February 2001
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Information Technology Services launches The Circuit, a new monthly online newsletter.

New & Upgraded Services

  • Non-secure access to the Pantheon for file transfers to be replaced by secure process on February 6, 2001
  • ITS telecommunications upgraded to new system

Major Projects

  • ITS to test-run wireless computer access in general student areas in Spring 2001

Organizational Announcements

  • Provost announces appointment of Philip Long as new Director of Information Technology Services
  • Director of the Center for Media Initiatives appointed

New & Upgraded Services

Non-secure access to the Pantheon for file transfers to be replaced by secure process on February 6, 2001

As of Tuesday, February 6, 2001, users will be required to use secure file transfer software to move files to or from the Pantheon server. The current standard FTP will not work as of this date.

Simple and secure FTP software alternatives are available for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix users. For complete details, see www.yale.edu/ftp.

To avoid inconvenience after February 6, 2001, Academic Media & Technology encourages users to begin using a secure file transfer program immediately.

For assistance, contact your local support provider:

Students

Computing Assistants

Faculty

Departmental Computing Consultants

Staff

Distributed Support Providers


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ITS telecommunications upgraded to new system

The Central Campus Telephone System was successfully upgraded as of Dec. 29, 2000. The upgrade replaced "dialtone" for all faculty and administrative telephones on Central Campus and Science Hill. If problems occur, contact the Telecommunications Office immediately at 432-4700.

The new system will enhance the reliability of the Yale telephone network, as well as provide a necessary transition towards communications-based applications. For example,

  • campus-wide availability of call-center applications, e.g., integrated voice response
  • digital connections to the outside world enabling such features as Caller ID
  • availability of digital telephone sets with features such as personal directory and speaker phone

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Major Projects

ITS to test-run wireless computer access in general student areas in Spring 2001

Early in the spring term of 2001, ITS' Data Networking Operations (DNO) will institute the first wireless network on campus for general use.

Funded by a donation from two Yale alumni, Norman Selby, TD '74, and Melissa Vail, MC '74, the project will increase student access to state-of-the art technology. The network will be available to the Yale community in general student spaces; at first in the common areas of Berkeley and Calhoun colleges, at CCL and Machine City, and in two academic areas, Computer Science and Engineering.

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Organizational Changes

Provost announces Philip Long as new Director of Information Technology Services

The Provost has announced the appointment of Philip Long as Director of ITS effective February 1, 2001. Long replaces Daniel Updegrove, who has been appointed Vice President for Information Technology at The University of Texas at Austin.

Long has worked in a wide range of technical and management positions for the past 29 years, most recently as Director of Academic Media and Technology.

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Philip E. Long

Director of the Center for Media Initiatives appointed

Yale announces the appointment of Paul Lawrence as the first director of the Center for Media Initiatives (CMI). At Yale, he will provide leading-edge media and technology services to the academic community in support of teaching and learning.

Lawrence previously served as the Director of Media Production and Training Services at the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, producing and directing a wide variety of documentaries, commercial work and interactive media projects.

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Paul Lawrence

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