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Student Computing
 

Computing Areas

The CUMC IT Service Desk manages labs, classrooms and computing clusters at the CUMC campus. They are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Hammer Health Sciences building, including the Library. The computers are:

  • Available on a first come, first serve basis
  • All connected to CUMC's high speed network and able to access the Internet
  • All connected to nearby laser jet printers via the Pharos printing system
  • Updated with current antivirus and antispyware programs
12 loaner laptops can be checked out by students on a first-come, first-serve basis at a kiosk located across from the Service Desk on the 2nd floor of the Hammer buiding. Valid Columbia ID is required.

Locations and Hours

All locations require a Columbia or NYPH ID for access. All areas can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except for the HS Library Lobby systems, which are only available during the Library's hours of operation.

Computer Lab or Cluster Location Resources
24 Hour Computer Lab Hammer Building
Entrance to the Health Sciences Library
701 West 168th Street
7 Windows 7 computers
4 iMac OS X computers
3 black and white Pharos printers
1 color Pharos printer
Computer Classroom* Hammer Building, 2nd floor
Room 202A
701 West 168th Street
20 Windows 7 computers
4 black and white Pharos printers
1 color Pharos printer
1 multi function Pharos printer (scan/copy capability)
Computer Lab Hammer Building, 2nd floor
701 West 168th Street
Area includes a seasonal outdoor deck at the far end from the main entrance.
49 Windows 7 computers
14 iMac OS X computers
12 Windows 7 loaner laptops
4 black and white Pharos printers
1 color Pharos printer
1 multi function Pharos printer (scan/copy capability)
HS Library Lobby Hammer Building, 1st floor
Health Sciences Library
701 West 168th Street
13 Windows 7 computers
2 black and white Pharos printers
1 multi function Pharos printer (scan/copy capability)

*The Computer Classroom (room HSC 202A) can be reserved for academic courses and other events that require attendee access to computers. A schedule is posted to the right of the classroom entrance, and anyone on campus can look at a schedule on the Resource 25 WebViewer to see when the room will be closed for a class.

Resources

  • Computers and Printing
    All locations offer Dell Windows 7 systems, with iMac OS X systems available in the Computer Lounge and Microcomputer Lab.
    High speed laser jet printing is available in all areas via the Pharos printing system. Additional Pharos printers are located in some of the student housing lobbies and study rooms, please see the Printing on Campus site for complete information.

  • Applications and Software
    All computers have a number of software programs installed that allow for web browsing, word processing, data analysis, chart, graphic, and presentation creation, image editing, CD burning, network file transfers, and curriculum support.

    Software Installed on Windows Computers
    All systems run Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 and Symantec managed antivirus
    • Office 2010 - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher
    • Adobe Reader 11
    • ArcGIS 10.1
    • Atlas TI v.5.2
    • Endnote X7
    • ExamSoft - SofTest
    • Firefox
    • Flash Player
    • GEPacs
    • Histology & Pathology LAB
    • ImageScope
    • Internet Explorer
    • iTunes
    • NetLogo 4.3.1
    • NVivio 10
    • Pigdin
    • Pharos Printing
    • Putty
    • QGIS
    • Quicktime
    • Reference Manager 11
    • SAS 9.3
    • 7-Zip
    • Shockwave
    • Silverlight
    • Skype
    • SPSS 22
    • Stata 12
    • Stella 9.0.1
    • TurningPoint 5 for ARS
    • USMLE
    • Windows Media Player
    • WinSCP

    Macintosh computers have Microsoft Office 2011 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Safari, Firefox, SPSS, Fugu (file transfer), media playback and recording, image editing programs and more. Please call us if you have questions about specific programs installed.
  • Data saving and transfer
    All computers will allow you to burn CD/DVDs and use a personal USB key. IMPORTANT: the Windows computers erase all data saved to the hard drive (My Documents, C: drive, etc) when restarted. Please save your work to your own media or a network drive as you go to avoid losing it if the computer freezes or crashes and has to restart.
  • Wireless
    Wireless network access is available on all floors of Hammer, in Bard Hall, the Towers and Georgian as well as many other locations on campus. To connect to the wireless network you must first configure your computer, please see our wireless page for complete instructions.
  • Technical Support
    The CUMC IT Service Desk is also located on the 2nd floor of the Hammer Building. Staff at the Service Desk can provide initial troubleshooting for computer problems, and answer questions regarding technical resources on campus. Students can purchase burnable DVDs, USB keys and additional printer pages here as well.
  • Reserving Computer Classrooms
    The Computer Classroom can be reserved for a variety of classes, including those specific to CUMC academic programs. The Resource 25 WebViewer program must be used to reserve these locations. Academic programs are given priority use of these resources.

Noise Level and Food and Drink Rules:

We realize that there are a variety of environments in which people prefer to work at different times. To accommodate this, there are designated computing areas for different uses:

  • Food and Drink
    Catered events are not permitted in HSC LL103, LL203, LL204 and LL205.
    The Computer Lounge on the 1st floor allows you to have food and drink while you are using the computers. All other computer areas do not allow food and drink at any time. Anyone found with food and drink will be asked to move to an approved area immediately.
    Please help us keep the computer equipment safe from spills and in operable use for everyone by respecting these restrictions!
  • Noise Levels and Cell Phone Use
    Please use headphones when listening to audio in any computing area. The 24 Hour Computer Lounge is designated as a group study area with talking allowed.
    All other computing areas are unrestricted, but we ask that you limit conversation and phone use to low levels and short conversations, with the understanding that others near you are working and may be distracted.

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Last updated 9/09/2014