This Week in the Law Library …

Fall Break

This week is fall break for the College of Law and although there may not be classes, the Law Library is still open! Need to access study aids? Remember that you can access our electronic study aids 24/7 from on-campus or off-campus. Links to access West Academic and the LexisNexis Digital Library, as well as study aids by subject, are available on our Exam Study Guide. Are you researching a paper for class over break? Check out our Seminar Paper Research Guide. Working on a cite checking assignment? Don’t forget our guide for UC Law Journals.

October Term of the United States Supreme Court

This week the United States Supreme Court begins its October term and it’s going to be a doozy. Here are the cases they’re hearing:

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Don’t stay silent, Speak up!

Domestic violence includes physical, psychological, sexual, and economic abuse. Below are some resources for survivors and their loved ones:

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

This month is also National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Own IT. Secure. IT. Protect IT.” Visit Stay Safe Online to learn more!

Own IT

  • Cybercriminals love it when you overshare on social media – they can learn all about you! #BeCyberSmart and make it harder for them by avoiding posting real names, places you frequent and home, school and work locations.
  • Browsing on your mobile device? Make sure it’s not running suspicious apps or using permissions you didn’t realize you approved.
  • Enable automatic app updates in your device settings so your software runs smoothly and you stay protected against cyber threats!
  • #BeCyberSmart Rules for Keeping Tabs on Your #Apps: 1) Delete apps you don’t need or no longer use. 2) Review app permissions. Say “No” to any that don’t make sense. 3) Only download apps from trusted sources.

Secure IT

  • When it comes to passphrases, it best to mix it up and stay unique! Keep them fun, easy-to-remember and don’t reuse them.
  • Sometimes even long and strong passphrases aren’t enough. Step up your game with multi-factor authentication and keep all your private bits … private.
    • Learn more about UC’s move to Duo (becoming mandatory for students in November) and multi-factor authentication on our College of Law IT Support guide.
  • Cyber criminals cast wide nets with #phishing tactics, hoping to drag in victims. They may offer a financial reward, threaten you if you don’t engage, or claim that someone is in need of help.
  • Play Hard to Get with Strangers: If you’re unsure who an email is from—even if the details appear accurate—do not respond, and do not click on any links or attachments.
  • #BeCyberSmart Tips for Spotting a Phish: 1) They offer financial reward, threaten you or claim to need help. 2) They ask for your personal info. 3) They want you to download a file or click on a link.
  • Can you spot a #phish? @Google’s free phishing quiz will test your ability to spot a fake.

Protect IT

  • Any device that connects to the internet is vulnerable to various risks. The best defense is to keep device security software, web browser and operating systems up to date. #BeCyberSmart by turning on auto-updates.
  • #BeCyberSmart Tip: Stay protected while connected. Public Wi-Fi networks are not secure – limit what you do on public WiFi, and avoid logging in to key accounts like email and financial services.
  • If you must connect, consider using a virtual private network (VPN) or a personal/mobile hotspot.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is nationally recognized during the dates of September 15 – October 15 as of 1988 to acknowledge the important contributions made by Hispanic and Latino-Americans to the United States. This year the theme is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.”

President Trump’s Proclamation

Governor DeWine’s Proclamation

Local Events:

  • Volunteer Day with The Cincinnati USA Hispanic Chamber, Sunday Oct. 12, 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Ending Taco Tuesday, Tuesday Oct. 15 2pm – 4pm at the EPS Office

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