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At the redone Rec Pool, enjoy the water, volleyball – and newly added wi-fi

July 15, 2019

The improved UC Davis Recreation Pool has spacious grounds, attractive pools, renovated showers and restrooms, a sand volleyball pit, and an upgrade visitors might not notice until they pick up their phones, maybe to share a Rec Pool selfie with their friends:

The popular spot for swimming and recreation at La Rue and Hutchison now has access to eduroam, the campus wireless network.

Time to upgrade: Old mobile software won’t work securely with Duo after July 28

May 10, 2019

If your smartphone or tablet uses iOS 10 or Android 6 with Duo, then you need to upgrade to newer versions of the operating software by July 28. After that date, Duo will not work securely with iOS 10 or Android 6.

Duo Security announced the end of Duo support for iOS 10 and Android 6 on May 1. “Focusing on newer [operating systems] allows Duo to continue building helpful and secure features,” the company said. “We encourage users to upgrade to the latest OS versions to ensure devices are not vulnerable to security issues and to provide … the best Duo Mobile experience.”

Registration opens for UC Davis Information Security Symposium

April 16, 2019

Registration has opened for the 2019 Information Security Symposium, to be held June 18-19 at UC Davis.

The $125 registration cost includes attendance at all events, breakfast and lunch each day, and conference materials.

The symposium usually sells out in advance. Read more at the symposium website.

Update: Faculty, staff and student employees are strongly encouraged to enroll in Duo by May 31

April 08, 2019

UC Davis has set a target date of Friday, May 31, for enrolling as many faculty, staff, and student employees in Duo multi-factor authentication as possible. If you are among these groups and have not yet signed up, please do so by the end of May.

The Duo requirement does not currently cover campus email accounts. UC Davis has temporarily excluded these accounts from Duo to simplify the Duo enrollment process.

24/7 support for Duo will be available, at a date to be announced.

Spring faculty forums include instructional influence of Sept. 11, teaching when campus is shut

March 27, 2019

Academic Technology Services has posted its list of spring quarter forums for faculty, with topics that look both interesting and practical—ranging from “How September 11th Changed the Way I Deliver Instruction” by entomology Professor Walter Leal, to strategies for teaching during emergency campus closures like the one caused by smoke from Northern California wildfires last fall.

Network Operations Center schedules important repair work for March 30

March 22, 2019

The campus is taking advantage of the relative quiet of spring break to repair critically damaged power infrastructure in the Network Operations Center.

The work is scheduled to be performed from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Power will maintained via mobile power generators to keep the center operating. No disruptions are anticipated. However, if the center were to go offline, access to services through the campus network would be affected.

Let there be coverage: Shields’ Main Reading Room gets stronger wi-fi

March 21, 2019

Students who use the Main Reading Room in Shields Library now enjoy a much stronger connection to the campus wireless network, eduroam.

Information and Educational Technology and the library teamed up to install three wireless access points high on the room’s south wall on Tuesday, March 19. The points can handle more than 300 smartphones, tablets, or other wireless devices at a time. Prior wireless coverage came from access points downstairs.

Student employees, you need to sign up for Duo, too

February 22, 2019

You might have heard about Duo at UC Davis. For now it’s mainly a concern for faculty and staff, but if you’re a student employee, the news concerns you too. You need to enroll in Duo this spring because you work here.

Here are the details:

Want help enrolling in Duo? Drop by any of these sessions

February 19, 2019

If you have questions or would like help enrolling in Duo, come to one of these drop-in enrollment sessions during the week starting Feb. 25. Information and Educational Technology consultants will be available to assist you.

Bring your smartphone, or a token if you intend to use that option. For more information about Duo multi-factor authentication, please see movetoduo.ucdavis.edu.

Here's the schedule (find the locations on the campus map):

Duo update: Most of us have now enrolled; drop-in sessions are in the works

February 15, 2019

Feb. 19 update: Schedule of drop-in sessions is posted here.

As you likely know by now, UC Davis expects all faculty, staff, and student employees to enroll in Duo multi-factor authentication. Adopting Duo will improve the security of privacy and information—UC Davis’, as well as yours.

For a reminder about how Duo works, jump to the end of this article. Meanwhile, here are updates about the progress at UC Davis: