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Monthly backups will be carried out on a number of the School's systems in Hobart and Launceston this weekend, from 10pm Saturday September 6 until around noon Sunday September 7.
This will affect the School's Unix hosts alacritas, lawson and leven. The "M:" drive on Windows lab machines will also be unavailable during this downtime.
(Closing dates: 30 Nov 2014 for UG and 30 Jan 2015 for PG)
The IEEE Australia Council (IEEE AC) sponsored Student Paper Contest 2014 for postgraduate and undergraduate students is now open. The IEEE Australia Council Student Paper Contest (SPC) for postgraduate and undergraduate students offers the IEEE Student members an opportunity to exercise and improve both written and verbal communication skills.Throughout an engineer's career, the graduates are constantly called upon to communicate ideas to others. Researching, writing, and presenting a paper provides a student with invaluable early experience in expressing ideas related to their professional field. Since the paper contest's primary function is to improve the engineering student's communicativeskills all IEEE student member in Australia are encouraged to participate in this contest. The contest will be conducted for two separate categories;
For the promotion of engineering profession among female students, the contest also offers prizes in both categories to themembers of IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group.
For more information on how to enter, please see the IEEE AustraliaCouncil website at: http://ewh.ieee.org/r10/australia/council/.
The University of Tasmania Career Development and Employment unit at the Student Centre have developed a FaceBook page to share careers info / job opportunities and other information about the Careers service.
You can find them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/UtasCareers
UTAS are regularly on one or more 'blacklisting service providers' lists for known reasons. This is due to UTAS being identified as a source of spam, most commonly due to staff/students responding to 'phishing' emails resulting in spammers using their UTAS email accounts to send large spam volumes. Blacklisting service providers frequently legitimately respond to ITS requests to remove UTAS from their blacklist with ?stop sending spam first?. This results in all UTAS staff and students being unable to send email to large numbers of external institutions and external email service providers eg. Gmail, Hotmail etc. which disrupts UTAS business.
One step being undertaken by ITS which may help to reduce blacklisting is an Education campaign via a MyLO unit targeted at all staff/students with advice on how to identify phishing attempts and basic IT Security. The unit is called 'IT Security 101', you can see it in MyLO now (https://mylo.utas.edu.au) and all Students and Staff will see the unit all year and the unit will be renewed each year.
The content takes about half an hour to work through, contains some videos with practical examples of how to easily identify phishing email and has a quick quiz at the end.
Go to MyLO
If you forward your UTas email to an external email provider, there's a chance you will not receive important email from UTas.
This issue particularly affects email services provided by Microsoft (including hotmail, outlook.com, msn.com and live.com email addresses) and Apple (including mac.com, me.com and iCloud.com email addresses). These and many other email providers use a blacklisting service to block sites that are considered senders of spam, and unfortunately at times this can include UTas due to the volume of email we send.
Please reconsider carefully if you use email forwarding. It can take weeks for these services to lift any blacklisting they apply to UTas, and during this period you will not receive email that could be important in relation to your studies and your assessment.
Visit our job watch page for details of potential jobs that would be suitable for ICT students and/or graduates.
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28 August, 2014
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