Tag Archives: professional development

Upcoming IT4U webinars focus on data

Based on the many requests for more info on BusinessObjects and specific data sets, ITS’s IT4U series of webinars has just booked the following sessions for March and April: IT4U81: Using BusinessObjects with Financial Data–Q&A. Thursday, March 29, 9-9:45 am. Bill LaCroix (ITS) offers tips on creating and modifying Financial reports in BusinessObjects in this informal Q&A session.… Read More »

Jumpstart your knowledge in Amazon Web Services

  Lots of folks in Michigan IT and on campus are hearing about our journey to the cloud. If you want to jump start your knowledge, Amazon Web Services Essential Training from Lynda.com is very useful for learning your way around AWS, the different services it offers, what it takes to use them, and what you might still need… Read More »

Engaging Ideas & Appetizers: How LSA Instructors have Transformed Writing Assignments Using Media

March 23, 2018 1:00 – 3:00 pm 2001 Modern Languages Building Join LSA Instructional Support Services for a panel discussion focused on transforming writing assignments using media. Our instructor panelists will discuss their experiences designing and implementing media projects such as Film Poems, Virtual Persuasive Essays, Science Podcasts for Public Discourse, and Audio Visual Essays. The panel will… Read More »

First Privacy@Michigan symposium draws over 200 participants

On January 30, the university held its first Privacy@Michigan symposium. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of International Data Privacy Day, the event featured an interdisciplinary group of U-M faculty and researchers who addressed top privacy-related—and threatening—issues in an era when the very notion has gotten complicated. The event was sponsored jointly by the U-M School of Information (UMSI), and… Read More »

Last call: Hacks with Friends 2018

Pitch submission deadline extended You still have time to submit your pitch for a Hacks with Friends (HWF) project. The deadline to submit a pitch for a hack has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, February 23. Great ideas have been coming in, but we know more ideas are out there. Do you have a problem that needs solving or a cool idea that… Read More »

An online conversation with Dearborn’s G.A.M.E. Lab founder

The Cool Toys Conversations group is hosting a conversation with U-M Dearborn Professor Bruce Maxim on Gaming, Education, and the G.A.M.E. (Games and Multimedia Environments) Laboratory. This event will occur online through BlueJeans on February 27, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Please be sure to have installed in advance the BlueJeans plugin (for desktop participation)… Read More »

HPC training workshops Feb. 12–March 6

A series of training workshops in high performance computing will be held Feb. 12 through March 6, 2018, presented by CSCAR in conjunction with Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS). Introduction to the Linux command Line This course will familiarize the student with the basics of accessing a–nd interacting with Linux computers using the GNU/Linux operating system’s Bash shell,… Read More »

2017 Michigan IT Symposium wrap-up

Over 560 IT staff from U-M’s four campuses filled the Michigan League this past November to develop skills, form and strengthen working relationships, and showcase how their work contributes to moving U-M forward as part of the 2017 Michigan IT Symposium.   After the event, 216 attendees provided their feedback on what worked well and what they’d like to… Read More »

Enriching Scholarship proposal deadline Feb. 5

By | January 29, 2018

Proposals for Enriching Scholarshop presentations are still being accepted until Monday, February 5, 2018. The Enriching Scholarship team welcomes past presenters to submit, and are also interested in hearing from new voices. If you’ve never presented before, sharing your experiences can bring a valuable new perspective to our community. Presentations can range from a 5-10 minute lightning talk… Read More »

Register NOW for Hacks with Friends 2018

Register today for Hacks with Friends 2018—a fun-filled event where you have two days to break out of your confines, form a team, build a project (or hack) from scratch, and show it off in a competition! This “hackathon” is all about collaboration, making new connections, and exploring new technologies and ways of doing business or improve an… Read More »

Sign up for new collab training sessions

The ITS Collaboration Team is happy to offer three new instructor-led training sessions to faculty and staff. All sessions are free of charge and are now open for registration via My LINC. Working with U-M Box – ITS_BOXC100 2/2/2018 1:00-3:00; Shapiro 2054; REGISTER (2 hrs) This hands-on instructor-led session demonstrates how to get the most out of your U-M Box… Read More »

Privacy@Michigan to celebrate Data Privacy Day

Celebrate International Data Privacy Day with a host of faculty, staff, and student experts as they present Privacy@Michigan on Tuesday, January 30, 2–6:30 p.m., in Space 2435 of North Quad. Privacy@Michigan brings together faculty, researchers, students, and staff from different colleges, schools, and units across campus and aims to spark ongoing, multidisciplinary conversations about privacy’s role in society—here… Read More »

Academic Innovation events for January

By | January 12, 2018

The Office of Academic Innovation is hosting three events in January: AIM Analytics: Making Online Learning Work for Everyone Join us on Monday, January 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  at North Quad Space 2435 (105 South State Street.) for AIM Analytics. Digital Tools & Youth Outreach Community: Privacy, Ethical Considerations and Pre-College Data Join us on… Read More »

EDUCAUSE proposal deadline Feb 2

By | January 9, 2018

Proposal submissions deadline for the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is Friday, February 2. Presenter applicants will be notified in late June for the event, which takes place October 30–November 2 in Denver, Colorado. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the premier opportunity for thousands of higher education IT professionals and technology providers to share their expertise with colleagues from around the world. The conference… Read More »

New web accessibility group forming

By | January 5, 2018

Interested in web accessibility and want to learn more? Check out the Ann Arbor Web Accessibility Meetup group. Their first general meeting will be held Tuesday, January 30 at Deque Labs, 2100 S Main St, Ste D.  The group is for developers, designers, content creators, and anyone who is interested in digital accessibility and inclusive design. They will host talks,… Read More »

2017 Michigan IT Symposium photo viewbook

More than 500 IT professionals from across U-M came together on November 21–22, to celebrate the expertise, innovation, and talents of the Michigan IT community. We thank all those who attended either in person or online, and we hope you enjoyed the event. Posters and presentations from the symposium are available to view on the CIO website.  Look… Read More »

Sign up to be a Michigan IT mentor by Jan. 12

After a successful pilot in the spring of 2017, the Michigan IT Steering Committee is launching the Michigan IT Mentor program, a new option for U-M IT staff to expand their networks, share knowledge, and work towards professional development goals. Mentors and mentees who participated in the pilot shared that their commitment of time is relatively minor compared… Read More »

Save the date: Hacks with Friends 2018

Plan to attend! Hacks with Friends takes place Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Ross School of Business. Hacks with Friends (HWF) is a spirited two day hack event for IT professionals across the University of Michigan where you are encouraged to break out and have some fun doing what you do best. Pitch… Read More »

AR, blood pressure, MGoView at Mobile Dev meeting

You never know what you’ll see at a U-M Mobile Developer Community meeting. The most recent one, held at North Quad on November 28, was no exception. About 35 attendees learned, for instance, about MGoView, a U-M Bicentennial mobile app that provides a fascinating look at U-M history. The app utilizes augmented reality, 360-degree view, and other features.… Read More »