Joel Iverson, ITS Communications

Contact Joel at iversj@umich.edu.

Register today for the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium

Register today and join colleagues from across U-M for the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium, November 16 and 17 in a hybrid format! The theme for this year’s Symposium is Helping Shape the Future of Learning, Research, and Care. Experience this energizing opportunity to learn new skills, connect with other technology professionals and advocates, and hear from campus leaders and innovators who are empowering the leaders and best through their work!

Michigan IT Symposium breakout session videos — Watch what you may have missed

The eighth annual Michigan IT Symposium, “Moving Forward Together,” took place December 14–16, 2021. The three half-day virtual event offered something for everyone, hosting 16 breakout sessions, two spotlight sessions, and 36 poster presentations. Dr. Ravi Pendse, vice president and chief information officer for the university, kicked things off and closed out the symposium, hosting a leadership panel… Read More »

Social, networking events added to the 2021 Michigan Symposium line up

In the words of the noted philosopher John “Hannible” Smith (the A-Team) “I love it when a plan comes together!” The 2021 Michigan IT Symposium is six weeks away, and the pieces are falling into place. After an impressive response to the call for proposals, the planning committee selected a total of 16 breakout sessions, 2 spotlight sessions,… Read More »

Deadline extended for Michigan IT Symposium proposals

The deadline to submit poster and presentation proposals for the 2021 Michigan IT Symposium has been extended to Friday, October 8. Consider the projects and topics you or your team could share with the greater U-M IT community. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase the accomplishments and the IT solutions to the challenges faced during the pandemic. … Read More »

Call for Proposals for the 2021 Michigan IT Symposium

The 2021 Michigan IT Symposium will be held virtually December 14–16. The planning committee is accepting proposals for breakout and poster sessions through October 1.  The success of the 2020 symposium demonstrated a virtual event works. The response to last year’s event was overwhelming. Attendance numbers were higher than they have ever been and participants responded positively to… Read More »

2021 Hacks with Friends — a completely different experience

The pandemic kept many events from happening over the past year, but the 2021 Hacks with Friends (HWF) was not one of them. The first-ever virtual Hacks with Friends kicked off on May 7 with the first of three Friday sessions thanks to the organization and resourcefulness of the planning committee, led by co-chairs Joe Lubomirski (Dearborn ITS)… Read More »

Classic Wolverine Access will retire on March 14

The transition to the new Wolverine Access gateway has been successful. New Wolverine Access has had more than 4.3 million visits since it launched on September 27, 2020. It provides individuals a personalized experience with quick and secure access to the many U-M tools and systems used for school, work, and other university activities. ITS is now moving… Read More »

Hacks with Friends event, coming May 2021

Plans are underway for a first virtual Michigan IT Hacks with Friends event to take place over the first three Fridays in May 2021 (May 7, 14, and 21). Co-chairs Joe Lubomirski, UM-Dearborn ITS, and Kenny Moore, UM-Ann Arbor ITS, and the event planning committee are developing the framework for an event you are not going to want… Read More »

Host drop-in meetings virtually over Zoom with Remote Office Hours Queue

ITS recently updated the Remote Office Hours Queue (ROHQ) application to support U-M Zoom meetings. The ROHQ software allows users to create meeting queues that virtually simulate waiting in line to meet with someone. ROHQ can be used for in-person queueing, virtual queueing with a unique videoconferencing meeting for each attendee, and even hybrid (both in person and… Read More »

Virtual 2020 Michigan IT Symposium exceeds expectations

The 2020 Michigan IT Symposium was held virtually November 10–12, 2020, with the theme “Innovative solutions to support the university mission.” Event highlights included: A leadership conversation between U-M VPIT-CIO Ravi Pendse and Michael S. Barr, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy Pendse’s fireside chat with keynote speaker Eric Yuan, Zoom CEO 18 fascinating breakout sessions… Read More »

Register for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium

Join colleagues from across U-M for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium. Experience this energizing opportunity to learn new skills, connect with other IT professionals, and hear from campus leaders and innovators who are employing technology to empower the leaders and best! Details at-a-glance When: November 10 – 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each day (including breaks)Where: Virtually through Zoom… Read More »

Registration opens Oct. 20 for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium

The 2020 Michigan IT Symposium will take place virtually November 10–12. This year’s theme is “Innovative solutions to support the university mission” and will feature 19 breakout session opportunities and virtual poster sessions. The goal for the 2020 symposium is to come together to highlight innovation happening across the university, engage with each other, and share and discuss… Read More »

New version of Wolverine Access launched

Visitors to Wolverine Access experienced a new gateway to university systems and resources beginning September 27. The new Wolverine Access makes it easier to find and “bookmark” frequently-used tools and resources within the U-M digital universe, has a mobile-friendly design that is easy to use on all devices, and is built on a more modern and secure platform… Read More »