Officials clean up UNC data breach

An online security breach of a UNC server gave the public access to private files of approximately 6,500 employees, former employees and students according to a letter released by the University on Dec. 10.

IT proves successful ?eld for NC residents


When Priscilla Alden first started working in North Carolina’s information technology sector more than 20 years ago, personal computers were exciting, new and rarely used.

York University professor discusses possibilities of augmented reality


Caitlin Fisher wonders what it would be like if books came alive.

University land lines will be replaced to save money

The University is beginning to dial up its newest plan to switch phone providers.

Chapel Hill Public Library allows patrons to check out e-readers


When it comes to technological resources, the Chapel Hill Public Library is working to stay one page ahead.

Carrboro wants to increase solar energy with panels


Solar energy could soon be the latest feature at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market.

New patent law's effects on UNC uncertain

Patent law gained its first significant revision in 50 years last September, but Mitch Bigel, a patent attorney who has been in the field for 30 years, isn’t sure how it’s going to help UNC researchers. UNC currently owns about 500 U.S.

ITS proposal suggests charging students for Internet

Students will be required to pay for using the campus network if a new funding structure from Information Technology Services is implemented.

One week later, thanks Steve

How much of my morning routine is thanks to Steve Jobs? Unfolding a Mac, pulling up iTunes, charging my iPod, wishing I had an iPad. Then it’s check email, check Facebook, check news, check Twitter.

UNC faculty committee reviews technology-assisted methods of detecting plagiarism

The system of dealing with plagiarism and the costs of technology to faculty were reviewed at the faculty executive committee meeting Monday.

UNC system debates e-book licensing, funding issues

As UNC-system libraries move into the digital age, they face several roadblocks from e-book publishers, who are wary of losing money by selling e-books to university library networks.

UNC’s demand for ITS help rises


With more and more devices making their way into classrooms in the past five years, Information Technology Services officials said they’re striving to keep up with users’ demands for support.

Gig.U project aims to bring high-speed Internet to college campuses nationwide

College campuses are picking up their pace — and gigabits.University administrators from across the nation —including UNC — met Monday in Chicago to discuss an initiative that would increase Internet speeds at universities and their surrounding communities.

LifeTime Library to improve ?le storing, sharing

New students in the School of Information and Library Science now have access to a program that could change the way they store photos, documents and papers.

UNC’s new online MBA program is running smoothly

Kenan-Flagler Business School administrators say a new program, which allows students to earn their Masters of Business Administration degrees without setting foot on campus, is running smoothly.

NC Senate explores the possibility of wind farms off the coast

With the largest offshore wind energy potential on the East Coast, North Carolina could make wind farming its first successful renewable energy industry.

Chapel Hill to incentivize energy-efficient home improvements

With rising summer air conditioning bills in sight, more than 100 Chapel Hill residents are aiming to make their homes more energy efficient. Through the town’s Worthwhile Investments Save Energy program, residents apply for town subsidies of household improvements that can reduce energy bills.

Students can opt in to HeelMail service today

Starting today, students will be able to opt in to HeelMail, the University’s new email interface, sponsored by Windows Live.

Faculty, students get a glimpse into Sakai


About a dozen faculty gathered to address the transition, voicing their support of Sakai’s offerings while expressing concerns about transferring data and learning the new system by December 2012, when the University will fully turn its back on Blackboard.

Server transfer delays emails

A portion of the campus server that handles emails was shut down Thursday morning, causing about 200,000 messages to be delayed.