Monthly Archives: October 2010

Adobe products for Students, Faculty and Staff

As a participating member of  Adobe’s CLP (College License Program), this year CIS has contracted with Adobe  and Computerland of Silicon Valley to offer a special program for our faculty, staff and students. This program allows students, faculty and staff to purchase fully-licensed popular Adobe products at a highly discounted price.  This option is made […]

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Poster on new Learning Studio presented at Educause 2010 conference

Last week I attended the Educause 2010 Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. Educause is the international organization for information technology in higher education. The annual conference typically attracts 5,000-6,000 people from all over the world. At the conference I presented a poster session on our new Learning Studio. The poster was titled “From 60s Library […]

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ODE Architect in the Cloud

During Summer 2010, CIS supported three summer projects under a new faculty technology grant program, Teaching with Technology, which was a pilot run in conjunction with the Dean of Faculty’s Office.  In this article, we introduce one of the projects, ODE Architect in the Cloud, led by Dr. Robert Borrelli (PI, Mathematics Prof. Emer.) and […]

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Staff Computer Upgrade Program

Computers advance at an astonishing rate.  Processing speeds increase, hard drives get larger, graphics get more detailed, and monitors get larger and larger.  Moore’s Law (’s_law) states that the number of transistors on a circuit has doubled every two years.  This means that we can also expect the computing speed of computers to approximately double […]

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Microsoft Home Use Program – Office for your personal or family computer for $10

CIS licenses Microsoft Windows and Office software through the Volume Licensing and Software Assurance programs.  These programs allow us to install Windows and Office on any college-owned computers and also in virtual operating systems (for example, in Parallels on OS X).  We also get Microsoft software well ahead of the consumer release dates.  For example, […]

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September 2010 update from the CIO

My last update was in May.  How time has flown! Welcome back to Claremont if you’ve been away and welcome to the new year, everyone. There is much to report from CIS, where we’ve had a busy summer.  Of the many initiatives and projects we undertook, in this post I will cover only a few […]

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