Penn State Information Technology will upgrade Windows 7 classroom and lab computers to Windows 10 between Monday, Aug. 14, and Monday, Aug. 21 — the end of the summer sessions and prior to the start of the fall semester.
Audra Stafursky, a senior majoring in information sciences and technology, is using the programming skills she's learned in the classroom to develop a cost-saving inventory solution for student computer labs across University Park.
Attendees at Technology Expo 2017, a free, public event set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8 in President’s Hall at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, can try out many of today’s newest high-end technology products for educational and commercial use, and speak with representatives in the vendor showcase. Penn State instructional support staff and faculty from all campuses are encouraged to attend, as well as local facility and technology managers.
Early next year, Penn State will launch an enterprise-wide project to replace IBIS, its homegrown financial system, with an innovative and comprehensive third-party solution. The new system, expected to roll out in 2020, will enable the University to plan, budget, manage and steward its assets and resources effectively and meet internal and external stakeholders’ expectations.
On March 22, 2017, IT leaders from across the University came together to discuss a shared vision for Penn State IT. In addition to participating in numerous activities, attendees heard from Ann Clements, associate professor of music education, and Adri van Duin, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, on the many ways faculty use and rely on services provided by Penn State IT.
A new program created in collaboration with technology association EDUCAUSE will give instructional designers in higher education across the country the opportunity to collaborate and work toward achieving career goals.
The research team, co-led by Penn State’s Dongwon Lee, associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology, theorized that these different personas stem from a desire to fit within the distinctive culture or etiquette of each site.
Robert Mitchell, a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, will deliver a talk titled “Recent Cybersecurity Events and Future Research Directions,” about the critical research needed to mount effective defense against complex cyber attacks. The talk will occur from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on April 19 in 134 HUB-Robeson Center.
With frequently evolving technology of computer access and smart phone capabilities and a particularly unpredictable White House, Penn State’s Institute for Information Policy (IIP) is as important today as it has ever been in its 20-year history. The IIP conducts innovative research and promotes programs that examine the social effects of information technology.