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  • Active Directory, NetFiles, UThink, and other services outage on Sunday, March 16

    Service outage on Sunday, March 16, during the regular 6 a.m.-noon maintenance window.

    What: Service outage for services you may use (see services below)
    When: Sunday, March 16, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
    Why: Upgrade to technology supporting the services listed

    Services affected:

    Active Directory
    Central email and Gophermail (NOT University Gmail)
    Personal web space
    UThink blogs

    IMPORTANT NOTE:University Gmail will NOT be affected by this outage

    Updates will be available on the University's System Status site ( ServiceNow users can also find information and updates in CHG0035298.

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  • CLA Media Services Open House - You are invited!

    CLA's Media Services, Technology Enhanced Learning team, and Digital Content Library team, in conjunction with Video and Conferencing Services and the College of Continuing Education, would like to invite you to tour our new and improved spaces (lunch will be provided):

    What: Open House
    Where: Rarig Center - 5th Floor
    When: Wednesday, January 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Why: For the College of Liberal Arts and other University of Minnesota communities to view Studios A, B, C and D; video and sound editing studios/offices, video equipment checkout suite and other services including Academic Technologies and Digital Content Library. Our staff is ready to discuss the options and possibilities for use of these locations and resources.

    Come join us, have lunch, and see how we can support your teaching, learning, and research through media services!

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  • Fusion Tables: The Fabled Slicer-Dicer for (most of) your Data

    Have you found spreadsheet analysis in Excel, Numbers, Open Office or other packages good, but want something more? You should be delighted to hear that Google Fusion Tables is now available for Google Apps at the University of Minnesota. If you've heard about Fusion Tables (or never heard) but wonder what all the hullabaloo is about, and why this could be important, let's get a quick overview.

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The CLA Office of Information Technology (CLA-OIT) seeks ways to leverage technology for the benefit of students as part of our strong commitment to liberal arts education.

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by identifying and providing effective and cost-conscious technology solutions for CLA.