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LSS News - April 2009

Securing your Laptop from Theft

April 15, 2009 by Sara Nagreen

There has been recent publicity regarding the surge in laptop thefts campus wide.   UW Police reports that the most thefts are not involving students, but staff.  It’s very easy for thieves to walk into open offices or unattended classrooms and take what they’d like.   That can easily be your laptop as well as your wallet. 

UW Police says that there has been a 300% increase in laptop thefts over the previous year.  The FBI is anticipating a 48% increase in laptop theft this year alone.  Read more »

ARTstor: a million images for education and scholarship

April 3, 2009 by Karen Tusack

African maskIf a single picture is worth a thousand words, how many words might one million high-quality images you can use in PowerPoint presentations, online or printed course materials, or even scholarly publications be worth?

Fortunately, you don't have to do the math, because the UW General Library System has purchased the license for ARTstor, a "digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes", available free to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students. Read more »

Jim Armbrecht: Gone Fishin’

April 1, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Jim ArmbrechtJim Armbrecht began working for Learning Support Services in 1974 when it was still known as the Laboratories for Recorded Instruction (LRI). He retired in December, 2008 after 34 years of service. Read more »

April 1st Streaming Event: Dante in Ireland

April 1, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

Vintage Postcard from IrelandProfessor Emeritus Christopher Kleinhenz recently shared important new research about Dante Alighieri in a videotaped lecture now available online from L&S Learning Support Services. The lecture reveals new details about Dante's sojourn in the
Emerald Isle in the early 14th century and the decisive impact this visit had on world literature. Read more »

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