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Monitor newsletter May 15, 2019
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UITS news for May 15, 2019

Security Matters Cybercamp for high schoolers coming in June

Registration is limited to 50 teens, so sign up early.

Security Matters Cybercamp is a day camp for high school students interested in cybersecurity. Hosted by the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, the camp features sessions on cybersecurity ethics, cryptography, cybercrime, finding malware, network security, and more.

The keynote speaker will be Jonathan Sweeny, an FBI computer scientist. New this year is a full third day with even more advanced content.

When: June 25–27

Where: Hine Hall, IUPUI

Cost: $199 (breakfast and lunch included; parking at no charge)

Learn more about the camp

Register for the camp >>

How safe is your inbox?

A new service helps you recognize potential phishing messages.

In our continuing crusade against phishing, the IU Security Center now offers a new service called external email flagging to help protect you and your personal information.

After you activate the external email flagging service, messages you receive from non-IU email addresses will have an [External] tag added to the beginning of the subject line. Additionally, a warning is added to the top of the message to remind you to be cautious when clicking links or opening attachments from external sources. 

For more information on how—and why—to avoid email scams, visit

Activate external email flagging 

Changes coming to UITS Support Center on May 28

New hours for IUPUI location, closure at IU Bloomington’s Indiana Memorial Union.

Beginning May 28, the Campus Center Information Desk at IUPUI will have new hours:

  • Fall/spring semester: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Summer: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm
  • Winter break/spring break: Closed

Also on May 28, the UITS Support Center at Bloomington’s Indiana Memorial Union (M089) will be permanently closed. Don’t worry—the computer lab in M089 will still be staffed with consultants who can assist with tech issues.

Learn more about tech support at IU

Say my name, say my name (correctly)

Ensure proper pronunciation with NameCoach.

Have you ever struggled to pronounce someone else’s name, or had your own name mispronounced? All staff, faculty and students at IU have access to NameCoach, a tool for recording your name so others can learn how to pronounce it.

Names can be recorded on your mobile device, on a computer microphone, or over the phone, then made available: 

  • From your email signature
  • On social media (LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Anywhere you choose to share your NameBadge

You can even show your school spirit with a crimson NameBadge—get started today!

Find out more about NameCoach

Exercise your right to vote

Show your support for UITS apps in the running for national recognition.

Quick Check and Boost, tools developed by UITS to support student success, have been selected as finalists for the 2019 IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Impact Awards. Voting for the awards is open to the public, so get your clicking finger ready!

Both services can be found in the “Evolution to Next Generation Digital Learning Environments” category. Voting is open through noon PDT on May 21, and only one vote per IP address is allowed. 

Learn more and cast your vote

IU awarded $40M to manage NOAA’s N-Wave network

Global Research Network Operations Center to handle network that transports weather forecasting, severe storm modeling, climate and ocean data.

On May 1, Indiana University signed a new 10-year, $40 million contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support its science and operations network, N-Wave.

From reliable weather forecasts to severe storm prediction models that save lives, NOAA’s N-Wave network securely and efficiently shares the data needed to make sense of the changing environment.

This high-speed network connects thousands of scientists and engineers to the data and resources they need to advance environmental science—to the tune of up to 20 petabytes of data per month—in a variety of fields such as oceanography, chemistry, biology and meteorology.

Watch a video about this NOAA news

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