IT Update

Early Career Opportunities in Yale ITS

January 10, 2019

Do you know of any outstanding 2019 college graduates (or recent college grad) looking to explore a career in information technology?

Applications are currently open for the Yale ITS...

Planned outage - GitHub

January 10, 2019

Summary

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Yale ITS will be performing maintenance on Yale Github (git.yale.edu). Git services will be unavailable during this time.

Details

On Tuesday, January 15, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.,...

New hire

January 10, 2019

January 2019: Welcome Kim Zaweski, Salesforce Platform Analyst, Campus Community Technologies.

Please post your IT-related events

January 10, 2019

Did you know that anyone with a NetID can submit IT-related events to be included in our calendar? If you want to see your event listed in the IT Calendar of Events, please complete the event submission form . Submissions are reviewed by...

Sign up for the Reality of Global Climate Change Mixed Reality Hackathon

December 13, 2018
On Friday, February 8, 2019, the studios of Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media will be a hub of activity as Yale students, faculty and students gather to discover creative ways of communicating themes of global climate change. Working with technical and subject matter experts, they team...

Help us build instant wine cellars

December 13, 2018

As the holiday season begins, invitations to parties arrive, planning for various celebrations start, and people are thinking about giving. As you begin your planning for the days ahead, or while you are shopping for your own enjoyment, please take a moment and consider the opportunity to give...

Possible action required: Antivirus Service (Cylance)

December 13, 2018

On Tuesday, December 18, ITS will perform routine maintenance on Yale’s antivirus service (Cylance) to remove duplicate devices. Additionally, Cylance will stop functioning on devices that have not connected to the internet within the last six months. These systems will be unprotected;...

Yale Message project nears the finish line

December 13, 2018

For over 20 years, many used the University messaging system, affectionately known as Message III (with Message II and Message Lite versions as well) to send targeted communications to Yale students, faculty, and staff. Message III paved the way for Yale Message, a robust application that offers...

New Haven Promise Internship & Career Fair

December 13, 2018
Come meet New Haven’s greatest talent pipeline at the 6th annual New Haven Promise Internship & Career Fair. This is event is sponsored by Yale Human Resource’s New Haven Community Hiring Initiative and the New Haven Promise Organization. Over 250 scholars are expected to attend and will be...

Making the teaching & learning experience better - Yale and beyond

December 13, 2018

The holidays are a time for giving back, and in that spirit, Yale is sharing several homegrown Canvas integrated applications with our peer universities. In collaboration with the Poorvu Center (formerly known as the Center for Teaching and Learning), Ismail Orabi, a developer in the ITS Student...

ITS Help Desk shows thanks, celebrates with colleagues

November 29, 2018

The ITS Help Desk team (along with some friends from other areas) celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a friendly gathering on the Wednesday afternoon before break in pot-luck style! Individuals brought the expected party staples including cheese and crackers, chips, dip, stuffed breads,...

Important Change Advisory Board (CAB) news

November 29, 2018

The Change Advisory Board (CAB) meeting on Wednesday, December 19 will cover all changes scheduled through January 8, 2018.

Make sure to have changes approved by your manager by noon on Monday, December 17 to have your change reviewed this week.

Health Hackathon - Apply, innovate, win prizes!

November 29, 2018

As innovation in technology becomes more prevalent in healthcare, The...

Sustainability: Actions for individuals

November 29, 2018
Yale has made remarkable progress reducing server energy use, working with sustainable vendors, and streamlining on-campus IT systems. Individual behaviors also have a huge impact on our overall sustainability success. You can personally influence and directly support Yale’s Climate Action ambition...

Possible action required - Windows Server 2008/R2

November 29, 2018

Summary

Windows Server 2008/R2 will no longer be supported by Microsoft after January 14, 2020. Devices running Windows 2008/R2 will no longer meet the security requirements found in Yale Policy 1610.5 and will not be provided with IT support absent an approved policy...

Blood drive at 25 (Science Park) - December 3

November 28, 2018
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Your donation will save up to three lives. The Red Cross is running a Blood...

Toys for Tots - Annual Toy Drive

November 21, 2018

The Annual Toys for Tots Drive sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve and the Yale Veterans Network is currently under way and will continue until Friday, December 14.

With the holiday season approaching we have the opportunity to serve in many ways to help those less fortunate than...

Planned network outages - various locations Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2018

November 21, 2018

*** Note: This article was updated on November 28 with additional information ***

Summary

Yale ITS will continue network maintenance affecting campus network and phone connections from Nov. 29 - December 4. Work performed on Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4,...

Office 365 email configuration change to improve protection

November 15, 2018

ITS implemented a change to Yale’s Office 365 email configuration at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. This change should result in less spam and unwanted emails in your inbox. Individuals using Office 365 email are encouraged to review the junk or spam folder periodically. If...

Yale Degree Audit (DegreeWorks) technology upgrade

November 15, 2018

Yale Degree Audit is a student application suite that tracks a student’s progress towards graduation. Using data exported from the Banner student information system, it compares a student’s coursework to the prescribed requirements for a degree and tracks progress toward the completion of those...

TagIT winners

November 15, 2018

The creators of the winning poster and video supporting our new repository for operational and project documentation each received an Amazon Echo Spot. Uchenna Ogbejesi and Apriel Biggs-Coker jointly submitted the...

Banner student integration for Yale's Office of Career Strategy

November 15, 2018

Yale’s Office of Career Strategy (OCS) maintains student data through Yale Career Link, a career management system, powered by Symplicity. Through Yale Career Link, students in Yale College, GSAS, and postdoctoral scholars apply for internships and postgraduate jobs, connect with alumni and...

Spinup Self-Service portal now approved for sensitive data

November 15, 2018

Cloud computing is especially useful for deploying small to large computing environments quickly (minutes) for use on an array of computing problems. Last Year, Yale ITS developed a Spinup Self-Service portal, which allowed faculty, staff, and graduate students an easy, user friendly, interface...

Legacy DNS being decomissioned December 12, 2018

November 15, 2018

In preparation for upcoming Domain Name Service (DNS) architecture changes, a legacy DNS responder for 130.132.89.9 will be decommissioned on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

As most devices are configured with additional DNS entries, these devices should not be impacted by the change. Any...

Next Generation Network, securing Yale's connectivity

November 14, 2018

Next Generation Network (NGN) will create the foundation for the future of computing at Yale by significantly increasing network resiliency, speed, and nimbleness adapting to new requirements. NGN builds a rich security model into this foundation, suitable for the openness required by a research...

Updated hyperlink for telephone repair request form

November 14, 2018

The hyperlink (URL) for the Telephone Repair Request form is changing. Please visit the Desk Phone on Campus service page if previously saved bookmarks or favorites for the Telephone...

Update on Schwarzman Center (Commons) network move

November 14, 2018

Recently, ITS has begun relocating network equipment at the Schwarzman Center that ties most of the central campus buildings together. This equipment includes central campus wifi as well as Public Safety and Facilities internal networks. The work will continue over the next few months. The...

Data Governance at Yale

November 1, 2018

Provost Ben Polak has convened a new Data Governance Committee (DGC), co-chaired by Tim Pavlis, the Associate Vice President, Strategic Analysis and Institutional Research, and Chief Information Officer John Barden, to introduce a common set of data management policies, practices, and artifacts...

Advising / Student Profile

November 1, 2018

Banner 9 Student Advising is Ellucian’s baseline module designed to support advisors. It was implemented on-premise five years ago and was intially rolled out to a limited number of advisors who did not already have an existing application to support them. While the long-term plan has...

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