DotCIO News & Announcements
As of April 2015, Google has confirmed their intention to drop support for Java and several other NPAPI base plugins. Chrome versions and updates are also implementing the announced changes, and as a result Java users are strongly encouraged to consider browser alternatives to Chrome as soon as possible.
Please refer to the Java website for a more complete announcement and steps for configuring Chrome to enable NPAPI plugins.
On Wednesday, March 11, from 9:30am to 3:30pm in Room 3112 of the Low Center for Industrial Innovation, COMSOL, Inc. speaker Peter Lyu will present a free workshop focusing on the simulation capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.0 and its new features, including the newly released Application Builder.
The Rensselaer Learning Management System (Blackboard LMS) experienced
a database corruption early Wednesday morning which forced a temporary
service shutdown. Consequently, the LMS system was unstable, and only
intermittently available, from about 3:00AM on December 10 until
service was restored at about 9:30PM on December 11.
Rensselaer now participates in eduroam, a secure world-wide roaming Internet access service developed for the international research and education community. This service allows community members at participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity at any other participating institution. More than 5500 institutions in over 50 countries participate in this service; a list of participants in the United States is also available.
From 9:15am to 12:30pm on Thursday, October 30, on the first floor of the Folsom Library, COMSOL speaker Kateryna Vysheska will give a free introductory workshop demonstrating the fundamental workflow of the COMSOL modeling environment. Participants will also have a unique opportunity to work with the tool in a hands-on computer session. No prior experience is needed, so this is the perfect occasion to ask questions and participate in the modeling process! All attendees will also receive a free two-week trial of the software.
All Rensselaer faculty, staff, researchers and students are welcome to attend two complimentary MATLAB seminars which are scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 1. The event will feature two technical sessions presented by MathWorks Application Engineer Mehernaz Savai, as follows:
Session 1: Top 10 Productivity Tools in MATLAB
10:00am – 11:45am
Jonsson-Rowland Science Center, Room 2C22
DotCIO is retiring the old Webmail service on October 15, 2014, between 7:00am and 8:00am. Please note that if you access your email via http://webmail.rpi.edu during or near that time, your session will end and any messages being composed will be lost. We recommend that everyone using IMAP email during that time use the Roundcube address http://roundcube.rpi.edu, as this will NOT be affected by the retirement of the old Webmail.
On Wednesday, September 10, Balaji Sharma from MathWorks (MATLAB and Simulink) will be present from 10:00AM to 5:00PM in the VCC conference room (VCC 301) and will be available as a resource for academic content development and as a liaison with MathWorks. Faculty members, instructors, and teaching assistants are encouraged to reach out to Balaji to discuss the usage of MATLAB, Simulink, and other MathWorks tools for their curriculum development needs.