University of Kentucky Information Technology (UKIT) has partnered with the InCommon® Certificate Service to provide (at no cost), unlimited Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates signed by certificate authority Comodo. This new certificate service is now available to all UK departments and affiliates and replaces the Thawte certificates previously issued.
Full-time faculty members and senior research staff at UK are encouraged to apply for the UKIT Grant Awards program. This is newly created grant program awards funds for projects spanning one to three years with the intention to help new investigators research programs related to learning and information technology.
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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.