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Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) Training offers monthly workshops on office productivity tools and essential computer skills. Registration is now open for the following Microsoft Office productivity courses happening in February and April:

The Cortland and Ithaca branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) have been awarded a $5,000 grant to help fund Tech Savvy, a daylong event designed to show girls firsthand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields can lead to exciting careers...

The IT@Cornell Professional Badging service is for all IT employees who want a modernized way to highlight their achievements, experiences, professional development, and engagement. A badge is a visual/digital representation of an accomplishment, achievement, or skill acquisition.

This month, you’ll see some improvements and adjustments when logging into the Cornell Box collaboration and storage service. As part of their ongoing effort to make using Box easier and more intuitive, Box has made refinements to the web interface. Most of the changes are not very large.

Got five minutes? Skillsoft offers a variety of short videos covering many IT and desktop topics. Most videos are 3-5 minutes in length and geared toward helping you find quick and easy solutions for daily problem solving.

Network with your IT peers from around campus and have the opportunity to participate in a feedback session about the types of speakers and events you would like to see at future IT Networking Breakfasts. This event is open to the entire IT@Cornell community.

The Web Accessibility Training, customized by WebAim, is a new offering that will be held January 21 - 22, 2016.

CIT, the IT Security Office, and campus IT partners will provide protection to the campus networks with a system of distributed firewalls under the new Managed Firewall service.

A new mentoring program for the whole IT@Cornell community is getting started. For the pilot phase, we’re seeking enough mentors and mentees to make at least 15 pairs. Want to get perspective from someone who works in a role you’re new to, or a role you aspire to?

Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Tableau delivers fast analytics, visualization, and business intelligence. Cornell's license for Tableau is managed by the College of Arts and Sciences.

At the IT@Cornell Flexible IT Conference on December 9, 2015 Interim CIO & VP Dave Lifka talked about his goals and covered important IT@Cornell initiatives started under Ted Dodds and what IT@Cornell can expect as we look forward. 

On January 12, 2016 Microsoft will support only the most current version of Internet Explorer (IE). This means that Microsoft will no longer provide security patches and bug fixes after January 12 for previous versions, possibly making your browser and system vulnerable.

by Liz Field for IT News

One of the things Ted Dodds is most proud of from his five-year tenure as Cornell’s CIO and VP for Information Technologies is the investment he’s made in leadership programs in IT@Cornell.

It's definitely the most wonderful time of the year for cyber scammers! Especially during the holidays, the Internet is a place where anyone can appear to be someone they are not, then disappear without a trace after perpetrating a crime.