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Submit your proposal to the 2019 Michigan IT Symposium

The Michigan IT Symposium Committee is now accepting proposals for conference sessions to be held at the 2019 Michigan IT Symposium. This year’s theme is “Sparking Connections & Igniting Ideas Across U-M” and will feature more breakout session opportunities than in previous years. The 2019 event will bring the U-M IT community together to highlight innovations and share… Read More »

$1K professional growth grants available to staff

The Voices of the Staff Career Development Fund is now accepting grant applications. This fund aims to support you in enhancing your professional experience at the university by offering grants of up to $1,000 to fund career development and learning and educational enrichment. Grants are available to support your participation in seminars, workshops, apprenticeships, continuing education, and professional… Read More »

Dissonance events explore tech-based policy and legal subjects

Technology changes at an ever-increasing rate, almost always outstripping policy, privacy, security, and legal considerations. ITS Information Assurance (IA) collaborates with faculty, researchers, students, and external industry experts to create a forum, Dissonance, for public discourse on the tensions surrounding technology, policy, privacy, security, and law.

HITS apprenticeship program accepting applications

The Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) Service Desk is searching for students, recent graduates, or other qualified workers to join its entry-level apprenticeship program. The program is a partnership between Michigan Medicine and Washtenaw Community College (WCC). Since it began in 2018, the apprenticeship program has had four employees. This fall, however, the program plans to hire… Read More »

Digital learning resource memberships available

Information Technology Services Teaching and Learning, Academic Innovation, the University Library, and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts have sponsored an institutional membership to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). All U-M Ann Arbor affiliates now have access to OLC’s library of publications and archive of webinars, as well as opportunities to engage with peers at other… Read More »

ITS Teaching and Learning Unit Technology Forum, Aug. 21

The ITS Teaching and Learning team will hold a Unit Technology Forum on Wednesday, August 21, 12–4 p.m. at 1010 Weiser Hall. Registration is requested and appreciated. This is a great opportunity to gather the academic community together to share new application features, discuss upcoming services in ITS Teaching & Learning, and promote collaboration and collegiality. We are… Read More »

It’s like traveling without moving: How to work remotely abroad and maintain your sanity

A short while ago I had an opportunity to work abroad for a brief period. After securing approval from my supervisor and making the necessary arrangements, I discovered that working remotely not only allowed me to keep up on various projects, but to make headway while enjoying time out of the country.  The experience of working while traveling… Read More »

Register now for the Aug. 20 U-M Tableau Symposium

Reserve your spot for the second annual University Of Michigan Tableau Symposium, to be held August 20, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ross School of Business. Registration for the symposium will remain open until August 13 or the event capacity of 400 attendees is reached. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be provided. Because this symposium is sponsored by… Read More »

Dearborn to offer masters program in cybersecurity

By | June 24, 2019

Just two years after starting its bachelors in cybersecurity, UM-Dearborn is already adding a masters program. Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science Di Ma says the fall debut of the M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance is being driven by student demand and the metro region’s big growth in the field — which saw a 400-percent spike in job… Read More »

New tech explored at BRCF Genomics Showcase

On June 13, 2019, more than 300 people came together at the Biomedical Research Core Facilities Genomics Showcase to learn more about the rapidly evolving technologies, applications, and platforms available in the genomics space. Cores are centralized facilities or labs that offer shared services, shared equipment, resources, and expertise to biomedical researchers and investigators on a fee-for-service basis.… Read More »

U-M hosts SEISMIC conference

By | June 18, 2019

SEISMIC, a coalition of American research institutions striving to create a more accessible STEM curriculum to underrepresented minorities, held its first annual summer meeting in June on the U-M campus. Over four days, nearly 40 representatives from the 10 participating universities, which collectively enroll about 350,000 students, gathered to discuss how to foster a mindset in which STEM… Read More »

2019 Michigan IT Symposium: Save the date!

Mark your calendars for the Michigan IT Symposium November 25-26, 2019. This annual event focuses on creating connections between Michigan IT community members while showcasing the innovation occurring across all U-M campuses. The co-chairs for this year’s event are Andrea Bolash, Director of Institutional Research for the College of Engineering and Michael Warden Senior Director, HITS Service Management.… Read More »

Plan to attend the 2019 MiVideo Summit June 21

Register today for the 2019 MiVideo Summit on June 21 and discover what’s possible to do with MiVideo, U-M’s cloud-based media streaming and content management service, powered by Kaltura. Learn how faculty, staff and students across U-M use MiVideo natively or integrated within Canvas and Blackboard (UM-Flint), to create, organize, catalog, share, search, and publish multimedia content. Now… Read More »

Explore new technologies at the BRCF Genomics Showcase

By | May 29, 2019

Join the BRCF for a Genomics Showcase to explore the rapidly evolving technologies, applications, and platforms available in the genomics space, including single cell analysis, ATAQ-Seq, epigenetics, high-throughput sequencing applications, and more. Thursday, June 13, 2019Palmer Commons, 4th FloorSpeaking sessions: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Lunch and information tables open at 11:30 a.m. The Showcase will explore multiple topics,… Read More »

Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 16

Members of the U-M Accessibility team recently took part in events for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), May 16. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and how it affects not only people with disabilities, but also tech usability for everyone. In recognition of the fact… Read More »