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Take Charge of Your Employee Profile

Posted on: May 31st, 2019 by Robby Seitz

Take a few minutes to review your public employee profile and make any changes that might be needed.

Silence Notifications With Do Not Disturb

Posted on: March 13th, 2019 by Johnathan Taylor

Notifications from cell phones can be distracting. Whenever attempting to unwind for the evening, loud notifications from devices can become bothersome. To remedy problems with the device providing loud notification sounds, “Do Not Disturb” can be set up so that most sound and vibrations can be stopped for a period of time. To enable “Do […]

Broken Links – Part 1

Posted on: February 5th, 2019 by Robby Seitz

One of the more successful WordPress plugins we have is Broken Link Checker. It is obvious from the name that it checks for broken links, but let’s dive a little bit deeper to see what that means.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Online Safety Tips

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 by IT Security

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year this October.  This nationwide effort is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security to provide education about cyber threats and offer tips and best practices concerning how to stay safe online. The University of Mississippi Office of Information Technology remains committed to protecting information through the […]

MATLAB Renewal for 2018-2019

Posted on: April 27th, 2018 by Brian Hopkins

The University of Mississippi’s Total Academic Headcount license for MATLAB has been renewed.  As reported here in 2017, UM now has a ‘full suite’ license that includes all toolboxes and other add-on programs for MATLAB. This license is supported by a number of campus units. Instructions for the renewal are available in the myOleMiss portal. […]

Seeing AI

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by admin

Seeing AI Computers, the internet, and smartphones have changed the way each of us live our lives.  For people who are blind or have low vision these changes have been a double-edged sword.  The information and communication that is central to the rise of this technology benefits people regardless of their physical abilities.  They are, […]

CIO Search Candidates

Posted on: July 5th, 2017 by Robby Seitz

The University of Mississippi is currently conducting a search for the next Chief Information Officer (CIO). Reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and also to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, the CIO will provide management to OIT and vision and strategic leadership to the university to advance the teaching, research, and service missions through the use of technology.

Accessible Icon Project

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by admin

I saw the sign. It opened up my eyes. I saw the sign. Life is demanding without understanding. I recently came across the Accessible Icon Project and an article written by Sara Hendren, an artist and activist from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.  Hendren describes how for years she had collected alternative designs to the […]

Twitter and Facebook’s New Features

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by admin

In the world of accessibility, Twitter and Facebook both made moderate waves with new features debuted in the past few weeks.  Microsoft is also creating and will unveil an even greater advancement in the near future. In Twitter’s quest to become the simplest and most ubiquitous sharing platform, they have taken a big step to […]

IT Welcomes Project Coordinator

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Robby Seitz

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to welcome Drew Chiles as our new Project Coordinator.