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Volume 4 Issue 2

September 2010


James Leoni Appointed to New AVP/Deputy CIO Post

After a very competitive recruitment, James Leoni was recently appointed the Associate Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Center for Information Technology Services (CITS)..... More...

Use of Online Applications Increasing at UMB

The Student Information Management System—SIMS—has been providing UMB schools with direct access to student data since the summer of 2001.  Later, a student web interface (the Student User Friendly System, or SURFS) was added.  The School of Nursing piloted a web-based admissions process in 2004, with the Graduate School, Social Work and Physical Therapy following soon afterward.  Recently, we have had some new additions to this growing trend.... More...

Be Media Wise

Be Media Wise is a new awareness campaign designed to encourage University of Maryland Baltimore students (as well as faculty and staff) to be aware of the consequences of downloading or uploading copyrighted materials from or to the Internet.... More...

WebEx at UMB

Each month hundreds of UMB students, faculty, and staff participate in online encounters that feature multimedia presentations, interactive discussions, and collaborative activities.  The tool they are using is called WebEx....More...

Gone Phishing

The University of Maryland Baltimore campus email systems receive an average of 10.1 Million email messages per day.  Out of these 10.1 Million messages how many do you think are legitimate emails?... More...

Electronic Timesheet Improvements

It has been about six months since the campus-wide implementation of the new Electronic Timesheet System (ETS) for exempt employees. It is being widely used, and CITS has continuously made improvements and refinements to it based on user feedback.... More...

Campus Wireless Network Grows in Use, Gains Popularity

The UMB Campus Wireless Network has been gaining a lot of traction over the past year.  The list of covered schools, buildings and facilities includes.... More...

Here Now--Self-Service Email Addresses for myUMB Mail!

Beginning with the incoming students in the Fall 2010 semester, students are now able to pick their own prefixes for their “@umaryland.edu” (myUMB Mail) email addresses.... More...

Software Licensing News

Several new software applications have been added to the list of deeply discounted software available to UMB students, faculty and staff.... More...

New Wellness Hub Website Offers Information, Points and Prizes

The CITS Web Development Group has spent several months working with Flav Lilly, Assistant VP for Academic Affairs, in order to develop a new Wellness Hub website.... More...


Last updated on September 27, 2010