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06/19/2018 Digest

Redesign of Gmail

Google has launched its biggest redesign of Gmail since 2011. You may be seeing a pop-up letting you know it is available, but you donít have to wait you can get it now. Click the Gear setting icon in your Gmail window, then select Try the new Smith College To learn more about whatís new in Gmail, visit

Explanation of May 15 Service Interruption

ITS has determined the cause of the May 15 outage that prevented access to resources requiring a Smith login. It was a system error that led to all user account passwords being reset. You can see the summary report on our findings at

Upgrade of Anti-Virus Protection on Smith-Owned Computers; Restart Required to Activate

The anti-virus security software on Smith-owned computers is being upgraded to Sophos Security Solutions. The new software will download automatically to computers connected to the Smith network, but requires a restart of the computer to complete the installation.† If you do not regularly turn off your computer, please do a restart at least once a week through June 30 to complete the installation process. When fully installed, the Sophos icon (a white S on a blue shield) will appear in the computerís taskbar or dock. This upgrade significantly strengthens the anti-virus protection on Smith computers.

Windows 10 Update May Delete Browser Bookmarks on Some Computers

The latest Windows 10 update has a known issue, which sometimes causes bookmarks in Chrome and FireFox to be deleted. If you experience this issue, do not close the affected browser. Follow the instructions linked to the ITS Homepage for restoring your bookmarks, or contact the ITSC at 413-585-4487 for assistance.

Results of and Answers to the All-Employee Picnic's 'Name That Location' Contest

Congratulations to Danielle Brown, Stephen Craig, Ruth Morgan, Jordan Rios, and Karen Sise, who correctly guessed all 12 locations in the "Name That Location" contest at the recent All-Employee Picnic. The prize was a Yeti 20 oz. Tumbler. To see the identities of all the locations, visit Perhaps you've seen these on your way around campus since seeing the pictures at the picnic. Now you know for sure what and where they are.

Parking Decals Are Now on Sale

To purchase the 2018-19 parking decals, go to to complete the registration form and upon entering the credit card information, using Visa or MasterCard, a receipt will appear on the screen which will automatically be emailed to you. The option to pay by cash or check is still available and must be done in the office. Mail-in registrations are NOT accepted. Registration forms are available in the Campus Police Office, 126 West Street or at Parking Office business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Cancelled: R.A.D. Class
June 12-15 & 20, 1 p.m., Davis Ballroom

The R.A.D. Self Defense Class has been cancelled due to participant registration. The training consist of 10 hours of training for completion with a minimum number of attendees. Confirmation of class attendance was not obtained so the class is currently cancelled.

Retirement Celebration for Karen Denno
Monday, June 25, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Paradise Room, Conference Center

All are invited to a retirement celebration honoring Karen Denno for over 29 years of service.

SSW Lecture: 'Working with Post-9/11 Military Families'
Saturday, June 30, 9:30 a.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright

Ellen R. DeVoe, Ph.D., LICSW, Boston University School of Social Work, will present "Beyond the Service Member: Working with Post-9/11 Military Families Throughout the Deployment Cycle" as part of the E. Diane Davis Lecture and SSW Centennial celebration. Dr. DeVoe is professor and director of the Ph.D. Program Director at the Boston University School of Social Work. She has been named one of the most influential social workers today. Free and open to the public. For information about Dr. DeVoe and the lecture visit To learn about the history of Smith School for Social Work, visit the online archive at

Exhibition: 'This Could be Us, You, or Anybody Else'
Through August 5, Museum of Art

This exhibition features modern and contemporary South and Southeast Asian art works, mostly drawn from the Smith College Museum of Artís collection. They were made by artists from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Thailand, as well as British and American photographers active in Asia. The exhibition title "This Could be Us, You, or Anybody Else" is inspired by Arpita Singhís print of the same name that is on view. Exhibition on view through August 5.

Memorial Service for President Emerita Jill Ker Conway
Thursday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Helen Hills Hills Chapel

A memorial service for Jill Ker Conway -- the first woman to serve as president of Smith -- will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Helen Hills Hills Chapel. The community is invited. An acclaimed scholar and author who served as Smith's president from 1975 to 1985, Conway died Friday, June 1, at her home in Boston. She was 83.

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