Monthly Archives: April 2020

First virtual IT Briefing breaks attendance record

A record crowd tuned in to the first-ever virtual IT Briefing this week. The longtime Emory IT project update meeting had 177 attendees, shattering the old mark of 115 set when CIO Rich Mendola addressed the Briefing in 2013. The IT Briefing returned after taking a month hiatus while LITS transitioned into a mobile workforce […]

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Coping with COVID: Would YOU grow a Carolina Reaper?

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene, author As we continue forward, abnormal is becoming the new normal. All of us are striving, striving, striving to keep our lives and jobs from overwhelming us during this situation. It’s easy to get […]

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LITS recent headlines and upcoming events

Recent LITS headlines: Emory Libraries news: Libraries and LITS support faculty and students during transition to remote classes ECDS news: ECDS builds traffic for National Emerging Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC), by Amy Li Upcoming LITS events: (go HERE for more information for each event) April 20 – InfoForum: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, […]

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TechLab uses 3D printing to make face shields for Emory Healthcare

When shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) started affecting our healthcare facilities, we at TechLab started looking for ways to help out. After evaluating the various designs people around the world have been promoting and checking with Emory Healthcare doctors about their needs, we decided to make face shields. We went through several iterations of […]

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LITS provides Chromebooks to assist students in need during COVID-19

When Emory announced its move to remote learning for the rest of the semester, minimizing the financial impact on students was a challenge. In response, Campus Life set up a hardship fund at, later renamed the EmoryTogether Fund, to assist with the many sudden needs of students, such as help with packing and storing their belongings […]

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ECDS develops AR app for Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama

As announced in a previous blog post from January 2020, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) has developed an augmented reality (AR) app for the Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama exhibit at the Atlanta History Center (AHC), with whom ECDS has an ongoing partnership. The Cyclorama AR Experience app identifies and illustrates significant points-of-interests (POIs) embedded in the […]

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New Zoom version available for free download

There is a new Zoom version available for the desktop application. It is version 4.6.10 (20041.0408) for MacOS and version 4.6.10 (20033.0407) for Windows. This update includes some new security features. Here are the release notes for this version: Changes to existing features Remove the meeting ID from the title bar The meeting ID will […]

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