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Prepare for the storm – Sign up for Duke IT alerts

As you are preparing for the upcoming storm, we encourage you to sign up for IT alerts (https://status.oit.duke.edu/). OIT will be using this out-of-band method to communicate IT issues, outages, and IT work during the event, as we do for normal IT-related changed and issues.
You have an option for push notifications to a cell number (SMS) and email address, and would encourage you to add one or both.
We will plan on communicating storm-related IT issues in the “Other” category as well as in the categories to which they apply (e.g. networking).
Contact the OIT Service Desk with any questions.

Dukeblue security certificate update

On September 13, 2018, Duke’s wireless security certificate will be renewed by Duke’s IT Security Office. This is standard practice to ensure that the Duke community has the most up-to-date and secure Wi-Fi.

If you use Dukeblue Wi-Fi, please consider the following:

  • Most Dukeblue users will not see any interruption. If you are prompted to accept the new certificate after Thursday, please do so.
  • However, if your device is not centrally managed by IT staff, to ensure no interruption before September 13, download the Dukeblue profile from launch.dukeblue.duke.edu and install it on all your wireless devices. This will only take about two minutes.

If you need assistance, please contact your departmental IT support person or the OIT Service Desk at 919-684-2200.

To Meet, or Not to Meet

Duke experts offer ideas on when to schedule – or not schedule – in-person meetings. Read full story on DukeToday: https://today.duke.edu/2018/09/meet-or-not-meet

Download Six Helpful Duke Apps

Did you know that Duke has free mobile apps to help users stay safe, navigate campus and pay for parking? Read the full story on DukeToday: https://today.duke.edu/2018/09/download-six-helpful-duke-apps

September Learn IT @ Lunch sessions

Overwhelmed by Collaboration Tools?
Wednesday, September 12
noon – 1:00 p.m.
Room 217 Perkins Library

iPad Productivity
Wednesday, September 19
noon – 1:00 p.m.
Room 217 Perkins Library


Don’t forget to bring a lunch!

Registration is not required.  Lunch is not provided.

Fall 2018 schedule is available: https://sites.duke.edu/training/learn-it-lunch/


Scholarships to attend Construct3D 2018

Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab is offering a scholarship for Duke students, faculty and staff to attend the Construct3D 2018 Conference (October 5-8) at Georgia Tech. The scholarship will cover the cost of registration for the event the weekend of October 5-8 as well as a chartering a bus from Durham to Atlanta (6 hours).  Lodging will also be covered for student applicants.  Details of the event and application for the scholarship are available online. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 14.

Learn new technical skills with Innovation Co-Lab Roots Program

The Innovation Co-Lab offers a variety of training / workshop opportunities this semester, free for students, faculty or staff.  They cover a variety of topics including web design, web programming, 3d modeling, scanning, and printing, electronics, and more. We have announced the first half of the semesters’ classes on our website (and they are filling up quickly), and will continue to roll them out more throughout the semester.  Full details at colab.duke.edu/roots.

Data and Visualization Services Fall 2018

From data sources to data curation, Data and Visualization Services (DVS) provides consulting, instruction, and project support that underlies data-driven research at Duke. Join us for a workshop, a data consultation, or utilize the computational resources of the Data and Visualization Lab. We look forward to working with you this fall!
New and Noteworthy Events, Services, and Workshops
Connect with Data and Visualization Services
Questions?  askdata@duke.edu
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Sensitive Data Management for Researchers

Sensitive Data Management for Researchers workshop
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room 223 Sanford School of Public Policy (Rhodes Conference Room)
Register Online

The goal of this session is to help you better understand best practices for projects that collect, store, and/or analyze data considered “sensitive.” We will discuss: common data types and sources; how Duke’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), Office of Research Support (ORS), and the Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) expect data to be protected throughout a project’s lifecycle; resources available for sensitive data storage and analysis; and how best to utilize those resources.

A variety of box lunches and drinks will be provided. If you have special dietary restrictions, email oit-training@duke.edu by Oct. 1.

Duke Research Computing Symposium – Save the date

Save the date! The Duke Research Computing Symposium will be held:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Penn Pavilion (West Campus)

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