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Windows-Based Device Issues After Global Tech Outage

A global tech outage occurred on July 19, causing some Windows-based devices to display a bug check/blue screen error. Please also be aware this issue impacted University-wide systems and servers that rely on Windows. Review the University-wide message from Northwestern IT to access recovery steps for the blue screen issue.

iCAIR Launches a Refreshed Website

from International Center for Advanced Internet Research

The International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) is pleased to unveil a fresh look for its online presence with the launch of a redesigned website. The new site includes enhanced features and improved functionality.

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New Wireless Certificate Takes Effect July 26

As part of regularly scheduled maintenance, Northwestern IT is updating the University’s wireless network authentication server with a new certificate effective 7 a.m. on Friday, July 26. The wireless system uses this server to provide secure access to the University’s network. Following this change, users will be prompted to accept the new certificate before establishing access to the eduroam wireless network.

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New Look for iBuyNU Marketplace

from Northwestern Procurement and Payment Services

Effective July 1, the iBuyNU system has a new look and feel (and a new URL), but the functionality is essentially the same. Read the article for more information, including the new URL, supplier updates, and training guides.

LabArchives Now Available to University Researchers

Northwestern IT is pleased to share that the University now offers the Electronic Research Notebook Service (ERNS), powered by LabArchives, at no cost to all Northwestern researchers, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

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Guidance on the Use of Generative AI at Northwestern

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) offers the potential for new capabilities in research, education, and productivity. Understand what to look for when adopting these tools to ensure the intended use is met and University data is protected.

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Canvas Enhancements Arrive in June

On June 13, Northwestern IT is implementing several updates and enhancements across Northwestern Canvas, including a new look and feel to the discussion and announcements interface and the addition of SensusAccess, a new accessibility tool.

TEACHx 2024

TEACHx Explores New and Renewed Norms in Teaching and Learning

TEACHx 2024 took place May 15–16. It showcased over 40 sessions in multiple formats covering various topics, selected from a record 80 submissions. Over 250 participants attended workshops, panels, and interactive presentations. Attendees were invited to reflect on what the current moment in higher education is teaching us about learning and ponder beyond the now to ask what educators need for a successful path forward.

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Statistical Modeling with Correlated Data (Virtual)

10:00 AM
Predictive statistical models such as linear regression and analysis of variance and covariance are basic workhorses of ...

Introduction to Canvas for Northwestern Instructors

10:30 AM
For instructors new to Northwestern or new to using Canvas full-time, this interactive workshop provides an overview of ...

Introduction to LabArchives (Virtual)

11:00 AM
LabArchives is offering introductory courses via Zoom to assist Northwestern researchers with transitioning to and setti...