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Information technology tools and resources at the UW


  • Learn more about Meltdown and Spectre, and how to protect your devices

    January 16, 2018

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    Find out how to protect your computer and other devices from two major security vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, in a comprehensive risk advisory by the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer. The two security vulnerabilities affect the processing chips in almost every computer made in the last 20 years. Don’t miss the “What to do” section.

  • Get free and discounted Microsoft software for your personal devices

    January 12, 2018

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    UW students and eligible faculty and staff can download Microsoft software for use on their personal computers, laptops and mobile devices. Learn more about Office 365 ProPlus and how to install it. Software includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Publisher and Access for PCs. The cost of Office 365 ProPlus is covered by the Technology Recharge Fee.

  • Reminder: Record Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Time Off in Workday

    January 11, 2018

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    Don’t forget to record Martin Luther King Jr. Day as “Holiday Taken Time Off” in Workday. This applies to most UW employees who accrue time off and who would normally work on the day on which the holiday falls. However, Department of Intercollegiate Athletic coaches and academic personnel (faculty, residents and fellows and other academic staff) do not need to track time off for holidays in Workday. Medical Centers employees report time off for holiday hours in Kronos. To see if this applies to you, review the quick guide and full user guide for time off, and check out related information on the Time Off webpage of the Integrated Service Center website.

  • Thousands of students apply to UW Seattle via new national online app

    January 10, 2018

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    Thousands of prospective freshmen used a new national online app to apply to UW Seattle last November. The new app offers students a single, centralized platform to organize, build and refine their applications online and apply to any of the 113 public and private universities that are participating.  All freshmen applicants to UW Seattle must now apply using the new Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success app.

  • E-Resource: PolicyMap

    January 9, 2018

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    Access online maps with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the United States with PolicyMap, an online mapping tool that is useful for a variety of disciplines. The data comes from a library of indicators sourced from more than 150 public and proprietary sources. You can also upload and map geocoded data in CSV format to the PolicyMap platform and share the data/maps with others in the UW community. PolicyMap is brought to you by the UW Libraries.

  • Submit a UW Student Technology Fee proposal by Jan. 18

    January 8, 2018

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    The Student Technology Fee Committee is accepting proposals to fund projects that help meet the technology needs of UW students in furthering their educational, research and other goals. Application submissions are due Jan. 18. The approximately $5 million in student fees collected annually has funded a diverse set of technology projects, from computer labs to microscopes, water research to plotters. Visit the STF website to learn more.

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