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 »

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 »

Change your password when you change your clocks

By | November 1, 2016

When you change your clocks for the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, November 6, don’t forget to change your UMICH (Level-1) password as well. ITS recommends that you change your UMICH password every six months. An easy way to remember this is to change your password when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time. Change… Read More »

Updating personal information in Wolverine Access

By | November 1, 2016

ITS worked with Public Safety and Security, Student Life, University Human Resources, and other key campus groups to release a new feature in Wolverine Access that prompts students, faculty, and staff to review and update addresses, emergency contacts, and U-M Emergency Alert preferences. The information is used to locate individuals in case of an emergency, send notifications of… Read More »

IQ launches Data Concierge initiative

By | November 1, 2016

Currently, requests for administrative data are routed through various channels and it can sometimes take months for information requests to get fulfilled. Data Concierge will create a one-stop shop for university data needs. The Data Concierge team plans a pilot launch of the service in early 2017 that aims to provide a way to request and obtain administrative… Read More »

CTools begins transition of project sites

By | November 1, 2016

This semester marked a major milestone for teaching and learning at U-M: All course sites moved from CTools to Canvas, a more capable system that has earned praise from faculty and students. But the work is not done yet. ITS is now shifting its focus to decommissioning CTools Project Sites by late 2017. Project sites, commonly used for… Read More »

Delivering a better AWS experience

By | November 1, 2016

Aside from limited consulting, the current M Cloud AWS (Amazon Web Services) offering leaves the management of the service to the end user, which has been a barrier to adoption for some. There is also very little ability to report on usage and state across university assets. The M Cloud AWS Integrate project will focus on providing “value… Read More »