The University of Arizona


Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:53am

With his young daughter cheering him on, Patrick Walters, a Technology Support Analyst Senior at UITS, recently accepted an award at a ceremony in Phoenix. For Patrick, it was a stark contrast to confidence issues that held him back from opportunities in the past.

“I would get so nervous during job interviews that I actually just walked out in the middle of one. It was like, ‘Sorry guys, I just can’t do this,’” Patrick recalls.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:47am

Around 120 people attended the 16th annual Technology and Instruction Showcase on May 5, according to the Office of Instructional Assessment’s (OIA) event organizer Garry Forger. The showcase is an opportunity to demonstrate how instructional technologies are integrated into classes and to share how-to’s and best practices.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 12:39pm

The Arizona Technology Council has named the recipient for its Education Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year award to be given out at the end of this month. The University of Arizona’s CIO, Michele Norin, has been selected to receive the honor.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 12:44pm

More than three quarters of UA faculty and staff who migrated to The University’s UAConnect e-mail and calendaring system are satisfied with the transition. That is just one of the results gathered from a recent survey of campus users of the cloud-based e-mail system.

The UAConnect system, which includes a larger inbox, instant messaging capabilities, tools for online meetings and several other new features, replaces the existing WebMail system and Meeting Maker calendar program. About 5,800 users have switched to the new system so far.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 11:17am

The Office of Instructional Assessment (OIA) is hosting the annual Technology and Instruction Showcase on Thursday, May 5, and UITS personnel will once again be major participants.

The theme this year is Mobile Applications, and UITS members on the UA Mobile project team will be on hand to discuss the apps in development to serve the campus community and visitors. The apps include mobile versions of UA News, the Phonebook, and a campus map. Catch the team from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, in the OIA Lobby (ILC 103).

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 11:14am

Every summer since 2008, the UofA BookStores Technology Center has participated in Apple Computer’s Cyberjunk Collection program, which collects computers, peripherals, and televisions from any manufacturer for safe, environmentally friendly recycling. UITS has assisted with promotional materials in OSCR labs and the 24/7, and by providing student workers to help with the collection.