Temple Times Online Edition
    SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
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Technology at Temple guide available

The Princeton Review ranked Temple No. 4 in its America’s Most Connected Campuses survey for a reason. To find out why, check out an overview of Temple’s computer resources in the fall semester’s Technology at Temple guide, available in computer labs, the Help Desk, and also online in Acrobat format at www.temple.edu/cs/TechnologyatTemple.pdf.

O’Rourke reports on major initiatives

Timothy O’Rourke, vice president of computer and information services, has updated his online welcome message with a status report on major Computer Services initiatives such as the TECH Center, TUportal2 and start-of-the-semester activities. To read the message, go to www.temple.edu/cs/about.

TECH Center construction on schedule

Construction continues on the TECH Center at 12th Street and Montgomery Avenue. The TECH Center, a state-of-the art technology facility with more than 600 computers available for student use, will be the largest of its kind in the nation. Features include specialized multimedia labs, breakout rooms for group study, wireless lounge space and a Starbucks café. The center also will provide cable TV stations streamed to the lab workstation desktops so students can watch MTV, listen to music and surf the Web while they work. For updates on the progress of the TECH Center, go to www.temple.edu/cs/techcenter.

Introducing TUportal2

Computer Services has a new TUportal waiting in the wings and we need your feedback! A Campus EAI Consortium grant earlier this year allowed Computer Services staff to build and create a new portal for the University community. While the current portal is limited for expansion possibilities, the new Oracle-driven product allows for more flexibility, customization and control. You can find everything on the portal you have always depended on, and much more. Some of the new features include:

• Your e-mail with a TUmail feed
• University news from Temple Today
• Custom resources for students, faculty, staff and future students
• Expanded links to Temple applications
• Google search engine
• Dictionary and thesaurus access
• Word of the Day
• Today in History
• Blog feeds
• Campus Webcam views
• Current weather conditions

You can provide feedback about the new portal by going to http://tuportal2.temple.edu.
Click on the “Portal Feedback” link at the top of the page. Tell us what you think and enjoy the new portal!