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Showcase Your Research at CoDEx

All Northwestern researchers are invited to submit a talk to present at the Computation and Data Exchange (CoDEx) symposium on April 2. Students and postdocs are invited to submit a lightning talk, poster, or data visualization. Undergraduate and Graduate students who participate in the Poster Session or Visualization Challenge will be eligible for a chance to win the first-place prize of $3,000 towards a conference of their choice. Learn more about CoDEx and the opportunities to participate.

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OmniSoc Paid Internship Opportunity

from OmniSOC

Join some of higher ed’s top security engineers and analysts for a paid internship this summer! The program runs June 17 through July 26 and features topics including cyber foundations training, network fundamentals, and incident response. Applications open through March 3. Space is limited. Apply today!

New Student-Requested Features Available in Canvas

In the fall, Northwestern IT Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) surveyed students to understand better what additional features they wanted to see offered in Canvas. From that engagement, TLT customized two new features in Canvas—dark mode and adjustable fonts— with plans to add more enhancements in the coming months.

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Sparking Innovation in Teaching and Learning

from TEACHx

TEACHx call for proposals is now open! This annual event brings instructors, students, learning designers, and technology specialists together to make connections, begin collaborations, and learn from their peers.

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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.

New Teams Client Now Available—Upgrade Today

On Monday, January 22, Northwestern IT enabled Microsoft’s new Teams client (work or school), and users will now notice a “Try the new Teams” toggle in the upper left area of the Teams client window on both PCs and Macs. Teams web clients running in the Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers will also display the toggle in enabled users’ browsers (the Firefox version is due to be released before March 31). Microsoft intends to sunset its existing client on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Research Computing and Data Winter Workshops

Registration is now open for Research Computing and Data workshops. This winter, enhance your research skills in data science, statistics and visualization, programming, and high-performance computing. Check the full workshop schedule and register now!

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Don't Get Caught in a Bad Cyber Romance

According to a recent survey, almost a third of Americans said they used an online dating service or app, and 10 percent of people said they met their partner online. Unfortunately, though, all this online romance creates opportunities for scammers. But take heart. The National Cybersecurity Alliance offers tips to help protect your heart (and your wallet) from falling victim to online romance and dating scams. Find tips.

Events

Feb
21
2024

Next Steps in Python Workshop Series (Virtual): Efficient computing with NumPy

12:00 PM
Next Steps in Python is an eight-part series covering intermediate Python skills, tips, and tricks that are guaranteed t...
Feb
22
2024

Topics in Research Computing Series (Virtual): Using MATLAB on Quest

1:00 PM
The Topics in Research Computing Series is an eight-session workshop series that will show you how you can scale up your...
Feb
22
2024

Using Assistive Technology to Navigate a Canvas Course Site

1:30 PM
NOTE: This is a virtual session, the link will be sent in a reminder email. There has been a lot of talk about making co...