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Archive for August, 2011

Plagiarism and Academic Honesty Tutorial

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by CHRISTOPHER REICHLEY
Plagiarism and Academic Honesty

As part of a university-wide program to raise student awareness of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it, the Information Literacy Committee and General Education Committee have added the Plagiarism and Academic Honesty Tutorial to myOleMiss. After watching a 20 minute video, students will be presented with a brief quiz to complete. Results are […]

Wireless Gaming Support

Posted on: August 19th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

A new application is available in myOleMiss that will permit the registration of one approved wireless device with limited browser capability per user.  The current list of approved devices includes Nintendo WiiTM, Microsoft XBoxTM,  Sony PS3 TM , Barnes & Noble NookTM, and Amazon KindleTM. Before registering your device, you will need to know its MAC (Media Access […]

Reliability of Land Line and Convenience of a Cell Phone

Posted on: August 18th, 2011 by

Have you ever wished you could step out of the office for a few minutes, but couldn’t leave for fear of missing an important call?  When you subscribe to and activate the latest UM phone feature, this  is no longer a concern. As part of the effort to keep our phone system up-to-date and offer […]

Google Mail for Students – Need Your Input!

Posted on: August 16th, 2011 by kfg

Google offers a service called “Google Apps for Education” that includes Google mail (Gmail). The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been exploring Gmail behind the scenes for over a year and now seeks input from the campus community on whether this would be a good option for UM students. As of Fall 2009, about […]

From Paper to Portable – Going Wireless with Mobile Asset Management

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 by Al Ling

An audit of a department’s property inventory can be a lengthy and sometimes frustrating process.  Property auditors from the Office of Procurement Services  arrive at the department, clipboards in hand, ready to search offices, closets, file cabinets, and other areas in an effort to locate all of the assets on their lists.  Once an asset is identified, […]

Protect Yourself and Your Reputation Online!

Posted on: August 6th, 2011 by kfg

THINK before you post, like, tweet or follow. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter can be lots of fun and a good way to stay connected with friends, but they can also leave you vulnerable to having your identity stolen, your reputation damaged, and even your physical safety compromised. Don’t just do it […]