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UMSI staff awarded for outstanding work and peer-to-peer mentorship

By | November 10, 2022

The University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) celebrated the persistence and excellence of two staff members in 2022. The annual recognitions, announced this year at the November staff meeting, went to Amy Homkes-Hayes, who received the Outstanding Staff Recognition award, and Michael Hess, who received the Peer-to-Peer award. The honorees are recognized for sharing their skills to uplift students… Read More »

Website showcases UMSI progress on diversity, equity and inclusion

By | October 31, 2022

The U-M School of Information (UMSI) DEI Office is launching a website to highlight the school-wide work that has been done from 2016-2021. The website comes as the school’s DEI committee begins gathering community input on priorities for a DEI 2.0 strategic plan, launching in 2023. “We want to share and acknowledge the work of our community — students,… Read More »

Michigan Medicine and University of Michigan Health-West partner to implement remote emergency radiology service

On May 16, the Michigan Medicine and U-M Health West radiology departments launched a remote emergency imaging interpretation service. Michigan Medicine’s dedicated emergency radiologists now interpret all overnight and weekend urgent/emergent diagnostic radiology exams for U-M Health West. This provides a vital service to patients who receive emergency room care or are admitted to U-M Health West. Together,… Read More »

AV Community of Practice hosts certification training for audiovisual specialists

John “JJ” Jahn, a project engineer lead with LSA Technology Services, firmly believes in continuing education for audiovisual (AV) people on campus. That’s why he asked the Michigan IT AV Technology Community of Practice in May if there was interest in a course to prepare for the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) professional… Read More »

U-M partners with Google to offer job-ready tech skills program

A new flexible online training program on data science will prepare job-seekers in Michigan and beyond to quickly enter one of the fastest-growing labor markets and advance their careers. The Center for Academic Innovation created the program, “Data Analytics in the Public Sector with R,” for data science and other professionals interested in how public data sets can drive decisions and policymaking in the public sector.

Bolstering 5G security for ultra-sensitive applications

By | October 11, 2022

A new NSF-funded project led by UM-Dearborn’s Junaid Farooq could allow the military to use commercial 5G networks without fear of getting hacked. Since the very beginning of the public conversation around 5G — the latest-generation broadband cell network boasting super fast speeds — security issues have been front and center. Most notably, back in 2019, the U.S. and… Read More »

ITS Service Center extended hours

By | August 25, 2022

Information and Technology Services (ITS) is offering extended support hours for the fall crunch, now through September 11. If you regularly share support information with your team or your community, ITS encourages you to share this information. The ITS Service Center is ready to serve students, faculty, and staff. Sunday Phone support: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday… Read More »

Vax Viewer to track COVID-19 vaccination compliance records

By | July 26, 2022

The University of Michigan has launched Vax Viewer, a user-friendly tool that allows campus community members to submit and view the status of their COVID-19 vaccination information all in one place. Vax Viewer shows community members the information they have submitted, the status of those submissions, and links for uploading vaccination information, as well as how to request… Read More »

U-M GitHub now available to Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn

Information and Technology Services now offers U-M GitHub Cloud Enterprise. This service brings advanced features of GitHub to users across University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn campuses.  Having one enterprise cloud license for all of U-M allows users to access advanced features they may not have under a free instance, like access to GitHub Codespaces, security… Read More »

U-M first in nation to offer WiFi 6E; universitywide accomplishment is an investment in the future

The University of Michigan is the first university in the nation to offer WiFi 6E to students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses. Learn how the WiFi Upgrade Project team replaced more than 16,000 wireless access points (APs) in over 225 indoor and outdoor locations despite a global chip shortage and supply chain disruptions.

A new look for eProcurement transactions

Starting May 16, eProcurement users will experience a new look and feel for transactions in the M-Pathways Financials & Physical Resources system. This change is part of a larger effort to update several M-Pathways modules to a responsive design and ensures the university maintains vendor support. Review the eProcurement Modernization – Overview of Changes for a complete list… Read More »

Michigan Medicine to replace MLearning, first step in developing new Talent Management platform

Editor’s note: This project’s timeline has shifted from July to November 2022. Michigan Medicine Headlines has full details. This July, MLearning – the system Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, and students use to register for and complete many regular, required training activities – will be replaced. In conjunction with this change, the “MLearning” brand is being retired, and will… Read More »

Academic Innovation, Coursera to team up for 10 XR-enhanced courses

The University of Michigan’s Center for Academic Innovation and the online learning platform Coursera are partnering on ten new courses enhanced by extended reality technologies. In these new courses, learners will be able to develop skills critical to the future of work and society and leverage XR technology to provide a level of immersion only possible in virtual,… Read More »