My name is Ron Cummings, class of 1960, Arts and Science, Physics. I returned to UK for the first time in October 2012 for the Golden Wildcat Reunion. All of the events were fantastic, thanks to Gretchen Bower and her staff. I asked Gretchen if I could have a tour of McVey Hall since I was there in 1958 when the first computer came to the University. It was a wonderful experience. What a difference 55 years make!
The College of Engineering's monthly Keeping Current Seminar series will feature UKIT’s Cody Bumgardner on Wednesday, October 10 at 4pm. The 1-hour event will be held in the Hardymon Theater, Marksbury Auditorium. Bumgardner’s presentation, “Understanding Platform As A Service (PaaS),” will include a brief overview of cloud computing before focusing on the emergence of PaaS.
The Leadership Board for CIOs toured UK's Joe Craft Center and Medical Center Thursday, September 27, 2012. The group consists of higher education IT leaders and meets online and in person throughout the year to provide insights in planning for and managing technologies and resources.
Ever heard of TallyCats? It was developed by the Student Government Association with help from the Center for Student Involvement and UKIT. TallyCats encourages students to participate in events by ‘swiping’ their Wildcat Card. Prizes at the end of the term are based on who has the highest points from attending events.
The migration to the new High Performance Computer will continue in October. UKIT system administrators now have access to the Phase I hardware, including the storage. They have started installing software, including the applications needed for verification runs.
Drupal Lounge events for UK's local Drupal user community will resume in October. Attendees will be asked to suggest activities and training opportunities to support the community and help promote wider adoption of the Drupal as the preferred campus content management system. More information and event dates will be posted at http://www.uky.edu/cms as they become available.
Win cash, gain experience and earn international recognition with one short video or a poster!
The EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) is conducting a contest in search of short information security awareness videos and posters developed by college students for college students. The contest seeks creative, topical, and effective videos (two minutes or less) and posters that focus attention on information security problems and how best to handle them.
This fall, more than 850 students in three introductory level courses received free textbooks thanks to UK's participation in a multi-institution digital textbook pilot study designed by EDUCAUSE and Internet2 (I2). The pilot, which uses textbooks published by McGraw-Hill and viewed using CourseLoad, a collaborative, multi-platform compatible e-reader, was sponsored by the Office of the Provost and is being conducted by UKIT in partnership with the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and the UK Libraries.
Have you noticed the daily UKNow emails have a new letter head? Over the summer, UKPR took steps to improve the look and feel by asking UKIT for help. UKPR saw UKIT’s internal and external newsletter formats and requested enhanced header and footer templates for UKNow emails, the President’s email announcements and Campus News General Announcements.