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2024 Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Networking Group Meeting at U-M

Information and Technology Services (ITS) Infrastructure networks and Wi-Fi groups hosted the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) bi-annual network meeting on May 23 and 24. More than 50 network directors and IT technical leaders convened at the Michigan Ross School of Business to share IT expertise and foster collaborations among the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) research universities.… Read More »

U-M’s Alumni Association Streamlines LEAD Scholarship Applications with Salesforce Integration

U-M’s Alumni Association has improved its LEAD Scholarship Application process by integrating Salesforce. The new system streamlined the award process, reducing overhead and improving efficiency. The LEAD program processed over 1400 applications, and more than 80 scholarships were offered for the upcoming academic year.

Salesforce Org merge yields benefits

In 2019, leadership from the Salesforce Recruitment Org, which included several schools, approached the ITS Salesforce Center of Excellence (SFCOE) and Student Life Technology Solutions (SLTS) to discuss merging the Salesforce Recruitment Org with Student Life’s Student Org. Conversations took place at both the leadership and technical levels, leading to the conclusion that merging the two Salesforce orgs… Read More »

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.

Gordon Bell Prize winning team also leverages ITS services

A U-M College of Engineering team led by Vikram Gavini was recently awarded the prestigious ACM Gordon Bell Prize. The honor was presented in recognition of their outstanding achievement for developing and demonstrating an approach that brought near-quantum mechanical accuracy for large systems consisting of tens of thousands of atoms into the range of today’s supercomputers.  The ACM… Read More »

U-M developers attend first-ever US-RSE conference

A contingent from U-M took part in the first-ever US-RSE (United States Research Software Engineer Association) annual conference. It was held at the University of Illinois Chicago, October 16–18, 2023.  Abbey Roelofs and Michael Egan (College of Literature, Science, and the Arts), Srikanth Lavu (Marsal Family School of Education), and Andy Boughton (School of Public Health) attended the… Read More »

Center for Academic Innovation hosts open houses at new location near central campus

The Center for Academic Innovation will host two open houses in September at its new location at 317 Maynard Street near central campus so University of Michigan faculty, students and staff can learn about the center and tour the new facility. The open houses will be held on Sept. 20 and Sept. 27 and feature a walking tour… Read More »

LSA Technology Services partners with faculty to develop MacromoleculAR research application

In May 2023, LSA Technology Services launched a new application, MacromoleculAR, that provides an interactive augmented reality (AR) experience for users to view various molecular models.  The app was developed for Randy Stockbridge, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). And it’s not only great for the students in her course, but… Read More »

CAI’s new location on Maynard fosters innovation, collaboration, connection

The Center For Academic Innovation has opened its new 47,115-square-foot facility near Central Campus, providing a new space of innovation, collaboration and connection. The building at 317 Maynard Street is equipped with an events space that can host a lecture for around 70 and can be adapted for other meeting and workshop activities to allow for continued connection… Read More »

Education and Awareness in VR: New experience illustrates the effects of racial discrimination

By | July 31, 2023

Assistance from the XR team at the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation has helped bring to life 1000 Cut Journey, a new virtual reality experience that immerses users in the life of a fictional Black man in America. 1000 Cut Journey aims to provide users with deeper insights into the microaggressions and racial injustices Black Americans… Read More »

Upcoming replacement for Hugs, the infant and patient protection system

Hugs Infant Protection is a Securitas product for infant security. Michigan Medicine uses this system of sensors, arm bands/tags, applications, and integrations to monitor the location of vulnerable patients. Alarms will sound if a patient is out of their assigned area. Michigan Medicine has the largest Hugs installation in the country. It has been implemented in Von Voightlander… Read More »

Academic Innovation Fund provides funding and tools to educational tech

By | July 14, 2023

The Center for Academic Innovation is providing funding and support to thirteen new projects aimed at helping implement educational technologies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor as well as other global learning communities. The funded projects will include support for pre-college programs and residential U-M courses in both hybrid and online learning models.   The thirteen projects will receive… Read More »