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March 28, 2011

New Issue of Connect Magazine Now Available

The latest edition of the ITS magazine, Connect: Information Technology at NYU, is now available. This issue features fascinating articles and a podcast with a shared theme — the intersection of technology and education.

The technological advances employed today in the classroom, in research, and in pedagogy help us explore multimedia in teaching, connect with others across the globe, and share knowledge with those who have similar interests. It facilitates our scholarship, improves academic discourse, and invites discussion and collaboration. Through the articles in this issue, you'll learn about some vanguard ideas, projects, and innovations, as well as practical resources for making the way you use technology more secure.

We hope you enjoy this issue of Connect. As always, we welcome any comments, questions, or feedback you may have, as well as ideas for future issues. Please email them to

March 07, 2011

Nominate a Student for an ITS Prize

Each spring, ITS invites nominations of NYU students for two prizes. Nominations are accepted from any member of the NYU community. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 25.

The Max Goldstein Prize

The Max Goldstein Prize is awarded to an NYU undergraduate student who has applied computing in a creative and practical way to improve the academic, cultural, or social life of the NYU community. The prize consists of a cash award of $500.

Please send nominations for the Goldstein Prize to William Fry, ITS Student Technology Services, at Include the student's full name, school and class year, your relationship to the nominee, and a description or example of the accomplishment(s) that qualify him or her for the prize.

The George Sadowsky Prize

The George Sadowsky Prize of $500 is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student who exhibits exemplary innovation in using the Internet for community service.

Nominations for the Sadowsky Prize should be sent to Keith Whiteman, Office of the CITO, 10 Astor Place, 5th Floor, or via email to Please send a description of the nominee's work/project, contact information (mailing address, phone number, email) for both the student nominee and the nominator, and a description of the relationship of the nominator to the nominee. If a website is involved in the project, please send the website address as well.

March 01, 2011

VCL Help Sessions at the ITS Labs

Are you participating in the Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) beta this term? If you are, and you've experienced any problems with the service, we encourage you to stop by one of the Clinics the ATCs will be hosting over the next few weeks:

  • Tue., March 1, 3pm - 4pm at the Washington Place Academic Technology Center
  • Wed., March 9, 1pm - 2pm at the Washington Place Academic Technology Center

The VCL Team will be on hand to help you with your VCL questions or problems.