Thanks for the info!
This was all a little bit above my head, but I guess some of it worked, as I woke up this morning (after a reboot) with a "sftp.itd.umich.edu" on my desktop...
Now the question is... How on earth did I get it? Here are some of the commands that I tried yesterday:
smbclient //sftp.itd.umich.edu/ -U UMROOT/myName
or maybe something along the line of:
This last one (or something like it) is most likely, since I now have a folder on my Desktop called "sftp.itd.umich.edu", which asks me for my password when I click on it and takes me pretty much to the root of the umich system. (and i'd like to change that to my specific path in this system, which is why I need to figure out what I did...)
I should also say: when I open this "magic" folder, its location is: "ssh://sftp.itd.umich.edu". Just in case that tells us anything...