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Information Technology Events

Analytics Workshop

Register to attend the initial workshop of the Carolina Analytics Community of Practice (CACOP), "Beginning with the End in Mind", on November 20th, 2014.

UTS to hold Cognos Technology Showcase

UTS to host event June 17th to help its customers better understand the functional capabilities of enterprise Data Warehouse Business Intelligence tool

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

This training session will show attendees how to create and print graphs and charts, create and manage multiple worksheets in a workbook, and use advanced functions and data manipulations.

Future Knowledge Lecture: Visualizing the Ties that Bind

Join the Center for Digital Humanities as it hosts Paul McLean from Rutgers, who will talk about social network analysis.

Center for Digital Humanities Workshop: Introduction to Methods of Historical Network Analysis

Join the Center for Digital Humanities and Paul McLean, Professor of Sociology at Rutgers, for a 2-day intensive workshop in historical network analysis

Results from EDUCAUSE Conference 2013

Members from Cal Poly Pomona have made available video recordings of key takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2013

Digital Brown Bag Lecture: Agent-Based Modeling and Historical Simulation

Join the Center for Digital Humanities as Mike Gavin (English, USC) discusses his current research using Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) to explore how publishing and censorship worked (or might have worked!) in eighteenth-century England

Student Technology Interviews

Center for Digital Humanities Digital Brown Bag Lecture

Free Screening of Cullin Hobeck's Terms and Conditions May Apply documentary

University Information Security Office (UISO) to present film in recognition of National Cyber-Security Awareness Month 2013

SPSS Data Mining Workshop

USC's Integrated Information Technology Program will be sponsoring a free workshop at IT-oLogy October 3rd on using SPSS Modeler for data mining

Two-Day Training in Topic Modeling and Text Analysis

Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to register for this training class that will teach intermediate skills for PowerPoint

Introduction to Digital Photography

Register for USC's Continuing Education course on digital photography that will focus on some of the most common functions and features of digital cameras.

EDUCAUSE ELI Webinar - "Online Learning: Are We There Yet?"

Sign up for this free webinar that will review Babson Survey Research Group findings on online learning

Center for Digital Humanities Open House 2013

Join the Center for Digital Humanities to view featured work from numerous disciplines

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

Sign up for a hands-on training session to learn PowerPoint basics such as applying themes and inserting animations to slides

CETi Start! Series: Apptimize Your Startup

Register for this event at USC's Startup Center to learn about apps that local entrepreneurs are using to help with their startups

Lecture: Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI)

Join Mary Battle and John White from the College of Charleston as they discuss the upcoming Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI)

CTE Workshop - Assignments and Assessments in Blackboard

"Find out how Blackboard can actually save you time in not only making assignments, but also in helping you grade students' work quickly and accurately, giving them immediate feedback and letting them see where they stand in your class."

Tech After 5

The monthly networking event for IT professionals will be at the Carolina Ale House Wednesday, August 14

BEST Institute - Blackboard and Educational Software Technologies Training

The BEST Institute, offered to all faculty and instructors, is held to help impart and renew teaching and technology skills

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Webinar - A Framework for Institutional Adoption and Implementation of Blended Learning in Higher Education

From the EDUCAUSE website, "this webinar will share a framework for institutional adoption and implementation of blended learning"

2-day High Performance Computing Workshop

Research Cyberinfrastructure will offer a remote workshop August 13-14 on OpenACC GPU programming

High Performance Computing Lecture

A lecture on High Performance Computing topics will be given at USC by a Clemson professor and her graduate students.

SC Drupal Users Group Meetup

Join others to discuss the open source content management system Drupal

ELI Webinar - Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining

This webinar is meant to provide an overview of the current state of analysis of learning analytics and educational data mining.

EDUCAUSE Sprint 2013

This 3-day online event from July 30-August 1 will focus on "on the transformative elements of MOOCs--connectedness, scale, data, and new models--and IT's role"

CETi's monthly Start! Series

Join USC's Startup Center CETi - The Center for Entrepreneurial and Technological Innovation - for its monthly event that combines open networking with discussions about "tech, talent, innovation and entrepreneurship"

Columbia OpenHack

Join CETi and IT-oLogy for an evening of collaborative coding

ELI Webinar - Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Student Success

Tristan Denley, provost at Austin Peay State University, will discuss how programs like Degree Compass and MyFuture impact institutional and student success

EngenuitySC Science Cafe in July

Visit Delaney's Speakeasy on Saluda Avenue in Columbia's 5 Points on April 9th to hear Brian Benicewicz speak on the topic of polymer nanocomposite research and South Carolina's plastics industry

Tech After Five to be held July 10th

The monthly networking event, Tech After Five, will be held at the Carolina Ale House on Wednesday, July 10th from 5:30-7:30pm

Virtual tour of Conde Naste/ Vogue digital archive

Join others at the Center for Digital Humanities to experience a virtual tour of the Conde Naste/ Vogue digital archive.

