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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.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 3:12pm

Rick Nadler is a Web Support Specialist in Dartmouth Computing's Web Services. Rick has worked at Dartmouth for two years, starting as a B2B (Blitz-2-Blitz email transition project) Consultant. After the B2B project, he briefly worked as an Alumni Support Consultant before taking on his current role.

How did you become interested in technology?

My technology path started with a brief stint as an Electronics Certified TV repair man. As chance would have it, I learned how to program in...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 5:50pm

Bullying is when someone hurts or scares another person repeatedly. The behavior is never appropriate and is intentional. Such acts include name calling, inflicting physical pain, exclusion, public humiliation, hurtful pranks, and defacing one’s property. Bullying involves an imbalance of power. Victims feel alone, depressed, scared, and as if they have nowhere to turn. Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyberbullying is when people harass each other using the Internet, mobile phones, or other cyber technology. This can include:

  • Posting pictures or messages in...
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Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 2:47pm

Privacy in higher-ed. Security awareness for millennials. Emerging malware trends.

These were just a few of the topics covered on July 16 and 17, at Securing the eCampus, a conference hosted by Dartmouth’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society, (ISTS) and Dartmouth Computing Services. The seventh-annual event brought together chief information officers, chief information security officers,...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 6:07pm

We asked our staff for the best computing news sources. From the accessible Ars Technica to the specialized HPC Wired, here are Computing Services' picks for online technology publications. Don't see your favorite on the list? Let us know.

  • Ars Technica: Publishes news, reviews and guides on issues such as computer hardware and software, science, technology policy, and video games
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 4:00pm

By Steve Nyman
Dartmouth's Chief Information Security Officer

Blah blah blah…another email or notice advising you to lock up your confidential information, and strengthen your passwords. It’s a constant barrage of advisories about protecting the institution’s data. Important?  Of course it is, and you know it. But, when you pile this on top of all the other information awareness campaigns around better health, workplace safety, appropriate business conduct, etc, it’s enough to make your head spin.

So, here’s another way to look at IT security: HOW DOES IT AFFECT ME?...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 6:44pm

 

Maureen Hennigan is Project Manager for RAPPORT, Dartmouth's electronic research administration system. In addition to her work in technology, Maureen has devoted her life to acting. She's performed everything from Shakespeare to Moliere to avant-garde work in regional theater, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway venues. Here, she discusses her dual passions: technology and the arts.

My path towards a career in technology was certainly not a straightforward one. I went to college expecting to graduate with a degree in business and ended up with a degree in English,...

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 4:59pm

A Conversation with Susan Lee, Director of Dartmouth's Web Services

Web Services was recently involved in the release of new academic websites. Will you describe this project and how it came about? How many websites were involved? How were they selected?

With the launch of our four "early-adopter" academic sites—Biological Sciences, Economics, English, and Institute for Writing and Rhetoric—...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:03pm

On August 1, 2013, Alan Cattier will join Dartmouth as Director of Academic and Campus Technology Services. Alan arrives from Emory University in Atlanta where he was the Director of Academic Technology Services. At Emory, he led a 34-person team and served as the central point of coordination for the university's six professional and graduate schools and affiliates.

Alan received his BA in English from Dartmouth, his Master’s degree from the...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 6:13pm

Since Dartmouth's Computer Store opened its new location in McNutt Hall's basement this past spring, Purchasing & Sales Associate Erik Wagstaff has seen trends in ultra-book style laptops such as Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display and the Dell XPS and Latitude E6430U series. He also notes tablet lines are  picking up, with more customers leaning toward the iPad mini than the traditional-sized device.

It's no surprise that MacBooks and iPads fly off the shelves. But some of the Computer Store's other popular items might surprise you. Below, Erik gives a run-down of The...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 3:27pm

By Steve Nyman
Dartmouth's Chief Information Security Officer

Computing Services is dedicated to providing high performing IT systems and support to the Dartmouth community.  We are also committed to ensuring our colleagues are safe in the event of an on-campus emergency.

Consistent with Dartmouth’s Emergency Planning Group guidance and the various safety programs managed by Safety and Security, Computing Services has an up-to-date Emergency Plan, with organization and instructions for our staff to cope with emergencies, including immediate evacuation of our offices,...

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