Information Technology

February 2014


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Division of Information Technology
P.O. Box 6888
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: (540) 831-5173
Fax: (540) 831-6217

IT Security Tip
When traveling, don't leave your laptop in the car – not on the seat, not in the trunk. Parked cars are a favorite target of laptop thieves; don't help them by leaving your laptop unattended.

IT Tip
You can tap the space bar to scroll down one screen on a Web page. Add the Shift key to scroll back up.

Accessibility Tip
Visually impaired individuals using screen readers often move through a page by tabbing from link to link. "Click here" does not give the impaired individual information about what the link is about. Instead, use words that describe the link, such as "Financial Aid Information."

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Multimedia project highlights amazing research project

Every two years, a group of Radford University students and a handful of high school students from the Southwest Virginia Governor's School brave bone-rattling temperatures and shivery Arctic winds at Barrow, Alaska, all in the name of science. This year, Multimedia Producer Jaslyn Gilbert will be joining the group on its journey. MORE>>>

Important iOS update for Apple iPhones, iPads

All iPhone and iPad users are encouraged to install Apple's iOS update immediately to mitigate the risk of data being intercepted. . MORE>>>

Preventing identity theft and protecting yourself online

Prevent identity theft by following some general guidelines. MORE>>>

Training opportunities for faculty, staff

Academic Technologies is offering additional Technology Workshops intended to allow faculty and staff to enhance their technology skills. MORE>>>

RUmobile receives major upgrade

RU mobileRadford University's mobile application, RUmobile, will receive a major upgrade this semester. RUmobile 2.0 will be much faster and will include additional functionality than prior versions in a sleeker, easier-to-use interface. MORE >>>

Windows 8 computer deployments begin Spring 2014

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) strives to replace faculty and staff computers on a regular basis, refreshing laptops every three to four years and desktops every four to five years. During this year's refresh cycle, DoIT will begin rolling out the Windows 8.1 operating system (OS) in preparation for an eventual rollout of Windows 8.1 to campus classrooms and computer labs. MORE >>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: Carolyn Turner, Copy Center Operator

Carolyn TurnerThe DoIT staff serves the RU community by providing service and technical support to faculty, students and staff. Each month, we introduce the campus to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate the use of today's amazing technologies. This month, it is our pleasure to introduce Carolyn Turner, Copy Center Operator. MORE>>>