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UMSI technical workshops to teach data analytics, web development May 1

By | April 25, 2018

Interested in building technical skills? Enroll in one of three concurrent workshops offered by the School of Information. For the second year in a row, UMSI is presenting short, technical skill-building workshops taught by expert faculty and graduate students to help students gain confidence prior to a summer internship or to add to a resume or portfolio. The… Read More »

U-M to host Precision Medicine World Conference focusing on Big Data

The 14th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at U-M’s Ross School of Business, June 6-7, 2018. The conference coincides with U-M’s launch of a Precision Health research initiative, which combines biomedical expertise, big data, and the social sciences enabling a comprehensive approach to providing patients with tailored health solutions. The conference program, which will focus… Read More »

ITS offers additional training in AWS, Azure, and GCP

Information and Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce that detailed agendas are now available for training on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. These day-long sessions will provide an overview as well as hands-on opportunities to explore these cloud based computing platforms. You will be able to get help with your specific use case,… Read More »

Gupta Family Hackathon spurs health communication innovation

By | March 30, 2018

The first-ever Gupta Family Hackathon for Health Communication brought together more than 120 participants over the weekend of March 23-25 to help address real-world problems related to health communication. The result: 30 new solutions, from apps and websites to devices and electronic medical record innovations. Four of those ideas emerged as winners, but all hold the potential to keep moving forward toward… Read More »

Outcomes of March Web Platforms Town Hall

Over 60 university community members attended the Web Platforms Service Town Hall on March 7 at Palmer Commons. The presentation reflected feedback received during meetings and interactions held over the past year and a half. Town hall participants shared further ideas verbally and using the Poll Everywhere app. The service project team is reviewing the latest feedback and… Read More »

Register for Enriching Scholarship 2018

Registration for the 21st Annual Enriching Scholarship Conference opens April 2. Sessions will be held May 7-11. During Enriching Scholarship, U-M faculty and staff can participate in over 100 sessions about how to effectively integrate teaching and technology. All sessions are FREE, but require registration. Keynote address & workshop This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Katie Linder of Oregon… Read More »

March 23 Press Play Game Night

By | March 20, 2018

We’re turning the Computer Showcase into an arcade! Join us at the Michigan Union for a very special, after-hours event: Press Play | Game Night Friday, March 23, 2018 No cost and no advance registration required. Just drop by and play! Super Smash Bros Melee 6–10 p.m. Our friends at Arbor eSports are hosting a BYOC Smash tournament with pro and amateur… Read More »

Academic Innovation events for spring and summer

By | March 16, 2018

The Office of Academic Innovation has several events scheduled so far for spring and summer. Also, there’s still time to enroll for the Teach-Out starting on March 26: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality: Opportunities and Issues. AIM Analytics: Using Big Data to Understand Factors that Affect Student Success in STEM Join us on Monday, March 19 from… Read More »

Spring training with Collab Services

The ITS Collaboration Services team is happy to offer a spring series of instructor-led training sessions to U-M faculty and staff. They are offered at no-charge and open for registration via My LINC. G-Suite using Mail and Calendar – ITS_GOOC101 March 20, 2-3pm, Wolverine Tower Training Room 1 (G010) Working With Google and Box – ITS_GOOC200 March 21,… Read More »

Upcoming IT4U webinars focus on data

Based on the many requests for more info on BusinessObjects and specific data sets, ITS’s IT4U series of webinars has just booked the following sessions for March and April: IT4U81: Using BusinessObjects with Financial Data–Q&A. Thursday, March 29, 9-9:45 am. Bill LaCroix (ITS) offers tips on creating and modifying Financial reports in BusinessObjects in this informal Q&A session.… Read More »

ITS offers training in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform

Information and Technology Services (ITS) is pleased to announce training for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. These day-long sessions will provide an overview as well as hands-on opportunities to explore these cloud based computing platforms. You will be able to get help with your specific use case, leveraging these platforms. Learn and apply knowledge… Read More »

Jumpstart your knowledge in Amazon Web Services

  Lots of folks in Michigan IT and on campus are hearing about our journey to the cloud. If you want to jump start your knowledge, Amazon Web Services Essential Training from Lynda.com is very useful for learning your way around AWS, the different services it offers, what it takes to use them, and what you might still need… Read More »

Engaging Ideas & Appetizers: How LSA Instructors have Transformed Writing Assignments Using Media

March 23, 2018 1:00 – 3:00 pm 2001 Modern Languages Building Join LSA Instructional Support Services for a panel discussion focused on transforming writing assignments using media. Our instructor panelists will discuss their experiences designing and implementing media projects such as Film Poems, Virtual Persuasive Essays, Science Podcasts for Public Discourse, and Audio Visual Essays. The panel will… Read More »

Last call: Hacks with Friends 2018

Pitch submission deadline extended You still have time to submit your pitch for a Hacks with Friends (HWF) project. The deadline to submit a pitch for a hack has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, February 23. Great ideas have been coming in, but we know more ideas are out there. Do you have a problem that needs solving or a cool idea that… Read More »

An online conversation with Dearborn’s G.A.M.E. Lab founder

The Cool Toys Conversations group is hosting a conversation with U-M Dearborn Professor Bruce Maxim on Gaming, Education, and the G.A.M.E. (Games and Multimedia Environments) Laboratory. This event will occur online through BlueJeans on February 27, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Please be sure to have installed in advance the BlueJeans plugin (for desktop participation)… Read More »

Call for proposals: 2018 Gameful Learning Summer Institute

By | February 21, 2018

Last July, the Gameful Learning Summer Institute (GLSI) brought faculty, teachers, instructional designers, administrators, staff, and students together from around the world to learn about gameful ideas and how to design a course from a gameful perspective. Based on positive feedback from attendees and adoption of gameful ideas, the Office of Academic Innovation’s Gameful Learning Lab will host… Read More »

Gupta family and U-M team up for health communication ‘hackathon’

By | February 7, 2018

U-M alum and CNN health correspondent Sanjay Gupta is returning to Michigan to support an effort to bring new ideas and tools to health communication. The Gupta Family Hackathon of rapid innovation happens March 23-25 on the U-M Ann Arbor campus. The marathon event brings together bright minds from the worlds of health, digital technology, design, communication, and… Read More »

HPC training workshops Feb. 12–March 6

A series of training workshops in high performance computing will be held Feb. 12 through March 6, 2018, presented by CSCAR in conjunction with Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS). Introduction to the Linux command Line This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing a–nd interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell,… Read More »

2017 Michigan IT Symposium wrap-up

Over 560 IT staff from U-M’s four campuses filled the Michigan League this past November to develop skills, form and strengthen working relationships, and showcase how their work contributes to moving U-M forward as part of the 2017 Michigan IT Symposium.   After the event, 216 attendees provided their feedback on what worked well and what they’d like to… Read More »

Women in IT CoP helps make Hour of Code a success

Because of the exceptional efforts of the Women in IT Community of Practice, the University of Michigan, and Thomson Reuters, elementary school students in Ann Arbor Public Schools got an introduction to coding during the 2017 Hour of Code event, November 27–December 8. The result of their combined work: 80 volunteers signed up to support 72 volunteers assigned to… Read More »