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LAST CHANCE: Decommissioning of Eden Email Service: July 1, 2014

WHAT IS HAPPENING?
Your Eden email will be decommissioned on July 1, 2014.  You will still be able to log in to your Eden account and access your existing email, but you will not be able to receive new email. 

Mail forwarding and “vacation” automatic responses from Eden accounts will also stop as of July 1, 2014.  Access to old messages on Eden accounts will be turned off entirely on November 1, 2014.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
In order to ensure that you have access to Rutgers email, please be sure to do the following: 

  1. If you do not have a ScarletMail account, visit http://scarletmail.rutgers.edu and click Activate Now.
  2. Visit http://netid.rutgers.edu and select “Manage Email Addresses” to initiate the following:
    • Set your Personalized Email Address to an alias such as first.last@rutgers.edu.
    • Set your Scarletmail account (netid@scarletmail.rutgers.edu) as a Delivery Email Account and remove delivery addresses on Eden.  Add the new delivery address before deleting the old one.
    • Set your Official Rutgers Email Address to the alias you selected above (e.g. first.last@rutgers.edu).
    • These changes ensure your official Rutgers email is delivered to your ScarletMail account. Alternatively, the changes will be made for you at a future date.
  3. Share your Personalized Email Address (see above) with anyone that emails you at Eden. Don’t forget to update your email address for external websites (e.g. Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, bank accounts, Amazon, etc.) where you may have your Eden address listed.
  4. If you would like to migrate your existing Eden emails to ScarletMail, please see http://scarletmail.rutgers.edu/docs/ for instructions.  Access to old messages on Eden will be turned off entirely on November 1, 2014.
  5. If you want your Eden account deleted and all its contents erased, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.

WHAT IS NOT CHANGING?
For students needing other services – such as shell access, programming compilers, web site creation, and departmental and student organizational email services – these will continue to be available on Eden after July 1, 2014.  Recent graduates from December 2013 and May 2014 will continue to have access to Eden accounts for one year after their graduation date, but no incoming email will be accepted for those accounts.
 
HOW DO I GET HELP OR MORE INFORMATION?
Updates will be also be posted to http://scarletmail.rutgers.edu

Additional information for the Newark and Camden campuses can be found at: http://oit.rutgers.edu/announcements/decommissioning_student_email.html

For help, please contact your Computing Help Desk:

New Brunswick Campus Help Desk
Phone:  848-445-HELP(4357)
Email:  help@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

NBCS Help Desk & Computer Labs Spring-Summer Intersession 2014 Schedule

The NBCS Help Desk and Computer Labs have modified hours during Spring-Summer Intersession 2014 for the benefit of students, faculty and staff who are on campus during the break.

The NBCS Help Desk and Computer Labs schedule for Spring-Summer Intersession 2014 is now available online.

You can always find the most up to date schedules for the NBCS Help Desk and all NBCS Computer Labs online here.

NBCS Computer Labs Spring 2014 Finals Schedule

The NBCS Computer Labs have extended hours this week so students can have a place to study for exams and work on final papers and projects.

The NBCS Computer Labs schedule for the Finals Period are now available online.  You can always find the most up to date schedules for all NBCS Computer Labs online here.

We wish all students the best in your final exams, papers and projects.

And the WINNER of the ‪#‎RUOITSPIDEY‬ Caption Contest is …

 

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AND THE OF THE ‪#‎RUOITSPIDEY‬ CAPTION CONTEST WINNER IS … Alicia Greulich!

We want to thank everyone who sent in a caption on Facebook and Twitter. We also want to thank all those who voted to help us decide a winner.

Alicia, we will be in touch soon to arrange for when you can pick up your prize — a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, courtesy of New Brunswick Computing Services!

Once again, congratulations Alicia! #RUOITSpidey

Join OIT @RutgersDay 2014! #rutgersday

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Join OIT at Rutgers Day 2014! The Office of Information Technology has had the pleasure of participating in past Rutgers Days, and we are pleased to be bringing back some of our most loved events with the addition of some new ones! We will have booths with different activities and info on Cook/Douglass, College Avenue and Busch Campuses.  Here’s a list of all the different booths we will have, with a brief description of what you can find at each one.

  • How do Computers Work?: Computers are used for everything, but do you know how they work? The technicians from Rutgers Computer Repair will display the working parts of computers and explain how they interact. Take our quiz to test your knowledge while the kids enjoy face painting. Computer Repair’s tent will be located at the Red Oak Lane Area on Douglass Campus.
  • Green Screen Getaway: Pose for a keepsake photo under the ocean, in outer space, or anywhere a green screen can take you.   Green Screen Getaway will be in the following 3 locations on Rutgers Day –
  • Journey to the Center of the Internet: Discover how the Internet works with a variety of fun, interactive activities. The OIT Help Desk’s tent at Rutgers Day will provide you with an inside look on how the Internet works. Journey as a byte through our Internet obstacle course and test your technical knowledge for a chance to win a prize! The OIT Help Desk’s tent will be located in the Engineering Area on Busch Campus.
  • Comic Strip Superstars: Have you ever imagined yourself as a superhero or some other character? Create a comic strip with you as the star and take home a copy!  You can become a Comic Strip Superstar on Rutgers Day on the Douglass Campus in the Loree Building, Room 13.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday at RutgersDay 2014!

