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Live@edu Student Communication Update: SkyDrive Replaces UNT Student Storage

New Computer Classrooms for General Use Being Developed at the Discovery Park

The General Access Computer Lab Managers: What We Did This Summer

JAWS 9.0 and MAGic 11.0 Have Arrived!

More Important Back to School Information

Today's Cartoon

RSS Matters

The Network Connection

Link of the Month

Helpdesk FYI

Short Courses

IRC News

Staff Activities


Don't Forget Our Monthly Columns!

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

In addition to our feature articles, Benchmarks Online publishes monthly columns that are focused on specific aspects of computing here at UNT (and beyond, in some cases). Check out what is waiting for you this month:

  • By the Numbers - Not really a column, but a new feature, giving you a glimpse behind the scenes of the volumes of data, spam, etc. processed, managed, and otherwise handled here at UNT.

  • RSS Matters - "RSS Matters" is the monthly column written by the Research and Statistical Support Group in Academic Computing Services. Their articles focus on topics of a statistical and/or research methods nature. This month, Patrick McLeod talks about "Creating Maps With GIS Data in SAS 9.1.3, Part 1" Check it out!

  • The Network Connection - "The Network Connection" may well be the longest running column in computer publishing history. Certainly in University of North Texas computer publishing history.

    This month, Dr. Baczewski talks about a "Brave New Browser."
    A white paper aimed at Generation X? A bedtime story? Click on the Network Connection link above to find out.

  • Link of the Month - As it says on the top of the "Link of the Month" page, "Each month we highlight an online mailing list or website. Frequently the link is associated with UNT." This month’s link is "Six Degrees of UNT." You’ve probably heard of “six degrees of separation,” but what in the world is “six degrees of UNT”? Click on the link above and find out.

  • Helpdesk FYI - A new monthly feature from the CITC Helpdesk. Each month they will tackle a topic that has been of particular interest to callers/visitors to the Helpdesk. This month Jonathan "Mac" Edwards tells you how to "Configure Entourage for Eaglemail." Check it out!

  • Short Courses - Every semester, Academic Computing Services (ACS) offers short courses on computer-related topics, many of them having to do with statistical research. This column keeps you up-to-date on what is being offered and when as well as other training opportunities.

We hope to be offering short courses again some time in October, we apologize for the delay. Special classes can also be arranged with the RSS staff. Also, you can always contact the RSS staff for one-on-one consultation. Click on the Short Courses link above for more information.

  • IRC News - As their Webpage says, "the IRC is an advisory and oversight body created to foster communication and cooperation between and among UNT information resources providers and users." We publish the minutes of the IRC meetings each month, when they are available. No IRC minutes were available for publication this month, there was no meeting in August, and there will be no meeting in September.

  • Staff Activities - This column focuses on new employees, people who are no longer employed at the Computing and Information Technology Center, awards and recognitions and other items of interest are featured here.


Originally published, September 2008 -- Please note that information published in Benchmarks Online is likely to degrade over time, especially links to various Websites. To make sure you have the most current information on a specific topic, it may be best to search the UNT Website - . You can also search Benchmarks Online - as well as consult the UNT Helpdesk - Questions and comments should be directed to

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