Inclusive meetings

By | November 1, 2016

One concrete way you can begin to implement U-M’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is by helping ensure that everyone feels comfortable at meetings. Often, this is as straightforward as making sure a range of options are provided when food is served, clearly identifying single-stall bathrooms and lactation rooms, and identifying people who can provide help… Read More »

Online discrimination

By | November 1, 2016

In cyberspace, as in real life, it’s unlawful to discriminate against job candidates on the basis of age, race, nationality, disability, religion, or gender. But proving such bias is a challenge because the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, an anti-hacking law passed thirty years ago, makes it illegal to use some of the more common practices for detecting… 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 »

GIS Day

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 »

Digital History @ U-M: Webscraping

By | November 1, 2016

Friday, November 18; 2:30–4:30 p.m.; Tisch Hall 1014; The web contains a wealth of data that, even a decade ago, wasn’t available to researchers. However, data from the web is often messy and hard to manually download and gather. This workshop will focus on using the Python programming language to scrape data from the web and make it… 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 »

IT4U68: The New Inbox by Gmail

By | November 1, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 9–9:45 a.m.; online. Are you looking for a different way to manage your email so it acts more like a task list? Inbox by Gmail sorts, bundles and marks your email as complete. Using the new features, you can get closer to INBOX ZERO—an inbox with no email in it! Level: Intermediate. Register in My… 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 »