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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

May 30, 2017

Get free computer tech support at UW’s student-run Computer Vet

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Bring your laptop and take advantage of the Computer Vet’s free drop-in service, located at the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Staffed by experienced UW students, they can help install software funded by the Student Technology Fee, troubleshoot software problems, update operating systems, remove peer-to-peer file sharing programs…

January 5, 2017

UW Tower Data Center earns ENERGY STAR certification for 2016

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The UW Tower Data Center earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for 2016, one of just 14 centers to do so for the last four years in a row. This award recognizes a commitment to energy efficiency and achievement of superior energy performance. ENERGY STAR buildings use 35 percent less energy and…

September 7, 2016

Submit a UW Student Technology Fee proposal by Oct. 3

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The Student Technology Fee Committee is now accepting proposals to fund projects that help meet the technology needs of UW students in furthering their educational, research and other goals. The over $4 million of student fees collected annually has funded a diverse set of technology projects, from computer labs to microscopes, water research to plotters….

July 5, 2016

Free consult on unit IT infrastructure needs and significant savings encourage UW enterprise solutions

UW departments running IT infrastructure could see significant savings, thanks to incentives from a new UW-IT Infrastructure Program. UW-IT will waive startup costs and fees for consulting and engineering for some services to make it easier for units to adopt UW-IT enterprise-shared solutions. This program is the outcome of the UW Server Policy (APS 17.1)…

March 2, 2016

U Drive now provides 30GB file storage

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The UW’s central personal file storage service—U Drive—now offers 30GB of space (up from 20GB) to UW students, faculty and staff. Managed by UW-IT, U Drive offers general-purpose, backed-up file storage with self-service file restore functionality. The Student Technology Fee Committee funds the student quota; the employee quota is supported by the Technology Recharge Fee….

January 15, 2016

OUGL Learning Commons Computer upgrade: Jan. 19-22

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To maintain a stable and secure computing environment for students, UW-IT will be updating the computers in the Odegaard Learning Commons January 19-22. Different sections of computers in Odegaard will be unavailable throughout the week due to maintenance, but enough computers should be available to meet student needs during this time. Printing will be available.

January 7, 2016

UW Tower Data Center Earns Third ENERGY STAR

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The UW Tower Data Center earned ENERGY STAR certification for the third year in a row, a claim just 14 data centers in the U.S. can make. As the UW Sustainability Blog reports, only two university data centers have ever earned this EPA rating. UW-IT keeps the UW data centers powered and cooled without interruption,…

December 15, 2015

Submit a UW Student Technology Fee Proposal by Jan. 22

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The UW Student Technology Fee Committee is now accepting proposals to fund projects that support UW student technology needs. About $5 million is available this year, funded by a $41 per quarter fee paid by all UW students. Software development has been added to the funding categories, which include computer labs, remote computing, frontier technology,…

October 14, 2015

UW Seattle Students: Need Technology Equipment? Borrow a Loaner at the HUB

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UW Seattle students can borrow high-quality digital equipment through the STF Technology Loan Program’s new satellite office in HUB 111D, open 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. This location—along with the Kane and Health Sciences offices—loans a wide variety of technology. The program is operated by UW-IT and…

September 15, 2015

Dawg Daze: Succeeding With Technology at the UW, Sept. 28

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UW students: Join a fast-paced Dawg Daze session where you will be guided by UW-IT and your peers through key technology tools and resources critical to your success in courses and in your Husky experience. Bring all your favorite devices (laptop, tablet, cell phone) for a hands-on learning experience navigating UW course technologies, finding resources,…

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