Monthly Archives: December 2010

December 2010 update from the CIO

The December 2010 update from the CIO covers highlights of the year, new hires, digital lab notebooks, AV upgrades, advanced networking and Cloud Computing.

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CIS welcomes two new staff members – Aasim Rizvi and Keith Lawton

CIS welcomes two new staff members that recently joined the User Support Group at CIS-  Aasim Rizvi and Keith Lawton Aasim Rizvi is the Departmental Technical Analyst (DTA) for Admission, Financial Aid, Dean of Faculty, and the Dean of Students.  The position is a joint position between Admission/Financial Aid and CIS.  Aasim will help the […]

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December audiovisual news

Educational Technology and Media Services will be renovating the audiovisual equipment in two classrooms and two meeting rooms over winter break. In Platt A/B and the Green Room we will be replacing the video projector and reprogramming the control system. We will also be replacing the projector in Jacobs B132. All three projectors have had […]

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Pilot with LiveScribe pens

Last month the Teaching and Learning Committee sponsored a Talking Teaching session on lab notebooks. The session was very well attended with over 20 faculty from all of the departments present. One of the topics discussed was the pros and cons of electronic versus paper lab notebooks. Among the pros of electronic lab notebooks are […]

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Lenovo netbooks and Wacom tablets available for loan

Many years ago, if you wanted to buy a thin, light laptop, you’d probably have to spend more than $1000.  If your budget for a laptop was less than $1000, then you probably had to buy a big bulky laptop. In late 2007, Asus, a large computer electronics manufacturer, released the eeePC, a very small […]

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CIS purchases MathType site license for Harvey Mudd

We’re happy to announce that with Professor David Money Harris’ recommendation and advice, CIS has purchased a site license of MathType for Harvey Mudd College.  As you may know, MathType is equation editing software that lets you create mathematical notation for many applications.  The “Equation Editor” commonly used in Microsoft Office is a simplified version […]

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Office 2010, 2011, and Mathematica 8 now available

CIS purchases and manages many software site licenses that make research and academic software available to faculty, staff, and students. In the past few weeks, two major updates to software we have licenses for have been released- Microsoft Office and Mathematica. Microsoft Office, which is available for faculty and staff, has been updated to version […]

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Highlights of 2010

At our December CIS staff meeting, we broke into three groups and came up with the highlights of the year.  Each group was to contribute four highlights.   When we reported back, the list turned out to have nineteen items.  Either we can’t count, or we can’t follow instructions or we are just very enthusiastic […]

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November 2010 update from the CIO

Tempus fugit. And here we are with only 168 hours to go until the end of classes! I will keep the November update brief. First, a word about a big non-event.  On November 1st a CalTrans crew used a pile-driver and put a fifty foot beam through AT&T’s conduit at Mission Blvd by Highway 71 […]

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