DotCIO News & Announcements
The EMS Core Team is please to announce that the upgrade to the Rensselaer Room Reservation system, formerly known as the Rensselaer Union Facility Room Reservation system, is complete and that the system has a new look. For more information and to make your room reservations, please visit https://info.rpi.edu/room-reservations
What can you do if your number is being spoofed?
There are numerous ongoing attempts to spoof email from Rensselaer faculty, deans, administrators, and staff.
Email spoofing is the creation of a free-email account, such as Gmail, Yahoo or others, under the name of somebody else. The email address sometimes, but not always, includes the person's name. Often just the name field is forged, since this is displayed by most email clients.
Scam emails targeting college students are a recurring problem, and a common theme for these messages is an offer of employment that requires some sort of financial transaction, or which requests personal information. While members of the DotCIO staff are able to prevent most of these scam emails from reaching you, some will still sneak through from time to time.
Matlab users may get a warning that their license is about to expire (9/30/2017). Our campus Matlab license has been renewed through 8/31/2018. If you receive this message, please follow the instructions below to manually update your license. After 9/30/2017 you will receive a prompt from Matlab to update your license
Please follow the steps below to address this issue. This is just a reminder to update the license information that pops up annually.
From 1:00pm to 2:00 on Thursday, February 18 in Low/CII 3116, a presentation will be given to illustrate the capabilities in Mathematica 10 and other Wolfram technologies that are directly applicable for use in teaching and research on campus.
Topics of these technical talks will include how to:
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.
Members of Rensselaer's Academic & Research Computing staff wish to remind all members of the campus community that Windows XP, which was launched on campus more than 12 years ago, has reached the total end of its support as of April 8. As a result, Microsoft no longer provides any fixes, updates or online technical assistance for the XP operating system.