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U scientists awarded Department of Energy grants for chemistry, atmospheric research
Marriott Library one of six to receive Catalyst Fund Grant
Former U inventor Robert Jarvik receives lifetime achievement award
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Duo 2FA phone call, text options will be discontinued July 17, 2018
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Also receiving DOE funding is Gerald Mace, with one of 27 projects selected for funding to improve predictive power of Earth system models. Mace studies the thermodynamics of precipitation in clouds over the Southern Ocean. The award will enable him to develop algorithms and analyze data collected from recent field measurement campaigns in the region.
The name of the project receiving funding is “Machine learning meets library archives: Image Analysis to generate descriptive metadata,” and according to a press release from LYRASIS, the $34,700 will be used to develop and test a model for applying machine learning techniques to extract useful information from historical images in the Marriott Library’s Digital Library. The goal is to assist in and increase the efficiency of metadata creation for archives, libraries, and museums of all types.
Learn about the six Catalyst Fund winning projects in this “Info Docket” write-up.
Jarvik was recognized for his pioneering work in the design and implementation of bridge to transplant devices, like the artificial heart and left ventricle assist devices. In 1982, Jarvik designed the Jarvik-7 artificial heart under the tutelage of Willem Johan Kolff, former director of the Division of Artificial Organs and Institute for Biomedical Engineering.
The Strategic Information Technology Committee approved this decision for a number of reasons – most importantly, recent industry guidance and practice has indicated that phone calls and text messages are vulnerable and not considered secure methods of authentication. There is also a significant cost associated with providing these authentication methods. The phone call option was intended to be a backup or emergency method for using Duo, yet for many it has become their primary method. The new backup option for Duo authentication will now be completed through the central university help desks (contact information below).
You may choose one of the following options for 2FA, which are used by the majority of campus and U Health users:
Duo mobile app:
- Easiest and fastest method
- Install on a smartphone or tablet (includes Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices)
- Two options to authenticate:
- Mobile push notification (select “approve” or “deny” from your device’s home screen or Duo notification page — no need to type in a code)
- Type in a passcode (network connectivity is not required for this option)
Duo hardware token:
Visit the 2FA webpage, Duo 2FA overview article, and Duo tutorial video found in Pulse (U Health) or Bridge (campus) for more information. If you have questions, contact the UIT Help Desk (801-581-4000, option 1) or ITS Service Desk (801-587-6000) for assistance.
For more information or to nominate a veteran to be honored, go to veteransday.utah.edu or call 801-587-7722.