SMU Libraries Launch Love Data Week

Love Data Week heartSMU Libraries has teamed up with the Center for Research Computing, the Data Science Institute, and the Office of Information Technology’s Research Services Team for “Love Data Week.” This series of workshops beginning on February 14th is targeted to those with a burgeoning interest in the data sciences to the seasoned researchers. Topics include:

  • Introduction to using SMU’s high-performance computing systems
  • Embarking on machine learning
  • Digging into data mining

Love Data Week content isn’t limited to one week. Data workshops are available through the spring with other support and services meant to help anyone along in their research and scholarly journey. Learn more about the research services workshops available this spring. Continue reading SMU Libraries Launch Love Data Week

Enhanced Authentication for On-Premises Exchange Starting July 30, 2020

Unfortunately, some users were experiencing issues with this change in the authentication. Our team has rolled back the change to reduce disruptions to campus operations and will reschedule for a later date.

Outlook & DuoStarting July 30, 2020, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will enhance the way authentication is done for on-premises Exchange users. Campus users of the desktop version of Outlook, Webmail, ActiveSync, and Outlook for Android and iOS clients will see a new multifactor authentication prompt similar to what is seen on Box, Canvas, other protected services. This change will help to protect email and other sensitive information. Continue reading Enhanced Authentication for On-Premises Exchange Starting July 30, 2020

Duo is Coming to Library Services on August 5, 2020

SMU Libraries & DuoComing soon, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) will enable Duo multi-factor authentication for accessing many of the Library services. This new requirement was recently approved by SMU Libraries to better protect access to a number of library resources. These Library systems and subscription E-resources used by faculty, staff, students, and even retirees, will begin prompting for Duo starting on August 5, 2020. Continue reading Duo is Coming to Library Services on August 5, 2020

Closing in on Fall 2020: Classrooms & Resources Taking Shape

Last week, a colleague encouraged me to reconsider using the word “unprecedented” in any further official communications—citing that the whole world was quite exhausted by the term. We are traveling through uncharted instructional readiness territory as we rapidly near the beginning of the Fall 2020 term. We recognize the unparalleled, unequaled, unmatched, unrivaled, extraordinary, uncommon, and remarkable efforts and preparations that you are making for your students’ Fall 2020 instructional readiness. As you navigate this significant work, remember that your support partners in the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), and the SMU Libraries are here to help. Continue reading Closing in on Fall 2020: Classrooms & Resources Taking Shape