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May 18, 2018

Graduating in June? Remember to migrate personal files and email

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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.

May 17, 2018

Detecting fake profiles on online social networks

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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.

May 16, 2018

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

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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.

May 14, 2018

Technology Recharge Fee rates for FY 2019

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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).

May 11, 2018

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

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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

May 9, 2018

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 17 at UW

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Join an event that includes presentations and demos dedicated to promoting digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities. The activities are open to everyone and will be held in Odegaard 220 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Feel free to come to one or attend them all. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY) or, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.

May 7, 2018

Join the May 8 Tech Talks

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Learn about best practices when migrating to the cloud, and how to incorporate user experience design principles into your products, as well as new UW-IT UX Design Guides, at Tech Talks on May 8, 10 a.m. to noon in Odegaard, room 220. The quarterly Campus Tech Talks bring together information technology enthusiasts from across the University to explore, learn and connect.

May 3, 2018

Check out the Husky Experience Toolkit in MyUW

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Sophomores, juniors, and seniors: wherever you are in your UW career, and whatever your major, a new toolkit is now available on MyUW to help you make the most of your Husky Experience. Watch the video about the Husky Experience Toolkit, which offers brief articles and resources to help you challenge yourself, explore your interests and options, and make sense of your learning experiences in and outside the classroom. Sign in to MyUW to learn more.

May 2, 2018

UW resources a tap away with Mobile UW

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Find UW resources all in one place with Mobile UW. Access Canvas course websites, campus maps, and safety and emergency resources. Do your research online through UW Libraries. Track bus arrivals with OneBusAway. Read the news on UW Today, get tickets to a Husky game or theater performances, and much more.

May 1, 2018

UW Campus Event Calendar: Find and register for campus events

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Campus life at the UW goes beyond the classroom. Use the UW Campus Event Calendar to find performances, concerts, lectures and other opportunities to enjoy all the UW has to offer.

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