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Monitor newsletter Mar 6, 2019
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UITS news for March 6, 2019

UITS Support Center’s spring break schedule

Same great customer service for your tech issues.

If you’re sticking around the Bloomington or IUPUI campus for spring break and need tech help, the UITS Support Center will still be available to assist you. Support via phone, chat, and email will be available around the clock, as usual.

Walk-in hours at the IU Bloomington Herman B Wells Library:

  • Friday, March 8: 8am-7pm
  • Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 10: 1-5pm
  • Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday, March 16: 1-5pm
  • Sunday, March 17: Noon-9pm

Walk-in hours at the IUPUI Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (ICTC):

  • Friday, March 8: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday, March 9: 9am-3pm
  • Sunday, March 10: Noon-4pm
  • Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday, March 16: 9am-3pm
  • Sunday, March 17: Noon-4pm

Walk-in hours at the IUPUI Campus Center:

  • Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15: 9am-5pm

CrimsonCard offices at IU Bloomington will have reduced walk-in hours as follows:

  • IMU M090 (main level): Closed Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15; reopens Monday, March 18
  • Learning Commons 106:
    • Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 10: 1-5pm
    • Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15: 8am-5pm
    • Saturday, March 16: 1-5pm
    • Sunday, March 17: Resume normal hours 

See the full schedule of support and services hours over spring break

Buy and sell securely with IU Classifieds

Rideshares, roommates, technology, tickets—and more.

Maybe your roommate didn’t work out. Or you want to see if somebody has tickets to the next game for sale. Or you’ve graduated and you want to sell everything and backpack around Europe.

IU Classifieds is a great way to do all that, and more. And because only IU students, staff, and faculty can log in, the community is smaller, and there’s less opportunity for creepy transactions. We’ve also added a multi-campus search, so regional campuses, IU Bloomington, and IUPUI can buy and sell items with anyone from any campus.

Check it out and see what you can find!

Visit IU Classifieds

Informatics researchers use artificial intelligence to improve karaoke singing

Machines tune your off-key vocal stylings into something more pleasant.

With spring break around the corner, karaoke might be in your near future. If you’re worried that you lack a naturally pleasing singing voice, researchers at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering have your back.

Assistant Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering Minje Kim and Informatics Ph.D. candidate Sanna Wager are using artificial intelligence and data collected by the Karaoke app Smule to develop a system that can automatically tune off-key vocal performances to improve the final result.

By feeding nearly 5,000 samples into an AI system, Wager and her group used a deep learning system that tuned singer’s notes while also maintaining the individual style of the singer.

Read the entire story on the IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering website

IU Bloomington: Learning Technologies kicks off Walk IT Wednesdays

Chat about teaching/learning with tech–while getting in your steps.

IU Learning Technologies invites all for casual conversations, brainstorming, and a little exercise at the Intramural Center’s walking track. All you need is your CrimsonCard for access … and maybe a pair of walking shoes. (Free track access provided by Healthy IU.)

Each week we’ll have consultants eager to chat with you about your ideas for effective teaching and learning with technology. We can focus on the day’s theme or wander into other areas of interest. Come for a few laps or stay the whole time!

Schedule: Wednesdays from

11:30am to 1pm starting March 20


Where: Intramural Center, 1025 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington 


The theme for each week is structured around a particular goal, and technologies designed to help meet it: 

  • March 20—Increase student engagement in class
  • March 27—Encourage students to better prepare for class
  • April 3—Save students money with engaging course materials
  • April 10—Create inclusive classes
  • April 17—Keep teaching during closings
  • April 24—Collaborate in the cloud or Choose your own adventure

Can’t make it on a Wednesday? Email to schedule another time.

Walk IT Wednesdays are sponsored by UITS, Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching, and Healthy IU. Join the Learning Technologies email list to get tech updates and learn about upcoming events and opportunities.

March 21: IU Libraries to host Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Bring your laptop and help make Wikipedia more inclusive.

Save the date! On Thursday, March 21, from

9am to noon, IU Libraries will host the Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a- thon in the Wells Library in Bloomington.

Participants will learn about the gender gap on Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, and get trained to make simple edits (like adding a new citation to uploading images) and write new articles.

Bonus: Coffee and other refreshments will be provided. 

Learn more and sign up

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