a first-year trip. Peek inside the framework of Dartmouth's many, many sites. See how our past experiences inform what we do here.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 10:43am
a media lab with swivel chairs, modern tables, and wall screens

In May, the Jones Media Center completed a renovation project that began in December 2014.


Since its inception in 2000, The Jones Media Center has provided the Dartmouth community with collections and expertise for researching, viewing, and producing a wide range of media.

Now, the revamped center includes twice the amount of seating, more areas for collaborative multimedia project work, and an innovation studio—a multi-purpose, reconfigurable teaching, learning, and production facility. Such attributes are...

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:00am
Derrol Carter

On June 22, 2015 Dartmouth will hold Service Awards events for staff who’ve worked at the College for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 years consecutively as of June 30, 2015.

This year, 11 ITS employees will be included in the celebration. Two of them, Derrol Carter and Stephen Glinos, have worked as user support technicians in the Computer Store for 35 and 25 years, respectively.

Derrol remembers the days when what was then the Personal Computer Center only consisted of a service section—it didn’t include a store until 1995. In fact, when he first began working at Dartmouth...

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Monday, May 11, 2015 - 2:02pm

When you visit a Dartmouth website that requires your Dartmouth username and password, you should look for a GREEN URL. If it’s NOT Dartmouth green, don’t proceed.

Any Dartmouth website that requests login info should have the GREEN bar. This  includes sites protected by WebAuth ( such as Banner, Canvas, Kronos, and Library Services) and Blitz Web, Calendar, and OneDrive.

We’ve recently added these green extended digital certificates to our websites to help you avoid being phished.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 1:41pm

As part of our ongoing commitment to protecting your data and identity within the Dartmouth Community, Information Technology Services will make several changes in the coming months to improve the security of Dartmouth’s data, as well as the usability of systems that protect our data. These changes are briefly described below.

In Spring

International Student Accounts: Starting April 7th we provided incoming international students with accounts in our directory system. This is approximately one month prior to all other incoming students. With this change, international...

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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 2:51pm

In case you missed us in March, Dartmouth's cyber security experts will offer two more sessions of the popular "Staying Safe After the Anthem Breach" seminars.

In light of the recent Anthem Health Insurance security breach that affected 80 million accounts, the ITS Security Team will present an all-new cyber security seminar for Dartmouth faculty, students, and staff. No registration required.

We'll offer the same workshop on two different dates:

Wednesday, April 8, 11:00-noon in Haldeman 041

Friday, April 24, 2:00-3:00 pm in...

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 4:38pm

In light of the recent Anthem Health Insurance security breach that affected 80 million accounts, the ITS Security Team will present an all-new cyber security seminar for Dartmouth faculty, students, and staff. No registration required.

We'll offer the event on two dates:

March 12, 2-3pm: Location: Silsby 028

March 25, 11-noon: Location: Silsby 028

Learn about credit monitoring and other tools you can use to protect yourself and your family, understand the motives behind cyber attacks, and determine risks to personal devices and data.

Contact us ahead of...

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:41pm

ITS Web Services worked with project staff to update design, improve usability, and clarify language on critical Dartmouth gateways.

By Elizabeth Kelsey, Editor of Interface

When Dartmouth’s Admissions Department needed to update its website, the project posed unique challenges.

“Content redevelopment for large websites is always more time consuming than one initially imagines,” says Katie Santos-Coy, who served as Admissions’ Associate Director for...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 3:51pm

George Morris joined ITS as Director of Research Computing in January. Before arriving at Dartmouth, George was Chief Information Officer for Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum and Weld Hill Research Center. His role at Harvard included research computing as well as leadership responsibility for the division’s administrative and academic computing services. George has also held scientific informatics leadership positions at biotechs and pharmaceutical firms...

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:41pm

By Elizabeth Kelsey, editor of Interface

Before Ben Morgan joined ITS Web Services in 2012 as a user experience designer/information architect, he worked as a more traditional architect—the type who designs buildings.

There was, after all, some correlation between the two fields: “My old boss at the architectural firm used to say we have to know a little about a lot,” Ben says. “Our role was to take the electrical engineer, the mechanical engineer, the contractor, and...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:15pm

Elizabeth Kelsey, editor of Interface

Adaptive evolution. Space weather patterns. Complex systems. Dartmouth researchers carry out important work in fields including biology, physics, and computer science. In such a fast-paced intellectual environment, scientists need information technology that can keep up with their research. Dartmouth’s new high-speed research network, the Science DMZ, will now quickly transfer the large files associated with the field.

Usually, when we think of a DMZ, a demilitarized zone, we see images in our mind’s eye of neutral territory between...

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