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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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Quest Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance June 8-14

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Quest, the University's high-performance computing cluster, will undergo scheduled maintenance to refresh hardware and apply critical system upgrades starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, and ending at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Globus will also be unavailable for file transfers to and from Quest and between Quest and the Research Data Storage Services (RDSS)/FSMRESFILES.

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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.

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Future Graduates—Prepare for When You Go

Commencement will be here before you know it. When your NetID expires, you can no longer access many University resources, including CAESAR and Canvas. Take the time to learn what technology you can keep before leaving campus.

GlobalProtect VPN Upgrade - April 30

Northwestern IT is upgrading GlobalProtect, the University’s Virtual Private Network, this month. The upgrade addresses security vulnerabilities and aligns with the vendor’s upgrade window recommendations. The upgrade includes an updated interface to improve user experience.  Users can self-upgrade starting April 16, and the upgrade will be required on April 30.

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Security Enhancement to the Northwestern Online People Directory Begins April 29

Starting on Monday, April 29, the Northwestern Online People Directory, which lists contact information for Northwestern students, faculty, and staff, will transition to NetID-authenticated use only. This change will provide the campus community with more privacy and better protection from phishing attacks and unwanted emails.

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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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Cognos Analytics Scheduled Maintenance - June 22

On Saturday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cognos Analytics, the University’s self-service reporting and data visualization service, will undergo scheduled maintenance to apply security updates. Cognos, the Research Portal, and Data Management and Analytics APIs will be unavailable during the maintenance period. View scheduled maintenance details.

Events

Jun
20
2024

Panopto for Teaching

10:30 AM
This session prepares instructors to integrate Panopto into their teaching practice through an overview of fundamental P...
Jun
24
2024

R Tidyverse Basics (In-Person)

9:30 AM Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library), 2233 Tech Drive
Looking for tools to help you write more readable code in R? Need help with importing, tidying and transforming your dat...
Jun
24
2024

Introduction to Canvas for Graduate Instructors

10:30 AM
For graduate instructors new to Northwestern or new to using Canvas as an instructor, this interactive workshop reviews ...