From viruses and ecology to soil and the planet, LSA Technology Services has helped the U-M Museum of Natural History create exhibits that connect with visitors and empower community science. Since its grand opening in 2019, the U-M Museum of Natural History has increasingly worked with LSA Technology Services to deliver exhibits and programming that connect with the… Read More »
Join technology professionals across the Michigan IT community for the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium on November 16 and 17. This annual event creates connections between community members and showcases the innovation occurring across U-M’s campuses. This year’s event will be focused on how technology helps shape the future of learning, research, and care.
The eighth annual Michigan IT Symposium, “Moving Forward Together,” took place December 14–16, 2021. The three half-day virtual event offered something for everyone, hosting 16 breakout sessions, two spotlight sessions, and 36 poster presentations. Dr. Ravi Pendse, vice president and chief information officer for the university, kicked things off and closed out the symposium, hosting a leadership panel… Read More »
Use Slack to effectively build community to share important organization information and create a sense of belonging. Start by considering your audience (which might be based on common interests, jobs and work environments, age, or some other factor), and then create guidelines for an inclusive community standard.
The ITS Summer Internship Program is looking for impactful projects for our 2021 cohort to invest in this summer! As we enter the seventh year of the program, interns have made a difference in many areas of ITS and the Michigan IT Community through cohort projects. Some examples from 2020 include: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) website redesign… Read More »
Teachers face some serious challenges this school year. But the innovation that’s happening amidst the chaos should give us hope for the future, says U-M Dearborn’s Stein Brunvand, associate dean and professor of educational technology with the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Back in the summer, Brunvard led a free workshop for 33 area teachers and… Read More »
High-touch, hands-on engagement programs are continuing to connect students with community organizations by finding more creative ways to serve and offer programming. Although COVID-19 has paused and scrambled many engagement activities and programs, Leaders of Project Community in the Department of Sociology; Citizen Interaction Design out of the School of Information; the College of Literature, Science, and the… Read More »
You have probably heard that the University of Michigan was selected to host the second of three 2020 Presidential Debates. The event will take place on the Ann Arbor campus on October 15, 2020, and will be staged largely on the university’s athletics campus, with Crisler Center as the main stage. In addition to the Crisler Center, other… Read More »
U-M will anchor the Detroit Center for Innovation, a 14-acre center in downtown Detroit aimed at stimulating entrepreneurial activity, educating students and further diversifying the regional economy. The center will be designed to provide a new talent pipeline to current companies and attract new businesses to the area. In accepting the invitation to be a key partner in… Read More »
Formerly incarcerated individuals—or returning citizens—struggle to find work and reintegrate due to a lack of digital literacy, according to a recently published article by U-M researchers. “For some returning citizens, there’s a ‘Rip Van Winkle effect’ when they are offered digital technology upon reentry,” said Kentaro Toyama, senior author of the study. Many returning citizens rely heavily on… Read More »
The City of Westland and UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) have joined forces to create an innovative way to target STEM’s gender gap. “Studies have shown that the middle to high school transition is when some young women start shifting away from things like engineering and computer science,” says Jeanne Girard, director of Extended Learning… Read More »