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2014

  • Embracing Open Space Technology at 2014 IT UnMeeting

    by Bridgette Austin Feb 24, 2014
    If the idea of an “UnMeeting” seems unconventional at first glance, that’s because it is. Following a successful inaugural event in 2013, NYU held its second annual IT UnMeeting on January 15th at the NYU School of Law’s Greenberg Lounge. Over 100 people attended the event, which was organized by the NYU TorchTech steering committee.
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  • Create a Better NYU Hackathon

    by Madeline Friedman Feb 26, 2014
    For over 24 hours in early December, NYU students, professors and alumni got together to code and build apps, websites, or data visualizations at the “Create a Better NYU” Hackathon. Their assignment was to come up with technology-based ways to make life easier at NYU. This was the first year of the event, which is the brainchild of NYU-Abu Dhabi senior Juan Felipe Beltran.
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  • lynda.com Online Training Library

    by Madeline Friedman Mar 10, 2014
    Everyone with an NYU net ID now has free access to lynda.com's online training library, containing thousands of instructional videos, courses and tutorials via the Academics and Work tabs in NYUHome. Lessons are organized into chapters so users can get help on a particular topic in an instant or explore an area of interest in depth.
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  • Download the Upgraded NYU VPN Software

    by Keith Allison Mar 11, 2014
    NYU has offered a VPN service to the community for some time, using the Cisco IPsec VPN software (or VPN "client"). Recently, a new version of the VPN software was made available for download. This new software, called Cisco AnyConnect VPN, makes it even easy to connect from many of NYU's locations, and from a wider range of devices, including Android devices, which were not previously supported.
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  • Women Entrepreneurs Festival

    by Madeline Friedman Apr 11, 2014
    Several hundred female innovators from across the country recently came together to build professional skills and relationships, and to share experiences at the fourth annual Women Entrepreneurs Festival hosted by the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), a two-year graduate program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
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  • Watering Hole­­ Attacks

    by Robert Olivarez May 6, 2014
    Information security discussions are plagued with bad analogies, and none sounds stranger than a "watering hole attack," which plays off the tactic in which predatory animals stalk food by waiting at a popular watering hole. Rather than hunt their prey, the predator will wait for the prey to come to it. Hackers are doing something very similar to gain access to systems that might otherwise be too well protected.
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  • We’re Listening! NYU Classes Enhancements

    by Elisa Rincon Jun 9, 2014
    One of the benefits of NYU Classes being built on Sakai, an open source platform, is the flexibility afforded in continually upgrading and enhancing the service. Since the University-wide launch of NYU Classes, the NYU Classes team has continued to develop the service, incorporating user feedback and deploying several enhancements over the course of the previous six months.
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  • NYU Abu Dhabi Technology Services

    by Beth Russell Jul 22, 2014
    The Academic Technology team, based within the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, supports the teaching, learning and research needs of students and faculty. Some of the services that we support include NYU Classes; software licensing across campus; specialized printing; digitization; data services; lecture capture; live streaming; faculty teaching technology support.
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  • Upgrading NYU Paris

    by Madeline Friedman Jul 22, 2014
    Sometimes a small change can have a large impact. When it comes to life at NYU’s global academic centers and campuses, a simple IT upgrade can revolutionize everything from professors’ teaching styles and students’ learning abilities, to administrative staff’s workload. That is the case with the NYU academic center in Paris, France, which will be moving to a new building with new technical capacities in the city’s Latin Quarter in summer 2014.
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  • Student Groups Encourage Data Access

    by Madeline Friedman Jul 30, 2014
    The ubiquity of smartphones has made the field of mobile web applications one of huge growth and interest. For NYU’s student developers, however, writing code is not always the most challenging part; it is getting access to the large amount of data that a successful app requires. NYU is working to make some data available to student developers to encourage innovation.
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  • Orgsync Digitally Connects NYU Students and Clubs

    by Madeline Friedman Aug 1, 2014
    For a little over a year now, over 350 organizations that are part of NYU’s Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service (CSALS) have been using Orgsync, an online tool to list calendars, schedule events, track membership, and communicate to members. Through OrgSync, students can log in and browse clubs and organizations categorically or by events.
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  • NYU Web Publishing

