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Connect-Direct  •  December 2014

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NYU Drive: Be aware of how you share

Be sure not to store files in NYU Drive that contain restricted or protected data, and avoid over-sharing any potentially sensitive information. Review these guidelines, and consider using the Drive Eye add-on to identify and adjust settings for widely shared files in your NYU Drive.

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Freeware at the Digital Studio

Some of the top software programs used by the NYU Digital Studio to support community members also happen to be free. Read about free tech tools at the Studio such as Audacity and QuickTime Player; the features that make them stand out; and links to download your own copies.

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NYU tries to "hack" Ebola

Students hackers, designers, and other NYU community members competed in Hack Ebola @NYU, which was organized by the Greenhouse and Design Tinkering Club at the School of Engineering. Noteworthy projects from the event included an Ebola Hotline and Ebola data visualization project.

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Mobile apps broaden teaching and learning at Stern

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) helps Stern faculty incorporate mobile devices and apps into their MBA curriculum. Read how CITL is working with professors to use iPads and other mobile tools to improve students' learning experience.

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NYU hosts world's largest student cyber security contest

The School of Engineering held the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week event, which invited 15 undergraduate teams to undertake 36 straight hours of security challenges in the final competition round. Find out which teams captured the winning prize.

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Game on in NYU residence halls

Students: Did you know you can connect your game console (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, GameCube) or digital media device (Apple TV, Google TV, Roku) to the ResNet wired network in your residence hall room? See the ServiceLink knowledge base for instructions.

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Print where and when you need it!

The NYU Print Service makes it easy to print documents from any computer connected to NYU's network (including your own), then release and pick them up within 24 hours at any convenient Print Station location, including at some residence halls.

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NYU Classes upgrade during Winter Recess

The NYU Classes upgrade, scheduled to occur December 27-31 ET, will provide an updated, cleaner user interface and a number of enhancements to existing tools. For more information about the upgrade, please see Connect: IT at NYU.

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NYU IT Winter Recess & January Term hours

The IT Service Desk will remain available 24x7 throughout the Winter Recess and January Term. Get full details about NYU IT hours, and useful Recess contact and preparation information.

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Electronic receipt of your 2014 Form W-2

NYU employees have the option to securely access their Form W-2 online, rather than having a paper form mailed. If you haven't already done so, provide your consent now by following these instructions (PDF).