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Register for Enriching Scholarship

By | March 29, 2017

Registration for the 20th Annual Enriching Scholarship Conference begins April 3, 2017. Enriching Scholarship is a five day conference with over a hundred sessions focused on improving instruction and the use of technology in U-M courses. It also covers topics in research, data, productivity, and media. ES 2017 is especially exciting, as it coincides with U-M’s Bicentennial and the 20th anniversary… Read More »

Learn to use digital signage

By | March 20, 2017

Interested in learning more about how to use digital signage at U-M?  The Digital Signage Support page is your one-stop shop for training and support resources, including two digital signage courses offered through MyLinc: DSWE101 Introduction to Digital Signage (30 mins) An introductory eLearning course for Content Managers of digital signs at U-M. This course provides an overview… Read More »

Michigan IT Mentor Program pilot kicks off in March

The Michigan IT Steering Committee recently launched a pilot mentor program specifically for U-M IT staff. As part of the pilot, IT staff can volunteer to be a mentor, or be matched with a mentor, for a four-month period. The feedback from the pilot will guide how the program is set up long-term. Registration for the pilot program… Read More »

Engaging Ideas & Appetizers

By | February 27, 2017

Friday, March 24; 1–3 pm; LSA-ISS Media Center, 2001 Modern Languages Building. Do you want to find new ways to engage students but don’t have a lot of time to search? LSA’s Instructional Support Services-Learning Technologies & Consulting Group (ISS-LTC) is excited to show you six innovative ideas in less than two hours. Each session will last 15 minutes and run several times throughout… Read More »

Dissonance Series – Privacy & Security Challenges in Investigative Journalism

By | February 26, 2017

Wednesday, March 22; 5:30–6:30 pm; Michigan League, Henderson Room. Join Knight-Wallace Fellows Bastian Obermayer and Laurent Richard as they discuss their work in investigating and reporting on the Panama Papers and Luxembourg Leaks. This discussion will focus on the privacy and IT security challenges in engaging in this high-profile, international investigatory journalism. Admission is free. Light refreshments included. The… Read More »

Free beginner R workshop

By | February 22, 2017

Saturday & Sunday, March 4–5, 2017; 1–5 pm; Ann Arbor SPARK, 330 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI. The Ann Arbor R User Group is excited to host a free two-day beginner R workshop sponsored by SPARK. R is an open-source programming software, used widely in both industry and academia, for data processing, analysis, and visualization. This workshop is geared towards… Read More »

Leaks, Whistleblowers and Big Data: Collaborative Journalism Across Borders

By | February 19, 2017

Monday, February 20 2017; 3- 5 pm; Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) – Rackham Amphitheatre, fourth floor. Wallace House presents the investigative journalists behind The Panama Papers and Luxembourg Leaks. A panel of Knight-Wallace Fellows and the deputy director for The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will share the stories behind the biggest data leaks in history, the… Read More »

QuasiCon 2017

By | February 9, 2017

Saturday, March 11; 8:30 am–3 pm; Rackham Graduate Building. QuasiCon is a free, annual, one-day conference devoted to discussing information that is hosted by the student chapter of the American Library Association at the University of Michigan School of Information. Positioned at UMSI, QuasiCon aims to connect students and professionals from all types of information fields, from librarians to UX… Read More »

Submit an Enriching Scholarship proposal

By | January 27, 2017

February is right around the corner, and that means so is Enriching Scholarship 2017! The 20th Annual Enriching Scholarship will be held May 1–5. Enriching Scholarship is a great opportunity for Michigan IT staff to share their work and expertise with the greater U-M community. This year’s event is particularly meaningful as it marks not only the 20th anniversary… Read More »

CSCAR offers training

By | January 16, 2017

Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) provides consulting services and training opportunities in statistics, data science, and advanced research computation to all members of the campus community interested in making more effective use of data analytic techniques, or in developing their skills in these areas. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced workshops are scheduled this semester on a wide… Read More »

Women in Data Science Conference

By | January 7, 2017

Friday, February 3; 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Michigan League Vandenburg room and Rackham Amphitheater. In partnership with Stanford University, the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) will participate in the 2017 Women in Data Science Conference, with live speakers on campus and a simulcast of the conference proceeding from Stanford. More info and registration.

Hacks with Friends

By | January 7, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. & Friday, March 3, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.; Ross School of Business. Hacks with Friends is a spirited, two-day hacking event where you can break out of your normal routine and have some fun. Form a team, build a project (a.k.a. “hack”) from beginning to end, and show it off in a fun, friendly… Read More »

IT4U70: What’s New with Google Sites

By | January 7, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 9–9:45 a.m.; online. Google Sites has a new look and feel. Monica Hickson (ITS) shows how to create pages, add new stylish themes, drag and drop content, and collaborate in real time. Level: Intermediate. Register in My LINC. If you missed last month’s IT4U, Collaborate with Box & Google Shared Accounts, here’s the 41-minute YouTube… Read More »