Category Archives: Professional Development

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This month in EDUCAUSE

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 »

“Coded Bias” watch event; Join experts for panel discussion afterwards

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.

Hacks with Friends event, coming May 2021

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 »

Join Wellness Fridays with Meditation, sponsored by ITS

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 »