Tech After Five

The monthly Tech After Five event will be at the Carolina Ale House, 5:30pm, on June 12th

Silicon Valley Documentary Screening

Watch a documentary on Silicon Valley, then participate in a discussion about how Columbia can be more competitive and more technology friendly

Building a Startup Team: Workshop & Start! Series

CETi, USC's Startup Center, is holding a workshop and networking session to help people interested in building or joining a startup team

Introduction to Zotero

Attend Thomas Cooper Library's workshop where you will learn to use Zotero, a free online citation management application that works from your browser

South Carolina Day of Civic Hacking

Several events ranging from beginner classes in web design to a hackathon will be held across Columbia June 1-2 for all to participate in

Webinar: Sloan Consortium's Preview of the 10th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop

Learn more about the virtual attendee option for the 10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, taking place July 8-9, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. This year's virtual program explores the theme "Trend to Blend: Lessons from the Field"

IT-oLogy's Connections 2013

The first Connections conference will highlight the latest in hardware, software, and infrastructure, and feature presentations by Microsoft Kinect expert James Ashley and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Naifeh

New Media Consortium Summer Conference

The New Media Consortium 2013 Summer Conference will be held in Hilton Head, SC this year, and will present material for those interested in integrating cutting-edge technologies to enhance teaching, learning, and creative inquiry

Using iPads in Higher Education course available

University Technology Services is offering this free, self-directed online course to any interested faculty, staff, and graduate students

Effective Online Instruction course to be offered again

Back by popular demand, the online course Effective Online Instruction will be offered for graduate students, faculty, and staff

Columbia OpenHack

Sign up to attend Columbia's OpenHack event that encourages attendees to play with code in any way they want

Tech After Five's May Event

The May event of the technology networking organization will be at the Carolina Ale House on Wednesday, May 15

EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference

The title of EDUCAUSE's Southeast Regional Conference in May 2013 is "Amp IT Up! Powering Education with Technology," and will focus on key aspects of technology systems and support that enable and enhance the missions of today's higher educational institutions.

Top Gun Race

Join Electrical Engineering students to watch them race vehicles they built over the course of the semester

PowerPoint Basics Workshop

This PowerPoint basics hands-on training will show you how to insert slides, add content to slides, apply a theme and a layout and other skills, as well as introduce best practices.

USC professors to showcase app in conjunction with the Indie Grits Festival

Several USC Professors will showcase the Ghosts of the Horseshoe app for the Indie Grits Festival on Saturday, April 20th

Lecture: Computational Modeling and Bach's Music

Dr. Dave Headlam will give a lecture on Friday, April 19th titled "Computational Modeling: A Study of the Fugues in Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier"

Digital Brown Bag Lunch

Join the Center for Digital Humanities Wednesday, April 17th for the final Digital Brown Bag lunch of the school year to hear a discussion of the Paragon software project

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

This hands-on training session will teach you how to create graphs and charts, print graphs and charts, create and manage multiple worksheets, apply some advanced Excel applications (i.e. what-if analysis and financial analysis), and other functions.

Microsoft Excel Basics

Register for a training session that will teach basic Excel functions like how to create a workbook, format cells, insert columns and rows, create formulas, and other basic applications (i.e. create grading schemes).

"Ghosts of the Horseshoe" iPad App Demonstration

Visit the Horseshoe on Friday to experience the "Ghosts of the Horseshoe" iPad App that was made by USC faculty and students

Digital Brown Bag Lecture: Mapping Slavery in Antebellum Columbia with Geographic Information Systems

Join the Center for Digital Humanities to hear Evan Kutzler discuss his Digital History project on slavery in antebellum Columbia using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Panel Session: Faculty Experiences with Distributed Learning Courses

If you are a faculty member interested in developing and teaching a distributed learning course, register for this event at the Center for Teaching Excellence

Future Knowledge Lecture: Please Step Away from the Screen!

Attend the last lecture of the "Future Knowledge" series to hear how "digital humanities can re-write cinema history"

Seminar: Interactive Strategies with Classroom Technology

Attend the Center for Teaching Excellence's seminar April 8th to discuss tangible ways to use an interactive whiteboard to enhance students' learning experience in multiple areas.

