Cognos is a web-based suite of tools from IBM that offers a full range of business intelligence (BI) capabilities including reports, analysis, dashboards, scorecards, mobile BI and more. Cognos is Purdue’s primary Business Intelligence(BI) tool and is used to access many of the university’s BI environments including those to access student-related data.
Cognos is the system Purdue uses for official reporting on Purdue student data. If you’d like to learn about how to request Cognos access, please visit the Business Intelligence Competency Center Website.
Cognos Usage is captured by an audit database within the Cognos environment. The BICC has provided reports and dashboards with information including report usage and adoption, user trends with reporting and data, and usage dates and times.
How do I get access to standard Cognos Usage Reports in Cognos and Tableau Dashboards?
Cognos Usage Standard Reports
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding Cognos Usage data.
The following Cognos system reports (login required) are recommended by Accounting Services for Research and Sponsored Programs (ASRSP) for administrators to use when monitoring their unit's sponsored projects.
This report displays balances for active projects including totals for direct and indirect expenditures as well as encumbrances by department and/or principal investigator
It can run for negative balances only to monitor deficit spending
Drill through available by project to the GM045 - Sponsored Project Budget Statement
Displays direct and indirect expenditure totals by project against the total budget amount along with project demographic data
Dollars are broken out and shown by Current Accounting Period, Fiscal Year to Date, and Inception to Date
Self-care has many dimensions
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It seems we are living in an age of ever-increasing anxiety, stress, depression, and substance use.[1,2, 3] There are many possible reasons for these troubling trends, but researchers are not entirely sure which are most likely and are unable to identify a singular reason. As is the case with many things in life, there are likely many factors at play.
It seems that with the accurate trends, a discussion of self-care is timely and needed. More people in the United States are struggling with their mental health, but with increasing costs of mental health services and service providers in greater demand—therefore limiting their availability—more and more people are looking for strategies they can use on their own.
One factor, among many, related to the increase in mental health issues has been the pandemic.  The pandemic is of course a subject that has received much media attention. Working with clients during this difficult period, I've noticed them stating that they've had more time in isolation, leaving them alone with their thoughts and struggles without ways to cope or care for themselves. For some, this has created an opportunity for reflection; for others, it has left them to face their own inner challenges without distraction. I argue that the pandemic has highlighted people's need for, or lack of skill or commitment to, self-help.
Yes, social media is saturated with discussions of self-care; it feels like every day, a new article comes out about the benefits of yoga, an exciting new self-help book, or a new self-care product—but the exposure self-care gets leaves much to be desired.
To a degree, self-care getting more of the spotlight is a wonderful thing. Yet the coverage on self-care usually lacks depth and is often commercialized, serving as marketing for a specific product or service. In reality, self-care is not trendy, nor is it new. Human beings have been talking about and practicing self-care since the dawn of time. It has gone by many names and has been a focal point in the teachings and philosophies of many great spiritual masters.
So, take a moment and consider how you practice self-care, how it is integrated into your daily routine and experience, and how you can develop a greater sense of self-care in the future. Below are six dimensions of self-care. Read each one and think of one way you can enhance self-care in that domain of life:
(KTLA) — A quick online search can reveal personal details on just about anyone.
“It’s just so much easier to find on the internet, and it is a huge invasion of privacy,” said Hayley Kaplan, a cyber security expert.
Now, a new tool from Google seeks to help.
It’s called Results About You, and it makes it easy to request the removal of search results that contain your phone number, home address or email.
“We’re giving you even more control over your online presence. Let’s say you come across a result that contains your personal contact information that you don’t want public. With this tool, right from the Google app, you can easily request the removal of search results that contain your phone number, home address or email address, said Prabhakar Raghavan, senior vice president of Search at Google at the company’s accurate Search On 22 livestream.
Keep in mind, it’s not a complete solution.
“Even though removing these results doesn’t scrub your contact information from the web overall, we’re doing everything to safeguard your information on Google search,” said Raghavan.
To use it, search for yourself on Google and locate a result containing personal information.
Next, hit the three dots next to the result. Then look for the button labeled “Remove result” and tap it.
Google will ask you some questions about why you’d like the result removed. Once you answer them, you’ll have to wait a few days for a response from Google about whether they can remove the result.
You can also watch this Reel on Instagram that explains the step-by-step process.
“It’s an exceptional first step by Google,” said Kaplan, who helps people reclaim their privacy online. “It’s critical that you care. That information can be used against you in so many different situations.”
