Information, Technology & Consulting


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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 6:00am


October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

Through a series of events and...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:32pm


Dartmouth is an attractive place to be on the faculty. “We often receive hundreds of applicants for a single faculty position,” says Computer Science Professor David Kotz, Associate Dean of Faculty for the Sciences. “We need an efficient and effective system for collecting and reviewing application materials.”

That’s where Interfolio ByCommittee comes in.


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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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Information, Technology & Consulting