American Sign Language (ASL) is spoken by hundreds of thousands of people in Deaf communities around the world. With the help of two inventive undergrads from the University of Washington, this language is getting a voice. The two students, Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor, won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize in the ‘Use It’ category that […]
Although a number of recent phishing scams about email upgrades have been targeting our campus lately, this message about changes to our email service is official. Beginning this summer, employee email accounts will be migrated from the campus-based Exchange Server to the cloud-based Office 365 email service. Immediate benefits include: 50 MB email attachments 50 […]
If you’ve never seen a woman SCUBA dive in her wheelchair, the time is nigh. A British artist named Sue Austin designed and developed her Underwater Wheelchair for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad that ran alongside the 2012 Summer Olympics in the United Kingdom. Sue received a commission to create a series of installations and events […]
Information security is an evolving challenge. This responsibility is shared by all UM employees, students, vendors, and everyone else who contributes to our academic community. Consider for a moment the illustration shown on the explosion of digital information. This exponential growth is being driven by an increasing number of intelligent connected devices. Inevitably, this trend will also continue making […]
In 2008, the staff appraisal process was moved from a paper-based system to an online electronic system, which is what is being used now. Due to substantial staff appraisals to be reviewed and approved each year, new ways were sought to handle the load and make the process more conducive to the University community. Per […]
About the Employee Self-Service Timesheet (ESS) Interface within myOleMiss Modeled after the existing paper timesheet (Form UM4/HR12), the Employee Self-Service (ESS) Time Entry/Approval interface streamlines the time entry/approval process and ensures compliance with the audit principle of segregation of duties, while retaining the familiar look of the paper timesheets. This application, located under “My HR […]
Computers and the Internet have changed our classroom expectations by increasing the access to information, resources, and other people. As digital media develops and grows, there is an increasing push to ensure that all people have equal access to digital content regardless of their physical abilities. Accessibility includes creating course materials and using websites that are designed in a logical and intuitive way so they can be used as effectively as possible.