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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The partnership between Northwestern IT, AccessibleNU, and the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance that launched the Canvas Accessibility Project and the Mission: Accessible challenge last year is back for the 2023–24 academic year.
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.