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Wolverine Crater opens for research

By | April 1, 2024

Our lunar base at Wolverine Crater was completed on April 1, 2024. This state-of-the art facility is the home of the Michigan Information Technology to Enable Networking in Space (MITTENS) team that deployed MUniverse, the first academic WiFi network in space, for our students, faculty, and staff to take remote learning and working to a whole new level.

Privacy@Michigan speakers discuss the economics of privacy

By | February 6, 2024

The annual celebration of Data Privacy Day at the University of Michigan kicked off with a Privacy@Michigan keynote event featuring Prof. Alessandro Acquisti, Trustees Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, and the co-director of the CMU Center for Behavioral Decision Research (CBDR). 

Call for proposals – Enriching Scholarship 2024

By | January 31, 2024

The U-M Teaching and Technology Collaborative is excited to announce the 26th annual Enriching Scholarship (ES) conference to be held virtually, May 6-9, 2024 (add to Google calendar). The conference is free for all members of the U-M community. The 2024 call for proposals is now open! This year’s theme is “Surveying the Now.” The theme aims to highlight the ways technology has changed… Read More »

RFID technology for capital equipment—project complete

By | July 6, 2023

Property Control is responsible for ensuring an accurate inventory of U-M’s capital equipment. Capital equipment is defined as any equipment with an original cost of $5,000 or more and a useful life of one year or more.  Last summer, Property Control and Financial Operations began partnering with HCA Asset Management, LLC to inventory and retag all U-M capital equipment. As… Read More »

Automate your certificate management to prepare for shorter web security certificate lifetimes

By | June 14, 2023

Google recently announced their intention to reduce the maximum certificate lifetime that Google Chrome will accept for website security certificates from 398 days to only 90 days at some point in the future. When this happens, IT staff who are currently getting and installing new certificates by hand on each of their websites or other systems each year… Read More »

Start updating your systems this summer to use new InCommon Certificates

By | June 14, 2023

Starting August 31, 2023, all TLS/SSL security certificates issued or renewed through the InCommon Certificate Service will be signed by a new intermediate certificate.  People who use these certificates to secure their websites, servers, or devices will need to take action: Everyone can start requesting certificates signed by the new intermediate certificate now. There is no need to… Read More »

Plan ahead for code signing certificates and renewals

By | May 19, 2023

As of May 15, 2023, InCommon Certificate Service code signing certificates are only available on special secure hardware tokens (Hardware Security Modules). It will no longer be possible to store the private key for code signing certificates directly on university computers. This change is industry-wide and greatly improves the security of code signing certificates and reduces the chances… Read More »

You’re invited! Join the ITS Town Hall with President Ono

By | May 15, 2023

You are invited to be part of the ITS Town Hall with University of Michigan President Santa Ono on Friday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. You can access the virtual town hall using this Zoom link. President Ono will be speaking about topics ranging from the university’s Vision 2034 to the recently announced Campus Plan 2050 – in addition to other technology-related topics. This will… Read More »

Registration now open for U-M Enriching Scholarship 2023

By | April 14, 2023

Registration is now open for the 25th annual Enriching Scholarship conference, taking place May 1-2, 2023. Enriching Scholarship is an opportunity for instructors, and those who support instruction on all U-M campuses, to share ideas and connect with one another. The theme of this year’s conference is, “Taking the Lead – Dancing with Disruption in Higher Education.” Sessions will… Read More »