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U-M Data Science Annual Symposium covers wide range of topics

By | November 13, 2020

The Michigan Institute for Data Science held its Data Science Annual Symposium Tuesday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 11. The keynote featured Lauren Klein, English professor at Emory University, and Catherine D’Ignazio, urban science professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The pair discussed their book, “Data Feminism,” published last February. Klein and D’Ignazio introduced what they call the… Read More »

New ERN trainings announced for November and December

By | November 11, 2020

Throughout November and December 2020, HITS is partnering with LabArchives to offer unique Electronic Research Notebook (ERN) training opportunities to the U-M community. Two types of training sessions will be offered. The first is an introductory session for researchers to provide basic and refresher information for new and current users. The second session is specifically for educators and… Read More »

Register for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium

Join colleagues from across U-M for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium. Experience this energizing opportunity to learn new skills, connect with other IT professionals, and hear from campus leaders and innovators who are employing technology to empower the leaders and best! Details at-a-glance When: November 10 – 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each day (including breaks)Where: Virtually through Zoom… Read More »

Michigan IT Governance & CoP activities for October/November 2020

IT governance ensures the effective and efficient use of IT resources and capabilities across U-M in order to meet the goals of the university. Advice and guidance are provided by strategic governance committees and multiple advisory groups. Michigan IT communities of practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in… Read More »

Collaboration on new HIPAA course for the Shared Services Center

Staff in the Shared Services Center (SSC) play an important role in properly handling sensitive institutional data, including data regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This past summer, the SSC decided it was time to update their HIPAA training, which they require annually of their staff.  The SSC noticed that Information and Technology Services… Read More »

Join weekly CoderSpaces to get research compute support

By | October 29, 2020

If you are you grappling with a piece of code, trying to compute on a cluster, or just getting started with a new method such as machine learning, CoderSpaces can help. All members of the U-M community are invited to join the weekly virtual CoderSpaces starting Monday, November 3, 2020, to get research support and connect with others. … Read More »

IT mentoring opportunities

Mentors are caring professionals who share their knowledge, experience, and expertise to help mentees reach their unique professional goals and expand their networks. What would having an IT mentor mean to you? What would it mean to be a mentor to one of your more-junior colleagues? With the Michigan IT Mentor program, U-M IT professionals have the opportunity… Read More »

Workshop: The state-of-the-art in automated and semi-automated video coding

By | October 23, 2020

Video is being acquired at an alarming rate across domains, including social research, healthcare, entertainment, sporting and more. The ability to code this video—attribute certain properties, labels, and other annotations—in support of analytical domain-relevant questions is critical; otherwise, human coding is required. Human coding, however, is laborious, expensive, not repeatable, and, worse, often error prone.  Video coding, an… Read More »

Learning opportunities for supporting the digital humanities

Introduction to Omeka S Workshop November 11, 3 – 4 p.m. More info and register. This is an introductory workshop for anyone curious about Omeka S, the popular open source digital collection and exhibit web platform. Omeka S is commonly used in digital projects for humanities and qualitative social sciences to create online collections of digital objects. In… Read More »

SUMIT Reimagined goes online

Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) 2020, ITS’s free annual event hosted during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, goes online for SUMIT Reimagined. This series of informational events where members of the U‑M community can get help from IT experts on a variety of topics is entirely virtual this year. Check out a few of the events below and see… Read More »

Tech Tip: Beautiful.ai

While we continue to work remotely, many of us continue to build and present information visually using PowerPoint or Google Slides via Zoom screen sharing. Beautiful.ai is a quick, automated way to create visually-appealing presentations with features like automatic alignment, instant color palettes, well-designed templates, and a huge image library. To present, you may simply screen share and… Read More »

Registration opens Oct. 20 for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium

The 2020 Michigan IT Symposium will take place virtually November 10–12. This year’s theme is “Innovative solutions to support the university mission” and will feature 19 breakout session opportunities and virtual poster sessions. The goal for the 2020 symposium is to come together to highlight innovation happening across the university, engage with each other, and share and discuss… Read More »

IT4U98: Getting the Most Out of Google Meet

Over the past year, Google has continued to accelerate the development of new features for the growing number of individuals, teams, and organizations that rely on Meet to stay connected. Want to learn more about how to use Meet for videoconferencing? Register in Zoom to join IT4U98: Getting the Most Out of Google Meet on Wednesday, 10/28/20, 9-9:45… Read More »

Michigan IT Governance/CoP activities for September/October 2020

IT governance ensures the effective and efficient use of IT resources and capabilities across U-M in order to meet the goals of the university. Advice and guidance are provided by strategic governance committees and multiple advisory groups. Michigan IT communities of practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in… Read More »

Experience immersive XR as a teaching tool

By | September 30, 2020

Extended reality holds immense potential as a teaching tool, especially in today’s increasingly online instructional environment. On Thursday, October 29 from 1-2:30 p.m., Academic Innovation at Michigan (AIM) will feature an immersive experience using the virtual platform, VirBELA. AIM Extended Reality (XR): Developing a Chemotherapy Treatment Simulation in Virtual Reality with Professor Michelle Aebersold will share her experience working in virtual… Read More »

4 keys to a dazzling library website redesign

By | September 15, 2020

For the last two years, a project team of the U-M Library I.T. Division has been working on the redesign of the library’s primary website at lib.umich.edu, which launched in July. It features new technology infrastructure, designs, and information architecture, as well as fully rewritten content.  “The response to the new site has been overwhelmingly positive,” writes project lead… Read More »

75 proposals submitted for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium

THANK YOU! Thank You! Thank you to everyone who found the time to submit a poster or presentation proposal for the 2020 Michigan IT Symposium. A total of 75 proposals were received representing units, schools and colleges, and project teams from UM-Ann Arbor, Michigan Medicine, and UM-Dearborn. The planning committee is extremely pleased with the enthusiastic support of… Read More »