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Master Productivity and Happiness with lynda.com

lynda-linkedin-logo-square-150x150-grayDid you know the lynda.com courses extend beyond technical learning?  Check out this Duke Today story.

Duke students, faculty and staff can access the entire lynda.com online training library anytime, anywhere – 24/7 and 365 days a year through our lyndaCampus site license. For details and to connect, go to: http://training.oit.duke.edu/lynda/

Brain Surgery May Get a Bit Easier, with Augmented Reality

HoloLens goggles can help surgeons visualize brain regions they can’t see. Read the full story on DukeToday: https://today.duke.edu/2016/10/brain-surgery-may-get-bit-easier-augmented-reality.

Duke Staff member, Jamie Conklin, does virtual brain surgery at a recent Learn IT @ Lunch session on Augmented Reality.

Guard Against Cyber Threats, Get a chance at a GoPro

Take a quiz during Cyber Security Awareness Month and you may win a GoPro or Amazon Echo! Go to https://security.duke.edu for details. Read the full story here.


Learn how to code for free

Duke community members can sign up for an online course as part of a software development specialization called “Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS.” The course can be taken at each participant’s pace at any time, although a series of four optional, in-person sessions will be available on Oct. 4, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 to meet with other participants, go over problems or issues together and ask questions of teaching assistants. Each in-person session will run 5 to 7 p.m. in the Technology Engagement Center. The class is provided by Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab, a creativity incubator that enables employees and students to use a variety of resources to enhance research, academic and service missions of the university.

Read the full story in DukeToday: https://today.duke.edu/2016/09/learn-how-code-free

TechTips: Protect your computer when away from your desk

In an open office/cubicle environment?  Ron Altiery (OIT CDSS) reminds us to screen-lock your computer and devices or log off when you know you’ll be away from your desk. Check out his full comment and other cubicle etiquette tips in this recent Duke Today Story.


3 Fun Ways to Use Duke Libraries

Check out the cool resources available at the Duke Libraries including tables, webcams and GoPro camera available for rent at The Link, lower levels of Perkins Library. Read the full article on DukeToday:  https://today.duke.edu/2016/09/3-fun-ways-use-duke-libraries.

9 Ways to Prepare for the New Academic Year

Find employee discounts, download a safety app, ‘green’ your workspace as well as IT tips for the new year. Read full article on Duke Today: https://today.duke.edu/2016/08/9-ways-prepare-new-academic-year.

Learn IT Skills Over Lunch

Check out this Duke Today article about the Learn IT @ Lunch series: https://today.duke.edu/2016/08/learn-it-skills-over-lunch  Complete information about the Learn IT @ Lunch series is available online at: https://sites.duke.edu/training/learn-it-lunch/.

Our presenter, Joseph Lopez
Joseph Lopez (OIT) presenting a Learn IT @ Lunch session.

University Launches More Secure Wireless Network

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has launched a new, more secure wireless system across the university campus called “Dukeblue”. The Duke community is encouraged to join encrypted Dukeblue network on campus. Read the full story on Duke Today https://today.duke.edu/2016/08/dukebluenetwork.

Recreating Catalhoyuk’s Historical Excavation in Virtual Reality

Students and researchers are taking tours of the excavation of Catalhoyuk, Turkey—the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site ever discovered—without ever stepping foot off campus—through Duke’s immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE). Read the full story online.