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July 13, 2018

Teams compete in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Finals, stay on UW campus

Imagine cup winners lift a trophy together

This month forty-nine teams from 35 countries will compete in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup World Finals in Redmond for a chance to win up to $100,000 and a consultation with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Teams will stay in Alder Hall on the University campus where they will have access to the UW’s high-speed wired and Wi-Fi services. In its sixteenth year, the international competition challenges teams of university students to create applications that shape how we live, work and play. The Imagine Cup World Championships will be live-streamed from downtown Seattle on July 25, beginning at 9 a.m.

July 12, 2018

Attend presentation by renowned disability rights leader on Aug. 1

Headshot of John Kemp

Register for free to attend this thought-provoking exploration of the disability civil rights movement led by celebrated advocate for people with disabilities, John Kemp, on Aug. 1 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the Husky Union Building. The event is sponsored by DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at UW.

July 11, 2018

Access to email ending on July 31 for alumni, retirees, other groups

smart phone with email symbols

Alumni, former students, faculty and staff, and retirees (with some exceptions) should move personal email and files to a private service. Access to their UW email service will end on July 31, 2018. These groups are no longer eligible for a UW email service, including UW Deskmail, UW Exchange Online, UW Gmail, and UW Outlook Live. Before July 31, those affected should set up their UW email address to forward to a private email service to continue to receive email sent to their UW email address. Most email services will also allow sending from an email address.

July 9, 2018

New residence hall gears up for fall opening

Network Implementation Team setting up network in Madrona Hall

Madrona Hall, the UW’s newest residence hall, is gearing up to open this fall for undergraduate students living on campus. Rooms are wired with high-speed broadband access to UW computing resources and access to email and Internet, thanks to help from UW-IT. Public and residential areas will include free Wi-Fi.

June 29, 2018

Special Olympics USA Games come to the UW this July

Special Olympics athlete giving the camera a thumbs up

More than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states will visit Seattle and the surrounding region to participate in the Special Olympics USA Games kicking off July 1. The UW will be the primary venue, and athletes will stay in Seattle campus residence halls, including Willow Hall, a new residence building on north campus that offers state-of-the-art technology. The UW’s high-bandwidth wired and Wi-Fi connectivity will help the event run smoothly and support the thousands of expected connected devices that athletes, parents, coaches, staff and spectators will bring. Learn more about the USA Games.

June 28, 2018

E-Resource: View research in action with JoVE video journal of scientific methods

Woman pipetting into a petri dish

Need an introduction to using a Bunsen burner? Looking for the best way to prepare skeletal muscle tissue for phenotyping studies? Check out JoVE — the Journal of Visualized Experimentation. This peer-reviewed video journal provides instructional content showing standard, time-tested scientific methods and protocols used in the physical and life sciences

June 27, 2018

Reminder: Record July 4th Holiday Time Off in Workday

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Don’t forget to record July 4th 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 page of the Integrated Service Center website.

June 26, 2018

Can’t find the latest email announcement from UW-IT?

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Look for major UW-IT announcements sent to the UW community on IT Connect to ensure you can find the information you need quickly. UW-IT Announcements cover significant changes to IT tools and services managed by UW-IT, providing important information about the change and any action needed.

June 25, 2018

Traveling over the holiday? Protect yourself online with these important security tips

Computer locked with a padlock

Keep your personal information and University data safe when you travel with a laptop or mobile device by following these simple security tips. Remember to update operating systems, applications and anti-virus software. Don’t use the “remember my password” feature or access personal bank accounts or work accounts from a public computer. Be cautious when using public wireless networks for your own devices, and disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not needed. Read more tips, and contact or if a device containing University information is lost, stolen or compromised.

June 22, 2018

Accelerate your research with computing tools and resources

Two Computer Scientists Choose Between Printed Circuit Boards

Explore the research computing resources available and take advantage of one-on-one consultation and expert computing advice. Find out how Hyak, the UW’s on-site supercomputer, and cloud computing solutions, can advance your research. Learn about on-site large-scale storage and the high speed research network.

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