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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:

Duo enrollment update: Email requirement extended to later in 2019

February 01, 2019

Note: This message was emailed to faculty and staff, including TAs and student employees, on Feb. 1.

Dear Colleagues,

UC Davis is extending the deadline for placing campus email accounts behind Duo multi-factor authentication until later this calendar year. The extension gives the campus additional time to address the complexities of using Duo with certain versions of hardware and email software. This decision was reached in consultation with the Academic Senate Committee on Information Technology, Academic Senate leadership, and other campus partners.

To improve login security, and use UCPath, it’s time to enroll in Duo

January 25, 2019

Faculty, staff, and student employees must enroll in Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) so they can access UCPath, the new UC payroll and human resources system that UC Davis will adopt in March.

Enrolling in Duo will also improve account security at UC Davis overall. MFA is becoming a standard practice to protect information and privacy throughout the University of California, and thousands of people at UC Davis already use Duo to protect their campus accounts.

Information Security Symposium at UC Davis calls for proposals

January 22, 2019

The Information Security Symposium at UC Davis, a popular and low-cost source of ideas, new information and networking for UC security and compliance professionals, is now accepting proposals for the 2019 conference.

The event occurs June 18-19 on the Davis campus. Registration will cost $125, although the fee will be waived for presenters.

This year’s theme is Connect, Share, Fortify. Sessions will focus on:

Cooperating on computers

March 06, 2018

Aggie Desktop, an emerging service, improves the way the campus manages desktop computing environments for staff and faculty by offering a common set of hardware, software and processes. The leadership and support of the service are similarly collaborative, drawing from the talents of four large academic and administrative organizations: The College of Engineering; Finance, Operations and Administration; the College of Letters and Science; and Information and Educational Technology.

 

Starting Feb. 10, dialing from 916 will change

January 16, 2018

If you have a 916 area code number, get ready to change your dialing habits and perhaps update your saved or programmed phone numbers.

Starting Feb. 10, when you call from a 916 number, you must include the area code of the number you’re dialing for the call to go through. Instead of dialing seven digits, you’ll dial 1 + ten.

For example, to reach UC Davis Health, you’ll dial 1-916-734-2011. Simply dialing 734-2011 won’t work anymore.