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Search for new VPIT-CIO begins

By | January 16, 2018

President Mark Schlissel announced Monday that he has initiated a search for a new vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Schlissel will lead the selection process and will seek input from various university leaders and members of the university community. Andrew Rosenberg, chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, is currently serving as the university’s interim vice president… Read More »

EDUCAUSE proposal deadline Feb 2

By | January 9, 2018

Proposal submissions deadline for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is Friday, February 2. Presenter applicants will be notified in late June for the event, which takes place October 30–November 2 in Denver, Colorado. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier opportunity for thousands of higher education IT professionals and technology providers to share their expertise with colleagues from around the world. The conference… Read More »

New web accessibility group forming

By | January 5, 2018

Interested in web accessibility and want to learn more? Check out the Ann Arbor Web Accessibility Meetup group. Their first general meeting will be held Tuesday, January 30 at Deque Labs, 2100 S Main St, Ste D.  The group is for developers, designers, content creators, and anyone who is interested in digital accessibility and inclusive design. They will host talks,… Read More »

Help students Get Connected in 2018

By | December 21, 2017

Want to help students start off the new year right? ITS Get Connected Tech Consulting Stations will be available to assist new and returning students with technology questions the first week back from break. Stations will be active Wednesday, January 3 thru Monday, January 8 (including Saturday and Sunday) inside the Angell Hall Fishbowl and both Computer Showcase… Read More »

High school students tour the MACC

By | December 6, 2017

On November 9, computer science students from Skyline High School were treated to a special tour of the Michigan Academic Computing Center (MACC). Seventy-one students were split into shifts to walk through the data center, talk about what makes it work, and see some of its key components. Brock Palen, director of Advanced Research Computing-Technology Services (ARC-TS), arranged the… Read More »

Microsoft Lync to be decommissioned Jan. 29

By | December 5, 2017

Since the university’s adoption of services such as Google’s G Suite and BlueJeans, the user base for Microsoft Lync, an instant messaging and conferencing tool, has been slowly declining. Because of this, the Ross School of Business, which has hosted and maintained the service for use by campus, will retire Microsoft Lync on January 29, 2018. Current users of… Read More »

Court case could affect your digital privacy

By | December 1, 2017

A case pending before the Supreme Court could affect all Americans’ digital privacy for decades to come, according to H.V. Jagadish, professor of electrical engineering and computer science. The case involves the appeal of man whose conviction for armed robbery was based, in part, on location data provided without a warrant to the F.B.I. by his cellphone provider. Jagadish, whose… Read More »

The future of TV? Think shopping mall.

By | December 1, 2017

Amanda Lotz, professor of media studies at U-M, writes in a recent article that the entry of large content providers like Disney into the realm of internet-distributed video doesn’t mean that a single service will eventually dominate, or that video services will necessarily compete against each other. Instead, Disney’s new streaming service points to the growing range of offerings… Read More »

U-M study examines Twitter style of India’s PM Modi

By | November 30, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has more than 36 million followers on Twitter, used political humor and sarcasm to become broadly appealing and refashion his political style, according to a U-M study of his tweets led by Joyojeet Pal, assistant professor of information. The study, published in the International Journal of Communication, shows that Modi tweets under nine broad themes: cricket, opposition… Read More »

UM-Dearborn to launch new Information Systems Security minor

By | November 29, 2017

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business will offer a new Information Systems Security minor beginning this winter as a response to the growing digitization of business data. The 15-credit minor may not have been essential to business five years ago, but it is today, said Information Systems Management Associate Professor Jun He.  “Although businesses have always known there’s a security risk when going digital, having a… Read More »

President to recommend Rosenberg as interim VP for IT

By | November 28, 2017

President Mark Schlissel announced Monday that he has asked Andrew Rosenberg, chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, to serve as the university’s interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Rosenberg, who also is an associate professor of anesthesiology and of internal medicine in the Medical School, will step in for Kelli Trosvig, who announced Monday… Read More »

ServiceLink Jakarta upgrade complete

By | November 27, 2017

On November 16, ServiceLink was successfully upgraded to the Jakarta version, which provides improved performance, new features, several accessibility advances, and more. The process went smoothly with ServiceLink users in ITS and around campus contributing to the effort. Please see the following resources for information on the changes included in the upgrade to Jakarta: ServiceLink users in ITS… Read More »

U-M researchers: Cyberwarfare “not quite there yet”

By | November 24, 2017

Based on evidence from wartime cyber-campaigns in Ukraine and Syria, U-M researchers Yuri M. Zhukov and Nadiya Kostyuk believe that North Korea’s cyber-capabilities would not be very effective as a “force multiplier” to conventional military systems in a conflict with the U.S. In a recent article for the “Washington Post”, Zhukov (assistant professor of political science and faculty associate at the Institute… Read More »

U-M data scientist named 2017 AAAS fellow

By | November 22, 2017

H.V. Jagadish, professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering and a distinguished scientist at the Michigan Institute for Data Science, was one of seven U-M faculty members among 396 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The association recognized Jagadish for distinguished contributions to database systems and many… Read More »