UW-IT’s Year in Review for 2020

Last updated: January 17, 2023

Working together for a better University

Welcome to UW-IT’s 2020 Year in Partnerships series. Despite a global pandemic, we collaborated with partners across all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations to continue to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery.


Students enjoy the Fall Fling concert with a variety of musicians on the HUB lawn during Dawg Daze 2019.

An agent of change

UW staff dramatically shifted how they work to provide support services to students — with changes likely to last beyond the pandemic.

Read how staff supported students they could no longer see face to face

The physics of a deadly virus

New immune response research at the UW hints at answers on how to fight the deadly coronavirus, with help from Hyak, the UW’s supercomputer.

Read how researchers narrowed the field to a few antibodies

Driving exploration

A powerful online app favored by researchers and scientists across the globe has become a game changer for UW students learning how to process and interpret data results, especially during the pandemic.

Learn why this online living notebook may be the future

Troubled waters

Understanding what’s happening to Arctic Lakes may help us save them — and one UW researcher is leading the way, using the power of cloud computing.

Find out how Catherine Kuhn can tell if lakes are under stress

Highlights from 2020

Learn about the wide breadth of initiatives to enhance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery.

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People enjoy the highlights of cherry blossoms in the quad on University of Washington campus.

Moving forward

To support the work of the University, UW-IT is implementing key initiatives for FY 2021.

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Students sunbathing on the HUB lawn/yard

FY 2021 budget

UW-IT carefully manages its budget, always committed to transparency and accountability to the UW.

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