October 2, 2007
Issue No. 75

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Come to SULAIR's Open House on October 17

Come to the SULAIR Open House to find out about the amazing resources offered by campus Libraries and Academic Computing: Wednesday, October 17, Noon to 4:00 p.m... Read more

Have Computing Questions? Check Stanford Answers

Stanford Answers allows you to search through hundreds of answers to frequently asked questions about computing topics at Stanford... Read more

Online Reference Help Pays Off for Stanford Freshman

When freshman Jocelyn Jiao had trouble finding resources for her PWR (Program in Writing and Rhetoric) paper, she IM'd the Information Center in Green Library... Read more

IT Open House Welcomes You to "Technology Today and Tomorrow"

Whether you find technology scary or fun, you'll enjoy exploring all there is to see and learn at the 2007 Information Technology Open House this Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center... Read more

The New CourseWork Is Ready for Fall 2007

CourseWork v5 is Stanford's next-generation course management system built upon the open source software project called Sakai. While CourseWork v5 provides virtually all of the capabilities in the previous system (CourseWork v3), it also adds a host of new features... Read more

StanfordWho Gets a Facelift

The online StanfordWho directory lookup tool was replaced at the end of June with a complete new look and some functional streamlining that have made finding people at Stanford easier and more efficient... Read more

IT Services Launches Redesigned Home Page and New Searchable Catalog

Tired of looking for a needle in the haystack of service and order links on the IT Services web site? Wouldn't a searchable catalog make things easier? During Spring Quarter, that's just what the University's central IT provider organization introduced... Read more

Health Benefits of Smoking?

The provocative images from tobacco ads featured in the Not a Cough in a Carload exhibit just got a digital display space. The collection of Dr. Robert Jackler and Laurie M. Jackler has been on display in Lane Medical Library since February... Read more

VPUE ATS Program: Fall 2007 News

The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education's (VPUE) Academic Technology Specialist (ATS) Program has a new ATS in Freshman Sophomore Programs and has launched a new Undergraduate Academic Life Web Portal... Read more

Stanford Technology Commons - A Community Knowledge Base for New Technologies

For years the Academic Technology Specialist Program (ATSP) has been looking for a common knowledge base to share their experiences in implementing and experimenting with new technologies for Stanford's research and teaching environment... Read more

Time to Leave PC-Leland and MacLeland Behind

Are you still using PC-Leland or MacLeland? If so, you may have already received an email asking you to update your systems. It's time to upgrade to Stanford Desktop Tools... Read more

New Microsoft Vista Operating System: Some Considerations Remain

In January 2007,after many years of development, Microsoft released its new operating system, Vista, to general distribution...if you are considering either upgrading or purchasing a new computer with Vista pre-loaded, please note... Read more

What's New in Software Licensing

The mission of the IT Services Software Licensing team is to save Stanford University as much money as possible on software purchases by negotiating campus-wide and volume license contracts. The savings to the university are then passed on to indivual licensees... Read more

Stanford on iTunes U: News for Fall 2007

Stanford on iTunes U provides access to a wide range of Stanford-related audio and video content via the iTunes Store, Apple's popular online music, video, and podcast service... Read more

Globally Collaborative Courses

In June, Wallenberg Hall played host to the Program in Writing and Rhetoric's PWR global symposium on cross-cultural collaboration... Read more

The Academic Technology Specialist Program: What's New

The Academic Technology Specialist Program (ATSP) has recently acquired two new Academic Technology Specialists (ATSs) and initiated a variety of projects, one of which is highlighted in this article... Read more

New eProtocol Supports Stem Cell Research

Researchers at Stanford are familiar with the Animal Subjects and Human Subjects eProtocol web applications. This fall, a new eProtocol application to support the use of stem cells in research goes live: eProtocol SCRO... Read more