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  • E-Resource: Read Seattle Times online

    May 21, 2018

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    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! You can now read The Seattle Times cover to cover and in color on your own device through the Access World News database, a resource provided through UW Libraries. Access World News also includes current and archived news stories from over 4,000 news sources with coverage of The Seattle Times dating back to 1895.

  • Graduating in June? Remember to migrate personal files and email

    May 18, 2018

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    Before you leave the University, set up a private email account and forward any personal mail or personal files from your UW account to your private account. Keep in mind that computing services, including U Drive, UW Gmail and UW Exchange Online, expire on the 10th day of the second quarter that you are not registered as a student. After that date, graduating or departing students no longer have access to the account, and all data is deleted.

  • Detecting fake profiles on online social networks

    May 17, 2018

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    A new method that uses machine learning to detect fake users on social networks has been developed by a team of researchers, including postdoctoral research fellow Michael Fire at the UW eScience Institute. The research uses an algorithm to improve the safety of these networks. Watch a video and learn more on the eScience website.

  • High speed fiber optic network benefits communities, institutions around Lake Washington

    May 16, 2018

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    UW partnered with more than two dozen public institutions to build a high speed data network around Lake Washington that provides a critical information technology backbone for collaborating institutions. The fiber-optic ring connects participating cities, school districts and medical centers, including the recently opened Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) facility in Bellevue. GIX is a collaboration between the UW and other major research universities and companies around the world.

  • Technology Recharge Fee rates for FY 2019

    May 14, 2018

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    The Technology Recharge Fee, which provides essential information technology services to the UW, will increase slightly for fiscal year 2019, with no changes to the lineup of basic services. The FY 2019 Technology Recharge Fee was recommended by the University’s IT Service Investment Board to help address the rising costs for IT services, and approved by the Provost and Executive Vice President and Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration. Effective July 1, 2018, the FY 2019 fee will be $57.28 per month per capita for all academic and administrative units (up 2.1 percent); $52.20 per month per capita for the Medical Centers (up 1.7 percent).

  • A new online tool for instructors is helping them improve student engagement

    May 11, 2018

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    MyUW’s new Course Dashboard offers valuable data to help instructors improve teaching and learning in their classes. The Dashboard provides aggregated data from courses that instructors are currently teaching, as well as from previous offerings of the same course. Instructors can view distribution of majors and the courses students are taking concurrently, helping them make connections between their students’ interests and the course’s subject matter. Instructors, if you would like to help improve the dashboard by participating in a research study, please email us at

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