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Vishing be vanquished

Vishing scams (phishing over the phone) cost Americans millions every year. Learn how to recognize and protect yourself against these convincing scams.

News

IT never sleeps. There’s always news to share. Here’s the latest from our digital campus and beyond.

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Virtual Office Hours with Lois Brooks: Exploring the UW–‍Madison Job Rotation Program

Fridays, 9:15am via Zoom. The Jun 28 guests will share their experiences with this UW career development program, which has tracks in IT, finance and HR.

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CommunITea on summer hiatus

The weekly socializing event for IT and IT-adjacent folks will be on summer break until fall. Join us again in September!

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ITA students help 5th graders play out their gaming ideas

Elementary schoolers were able to bring their zombie battles and dungeon quest ideas to life, with help from high school students in UW–‍Madison’s Information Technology Academy pre-college program.

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Marking 10 years of empowering women in IT at UW–‍Madison

A message from Chief Information Officer Lois Brooks: UW Women in IT was founded 10 years ago by a dedicated group of IT professionals who set out to improve the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in technology roles at the university.

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SpectrumU going away for faculty, staff & students

Effective Jul 1, UW–‍Madison will no longer offer SpectrumU to all faculty, staff and students on campus.

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Google Drive quotas now in effect

Quotas were applied to UW–‍Madison Google My Drives, shared drives and service accounts on Jun 1. If you’re over the quota, your account is read-only. Here’s what to do.

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Learn about AI with EDUCAUSE

From an “Applications of AI” demo day to a learning lab about effective ChatGPT prompts, don’t miss out on upcoming opportunities to explore artificial intelligence in higher ed. And registration is now open for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference.

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Increased email security helps spot imposter emails

Starting Aug 5, we’ll verify the authenticity of all incoming emails. If we determine an email is suspicious, it will be sent to your junk folder instead of your inbox. Learn why this matters and what you should do.

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Planned Event Management Service outage: Jun 24

The UW–‍Madison Event Management Service will undergo a 1-day service outage as part of a planned upgrade. The EMS application underlies everything from Today in the Union (T.I.T.U) to study room reservations at UW–‍Madison’s libraries.

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AI meeting assistants & university data: What you need to know

Artificial intelligence meeting assistant tools may seem like a great time-saver, but they potentially expose protected university data. The university has not approved any AI meeting assistant services.

Announcements

Sign up for 2024-25 IT leadership programs

Applications are now open for the IT Leaders Program and Lead From Where You Are for 2024‑25. Apply by Jun 21. Have questions about the programs or application process? Stop by virtual office hours to speak with a steering committee member. Office hours: Jun 17, 2pm via Teams.

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AIMS Transition Project roadmap

Team members from both Administrative Information Management Services (AIMS) and the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) are meeting regularly to map out the strategy for bringing our units together.

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