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Improve your Zoom with new features

June 21, 2022

1. Have fun  We use Zoom for more than just meetings — holiday parties, birthdays, happy hours and team building sessions give us opportunities to have fun with our colleagues. In the early days, virtual backgrounds were the only way … Continued

John McGee named Research Computing AVC

June 20, 2022

John McGee has been appointed as Assistant Vice Chancellor for ITS Research Computing after serving as interim Director of the UNC-Chapel Hill group since March 2019.  Research Computing presents institutionally scoped research cyberinfrastructure to faculty, post-docs, staff, students and research … Continued

ITS assists with UODI website redesign

June 16, 2022

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion launched its redesigned department website on May 5. ITS Digital Services, UNC Creative and SouthStar Strategies LLC collaborated with UODI on the redesign.  The UODI, which gained its current name in 2018 and … Continued

Project managers join ITS Project Portfolio & Change Management

June 13, 2022

ITS Project Portfolio & Change Management’s leader has added two project managers. Today, Brenda Carpen, Director of Project Portfolio & Change Management, brings on board two new hires. They are Alison Campbell, previously Customer Solutions Lead in ITS’ Customer Experience … Continued

Research Computing’s Mike Waldron to retire this month

June 10, 2022

Mike Waldron will retire June 30 after 14 years with ITS Research Computing group at UNC-Chapel Hill. Waldron started at Research Computing when it was a part of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) organization, just before Research Computing moved to … Continued

Meet the Information Security Liaison: Keith Gerarden

June 9, 2022

This is one in an occasional series of profiles of Carolina’s IT professionals who serve as liaisons in the Information Security Liaison (ISL) program, led by the Information Security Office within ITS.  Keith Gerarden Position: Interim Director of Client Services … Continued

Dave Scott starts work today as MDS manager

May 31, 2022

Dave Scott steps into the role of ITS Managed Desktop Services (MDS) manager today, May 31, after nearly 22 years with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Scott replaces Anne Vail, who served as MDS manager from 2016 to 2021. Experience … Continued

Summer travel tech tips

May 26, 2022

There’s a lot to do before you head out of town and it’s a good idea to incorporate some digital housekeeping into your planning.  Install updates Make sure software and devices are up to date. Not only does this help … Continued

Kim Vassiliadis gains new title, outlines priorities

May 13, 2022

Kim Vassiliadis, who has worked for ITS for seven years, has gained a new title: Director, Digital Experience & Communications. Effective as of April, Vassiliadis’ new title reflects the new responsibilities she gained with the ITS reorganization in July 2021 … Continued

Meet the Information Security Liaison: Mark Ingram

May 12, 2022

This is the third in an occasional series of profiles of Carolina’s IT professionals who serve as liaisons in the Information Security Liaison (ISL) program, led by the Information Security Office within ITS.  Mark Ingram Position: Infrastructure and Technical Support … Continued

ITS senior leader John Mack reflects on his tenure at Carolina

May 11, 2022

John Mack, Assistant Vice Chancellor of ITS Infrastructure & Operations, is leaving UNC-Chapel Hill on June 1 for new opportunities at Cornell University. Cornell recruited both him and his wife, Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian. … Continued