IT News & Events

WordPress websites available for faculty and lab groups

Date published: 4/26/2016

Department faculty members and lab groups are now able to request websites in our new WordPress environment.  Our WordPress platform takes advantage of UCLA Logon and campus web templates to simplify the administrative tasks of maintaining a website.  By using WordPress we have seen a significant increase in ease-of-use for faculty and other web content contributors.  Existing websites can be moved to WordPress in addition to creating new WordPress sites.

Email issues - and workaround

Date published: 3/17/2016

As of Thursday, March 17, 2016, we have had reports of some users not being able to send or receive certain email today.   A common theme seems to be with attachments.  Mail from outside of EM with attachments is not being received, and documents sent from our scanners do not always go through as expected.   Life Sciences is looking into this now and they know this is an urgent problem for us.  We hope to have an update by the end of the day.

As a workaround, files can be shared with outside users through UCLA Box.

3D Printing at UCLA Library

Date published: 10/20/2015

UCLA library officials recently announced a pilot program that will allow students and faculty to use the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer for their own design, art and research projects. Applicants can email proposals to LuxLab@library.ucla.edu

For more information, please see this Daily Bruin article.

Manually Install Optional Windows Updates Without Upgrading to Windows 10

Date published: 10/14/2015

Due to possible incompatibility issues, Psych IT does not recommend upgrading to Windows 10 right now. Please be advised that you can perform other updates without upgrading to Windows 10 by following these instructions.

Due to possible incompatibility issues, Psych IT does not recommend upgrading to Windows 10 right now. Please be advised that you can perform other updates without upgrading to Windows 10 by following these instructions.

Fraudulent "ITS Service Desk Support" e-mail

Date published: 7/24/2015

You may have recently received a very succinct e-mail regarding “ITS Service Desk Support” and the need to validate your account by clicking on a link. (SEE SCREEN SHOT BELOW). It is a bogus e-mail. Therefore, do NOT click on any go to within the e-mail or otherwise respond to it. You may flag it as junk within your mail client and/or delete it altogether.

You may have recently received a very succinct e-mail regarding “ITS Service Desk Support” and the need to validate your account by clicking on a link. (SEE SCREEN SHOT BELOW). It is a bogus e-mail. Therefore, do NOT click on any go to within the e-mail or otherwise respond to it. You may flag it as junk within your mail client and/or delete it altogether.

UCLA Logon Webpage is getting a New Look!

Date published: 7/23/2015

The familiar UCLA logon webpage you’ve been using daily to access timesheets, Google Apps, CCLE, and a myriad of other online campus resources is getting a facelift starting August 30, 2015.

The familiar UCLA logon webpage you’ve been using daily to access timesheets, Google Apps, CCLE, and a myriad of other online campus resources is getting a facelift starting August 30, 2015.

Microsoft Windows 10

Date published: 7/9/2015

Microsoft Windows 10 is coming at the end of July 2015.  

For the first time ever, Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free downloadable update.  You may have already seen a notification icon on your computer (circled in red within the image shown hereunder) that allows you to click on it and reserve a copy:

The "Shellshock" Bash Vulnerability

Date published: 10/2/2014

Mac and Linux users in the Psychology department should be aware of "Shellshock", a critical security flaw that affects many UNIX/Linux-based computers. In most cases, updating the software on your computer and rebooting should resolve the issue.

Mac and Linux users in the Psychology department should be aware of "Shellshock", a critical security flaw that affects many UNIX/Linux-based computers. In most cases, updating the software on your computer and rebooting should resolve the issue.

Maintenance/Downtime for Department Copiers and Grad Lab

Date published: 6/2/2014

Please note the maintenance window below.

Please note the maintenance window below.

Sophos Anti-Virus v.7 for Mac no longer supported

Date published: 4/16/2014

NOTE: This announcement is applicable only to Macs with Sophos Anti-Virus version 7.

NOTE: This announcement is applicable only to Macs with Sophos Anti-Virus version 7.

The Heartbleed security flaw

Date published: 4/10/2014

Information about the Heartbleed Bug

Information about the Heartbleed Bug

iClicker Demo

The Psychology IT Unit is hosting an iClicker Workshop presented by our local iClicker rep, Shannon Frame. If you plan to attend, please send a RSVP email to Amelia Conyers at conyers@psych.ucla.edu.

Event Location: 
Computer lab 3312
Event Date and Time: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Add event to calendar: iCal

Support for Win XP Ending April 8, 2014

Tips to help you prepare for Win XP end of life

Tips to help you prepare for Win XP end of life

Event Date and Time: 
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:00am to Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:00pm

Add event to calendar: iCal

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP

Date published: 10/14/2013

When will Microsoft cease all support for Windows XP?
On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will cease all support for computers running on Windows XP.  There will no longer be security updates, hotfixes, and free or paid assisted support options by phone or via the web from Microsoft after this date.

Fac Tech "Technology Speed Dating"

A brief session demoing technology tools to help support faculty

A brief session demoing technology tools to help support faculty

Event Location: 
Franz Computer Lab 3290
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Add event to calendar: iCal

Psych IT Quarterly Report Winter 2012

Date published: 4/30/2012

Report on some IT activities

Report on some IT activities

Recent "Fac Tech" Session

Date published: 5/16/2011

Summary of the April 20, 2011 Technology Tips for Faculty session

Summary of the April 20, 2011 Technology Tips for Faculty session