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Privacy, Ethics and Enabling the Student Data Analytics Revolution

By | December 12, 2016

Sol Bermann, privacy officer and interim CISO for U-M, moderated a panel discussion on “Privacy, Ethics and Enabling the Student Data Analytics Revolution” at the Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016 conference held last September in San Jose, CA. The presentation materials for that session are now available for download as a PDF.  P.S.R. 2016 brought together 1,300 privacy and cloud… Read More »

Unizin Innovation Summit

By | November 1, 2016

Wednesday, April 19 & Thursday, April 20, 2017; Denver, CO. Early Bird Registration open until January 15, 2017. Call for proposals open until Monday, January 30, 2017. This year’s Summit is a two-day event that will focus on how we can move forward together to create better digital teaching and learning environments by implementing important organizational changes. More… Read More »

Michigan IT Symposium

By | November 1, 2016

Monday, November 21 & Tuesday, November 22; Michigan League. The 2016 Michigan IT Symposium will include nearly 30 presentations and 60 posters on topics including big data, diversity, professional development, and research. The committee also added new features this year: hands-on training sessions on topics including Hadoop, Docker, and Tableau; “Birds of a Feather” sessions to encourage discussions… Read More »


By | November 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 19; 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Kochoff Hall, University Center, U-M Dearborn; GIS Day is a global event celebrating the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Locally, a GIS Day event at U-M Dearborn will provide students, faculty, staff, and the community with the opportunity to explore, share, and learn about the application of GIS to problems that… Read More »

MIDAS Annual Symposium

By | November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 15; Rackham Building & Wednesday, November 16; Michigan League. Please join us for the Michigan Institute for Data Science Annual Symposium, “Big Data: Advancing Science, Changing the World.” The symposium will feature preeminent data scientists from around the world, and will highlight U-M researchers whose work is on the leading edge of innovation and discovery in… Read More »

Ann Arbor Data Dive

By | November 1, 2016

Saturday, November 12; 9 a.m–7:30 p.m.; North Quad. The Ann Arbor Data Dive is a one-day data hackathon which gives you an opportunity to solve the data needs of non-profit organizations. It is a masters-student run community event, associated with the U-M School of Information. Data Dive is all about data work, peer learning and serving non profits.… Read More »

Detroitography GIS Workshop

By | November 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 2; 2–4 p.m.; Institute for the Humanities, 202 South Thayer Building, Osterman Common Room; Alex Hill, founder of Detroitography (an organization whose focus is on democratizing map making and refocusing data for people-centered innovation) conducts a workshop on the Geographic Information System software he uses to turn the raw data into maps.  

Disrupting Democracy: How Technology is Influencing Elections

By | November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 1; 6:30–7:30 p.m.; Michigan League Ballroom. Both U.S. presidential candidates have shared their thoughts and concerns that foreign actors may be taking steps to influence or disrupt the election. Join U-M Professor Alex Halderman (Computer Science & Engineering, EECS) and Professor Walter Mebane (Political Science, Statistics, LSA) in a panel moderated by Doug Tribou (host of… Read More »

BlueJeans hands-on training

By | November 1, 2016

ITS Infrastructure offers training sessions at your unit’s preferred location to teach faculty and staff how to begin using BlueJeans conferencing service: Understand BlueJeans and how it works Schedule, join, and record BlueJeans meetings Learn about BlueJeans’ moderator controls Participants are encouraged to bring laptops, smartphones, or tablets. Visit the ITS BlueJeans page to learn more, create a… Read More »

IT security training

By | November 1, 2016

Michigan IT staff have asked for IT security training, and implementation of U-M’s revised information security program, as outlined in the proposed revision to the U-M IT Security Policy, depends on knowledgeable staff. IIA has purchased a limited number of seats in several Merit training courses throughout the 2016-17 academic year. U-M’s Cyber Security Training by Merit Professional… Read More »

Community of Practice meetings

By | November 1, 2016

Visit the Communities of Practice page for more information and to subscribe to the CoP calendar. Assessment & Evaluation CoP: Tuesday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; Rm 1322 (Tribute Room), School of Education; Topic: Introduction to Data Management for A&E. Agile Development: Tuesday, November 15; 3:30–4:30 p.m.; location TBD. Project/Program Management: Thursday, November 17, 2:30–4 p.m. Women in… Read More »