Lecture: Top Websites for Teaching and Learning

Join the School of Library and Information Science to hear a guest speaker from Virginia Tech talk about websites like Jux, Stixy, Wiggio, and others

EngenuitySC's Science Cafe

Visit Delaney's Speakeasy on Saluda Avenue in Columbia's 5 Points on April 9th to hear Dan Gabriel Cacuci speak on the topic of nuclear science

Public Invited to Hear OneCarolina Mid-Point Update

A mid-point review of the OneCarolina project will be presented to the public on Wednesday, April 10 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the auditorium located at 1244 Blossom Street

South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo 2013

Come see what's new in assistive technology and listen to presentations at this free and open event

Start! Series Presentation and Networking Event at Innovista

Join 3 of Columbia's emerging companies and other entrepreneurs for a presentation and networking event

EDUCAUSE Webinar - "The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies Today and Tomorrow"

Register for a free webinar from EDUCAUSE where experts will review the emerging technologies highlighted in this year's Horizon Report

SecureIT Conference, Pomona, CA

Join security experts and others for a 2-day conference in Pomona, California to learn about and discuss security and information privacy issues in higher education.

Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON) 2013

Get ready for POSSCON 2013, coming March 27th and 28th to downtown Columbia

SLIS PhD Spring Colloquium: 3-D Printing at USC

Join the School of Library and Information Science for its Spring Colloquium on the topic of 3-D printing at USC

PowerPoint Intermediate Training Workshop

Register for a free 1-hour training session focusing on inserting sound, movies, smart art, notes, and other features in Powerpoint presentations

Digital Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Join the Center for Digital Humanities as it Holds its First Digital Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Professor Joe November on March 20th

PowerPoint Intermediate Training Workshop

Participants will learn how to insert sound, insert movies, insert smart art, add notes, create a slide master, apply slide transitions, insert shapes and modify images. PowerPoint best practices will also be covered.

Identity Theft Seminar for Consumers

Register to attend the free seminar on identity theft to be held Wednesday, March 6th...

MERLIN Flight Simulation Group

The MERLIN Flight Simulation Group will hold a seminar at Swearingen Engineering Center March 5th...

Center for Digital Humanities "Future Knowledge" Lecture

On Friday, March 1st, come hear Lev Manovich speak on "How to compare one million images? Visualizing patterns in art, games, comics, cinema, web, print, and user-generated content"...

Symposium: "The Practice of Law in the 21st Century: The Intersection of Law & Technology"

Join the South Carolina Law Review for its 2013 symposium, "The Practice of Law in the 21st Century: The Intersection of Law & Technology"...

Delta Omega Tech Lecture

Join Dr. Barry Smyth From University College Dublin As He Discusses "The Sensor Web"...

Center for Teaching Excellence Workshop

Attend the Workshop Titled "Online Tools for Teaching" at the CTE on February 25th...

CETi's Start! Innovation Series

Visit CETi for the Start! Innovation Series: Funding Trends That Will Shape 2013

IT-oLogy Open IT Lab Tour

Students, professors, teachers and IT professionals are invited to look around and use various open and open source software and hardware technology.

eWeek at the College of Engineering and Computing

Visit USC's College of Engineering and Computing during Feb. 17-23 for Daily Events and a K-12 Open House...

Effective Online Instruction Course (EOI) from UTS

A completely online course running for 8 weeks from February to April.

USC Student Science, Engineering & Technology Fair Spring 2013

For students interested in technical internships, co-ops and full-time positions...

USC Student Career Fest Spring 2013

Students interested in non-technical internships, co-ops and full-time positions...

TEDx Columbia, SC

Get ready for some amazing talks...TEDx is coming to Columbia!

BEST Institute - Instructional Support Classes

Faculty and Instructors - UTS is hosting the BEST Institute classes January 10-11. Sign up and enhance your teaching!

CTE Webinar: Creating Accessible Documents with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

Register for the free CTE webinar that will show how to make accessible documents with common Microsoft programs.

Educause Webinar: Are You Smarter Than Your Phone?

Educause's webinar will discuss security issues for mobile phones. This is part of a series of webinars offered during Data Privacy Month.

IT Professional Career Fair

Come out to Tech After Five on December 5th to network with other IT professionals.

NMC MIDEA Workshop: iPads Revisited

The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts will host a workshop Dec. 5-6 in Austin, Texas, to discuss the use of iPads in museums and other ways to use them.

Apple Webcast - Creating Learning Materials for Your Course

The final webcast of this 3-part series from Apple focuses on how to use the iPad to build customized courses.

Gartner Data Center Conference

Learn about this 3 day event in Las Vegas December 3-6.

Apple Webcast - Creating Courses with iTunes U Course Manager

Register for the second of a 3-part webcast series from Apple that focuses on building an immersive course with the iPad.

Gartner Summit: "No Fear: Embracing Game-Changing Application Strategies"

A 3-day conference with 30 Gartner analysts addressing today's key applications issues.

EDUCAUSE Webinar: The Current and Future State of Higher Education

Malcolm Brown, Andy Calkins, and George Siemens from EDUCAUSE will discuss issues such as open educational resources, 'big data' and analytics, and other issues facing Higher Education.