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May 27, 2015

E-RESOURCE: Underground & Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: Vol. II

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View a primary-source, scholarly database of adult comic books and graphic nov­els, including inter­views, crit­i­cism and jour­nal arti­cles that doc­u­ment the con­tin­ual growth and evo­lu­tion of this art form, with the Underground & Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels e-resource. Vol­ume II adds exten­sive cov­er­age of the pre-Comics Code era crime, war, romance and horror comics that fueled the back­lash lead­ing to one of the largest cen­sor­ship cam­paigns in US his­tory. This UW-restricted e-resource is brought to you by University Libraries.


May 26, 2015

UW Units Use Google Drive for Storage, Not Just Collaboration

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Two UW units are finding new ways to take advantage of the unlimited free storage space offered by Google Drive, which lets UW students, faculty and staff create, store, share and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations online. The two departments—the College of Built Environments and a School of Oceanography lab—are experimenting with using Google Drive to store massive amounts of data. They see it as a viable solution for scalable storage that can create significant savings for their units. Learn more.


May 22, 2015

Interested in a UW Front-End Development Community of Practice? Complete a Survey by June 5

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UW Web developers want to gauge interest in starting a UW Front-End Technologies Community of Practice group that would meet regularly to discuss and share knowledge about CSS, HTML5 and JavaScript. Common themes would be accessibility, optimization and responsive design. Show your interest by taking a short survey by June 5 and join the frontenddev distribution list.


May 13, 2015

Student Developer Position

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UW-IT maintains a number of websites and applications in order to provide information about our services and other resources available to UW students, staff, and faculty.

The Student Developer is responsible for assisting in development and maintenance of UW-IT web and software properties. He or she fixes bugs and develops improvements for a variety of websites and applications. This position provides flexible hours and ample opportunity to learn. (more…)


May 12, 2015

Global Accessibility Awareness Day and Access Technology Center Open House: May 21

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Drop by to learn about the Access Technology Center at UW Seattle during an Open House celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 21, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 064. The Center provides accessibility consultations and demonstrates a wide variety of hardware, software and furniture for users with disabilities. Stop by to learn more and meet the staff.


May 11, 2015

Microsoft Support for Windows Server 2003 Ends July 14, 2015

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Microsoft is ending support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015, and will no longer provide security updates after that time. Servers still running Windows Server 2003 should be upgraded to a currently supported operating system, or replaced or retired from service before July 14 to keep systems secure. See additional options provided through UW-IT.


May 10, 2015

U Drive File Storage Service Base Quota Increased to 20GB

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U Drive, the UW’s central personal file storage service, now offers 20GB of quota to UW students, faculty and staff. This increased capacity will help meet the needs of those with larger amounts of data. Managed by UW-IT, U Drive offers general-purpose, backed-up file storage with snapshots for self-recovery. The Student Technology Fee Committee funds the student quota; the employee quota is supported by the Technology Recharge Fee. Get more information about U Drive.


May 9, 2015

E-RESOURCE: NAACP Papers

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Get access to one of the most famous records of the civil rights movement through the History Vault collection’s new digitized archive of documents from the Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Covering 1909 to 1972, the NAACP Papers document the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Produced through a partnership between the NAACP and ProQuest, its two million pages include internal memos, legal briefings, timelines and more. This UW-restricted resource is brought to you by University Libraries.


May 8, 2015

HR/Payroll Modernization Announces New Go-Live Date

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The HR/Payroll Modernization project has extended the project timeline for delivering the UW’s new Workday by six months, to go-live on June 16, 2016. Once Workday is live, the University will have a modern tool and an easy-to-use mobile application to quickly access routine personnel items such as earning statements and leave balances, and to make personal information updates such as contact information, direct deposits selections and W-2 withholdings. For more information, visit MyWorkday.uw.edu.


May 7, 2015

Campus Tech Talks at UW Seattle: May 13

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Information technology enthusiasts from across the UW will gather on Wednesday, May 13 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Odegaard Undergraduate Library Room 220 to share their knowledge and experiences at the spring quarter Campus Tech Talks. Presentations include OneNote for Collaboration, Research and Documentation; Successes and Challenges With Lean/Agile Development; Release Automation and Puppet; and UW-IT Data Center Services.


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