Guest author, Isabel Jordan, wrote for us about a recent upgrade to the Event Management System….
HMC’s reservation software, Event Management System (EMS), has been upgraded to the Campus 3.0 version. Virtual EMS was only changed in appearance but not use. There has been some feedback from Mac users who say they are having difficulty viewing Virtual EMS. The solution has been to use Google Chrome
as the browser rather than Mozilla Firefox.
Currently, CIS and the Facilities & Maintenance team are working together to
get the Integrated Authentication module up and running. This module will
integrate EMS with the directory server so that one can log in to EMS with
the same account log in/password that is used to log in to one’s computer
(HMC credentials). There are over 600 users who have accounts in EMS so we
are trying to figure out the most efficient way to make this happen.
Moving forward the plan is to install an Academic Planning Module that will
assist the Registrar’s office to connect the academic schedule from CX to
EMS. Currently the 5C registrars are being trained to learn the
collaboration between CX and EMS.
Another interesting post from a listserv:
The American Council of Learned Societies invites application for the
sixth annual competition of the Digital Innovation Fellowships.
This program supports digitally based research projects in all
disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences.
It is hoped that projects of successful applicants will help advance
digital humanistic scholarship by broadening understanding of its nature
and exemplifying the robust infrastructure necessary for creating such
ACLS will award up to six ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships in this
competition year, including one project on which two scholars are
Stipends up to $60,000
Project costs up to $25,000
Deadline: September 29, 2010.
For more information visit: http://www.acls.org/programs/digital/
During the 2009-10 cycle, ACLS awarded over $15 million to more than 380
scholars based in the US and abroad working in the humanities and
related social sciences. Visit the Fellows & Research section to view
recent awardee http://www.acls.org/research/digital.aspx?id=798
listings and profiles.
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Steven C. Wheatley
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10017-6795
tel: 212 697 1505, ext. 128 fax: 212 949 8058
From Jeho Park:
Are you a Mathematica user wishing for more computing power for your long-running number crunching jobs? Then this may be good news for you. In our continuing efforts to deliver cutting-edge computing technologies and innovations to you, CIS has installed gridMathematica server engineson the CIS lab computers. The lab computers will provide you with more parallel computation kernels that can be launched on demand to help your Mathematica computations using parallel computing tools in Mathematica 7.
Currently gridMathematica servers are iMac computers featuring 2.7 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors in the CIS Parsons lab. Due to security concerns, your computer needs to be on the wired or wireless HMC network to get connections to those servers. When you are not on campus, you may be able to use the gridMathematica kernels via VPN. But we don’t recommend VPN for critical computations as network communications may be delayed by unexpected circumstances. To use the new feature, Lightweight Grid Manager must be enabled within your local Mathematica 7. Once your computer is connected to the school network, please follow our step-by-step instructions on Sakai (https://sakai.claremont.edu:8443/access/wiki/site/a0df75e1-0de9-4e40-bbac-a197643606c9/home.html) to enable the Lightweight Grid Manager.
Here’s some general information directly from Wolfram: General information about gridMathematica: http://www.wolfram.com/products/gridmathematica/ Q&A on gridMathematica: http://www.wolfram.com/products/gridmathematica/faq/ Parallel computing with Mathematica. Parallel Tools Tutorials: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ParallelTools/tutorial/Overview.html We will present a demo of gridMathematica use in a session of A Bite of Learning in April. You are welcome to try the new feature and come to the presentation for more discussion. If you have any questions about gridMathematica and parallel computing tools in Mathematica 7, please feel free to contact Jeho Park. Thank you!
From the Sakai listserv….
Nominations for the Sakai Fellows Program for 2010 are now open. Up to six fellows will be chosen by the selection committee. We are seeking nominees who have advanced the goals of the Sakai Community by their innovative work, leadership and/or advocacy. The nomination form is attached and eligibility requirements are listed below. You are encouraged to submit more than one nomination and you are free to nominate yourself.
The Sakai Fellows program seeks to foster community leadership and contributions by recognizing and supporting active contributors. Fellows enrich the community in a variety of ways, including technical expertise, teaching and research practices and community organization, support and leadership. Fellowship awards recognize such contributions and support the efforts of the Fellows with a modest stipend.
AWARD AT A GLANCE
Total: up to six Fellowships will be awarded
Term: 1 year from date of award
Stipend: $2500.00 (USD); Sakai 2010 Denver conference registration fees will also be waived.
All members of the Sakai Community are eligible for nomination subject to the following limitations:
1. A nominee must not have held a fellowship awarded in the previous year.
2. A nominee cannot be a member of the Sakai Board, Sakai Foundation staff or Sakai Fellows Selection Committee
Friday, 7 May 2009, Midnight EDT