*UPDATE*: OIT #RUOITSpidey Caption Contest: Special Visitor to Livingston Labs

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**UPDATE**: Captions will now be accepted until TUESDAY, 4/29 @ 5pm.  Voting will run from TUESDAY, 4/29 @ 5pm until WEDNESDAY, 4/30 @ 5pm.  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!  Thank you! 🙂

The Livingston Computing Center recently had a visitor come by the lab — none other than our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man!  The picture above was the view from the Supervisors’ Office.

We have been having a difficult time coming up with a good caption for the picture of our visiting superhero, so we figured we would hold a caption contest and get some help from all of you!

And the winner will get a prize, courtesy of New Brunswick Computing Services — a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

Here are the rules:

  • Captions must be received by Friday, 4/25 @ 5pm
  • Captions must be from a Rutgers student, faculty or staff member
  • Captions must be in good taste (of course)
  • Captions may be submitted in 2 ways
  1. On Facebook: You must “Like” the @RutgersIT Facebook page, must use the hashtag #RUOITSpidey), must post caption in the comments of the image post
  2. On Twitter: You must follow @RutgersIT on Twitter, must tweet the caption to @RutgersIT using the hashtag we set #RUOITSpidey

After the deadline, we will ask the people to help us find the top captions to help us decide the winner.  Voting will begin Monday, 4/28 @ 1pm, and end on Wednesday, 4/30 @ 1pm.

Again, there are two ways to help:

  1. On Facebook, we will ask people to “Like” their favorite captions on the Facebook post ;
  2. On Twitter, we will ask people to re-tweet & favorite the caption they like best.

The ones with the most Likes/RTs & Favorites will rise to the top, and we will choose a winner from this final group of captions.

Again, the winner will get a prize, courtesy of New Brunswick Computing Services — a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

We will announce the winner of the OIT #RUOITSpidey Caption Contest by Thursday, 5/1 @ 4pm.

We’re looking forward to some great captions!  Good luck!

NBCS Computer Labs Spring 2014 Pre-Finals Schedule

The NBCS Computer Labs have extended hours starting this week so students can have a place to study for exams and work on final papers and projects. This includes 24-hour schedules at the main Labs on each of the New Brunswick Campuses —

The NBCS Computer Labs schedule for the Pre-Finals period (April 20th – May 5th) are now available online. You can always find the most up to date schedules for all NBCS Computer Labs online here.

We wish all students the best in your final exams, papers and projects.

OIT Hosts Comic Strip Superstars @RutgersDay 2014 #RutgersDay

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Have you ever imagined yourself as a superhero or some other character?  Create a comic strip with you as the star and take home a copy!  You can become a Comic Strip Superstar on Rutgers Day on the Cook/Douglass Campus in the Loree Building, Room 13.

We look forward to seeing you become a Comic Strip Superstar on Rutgers Day!

OIT Help Desk @RutgersDay 2014! #RutgersDay

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Discover how the Internet works with a variety of fun, interactive activities. The OIT Help Desk’s tent at Rutgers Day will provide you with an inside look on how the Internet works. Journey as a byte through our Internet obstacle course and test your technical knowledge for a chance to win a prize! The OIT Help Desk’s tent will be located in the Engineering Area on Busch Campus.

Message from the CIO: Heartbleed Vulnerability

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You have probably heard about a vulnerability named Heartbleed that takes advantage of a flaw in OpenSSL, the software that encrypts data transmitted over the Internet.   IT staff are vigorously scanning systems to identify those impacted by the vulnerability and working around the clock to mitigate the vulnerabilities as quickly as possible.

OIT expects that “phishers” will attempt to exploit this opportunity.  Please be vigilant in protecting your identity and do not click on links in emails.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding Heartbleed, contact your local help desk.

OIT has confirmed that our central authentication systems were not impacted by this vulnerability; however, other Rutgers systems, as well as some commercial web services, have been affected.

We are evaluating if some or all Rutgers passwords need to be changed.  This cannot be done until the affected systems have been remediated.  As soon as Rutgers systems have been remediated OIT will recommend next steps to the community.

We encourage you to follow the advice provided by your service providers about their services.  OIT will provide updates and recommendations as they become available.

Current information and updates on Heartbleed will be maintained on RUSecure’s special Heartbleed web page.

Don Smith
CIO

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