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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 »

Enriching Scholarship proposal deadline Feb. 5

By | January 29, 2018

Proposals for Enriching Scholarshop presentations are still being accepted until Monday, February 5, 2018. The Enriching Scholarship team welcomes past presenters to submit, and are also interested in hearing from new voices. If you’ve never presented before, sharing your experiences can bring a valuable new perspective to our community. Presentations can range from a 5-10 minute lightning talk… Read More »

Web Platforms service town hall March 7

A town hall and interactive session will be held to discuss the new Web Platforms service being developed by ITS for the university community. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Great Lakes Central Room, Palmer Commons. Members of the university web developer community and those who have an interest in… Read More »

Register NOW for Hacks with Friends 2018

Register today for Hacks with Friends 2018—a fun-filled event where you have two days to break out of your confines, form a team, build a project (or hack) from scratch, and show it off in a competition! This “hackathon” is all about collaboration, making new connections, and exploring new technologies and ways of doing business or improve an… Read More »

Sign up for new collab training sessions

The ITS Collaboration Team is happy to offer three new instructor-led training sessions to faculty and staff. All sessions are free of charge and are now open for registration via My LINC. Working with U-M Box – ITS_BOXC100 2/2/2018 1:00-3:00; Shapiro 2054; REGISTER (2 hrs) This hands-on instructor-led session demonstrates how to get the most out of your U-M Box… Read More »

Privacy@Michigan to celebrate Data Privacy Day

Celebrate International Data Privacy Day with a host of faculty, staff, and student experts as they present Privacy@Michigan on Tuesday, January 30, 2–6:30 p.m., in Space 2435 of North Quad. Privacy@Michigan brings together faculty, researchers, students, and staff from different colleges, schools, and units across campus and aims to spark ongoing, multidisciplinary conversations about privacy’s role in society—here… Read More »

Teaching & Learning CoPs

Supporting teaching and learning activitites is one of the most important functions of Michigan IT. Join a new community and deepen your professional experience by attending one of these teaching and learning Communities of Practice. Classroom Technology This group is intended to bring together individuals responsible for classroom technology (including lecture capture) to freely share information about upcoming… Read More »

Academic Innovation events for January

By | January 12, 2018

The Office of Academic Innovation is hosting three events in January: AIM Analytics: Making Online Learning Work for Everyone Join us on Monday, January 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  at North Quad Space 2435 (105 South State Street.) for AIM Analytics. Digital Tools & Youth Outreach Community: Privacy, Ethical Considerations and Pre-College Data Join us on… Read More »

EDUCAUSE proposal deadline Feb 2

By | January 9, 2018

Proposal submissions deadline for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is Friday, February 2. Presenter applicants will be notified in late June for the event, which takes place October 30–November 2 in Denver, Colorado. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier opportunity for thousands of higher education IT professionals and technology providers to share their expertise with colleagues from around the world. The conference… Read More »

New web accessibility group forming

By | January 5, 2018

Interested in web accessibility and want to learn more? Check out the Ann Arbor Web Accessibility Meetup group. Their first general meeting will be held Tuesday, January 30 at Deque Labs, 2100 S Main St, Ste D.  The group is for developers, designers, content creators, and anyone who is interested in digital accessibility and inclusive design. They will host talks,… Read More »

UM-Dearborn hosts GIS Day 2017

The fourth annual GIS Day event, held on November 15 on the UM-Dearborn campus, drew 270 participants. Students, faculty, and staff from the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses, as well as members of the community, used the opportunity to learn about GIS applications through 15 presentations, as well as from one-on-one meetings in an exhibit setting with representatives of… Read More »

2017 Michigan IT Symposium photo viewbook

More than 500 IT professionals from across U-M came together on November 21–22, to celebrate the expertise, innovation, and talents of the Michigan IT community. We thank all those who attended either in person or online, and we hope you enjoyed the event. Posters and presentations from the symposium are available to view on the CIO website.  Look… Read More »

Save the date: Hacks with Friends 2018

Plan to attend! Hacks with Friends takes place Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Ross School of Business. Hacks with Friends (HWF) is a spirited two day hack event for IT professionals across the University of Michigan where you are encouraged to break out and have some fun doing what you do best. Pitch… Read More »

First-ever U-M Iron Viz Championship

It’s like “Iron Chef,” but with data instead of ingredients. The first-ever U-M Iron Viz Championship was held on November 30, 2017, in the Arbor Lakes Dome. Using Tableau Software’s visual analytics capabilities, data analysts were tasked with building a data visualization—or viz—in front of a live audience in just 20 minutes using 45,000+ rows of data about… Read More »