Category Archives: uvm

Fixing Numara Footprint’s addressbook search with a Greasemonkey Userscript

UVM uses Numara Footprints to track client support tickets. When creating tickets from client submitted email, the application automatically fills out the contact information for the client, using their email to search against LDAP. This search fails if the address from the incoming ticket is in the format uid@uvm.edu (as opposed to first.last@uvm.edu). This results [...]

UVM’s Center for Teaching & Learning is hiring

This is really a golden opportunity to work with a wonderful group of people, and be involved with a wide variety of projects. From the posting at 37signals: Assist faculty to design, maintain, and evaluate web applications for instructional purposes; facilitate faculty professional development workshops and provide general technical support as part of the Center [...]

Closing the Canadian Studies Office at UVM?

My friend and colleague Paul Martin writes about the imminent closure of the Canadian Studies office at the University of Vermont (disclosure: I am currently employed at UVM). Near the bottom of the post he offers suggestions on how you can help, as well as a link to a lengthy article on the situation at [...]

Visualizing consumption

A colleague sent me a link to this nifty flash based building monitor for UVM’s new student union. It’s nice to be able to visualize resource consumption on this kind of scale, and still have it tied to something you use every day. Hopefully there will eventually be more than a months worth of data [...]

Recruiting web professionals

A new position went up last week on the UVM Jobs recruitment site: Multimedia Development Specialist To assist faculty and staff to produce and manage digital multimedia content for instructional applications. Provide coordination of a Mac/PC multimedia computer lab and develop and facilitate workshops for faculty on digital multimedia. Provide general faculty and student support [...]

Watch a building get demolished

Steve, Wes and I were walking over to the library today for a meeting, when we started seeing a lot of dust. With all the construction going on around campus, we might not have thought anything of it – except that there was a certain building nearby which had been boarded up and scheduled for [...]

Hunger strikes, struggle, and history at UVM; also, the web design survey.

In light of the recent UVM SLAP hunger strike, someone sent me a fascinating (and disturbing) account of UVM History. One directory up there is more information, some of it much deeper. See the History of Racial Diversity, LGBTQA History, and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. All recommended reads, wether you are [...]

CDI opens it’s doors with a virtual tour

And a virtual guest book. If you can’t make it over there for the open house, Winona has posted a “virtual tour” of the facilities, as well as of the site itself. More information in the news section of the CDI site. By the way, how about that UVM Libraries Flickr account? Or the meebo-enabled [...]

Five bucks an hour

Did you know that the federal minimum wage is still only $5.15 an hour? Could you live on that? Better yet, could you support a family on that? The UVM Student Labor Action Project has again set up a Tent City to raise awareness and send a message to UVM to “pay a livable wage [...]