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UNT Deploys New Encryption Product

UNT Library Electronic Resources:
There When You Need Them!

Eaglemail to be shut down in May

Spring Break Hours

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, rather a 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 Dr. Mike Clark declares "Free your research: Open source and other alternatives to cut your costs and improve productivity as a graduate student." Read all about it!

  • 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's column is entitled "No Longer Anonymous." Click on the Network Connection link and find out if you should be worried.

  • 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 to "Chilton Hall." Click on the link above and check it 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,  continues the EagleConnect conversation with "Configuring your Mail client to check EagleConnect." Click on the link above for more information.

  • 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.

Short courses are over for this semester, but will be back this summer.

Need some research/statistical training? Special classes
can always be arranged with the RSS staff, and they are always available for consultation. Click on the Short Courses link above for information about classes likely to be offered next semester and/or other training resources.

  • 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. The Tuesday, January 20, 2009 minutes were published this month.

  • 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, March 2009 -- 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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