    by Erica Osher Reifer Sep 2, 2014
    Learn how to navigate the digital realm of publishing and blogging with NYU’s web publishing service available to faculty, students and staff. Simply put, the service is designed to foster creativity and collaboration, enabling individuals to create dynamic content for the web in a secure environment. The Web Publishing initiative began in year 2013 with the stated goal of identifying a platform for blogging and easy website creation.
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  • Augmented Reality

    by Bridgette Austin Sep 4, 2014
    Imagine watching a televised football game and seeing the first down line marking the field. This virtual object that appears on the playing surface (sports scores during a TV match is another example) is, in fact, augmented reality in action. But the use of augmented reality (also known as AR) isn't just limited to the world of sports. Augmented reality is used every day to insert digital and virtual information into your real-world environment.
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  • Upgrading a Historical Building in Prague

    by Madeline Friedman Sep 18, 2014
    NYU's global network is made up of academic centers across different cities with very different structures that were built in different years—some even in different centuries. Bringing state-of-the-art technology to these buildings can be a challenging prospect. The projects often have to use creative problem solving to be able to install modern technology in very old structures, as they recently did at NYU's Academic Center in Prague, Czech Republic.
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  • Connecting a Student's Academic Career with Learning Portfolio

    by Madeline Friedman Sep 22, 2014
    As part of an ongoing effort to provide a more manageable, consistent experience for NYU students and faculty around the world, the University has recently launched an initiative called Global Arch. The effort currently includes three projects aimed at supporting student and faculty activities across the University's many campuses. Among these projects is the Learning Portfolio, a service that will help students store and access their academic materials.
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  • Instructional Video Module Production

    by Philip Servati Oct 22, 2014
    During the Fall 2014 semester, ITS Academic Technology Services, in coordination with the Library, launched a new service that supports faculty in the production of instructional video modules. The modules are produced in the Digital Studio, located on the 5th floor of Bobst Library, where instructional media and technology specialists are available to assist faculty with questions regarding the production and application of video to support teaching and learning objectives.
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  • NYU Poly Prototyping Fund Showcase

    by Jonathan Denby Oct 22, 2014
    NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering (SoE) Prototyping Fund Showcase is a collaborative program offered by the Greenhouse at NYU Polytechnic SoE (sponsored by a VentureWell grant) and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute. It's one of an increasing number of innovation showcases occurring across the University. Each semester, ten teams of students receive up to $500 to build a hardware or software prototype.
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  • Global Learning Innovation Brings Technology to Classrooms

    by Madeline Friedman Oct 27, 2014
    The advent of educational technology has brought with it an onslaught of new resources and studies proving their effectiveness. Professors now know that they should be incorporating technology and media into their lessons, but figuring how to do that and which forms of media and/or technology to use can be quite daunting for someone whose expertise is in a completely different field of study.
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  • Geographic Information Systems: Mapping Data

    by Madeline Friedman Oct 27, 2014
    The availability of “big data,” allows us to capture and contextualize information, and then draw conclusions in ways that were never available in the past. We now have the tools to combine and analyze large, disparate data sets in order to make the data more useful. One very effective and popular way to do this is through Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
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  • NYU Tries to "Hack" Ebola

    by Madeline Friedman Dec 2, 2014
    In early November of 2014, members of the NYU community came together to see if their creative thinking could help “hack” the Ebola outbreak and provide government leaders and health professionals with new solutions for containing the disease’s spread. This hackathon was organized by The Greenhouse and the Design Tinkering Club at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in response to the challenge issued by USAID and the open innovation platform OpenIDEO.
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  • NYU Tries to "Hack" Ebola

    by Madeline Friedman Dec 2, 2014
    Members of the NYU community came together to see if their creative thinking could help “hack” the Ebola outbreak and provide government leaders and health professionals with new solutions for containing the disease’s spread. This hackathon was organized by The Greenhouse and the Design Tinkering Club at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering in response to the challenge issued by USAID in conjunction with the open innovation platform OpenIDEO.
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  • NYU Classes Upgrade During Winter Recess

    by Kyle Jordan Blythe Dec 3, 2014
    The NYU Classes Team is pleased to announce that, during Winter Recess 2014, NYU Classes will be upgraded to the most recent release of its underlying software, Sakai. This upgrade will provide our users with an updated, cleaner user interface, as well as functional enhancements to a number of existing tools. Together, the features of this upgrade will provide an improved user experience for the NYU community.
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