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Instructions for how to do various useful things

Printing a poster

To print a poster on campus, firstly you may ask the chair of physics department (Dr. Bombelli) for getting permission from him to use department's account. After his/her confirmation, the administrative secretary (Amy Barnes) gives you the account number of the department. Then you may go to the printing service which is located in 200 Sam Gerard Hall. You need to give them the account number and, they ask you about your expected time to get it. You can e-mail them your file or have it on a thumb drive. I suggest to save your file as a PDF to avoid any undesired changes. They will call (or email) you when it is ready to pick up.

Restarting the elog

In the case that the elog crashes, the first thing to do is to check the server. Elog is installed on Dr. Cavaglia's office, room #203A in the second floor on Lewis Hall building. It is the first computer on the left side. The operating system of the computer is ubuntu. In the case of a malfunction check that:

  • The port 8079 is open.
  • The elog is in the startup list of the operating system.
  • The permissions of the password file (in usr/local/elog-3.1.1/logbooks) are correct.

Traveling to Oxford

The closest airport to Oxford is Memphis international airport. From Memphis to Oxford, you have following options:

The University of Mississippi shuttle service

The E.F. Yerby (YCC) Conference Services provides a fee-based shuttle service to and from the Memphis Airport. You are asked to give a 3-day notice and pre-pay by Visa/MasterCard/Cash for all reservations. To book a reservation, please call (662) 915-7283 or email shuttle@olemiss.edu. Memphis Airport Shuttle: $85 one way or $135 round trip.

Take a taxi

  • Angel Taxi: 662-715-9382
  • Ghost Taxi: 662-701-8585
  • Hotty Toddy Taxi: 662-832-8636

Rent a car

You also can rent a car from Memphis airport. There are different companies in the airport such as Enterprise and Hertz. The two main roads to get to Oxford are:

From Memphis, Tennessee via I-55: From Memphis, TN take I-55 south for 63 miles. Take the Batesville/Oxford exit off I-55. Merge into MS-6 and proceed east toward Oxford, MS for 26 miles. Once in Oxford, take the second exit marked Coliseum Drive onto campus.

From Memphis, Tennessee via Hwy 78: From Memphis, TN take US-78 for 52 miles. Exit US-78 at the Holly Springs/Oxford exit. From Holly Springs, take MS-7 south for 31 miles. Once in Oxford, take the 4th exit onto MS-6 and proceed west. Take the 3rd exit marked Coliseum Drive onto campus.

-- KateDooley - 29 Mar 2017
Topic revision: r6 - 03 Apr 2017, MohammadAfrough
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