Information Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information on Computing, Library, and other IS Resources and Services

Wireless Profile Change: College-owned PC Laptops

At 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, November 4th, all College-owned PC laptops will receive an updated wireless profile. This requires no action on your part, but you may notice the following changes: BrynMawrCollege wireless network will be replaced with eduroam Security settings will be updated Contact the Help Desk if you experience any problems connecting [...]

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Email Unavailable for 15 Minutes 10/31, 7am

As a result of last weekend’s brief email outage, email and calendaring will be unavailable for 15 minutes beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 31.  Information Services will be performing necessary maintenance during this time. Contact the Help Desk with questions, help@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-7440.

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Secure Your Device: Clinic this Thursday noon-1

About 3.1 million smartphones were reported stolen in the US in 2013. Based on the victims surveyed, only 36% set a screen lock for their device. http://bit.ly/1swMJNl. What precautions do YOU take to secure your devices in the event of theft or unexpected data loss? Stop by the Campus Center with your devices for the Secure Your Device Clinic [...]

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BIONIC Unavailable 11/5 5-11:30pm

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Wednesday, November 5th from 5:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. Information Services will be performing necessary maintenance during this time. Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu with any questions.

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Cyber Ninja Challenge: Final Round is Open!

The Final Round of the Cyber Ninja Challenge is OPEN! Compete in BMC’s campus-wide quiz competition on Information Security-related topics to learn how to protect yourself and the entire Bryn Mawr community from cyber-criminals. Also, the top 10 individual point-earners will be entered to win $25 in OneCard Campus Cash, and the top scoring team will be [...]

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BMC’s first Personal Digital Archiving Day a Big Hit!

Last Thursday, October 23rd was Bryn Mawr College’s first ever Personal Digital Archiving Day (PDAD)! Our photo albums, letters, and paper documents tell our histories. Now they are becoming increasingly born-digital which most people have little experience in preserving. Personal Digital Archiving Day serves to provide awareness and education for preserving our born-digital materials for [...]

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Updated: Email outage this morning

As of approximately 12:25,  email is fully functional.   Earlier this morning, email services unexpectedly encountered an issue; the Webmail login page currently displayed a network services error  and did not allow logins. Our admins were able to work with Zimbra to identify and correct the source of the error and resolve it.  We do [...]

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Introducing…Friday Finds in Special Collections!

  Join us for Friday Finds, a new series of informal chats about historical and cultural objects in Bryn Mawr’s Special Collections. All of the events begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections Seminar Room, on the second floor of Canaday Library, and last about an hour. Sept. 26 –World War I. Elizabeth Reilly [...]

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Tech Talk: Web Conferencing 11/3 noon-1:30pm

Teleconferencing used to require special telephone connections and rooms with high-end video equipment. Now web-based software such as Skype, Google Hangouts, WebEx, Go-To Meeting, and Adobe Connect enable anyone with a webcam and microphone to hold meetings online, bring remote guest speakers into a class, and hold virtual office hours. Since the numbers and diversity [...]

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Mac Users: OS X 10.10 Yosemite and your College Computer

Apple has just released the newest version of OS X with many new fixes and features, and as with 10.9 (Mavericks) they have made the upgrade available from the Mac App Store free of charge. Since this released only yesterday, we have not had time to fully assess this release. At this time we are [...]

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Secure Your Device Clinic: 10/30 noon-1pm in the Campus Center

About 3.1 million smartphones were reported stolen in the US in 2013. Based on the victims surveyed, only 36% set a screen lock for their device. http://bit.ly/1swMJNl. What precautions do YOU take to secure your devices in the event of theft or unexpected data loss? Stop by the Campus Center with your devices for the [...]

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Cyber Ninja Challenge: Round 2 Begins Today!

Today marks the beginning of Round 2 of the Cyber Ninja Challenge, BMC’s campus-wide quiz competition on Information Security-related topics.   For official rules and to take the second quiz, visit http://libguides.brynmawr.edu/cyberninja Round 2 ends at midnight on 10/26, so make sure you take the quiz before then!   Earn 5 additional points for you and your team [...]

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