News for Faculty and Staff

You Now Have More Options for Professional Computer Buys--Through Lenovo

OIT has added a new preferred and fully supported computer vendor, Lenovo, whose product competes with Dell. This means you have more options when shopping for new office computers. Lenovo offers several powerful, professional-grade computers with the “Think” label, the ThinkPad (laptops), ThinkCentre (desktops) and ThinkStation (workstations).

Network Maintenance, Possible Brief Outage in Select Buildings, 10 p.m., 4/13

OIT staff will conduct maintenance and testing of a malfunctioning network device this evening, Wednesday, April 13th beginning at 10 p.m. The testing may cause a loss of connectivity to the internet and most campus resources for 5 to 10 minutes in the buildings listed below. All testing will be completed by 11 p.m.  

List of buildings which may be affected:

UNLV Seeks Associate Network Engineer

The Office of Information Technology at UNLV is accepting applications for the position of Associate Network Engineer.

Record Your Two Cents at KUNV Studio, Friday, April 1st

Many of us in the Office of Information Technology are fans of KUNV 91.5 and we want to spread the word about the radio station's 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Hank Greenspun's School of Journalism & Media Studies,
Friday, April 1 from 4-7 PM

During this time, KUNV invites you to:

Lecture on "The Future of the Internet in an Era of Spam, Cyber-Bullying, and Wikileaks"

Check out this Brookings Mountain West Institute Lecture:

The Future of the Internet in an Era of Spam, Cyber-Bullying, and Wikileaks
Thursday, April 7, 2011
5:30-6:30 PM
Greenspun Hall Auditorium

This lecture examines the political, policy, and legal challenges raised by digital technology and how people can gain the advantages of the Internet without incurring its problematic features. What should people do to protect their privacy? And what should policymakers think about in the new digital world?

New Features Available for SurveyTool Online Application

Faculty, staff and graduate students can use UNLV's SurveyTool web application to design, distribute, analyze and manage surveys. Upgrades to the SurveyTool completed last weekend improved its functionality and provides more features for survey administrators.

Some of the improvements and new features that users now see in SurveyTool are:

MyUNLV Outage Scheduled for Friday, 3/18, 11 PM

MyUNLV will perform scheduled maintenance starting at 11:00 PM PST on Friday, March 18th with an anticipated completion time of 07:00 AM PST on Saturday, March 19th.

MyUNLV performs regularly scheduled maintenance to ensure the security, performance and reliability of the services we offer to you. We regret any inconvenience our scheduled maintenance activities may cause.

Many Campus Systems Unavailable During Maintenance, 12:01 AM, 3/13

The following applications will be unavailable during a standard maintenance window on Sunday, March 13 from 12:01 to 1:00 a.m. to allow for replacement of a failing hardware component:

RAVE: It's like UNLV Today, but for students

Get your news to students through RAVE, an online application that sends weekly e-newsletters to students. Go to, log in with your Lotus Notes account, and then click “submit” to input your content into the form.

Apple Offers Seminars About iPad, iPod Use in Education

Are you interested in seeing how other universities use Apple iPads, iPhones, and iPods? Apple offers discipline-specific seminars about mobile technology. Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, professor and associate dean in the college of education, said the seminar, “provides a good overview of the general state of IT affairs.”

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