IT News @ Virginia Tech
- Aug 08, 2016 Major process improvements at Virginia Tech advance speed and success of research proposals Summit is the university's customized solution for research administration processes. It is expected that the new system will enable faculty to improve the quality of submitted proposals and shorten the time required to prepare them.
- May 27, 2016 Virginia Tech’s Center for Geospatial Information Technology provides governor’s office means to assess state’s broadband coverage The center developed a website survey to collect and map broadband access information from Virginia citizens.
- May 17, 2016 Mary Dunker appointed director of secure identity services The unit provides the systems for identity management, authentication, and secure access to information resources used throughout the university and by its federated partners.
- May 03, 2016 Claire Krendl Gilbert appointed executive director of IT experience and engagement The new unit within the Division of Information Technology serves as the front door for users across the university and reviews and improves the user experience.
IT World News
- Aug 26, 2016 Insecticide ryanodine: Building a chemical from the ground up Chemists have significantly improved upon the synthesis of a molecule related to muscle and neuronal function. A research team has been busy trying to crack the puzzle of the insecticide ryanodine, a complex molecule first isolated from a tropical plant in the 1940s. Ryanodine paralyzes insects by binding to a class of calcium-channel receptors called ryanodine receptors. In humans, these receptors play critical roles in muscle and neuronal function.
- Aug 26, 2016 Electrons at the speed limit Electronic components have become faster and faster over the years, thus making powerful computers and other technologies possible. Researchers have now investigated how fast electrons can ultimately be controlled with electric fields. Their insights are of importance for the petahertz electronics of the future.
- Aug 26, 2016 New approach to computing boosts energy efficiency A research project has launched a set of tools that will make computer systems more energy efficient – a critical issue for modern computing. Using the framework of the project programmers has been able to provide large data streaming aggregations 54 times more energy efficient than with standard implementations.
IT Events Calendar
- Aug 26, 2016 - Aug 26, 2016 - 4Help Get Connected
- Aug 29, 2016 - Aug 29, 2016 - 1100 Torgersen Hall Faculty Course Design Showcase
- Sep 01, 2016 - Sep 01, 2016 - Andrews Information Systems Building (AISB), First Floor Classroom Consulting and coaching for all IT employees - drop in hours
- Sep 02, 2016 - Sep 02, 2016 - Virginia Tech Drillfield Gobblerfest - Division of IT
- Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 08, 2016 - Andrews Information Systems Building (AISB), First Floor Classroom Consulting and coaching for all IT employees - drop in hours
Spotlight on IT
- Advisory Council
- Helping faculty make the switch to Canvas
- 2-Factor Authentication becomes mandatory July 4!
- Eduroam wireless network service at Virginia Tech
- David Duckett recognized for outstanding leadership
- Pearson Hall Opening
- Employee Certificate Development Program
- University 2-Factor Authentication
- Virginia Tech chooses Canvas as next generation learning management system