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(1) MixCaptions. IT Communications. Lead with the hook, avoid technical jargon and marketing language, and aim for: Clear and accessible: Not too wordy or overly descriptiveHuman: Not overly formal, administrative, or techie-focusedConfident/knowledgeable but not self-congratulatory or triumphalExciting and innovativeCreative and fresh Students have short attention spans and tend to skim.

IT Communications

Use strong visuals and language that is: Fun and engagingMotivating and empoweringExpert (but not stiff) Faculty are busy and inundated with printed pieces. Efficient and structuredProactiveExpert (but not condescending or self-promoting) Staff fall between students and faculty. Collegial/community buildingEmpoweringPractical and informative External audiences aren’t interested in boasting. Digital Scholarship Blog Posts. Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR): Centers: Pervasive Technology Institute: Indiana University. Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure.

Faculty and Staff: Topic: News at IU: Indiana University. Brought to you by the Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. News: School of Informatics and Computing: Indiana University. The 2017 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed Blogs. With summer break almost here, we’ve got an idea for how you can use some of your spare time.

The 2017 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed Blogs

Take a look at the Dean’s List, our compilation of the must-read blogs that seek to make sense of higher education in today’s digital world. Follow these education trailblazers for not-to-be-missed analyses of the trends, challenges and opportunities that technology can provide. If you’d like to check out the Must-Read IT blogs from previous years, view our lists from 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013. Did your blog make our list? Be sure to grab a Must-Read IT Blog badge and give your site the recognition it deserves. Cole Camplese As the CIO at the University of Chicago, it’s Cole Camplese’s job to make sure his IT team is in tip-top shape. CIO’s Blog Whether you are a student, teacher or IT staffer, Stephen Frazier’s Western Illinois University blog is a fantastic spot to get answers for your tech questions, from IT budgeting to anti-piracy efforts.

Pervasive Technology Institute: Indiana University. SCIENCE at work. Post by IU News and Media Specialist Steve Hinnefeld who normally writes for the Policy Briefings blog: Daniel Dennett has been called “one of our most important living philosophers,” a “Darwinian fundamentalist” and quite a few other things, positive and negative.

SCIENCE at work

As Julian Baggini observed in a profile for the Guardian, big thinkers make big targets, and they don’t come much bigger than Dennett. Daniel C. Dennett | Tufts University Expect thought-provoking analysis and lively discussion this week when Dennett presents two lectures at IU Bloomington as the inaugural event in the Department of Philosophy distinguished speaker series. Dennett will speak Nov. 10 on “From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds” and Nov. 11 on “A Magician’s View of Consciousness.” “For almost five decades now, Daniel Dennett has been a powerful and influential advocate for explaining minds and behavior in scientific terms,” said Gary Ebbs, professor and chair of the philosophy department. IT News & Events. BTOWN Banter.

Grafton Trout watches intently as Josephine Decker and Russell Sheaffer create an experimental film live in front of the audience Oct. 3, 2014 at IU Cinema.

BTOWN Banter

Photo by Eric Rudd. Post courtesy of Karen Land, IU Communications arts specialist: Even if you didn’t know Grafton Trout, you might know his face. He was one of Indiana University’s greatest fans. Instead of Assembly Hall or Memorial Stadium, you might have found him at a lecture hall, the Lilly Library, IU Cinema or what is now the Eskenazi Museum of Art. Grafton kept a particularly vigorous schedule attending arts and cultural events on the IU campus, together with his wife, Laura, and often alone. IU Cinema director Jon Vickers described him as “the most intellectually curious man that I have ever met.” Grafton Trout passed away July 30, 2016, at the age of 87. Face Recognition Technology. Last month, I had the opportunity to attend Northern Kentucky University’s 9th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium.

Face Recognition Technology

One of the excellent speakers, Zachary S. Heck (IU Maurer Law grad, ’14, magna cum laude), provided a timely and enlightening presentation on “Biometrics: With Great Data Comes Greater Cybersecurity Responsibility.” Zach is an attorney in the Dayton office of Faruki, Ireland, and Cox. You can read more from Zach and his colleagues on his law firm’s blog. Zach’s presentation was particularly timely because a few days before the conference, the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology issued a comprehensive report on law enforcement use of face recognition technology titled, The Perpetual Line-Up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America (Oct. 18, 2016).

To be sure, the Georgetown report is not a solution in search of a problem. Finally, I had the pleasure of reconnecting with a great friend and former colleague at the NKU Cybersecurity conference, Joe Dehner.