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The New Blackboard 9: Finding Your Way

Ten years ago, Princeton adopted Blackboard as its course management system. During the past decade, the system has moved from serving a handful of courses to every course. What was an occasional convenience has...

Mobile Princeton is Coming: Get out Your Smartphones!

For reunions last year, OIT created a special web site tailored for the small mobile devices that are now proliferating in the marketplace, cell phones with web browsers, iPhones, Blackberries, and the like. The experiment...

High Performance Computing at Princeton - Spring 2010

Princeton University has created a cyberinfrastructure, says Curt Hillegas, the Director of Princeton's TIGRESS High Performance Computing and Visualization Center, itself a collaboration between the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE). Developed...

Smart Art: Database Tools for Research and Curation

For the past three decades, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Office of Information Technology have collaborated on many innovative projects. During the 1980s. the Piero Project produced a real time three-dimensional tour...

Digital Telephony at Princeton

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) refers to a family of hardware and software technologies that deliver voice communications over the internet rather than the public, switched telephone network. To make it work, technologists have...

Blogs, Lulz and Tweets: Social Media Comes to Princeton

Why has the use of Facebook and other social networking sites exploded? Perhaps, suggest John Jameson and Shani Hilton of Princeton’s Office of Communications, because it is now possible to interact socially with very large...

Princeton University's Broadcast Center: First Cuts

The new Peter B. Lewis Library contains a new OIT-operated Broadcast Center with a high definition video studio that features a green room with a 65 inch LCD screen, a professional audio recording studio,...

The (Technical) Conscience of a Liberal

What does Paul Krugman have in common with Eric Maskin, Daniel Kahneman, John Nash, Sir W. Arthur Lewis, A Michael Spence, and Gary Becker? As of this Monday, they are all Princeton University faculty...

Entering the Paperless Revolution (Finally)

Although the computer age promised a paperless revolution, we are, in many ways, more dependent on paper than ever before. This year alone at Princeton University, students will print more than 8,000,000 pages in the...

The Greening of Technology: Sustainability Initiatives at Princeton

Adopted in January by the University’s trustees, Princeton’s Campus Sustainability Plan includes comprehensive efforts to reduce waste and to conserve resources in all areas of University operations, as well as initiatives in research, education, civic...

Why Your Humble iPod May Be Holding the Biggest Mystery in All of Science

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors placed on an integrated circuit would double approximately every two years. That prediction, notes Bernard Chazelle, Computer Science Professor at Princeton, if anything...

Tivo for the Internet: RSS Feeds for Research and Leisure

Internet users are accustomed to surfing the web, migrating haphazardly or with purpose from site to site. Rather than periodically checking out your most interesting sites to see if anything of interest might have...

A Second Life for the University: Immersive Reality in Teaching

Second Life is a virtual world, a vast 3-D digital continent teeming with people, entertainment, experiences, and interesting, often unique opportunities. Established in 2001 by Philip Rosedale, now CEO of Linden Labs, Second Life is...

All the News That Fits: Newspaper Resources at Princeton

At the February 21, 2007 Lunch ‘n Learn, Bobray Bordelon and Elizabeth Bennett gave a presentation about newspaper resources at Princeton. The electronic holdings at the library make it relatively easy to locate primary...

Library joins Google project to make books available online

A new partnership between the Princeton University Library and Google soon will make approximately 1 million books in Princeton’s collection available online in a searchable format. In a move designed to open Princeton’s vast...

Della: A New Supercomputer for Princeton

OIT has once again partnered with PICSciE (Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering) and Princeton faculty members to acquire an additional, significant new high-performance supercomputer for the University. The new system, dubbed Della, is...

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