Register today and make plans to participate in the 2021 Hacks with Friends (HWF) — a fun-filled event where you break out of your everyday work, join a team and collaborate to build a project (or hack) from scratch to show off in a competition! The 2021 HWF event will take place virtually over the course of the… Read More »
My name is Irene Knokh and I’m the EDUCAUSE ambassador for U-M. Starting this month, I will provide articles of interest, upcoming trends, and generally be your advocate for EDUCAUSE. Some EDUCAUSE highlights from March Best career advice for women in IT Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I knew this or someone told me this?”… Read More »
You are invited to a free, on-demand screening of the documentary film Coded Bias—available anytime from April 8 to 14 and a panel discussion of the film April 15. Coded Bias explores the fallout from an MIT Media Lab researcher’s discovery that facial recognition does not identify dark-skinned faces and women’s faces accurately. The film follows her journey to push for the first legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms.
A survey conducted at Michigan Medicine determined that emails were a key factor in daily stress and burnout among faculty, staff, and learners. And while there’s no surefire way to prevent emails from arriving in your mailbox, you can learn a few tips that can help you manage them so they don’t become such a daily burden. At… Read More »
Plans are underway for a first virtual Michigan IT Hacks with Friends event to take place over the first three Fridays in May 2021 (May 7, 14, and 21). Co-chairs Joe Lubomirski, UM-Dearborn ITS, and Kenny Moore, UM-Ann Arbor ITS, and the event planning committee are developing the framework for an event you are not going to want… Read More »
While physical fitness keeps our bodies in shape, meditation is an exercise for the mind and during a pandemic, mental wellness is essential to living a happy, productive life. Perhaps Buddha put it best when he was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” Buddha replied, “Nothing! But let me tell you what I lost: Anger, Anxiety, Depression,… Read More »