Email Migration is Underway

UICOMP, along with the Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC) in Chicago, is migrating email accounts to Office 365. CIS will be contacting you about migrating your account before the project deadline of Dec. 15.As part of the migration, all email going to your @uicomp.uic.edu account will be routed to your @uic.edu account. We ask [...]

2017-11-20T16:03:01+00:00 November 20th, 2017|CIS Updates|

Downtime Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18

On Saturday, Nov. 18, there will be testing of the fire suppression system and emergency power system. This will require us to power off various parts of the network while those systems are being tested. All systems will be unavailable during this maintenance period (8 a.m. to noon). We only expect this outage to last [...]

2017-11-17T16:08:40+00:00 November 17th, 2017|CIS Updates|

UICOMP research collaborative: natural “love hormone” may offer new pain therapies

Researchers have documented how the same hormone known widely among expectant mothers as a means for helping to induce child delivery or lactation also suppresses inflammatory pain, according to a study led by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria. Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone” and commonly employed by doctors [...]

2017-11-17T10:12:46+00:00 November 17th, 2017|News|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Social Engineering

For as long as people have had “stuff,” there have been other people trying to trick them out of that “stuff.” These days, the “stuff” some people want to trick you out of is your sensitive information. To do that they use social engineering. Social engineering can take many forms: Someone pretending to be [...]

2017-10-30T11:40:10+00:00 October 30th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

UICOMP program to train doctors in hospice and palliative care at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, in partnership with OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, is pleased to announce a new physician training program in hospice and palliative medicine. Palliative medicine focuses on improving the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with serious life-threatening illness. This is [...]

2017-10-23T14:21:43+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|News|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Personal Devices

For many of us, our electronic devices are key parts of our lives. Think of all the personal data on your phone, such as emails, contact lists and social media accounts. Your laptop probably contains even more sensitive information – saved passwords, financial documents and more. Here are some ways to safeguard your devices: [...]

2017-10-20T16:28:06+00:00 October 20th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

Children’s Home and physician helping battle opiate overdoses among honorees

Two prominent neuroscientists were among nearly 90 faculty and physicians of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria honored for their dedication to teaching and service to the community at the Celebration of Excellence on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Longtime community staple to child and family welfare, Children’s Home, and a physician who has [...]

2017-10-31T11:31:43+00:00 October 20th, 2017|News|

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that locks or scrambles files on an infected device. Payment is demanded in order for you to regain access to your files. However, there is no guarantee you will be able to access your files again. (Note that UIC does not make ransom payments.) Ransomware often spreads as [...]

2017-10-13T10:02:29+00:00 October 13th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Week One of Cyber Security Awareness Month focuses on phishing. We’ve all seen phishing emails. They are the top reason people lose control of their data and log-in credentials. Phishing emails often tell you there is an urgent problem with your account and then link to a page where you’re asked to enter your personal [...]

2017-10-19T14:39:36+00:00 October 6th, 2017|CIS Updates, Security Awareness|

UICOMP Students Don Their New White Coats

Medical students were given their white coats earlier this month to symbolize they are assuming the responsibilities of the medical profession. Parents, families and friends attended to celebrate this milestone event as UICOMP welcomed students to the city, the Peoria campus, and the profession. UICOMP held two white coat ceremonies held this year for [...]

2017-08-24T11:46:40+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|News|