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Posted byon October 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM EDT
BIG ticket demand equals a BIG crowd in Bloomington this weekend.
IU Athletics has updated information for negotiating travel to and around Bloomington for this Saturday's (Oct. 13) 8 p.m. football game with Ohio State in Memorial Stadium. In response to high ticket demand, IU Athletics has added auxiliary and shuttle parking options to help alleviate parking and traffic congestion.
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Posted byon October 5, 2012 at 2:26 PM EDT
Helicopters will be intermittently flying over IU Bloomington on Sunday, Oct. 7th. They will use infrared technology to identify the condition of building roofs on campus which will be used for repair/replacement planning purposes. They will fly twice, during the daylight hours and at night.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 5, 2012 at 12:08 PM EDT
Hey, Hoosier football fans! It’s Homecoming in Bloomington. If you are headed to Memorial Stadium this weekend for the Michigan State game, or just to Bloomington for good times with good friends, take a second to check the current traffic information, including updated traffic patterns and alternate routes. Drive carefully and go Hoosiers!Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon October 5, 2012 at 11:47 AM EDT
Flu shots, anyone? Better think seriously about getting one. As usual, new strains of the virus have evolved. They’ve debuted a little early this season, and are making the rounds. One of the new flu bugs – H3N2 -- can be particularly nasty.
The main concern of public health people this year rests upon a good thing. Last year’s flu season turned out to be mild, causing a record-low number of hospitalizations according to USA Today. Why should that be a problem? Because experts are concerned that complacency may make people view getting a flu shot as optional.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 24, 2012 at 1:12 PM EDT
Bloomington is generally a safe place to live, but Bloomington is a city of more than 100,000 people if you include the IUB campus student population. It isn’t reasonable to think there won’t be any personal safety and security risks in a population of this size.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 7:23 AM EDT
Information Security Awareness Student Video & Poster Contest
Win cash, gain experience, and earn international recognition with one short video or a poster!
The EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) is conducting a contest in search of short information security awareness videos and posters developed by college students for college students. The contest seeks creative, topical, and effective videos (two minutes or less) and posters that focus attention on information security problems and how best to handle them.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 12, 2012 at 10:32 AM EDT
Microsoft only released two bulletins for September 2012, but that doesn't mean IT professionals should just sit back an relax. In October 2012, Microsoft will be making an automatic update available that blocks use of encryption keys shorter than 1024 bits.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM EDT
Early adopters of Windows 8 have found themselves using a vulnerable version of Adobe Flash player for Internet Explorer with no patch available. Windows 8 includes a version of Adobe Flash, but the Flash installer for Windows will not update the Windows 8 version and instead refers users to the Microsoft Windows Update service.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM EDT
September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and I’ve been thinking about the way we look at emergencies and preparing for them a little differently now than we once did.
I know that emergency preparedness isn’t really new. I remember grade school fire drills, practicing a safe and orderly exit from the building and gathering in a safe place. And “sheltering in place” tornado drills. We sat on the floor in the hallway of the school building, back against the lockers, heads between our knees and covered by arms and hands to protect ourselves from falling, blowing objects.
And then there were bomb shelters. I begged my parents to build one after my classmates and I drilled our eighth-grade history teacher about what countries would be on “our side” if the Cubans launched missiles the direction of the U.S.Learn more about protecting:
Posted byon September 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM EDT
The need for transparency is gaining steam in many industries, including Corporate America, Government Agencies and Higher Education. More and more hands are trying to get involved in the analyses of compliance and risk information to influence the top-level decision-making process. This used to be looked at in a negative light but recent events in our industries have impacted this initiative.Learn more about protecting: