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OpenStreetMap conference Oct. 5-7

State of the Map US 2018, the OpenStreetMap user conference, will be held in Detroit, MI on 5-7 October this year! OpenStreetMap is the wikipedia of maps, an open, collaboratively edited map used for everything from international disaster response to autonomous vehicles. You can see the data in Apple Maps, Snapchat, Uber, Lyft, and dozens of other tools we use every day. State of the Map is particularly… Read More »

U-M GDPR journey discussed at forum

If you’re worried about the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in your unit, take a deep breath and relax. The university has got your back. Sol Bermann, university privacy officer and interim chief information security officer, and David Grimm, associate general counsel, reassured attendees at a July 26 GDPR open forum that—with the help of… Read More »

ELI Annual Meeting: Call for proposals closes Sept. 6

By | August 23, 2018

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for those interested in learning, learning principles and practices, and learning technologies to explore, network, and share. For those interested, the meeting’s Call for Proposals closes on September 6. All submitted proposals are reviewed and evaluated by ELI and at least three peer reviewers. Presenters will be notified by… Read More »

When two worlds meet: Using international virtual exchange

By | July 26, 2018

Philomena Meechan, LSA Language Resource Center, and Todd Austin, LSA Instructional Support Services, recently presented with Professor Alexander Knysh, U-M Near Eastern Studies, and faculty from St. Petersburg State University, Russia at the SUNY COIL conference in New York and at the UNICollaboration Conference in Kraków, Poland. Their presentation showcased how two Near Eastern Studies courses used a combination of… Read More »

Plan to attend the 2018 MiVideo Summit

Register today for the 2018 MiVideo Summit and discover what’s possible to do with MiVideo, U-M’s cloud-based media streaming and content management service, powered by Kaltura. The event will be held Wednesday, July 18, 1–4:30 p.m. at the Kipke Conference Center at UM-Ann Arbor. Learn how faculty, staff and students across U-M use MiVideo to organize, catalog, share,… Read More »

U-M to host Precision Medicine World Conference focusing on Big Data

The 14th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at U-M’s Ross School of Business, June 6-7, 2018. The conference coincides with U-M’s launch of a Precision Health research initiative, which combines biomedical expertise, big data, and the social sciences enabling a comprehensive approach to providing patients with tailored health solutions. The conference program, which will focus… Read More »

U-M faculty & staff to present at EDUCAUSE

A contingent of U-M faculty and staff will make their mark at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference this year, including VPIT-CIO Kelli Trosvig. She is one of ten representatives from the university who will present at the event, which takes place October 31–November 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Trosvig will co-host a session on Supporting Innovation and Collaboration… Read More »

HITS hosts successful electronic health records conference

Nearly 350 health care IT professionals from 11 different health systems recently gathered in Ann Arbor to share ideas and knowledge to improve patient care. The EHR Michigan User Group, or eMUG, is a collection of health systems in Michigan that use Epic electronic health records software. The 2017 eMUG conference was hosted by Michigan Medicine Health Information Technology &… Read More »

U-M presents at human-computer interaction conference

By | May 16, 2017

Challenges of ridesharing among low income populations, personalization of health improvement technology, and possible explanations for why we aren’t overwhelmed with choice when shopping online are among the research papers School of Information faculty, alumni, and current students shared at the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May… Read More »

UNIZIN Innovation Summit report

By | May 9, 2017

Sean DeMonner, John Johnston, and Zhen Qian from ITS Teaching & Learning represented U-M at the annual Unizin Innovation Summit April 19–20 in Denver. The Unizin Innovation Summit is a two-day conference for members of the consortium to present their work on the implementation of Unizin services, and to discuss issues around the developing the next generation digital… Read More »

Contact Center CoP presents at ACUTA

By | March 28, 2017

Lisa Callihan (LSA IT customer experience manager) and Jennifer Herron (ITS infrastructure business planning lead) presented at the 46th ACUTA (Association for College and University Technology Advancement) Annual Conference on March 20 in Chicago, IL. Their presentation focused on their effort to create, maintain, and grow a Community of Practice (CoP) for U-M’s contact centers, in partnership with the Michigan IT… Read More »

QuasiCon 2017

By | February 9, 2017

Saturday, March 11; 8:30 am–3 pm; Rackham Graduate Building. QuasiCon is a free, annual, one-day conference devoted to discussing information that is hosted by the student chapter of the American Library Association at the University of Michigan School of Information. Positioned at UMSI, QuasiCon aims to connect students and professionals from all types of information fields, from librarians to UX… Read More »

Preventing the AI-pocalypse

By | February 8, 2017

A panel on AI ethics and education in San Francisco hosted by the Future of Life Institute warned about unforeseen consequences if researchers ignore the inherent ethical dilemmas in the emerging technology. Benjamin Kuipers, a computer science professor and AI researcher at U-M, explained that although humans program AI-powered robots to accomplish a particular goal, these robots will typically… Read More »

UMICH represents!

By | November 1, 2016

Twenty Michigan IT staff presented at the 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Wednesday, October 26. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier convening of IT professionals and technology providers in higher education. The conference programming is derived from member-driven content organized across overarching IT tracks and hosts one of… Read More »