Housing & Residential Education changes for 2017-18
Graduate sooner with fall break intensive classes
U physicists share supercomputing grant
HCI Graphic Design USA award
UIT makes changes to manage UMail spam
Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway presented by America First Credit Union
MathWorks MATLAB Total Academic Headcount site license for U community
Beginning Fall 2017, undergraduate students living on-campus through Housing & Residential Education will be required to enroll in a minimum of 12-credit hours. Graduate students living on-campus will be required to enroll in a minimum of 6-credit hours.
Prospective residents should make note of this requirement when applying for housing beginning Feb. 10, 2017.
Spaces within Gateway Heights will be adjusted beginning Fall 2017 to include additional triple rooms. Following this change, most rooms within Gateway Heights will be triple rooms including lofted beds. Additional spaces are also being reviewed in order to create more residential spaces.
Prospective residents will see these new room configurations when signing up for housing through Housing U online.
Current students will be notified via email. Information will also be posted on our website. Should students or staff have additional questions, please direct them to contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-587-2002.
Course listings and more information can be found here.
U PHYSICISTS SHARE SUPERCOMPUTING GRANT
A University of Utah high-performance computing project has been awarded funding by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project. The U will share the $10 million, four-year award with eight other institutions participating in the project.
Exascale computing describes the next generation of supercomputers that will be capable of performing a billion billion operations per second. The awards facilitate developments of algorithms and applications for exascale computing to perform research that is not possible with current technology.
The U’s project aims to learn more about the fundamental particles and interactions that make up matter in the universe. Discovering additional particles and interactions may answer long-standing questions about elusive dark matter and about the origin of the universe. The project will also study the structure of the nuclei of atoms.
Fellow recipients of the 2016 Inhouse Design Award include Amazon, the American Heart Association, PepsiCo, Univision, and Yale University, among others. The report was produced under the creative/editorial direction of Meredith Vehar, associate director of communications, and the HCI communications group.
The vast majority of University UMail users are connecting to UMail through secure channels (HTTPS) and modern, industry-standard connectors. The small number of identified users of off-campus SMTP UMail have been identified and contacted directly and advised to change the way they send/receive email so that they don’t experience any UMail service disruption.
In the rare event that you or a colleague are affected by this change, other options are:
- Install Microsoft Outlook on your computer(s) via the U’s Microsoft Campus Agreement. Free for U-owned computers and for students; minimal cost for faculty/staff personal computers.
- Apple Mail/OSX iMail users: Apple Mail will continue to function as long as it is a current version properly configured as an Exchange account.
- Mobile devices (iOS and Android): Use Exchange Server ActiveSync (instructions in our Knowledge Base article)
- Send/receive UMail via the web-based Outlook Web Application, or OWA
- First connecting to the U’s virtual private network (VPN) in order to continue to send/receive UMail using your current settings (instructions in our Knowledge Base article)
For IT security reasons, the U currently does not support the Outlook mobile app for iOS/Android. Please do not try to use the mobile app to access UMail.
If you know of colleagues who received a direct email from UIT and are unsure why, or have any other questions, please call your local help desk or a central help desk:
- Main Campus: UIT Help Desk 801-581-4000 x1
- Hospitals and Clinics: ITS Service Desk 801-587-6000
The Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway grand prize includes:
- Samsung 65″ Class 4K Ultra HD TV
- (2) Imperial University of Utah Recliners
- Blakeway framed Rice-Eccles stadium panorama
- Northwest Utah tapestry woven blanket
- Northwest Utah plush throw blanket
- Northwest Utah rug
- Legacy Utah vintage game poster artwork
- Legacy Utah wall-mount bottle opener
- Legacy Utah serving tray
- Paulson Designs Utah athletic logo canvas art
- Authentic Street Signs “Man Cave” sign
- Dahl large vinyl decal
and more Utah Red Zone merchandise.
Utah fans can enter to win the Utah Red Zone Fan Cave Giveaway by going to URedZone.com/FanCaveGiveaway. The lucky winner will be randomly selected at the conclusion of the Utah Football season.
For more information, call or visit Utah Red Zone or the University Campus Store.
Access to the products will be available through the Office of Software License web store beginning Sept. 1, 2016, and the software is available to all students, faculty and staff for academic purposes, including academic research.
Information regarding this license, product pricing and the available products can be found here./bs_col]