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Beware of opening unknown attachments as ‘ransomware’ threatens to take users’ files hostage
With malicious software like the Zepto ransomware, which holds users’ files for ransom, making the rounds, ITaP security officials are advising faculty, staff and students to use caution when opening email attachments from an unknown source, and offering helpful tips for recognizing email phishing scams.

Professor embraces technology, discards tried and true, but ‘boring,’ lectures
Professor Robert Herrick moved lectures online, replaced his printed textbook with a digital text and uses web-based LON-CAPA to provide his students with resource-rich homework assignments – resulting in a more engaging and effective class.

Revealing the secrets of Zika virus only latest breakthrough enabled by Purdue’s community clusters
When the Zika virus became a global health crisis in early 2016, Purdue researchers were well prepared to make a breakthrough discovery in efforts to fight the virus. They had impressive virus expertise and plenty of high-performance computing power — thanks to the Community Cluster Program, an ambitious supercomputer building program Purdue began in 2008.

IMPACT puts course focus on learning outcomes without sacrificing innovation
With the help of Purdue’s IMPACT program, Professor Jennifer Bay was able to bring measurable learning outcomes to one Purdue’s largest courses, allowing her instructors room to innovate while making the point that their students need to know how to write, no matter what field they’re studying.

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