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Service Disruptions

Apr. 14, 2014 - As of 1 p.m. email is back up, though some users may still see slow performance for...

Apr. 14, 2014 - As of 11 a.m., email service is about 85% restored. UChicago Sites, my.uchicago....

Apr. 14, 2014 - As of 9:45 a.m., email is partially restored, but some users are still unable to...

IT Services News

April 18, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

On Monday morning, April 14, 2014, the University experienced a widespread service outage. The outage was caused by a short circuit in the University’s single Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS), which protects and conditions power to maintain the data center at 6045 S Kenwood. Upon shorting, the UPS did not properly switch to bypass mode, and power to the data center was lost, resulting in the shutdown of all equipment.

April 17, 2014

UChicago students — explore the field of data visualization and its intersection with the social sciences by entering your data visualization (or proposal) in the first UChicago Data Visualization Challenge.

April 10, 2014

An Internet security flaw called “Heartbleed” has been featured in the news recently. Here’s what you need to know:

What is “Heartbleed”?

Heartbleed is a software security flaw in one of the most common security protocols used on the Internet. The flaw makes sensitive information vulnerable to exposure or theft. This flaw put many websites at risk, including some websites at the University of Chicago.

What information may have been stolen?