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Monitor newsletter Feb 20, 2019
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UITS news for February 20, 2019

Use Box Drive to work on your Box files on your desktop

App provides direct access to all your Box content.

Box users can now access files on their desktops using Box Drive. The app gives you access to your entire Box account by connecting through Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, and frees up valuable space on your hard drive.

Using Box Drive, you’ll be able to:

  • Access files directly through local windows
  • Lock files to prevent others from editing while you’re working in the file
  • Copy or email shared links directly from your desktop
  • Mark individual folders for offline access (not authorized for folders containing sensitive data, like Box Health or Box Entrusted)

UITS recommends that Box Sync users begin the switch to Box Drive as soon as possible.

Find out more about using Box Drive

Register now for IU’s summit for women & technology

March 1-2 event is open to all, at no cost.

The CEWiT Summit, an annual technology conference hosted by the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) will take place March 1-2 on the IU Bloomington campus. It’s your chance to build new tech skills, learn about career opportunities, network with colleagues and employers, and more.

Online registration is now open—please register for the event before midnight, Tuesday, February 26. The event is open to anyone from IU faculty, staff, and students, to alumni, members of the community, and interested high school students.

Register for the event

Go on a Virtual Reality Expedition

Get hands-on experience with cutting-edge tools.

Try out the latest in virtual reality gear and explore curated VR experiences in the Virtual Reality Expedition series. This hands-on series is hosted by the IU Advanced Visualization Lab and the Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities & Creative Activities group. Upcoming topics in the series include:

  • 2/25—Creative Tools in VR
  • 3/25—VR Science Education

The series takes place on the IU Bloomington campus from 4-5:30pm in Franklin Hall, Reality Lab, Room 052.

Find out about more upcoming Research Technologies events

Employees: exclusive options for purchasing with your CrimsonCard

Connect your card to your paycheck.

Eligible IU employees can choose from two options for making purchases with their CrimsonCard: CrimsonCard Advance and CrimsonCard PrePaid. Both options connect the card to the employee’s paycheck, but in very different ways:

  • CrimsonCard Advance—provides a spending limit for each pay cycle, $75 for employees paid biweekly and $150 for employees paid monthly. Only the amount spent is deducted from the employee’s next paycheck.
  • CrimsonCard PrePaid—allows employees to create a recurring deduction from their paycheck that’s deposited into their CrimsonCard account.

Funds can be used anywhere that accepts the CrimsonCard. Employees can opt in or out of both options by logging in to their CrimsonCash account.

Learn more about CrimsonCard payments

Network infrastructure sets Assembly Hall control rooms apart

Cutting-edge technology powers IU Athletics’ productions.

Two new, state-of-the-art control rooms, funded by IU Athletics through the Mark Cuban Center of Sports Media and Technology, are changing the way the IU-RTVS staff produces over 100 annual broadcasts and sporting events.

By adopting an Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure, the new set-up allows information to be shared and accessed without the need for direct connections between equipment. IU is also expanding the use of the Intel True View system, which uses 28 cameras mounted around Assembly Hall to create a 3-D replay experience.

Learn more about the new Assembly Hall technology

Statewide group advances IU high-tech research

Three IU Bloomington professors among first to partner with the group.

The Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3), a statewide applied research organization, works with leaders in academia, government, and industry to advance existing research collaborations and innovation throughout the state. 

IN3 is supporting cutting-edge technology developed by three IU Bloomington professors to address issues of security and defense:

  • David Crandall, associate professor, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
  • Sara Skrabalak, James H. Rudy professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Martin Swany, professor and chair, Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering
Learn more about IN3

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