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July 29, 2016

Proposals sought for Michigan IT Symposium in November

The Michigan IT Symposium Committee is now accepting proposals for conference sessions to be held at the 2016 Michigan IT Symposium.

Staff and faculty are encouraged to submit proposals in the form of posters or interactive presentations that align with at least one of the U-M IT Strategic Goals:

July 11, 2016

U-M launches two specializations for new generation of data scientists

Recognizing that new career pathways require new approaches to education and training, the University of Michigan is launching two new series of courses on Coursera as part of its commitment to developing curricula and lifelong learning opportunities for a new generation of data science students.

June 8, 2016

Modern options to replace MTokens beginning this summer

Data breaches, email scams and other threats to personal and institutional data are on the rise, and the University of Michigan is taking steps to increase the protection of this data by expanding the use of two-factor authentication.

May 10, 2016

Canvas Crew offering one-on-one support to faculty this summer

Preparing to use Canvas in the classroom just got a little easier for faculty.

The U-M Canvas Crew is providing in-person, one-on-one support to faculty. The Canvas Crew consists of students and staff from the College of Engineering, Information and Technology Services, LSA and University Libraries.

May 2, 2016

Search underway for VP for information technology and CIO

The Office of the President has appointed an advisory committee to launch the search for the new position of vice president for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Michigan. The university now is accepting nominations and applications for the position.

April 6, 2016

U-M, IBM collaborate on data-centric high performance computing

The University of Michigan is collaborating with IBM to develop and deliver "data-centric" supercomputing systems designed to increase the pace of scientific discovery in fields as diverse as aircraft and rocket engine design, cardiovascular disease treatment, materials physics, climate modeling and cosmology.

March 24, 2016

WiFi improving cell phone calling on the Ann Arbor campus

Have you ever tried to make a cell phone call on campus, just to have it fail? You are not alone. Many buildings on the Ann Arbor campus have poor cellular coverage.

Now the ability to make calls on campus is taking a big step forward.

February 15, 2016

President recommends new VP for information technology

Update: The Board of Regents approved this position at its Feb. 18 meeting.

President Mark Schlissel is recommending the creation of the new position of vice president for information technology and chief information officer for the University of Michigan.

January 27, 2016

Program gives undergraduates use of high-performance computing

Advanced Research Computing — Technology Services is launching a new program to assist faculty working with undergraduate students on research that requires high performance computing resources.

Faculty can now access Flux HPC resources in support of undergraduate research at no cost.

October 15, 2015

University starts final phase of project to end SiteMaker use

Information and Technology Services launched the SiteMaker Transition Project in January 2014 and, since then, has been moving, archiving and deleting SiteMaker sites in anticipation of decommissioning the Web hosting service at the end of 2015.

September 24, 2015

U-M leads $5M big-data project to widen 'bottleneck to discovery'

Buried in troves of data that scientists have gathered, but not yet analyzed, could be key insights to improving cancer treatment, understanding Alzheimer's disease, predicting climate change effects and developing cheaper, clean energy technologies.

September 24, 2015

Canvas chosen as successor to CTools course sites

Following the recommendation of a faculty advisory group, U-M's Ann Arbor campus will move all course sites from CTools into a new learning management system called Canvas by the fall 2016 semester.

September 21, 2015

High-speed research data storage now available

U-M investigators involved in data-intensive research are getting a new tool to help them store, manage and analyze large data sets.

Advanced Research Computing-Technology Services on Monday announced that a new service, Turbo Research Storage, is available to researchers on all U-M campuses.

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