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Security updates for the week of 11/16/15

December 1, 2015 by Sue Weier

CHANGES: Security updates will now use a two-week patching cycle instead of weekly patching. This will mean that you are asked to restart your computer only once every two weeks. It is very important that you restart your computer. Read more »

German Poster Exhibit

November 30, 2015 by Mary Prochniak

An exhibition on the 25th anniversary of German reunification will be on display in the L&S Learning Lab (Van Hise 259) starting this Wed. afternoon (Dec. 2) until Friday, Dec. 11.  Jeanne Schueller, UW German Department, is coordinating the exhibit.  

A timeline (in English) tracing the fall of the Wall to German unity can be found by clicking the link below.  Read more »

"Mailbox Update" phishing email

November 23, 2015 by Sue Weier

There's nothing like a campus-wide phishing email to enliven a Monday afternoon.  Today, the TechZone began receiving messages from many faculty and staff regarding a suspicious email.  The email is titled "University of Wisconsin-Madison Mailbox Update" and appears to be hitting much of campus. The message is not legitimate, so we wanted to warn everyone to be careful where they click. 

Note the following interesting parts of thie email: Read more »

Security updates for the week of 11/2/15

November 9, 2015 by Sue Weier

The new security updates for the week of November 2, 2015 are:

1. Java 8 Update 65 (Windows and MacOS)
2. Security update for Windows 10 (Windows only)

More information about the security measures taken for TechZone-supported computers can be found at http://lss.wisc.edu/node/security-measures.

Security updates for the week of 10/26/15

October 27, 2015 by Sue Weier

The new security updates for this week are:

1. iTunes 12.3.1 (Windows and MacOS)
2. Multiple security updates (MacOS only)
3. Safari 9.0.1 (MacOS only)

More information about the security measures taken for TechZone-supported computers can be found at  http://lss.wisc.edu/node/security-measures.

 

Security updates for the week of 10/19/15

October 19, 2015 by Sue Weier

The new security updates for this week are: Read more »

Ouch!, Tips for secure Social Media. July 2015

July 1, 2015 by Sue Weier

Are you a social media user?  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks are ubiquitous in our communities today.  Take a look at the July 2015 release of Ouch!, for tips on being secure while using social media.  Ouch! comes from SANS, a company that specializes in security training. 

March Madness in Madison

March 23, 2015 by Mel Beaudry

March Madness is upon us here at UW in more ways than one. Not only did the Badgers earn a number one seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and recently advance to the Sweet Sixteen, but congratulations are also in order to many UW-Madison faculty. So far this month 13 UW faculty members were honored with awards, five of those being College of Letters and Science professors. Read more »

Congratulations to the 2015 Campus-wide Teaching Assistant Award Recipients

March 20, 2015 by Tessa Beeler

Learning Support Services would like to congratulate the 14 Teaching Assistants who received the 2015 Campus-wide Teaching Assistant Awards!  

With over 2,000 Teaching Assistants at UW-Madison, Learning Support Services is proud that almost 70 percent of them work within the College of Letters & Sciences. Teaching Assistants play an essential role in the classroom by enhancing and facilitating students learning at UW-Madison. Without the amazing work that they do, UW-Madison would not be the renowned university it is today.  Read more »

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