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August 31, 2015

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August 26, 2015

The Jeffers Room now features collections of books and other media that have influenced the intellectual development of several faculty members, and the third floor of the new wing has been refurbished as student study space. 

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August 26, 2015

The CDLA welcomes Michelle Baca and her ongoing work to enhance the language learning experience for students and support the teaching and learning needs of language faculty.  Michelle Baca graduated from Occidental College in 2008, majoring in Economics for Business Management and minoring in Latin American Studies. Michelle became the Lab Manager for Oxy's Keck Language and Culture Studio after working for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kentucky. For the last several years, Michelle has worked with faculty and students on language and media projects. Now joining the CDLA,...

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August 26, 2015

The new Moodle version for the 2015-2016 academic year includes several new enhancements that offer added functionality.  Among the changes you'll see are some improvements to the Gradebook, a new text editor, and some streamlining in the creation and editing of quizzes. More information on the site enhancements and new...

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August 26, 2015

On May 30th, ITS replaced Oxy’s 25 year old phone switch and deployed roughly 300 digital handsets throughout the campus.  

Photos of the old phone switch, cutting out the old cables, taking out the old rack and putting in the new phone switch server rack

This cut over was the culmination of much preparatory work done throughout the previous academic year.  Most notably, ITS physically surveyed, cataloged, and tested every phone on campus.  In the days following the new switch installation this process was repeated to verify functionality of all campus lines.

Instructions for your new digital handset or voicemail were distributed to you when we replaced or checked your phone and are available on the ITS site.  If you are having problems with your phone please let us know by emailing helpdesk@oxy.edu or calling 323-259-...

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August 26, 2015

ITS made great progress this summer on our plan to improve classroom AV equipment.
Classroom upgrades were completed in the following locations:


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August 26, 2015

Over the summer, ITS updated the central wireless controller to support the latest wireless technology, ...

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August 26, 2015

Occidental College has joined the 100+ university and college libraries in the western states, in an effort to save complete runs of publications. The Western Regional Storage Trust, WEST, is a project lead by the UC libraries and the California Digital Library to identify, rank, and preserve access to scholarly journals.  Although many journals are available in digital format, those identified at high risk are older issues and print only volumes are in need of...

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August 25, 2015

The Academic Commons welcomes Desiree Zamorano and the Community Literacy Center...

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August 24, 2015

In a nod to "going green",

PDFITS offers an option for Banner users to save reports and programs into a PDF rather than printing them out. Simply specify PDF as the printer in the Printer Control block when you submit a job. The script converts your output into a PDF and puts your file into a Windows-accessible directory...

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