Tag Archives: community engagement

Michigan IT Symposium breakout session videos — Watch what you may have missed

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 »

Call to Action: ITS Internship Program looking for project proposals

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 »

UM-Dearborn’s effort to help teachers is paying off big in some area classrooms

By | October 16, 2020

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 »

COVID-19 can’t stop community engaged learning

By | June 19, 2020

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 »

2020 presidential debate: Doing our part to support democracy

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 »

Sisterhood, empowerment, and tech: U-M hosts inaugural GET-IT event

Three hundred high school girls from southeast Michigan visited the University of Michigan for the inaugural Get-IT summit on Tuesday, October 1, at the Michigan League. The event gave female students the opportunity to connect with other women and girls who have an interest in the tech industry.

New innovation center will include focus on AI, data science, cybersecurity

By | October 30, 2019

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 »

Facilitating a smooth technological transition for citizens returning from prison

By | August 16, 2019

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 »

Dearborn pairs sports and tech to keep young women dreaming big about STEM

By | August 2, 2019

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 »

ITS fuels leaders and best for success

On April 24 and 25, ITS leadership and staff volunteers expressed their pride for the support ITS provides to the university at a new student outreach event on Central and North Campus. The ITS Power-Up Stations presented an opportunity to support the campus community with snacks, drinks, and swag during this stressful time of year. Twenty-eight staff from… Read More »