Monthly Archives: February 2011

COMSOL workshop on HMC campus

A: “Dude, where’s my car? I need to drive to L.A. to attend the COMSOL workshop.” B: “What car? And for what? Dude, did you miss the COMSOL workshop in the Learning Studio classroom last month?” A: “Doh!”  That’s right. CIS brought the COMSOL workshop to our campus on Friday, January 28th. It attracted a […]

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Paper or Plastic? Reader or Acrobat?

Your Help Desk team has responded to several Adobe inquiries recently, specifically Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat programs.  There can be some confusion when working with these two programs… so with my first issue of Keith’s Tech Tips, I’d like to help demystify these programs so users understand when to use one versus the other.   […]

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Chem4Word – chemistry plugin for MS Word

Microsoft Research and the University of Cambridge have released a free open source plug-in for Microsoft Word  which “aims to simplify the authoring of chemical information in Microsoft Word, specifically the inclusion of chemical structures, and demonstrate how scientific information can be captured at the authoring stage to more accurately represent the chemical content, create […]

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Facebook of Science?

Fascinating article in the Chronicle ( about Vitek Tracz, who founded Biomed Central publications (and sold it to Springer).  His latest idea: Now, the man described by his colleagues as one of the most innovative and mercurial forces in publishing wants to reinvent the basics of scholarly communication. Mr. Tracz plans to turn his latest […]

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Spring 2011 A Bite of Learning Series

The Spring 2011 A Bite of Learning series will be starting up next week on Tuesday, February 8th at 12:15-1:00 in the Hoch Shanahan Aviation Room. We’ve got a great line up for A Bite of Learning this spring. At the first session next week I’ll be talking about Sakai 3, also known as the […]

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January 2011 update from the CIO

Here is the January update from CIS. We currently have three open positions at CIS: Director, Systems and Network Database, Workflow and Reporting Developer Director, Administration and Budget (not yet advertised) For the first two positions, we are doing some initial phone screening interviews.  I am extremely happy with the quality of candidates that are […]

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