Kaplan said personal information on the web can be used for identity theft and ageism, then there’s the personal safety aspect and protecting yourself against people with malicious intent.
She said Google’s tool is helpful, but it’s just a start.
“It’s always best to remove it from the source if you can,” said Kaplan, who provides takedown information on her website.
A service called Delete Me has DIY opt-out guides for popular sites including Spokeo, Whitepages and MyLife.
Discover has a free feature for customers in their mobile app called Online Privacy Protection. They’ll scan for your personal info and submit opt-out requests on your behalf every three months.
“I do think you want to be very careful every time you supply out personal information. You need to understand that there’s a consequence,” concluded Kaplan.
Keep in mind that Google’s tool is still rolling out, so not everyone will have access to it right away. Next year, Google will let you sign up for alerts that tell you when new results containing your personal info hit the web.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Lawrence Police are searching for information in a accurate armed robbery.
Around 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, the Lawrence Police Department says officials were called to a business in the 900 block of SW 23rd St. - near the intersection of 23rd and Alabama St. - with reports of an armed robbery.
When officials arrived, they said a store clerk told them a man had come into the business, flashed his gun and demanded property. The man then ran from the store and headed west before officers arrived.
LPD has asked anyone who may have been in the area and seen the crime to report it to officials immediately at 785-832-7509.
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — The Columbus Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run on Victory Drive.
Columbus Police responded to the 1800 block of Victory Drive on Dec. 5 at 6:11 p.m.
Officers found Tomisha Hayes, 28, lying in the roadway.
Hayes was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Dustin Harrelson at 7:47 p.m.
Police say the driver left the scene.
The Columbus Police Department’s motor squad unit has taken over the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Corporal R. Hall at (706) 225-4040.
Google has to delete search results about people in Europe if they can prove the information is clearly wrong, the European Union’s top court said.
he European Court of Justice ruled search engines must “dereference information” if the person making the request can demonstrate the material is “manifestly inaccurate”.
People in Europe have the right to ask Google and other search engines to delete links to outdated or embarrassing information about themselves, even if it is true, under a principle known as “right to be forgotten”.
Strict data protection rules in the 27-nation bloc supply people the right to control what appears when their name is searched online, but the regulations frequently pit data privacy concerns against the public’s right to know.
Since 2014, we’ve worked hard to implement the right to be forgotten in Europe and to strike a sensible balance between people’s rights of access to information and privacyGoogle
In the latest case, two managers at a group of investment companies, who were not identified, asked Google to remove search results based on their names which linked to articles criticising the group’s investment model.
They said the articles made false claims.
Google refused because it did not know whether the articles were accurate or not, according to a press summary of the ruling.
The court disagreed, saying if someone submits relevant and sufficient evidence proving the “manifest inaccuracy” of the information, the search engine must grant the request.
Google said it welcomes the decision.
“Since 2014, we’ve worked hard to implement the right to be forgotten in Europe and to strike a sensible balance between people’s rights of access to information and privacy,” the company said in a statement.
“The links and thumbnails in question are not available via the web search and image search anymore; the content at issue has been offline for a long time.”
The big picture: Selecting a career path is arguably the biggest decision a young person will face up to that point in their life, and most don't get it right out of the gate. Among those that choose college, roughly four out of five end up changing their major at least once according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Even students that stick with it and cross the finish line can regret their choice in hindsight.
According to a accurate ZipRecruiter survey of more than 1,500 college graduates looking for a job, nearly half – 44 percent – said they regret their college major choice.
Journalism was the most regretted college major. Sociology and liberal arts / general studies tied for second place followed by degrees in communications and education. Political science, biology and English language / literature also made the top 10 list.
Not everyone hated their major selection. Among those surveyed, the happiest graduates were those with degrees in computer and information sciences, criminology, engineering and nursing. Most with degrees in business administration / management, finance, psychology and human resources said they'd choose the same major if they had it to do over again.
It should come as little surprise that there's a correlation between feelings about degrees and current job prospects as well as pay. Computer science graduates, for example, are in high demand across multiple industries with an annual average salary north of $100,000.
ZipRecruiter found that among communications graduates, those who are happy with their field are earning 1.6 times more than those who would select a different degree. Similarly, satisfied grads with marketing management / research degrees are earning three times more than those with regrets.
Of course, college isn't for everyone. Plenty of people head right into the workforce straight out of high school, and many become very successful. Taking this route eliminates the possibility of being saddled with student loan debt and affords a head start on peers that are still studying.
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