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June 13, 2022

Text messaging service helps UW COVID study recruit hard-to-find volunteers

Woman looking at phone and thinking wow, I think I'm going to sign up for this Covid study!

When a group of UW Medicine researchers sought to quickly recruit and monitor COVID-19 survivors as part of a nationwide study, there was no easy way to reach them.


May 16, 2022

New email filtering system blocks millions of spam and phishing emails

student in front of computer

UW-IT’s help desk has been receiving some unusual queries from the UW community recently, such as, “I’m not getting any spam or phishing emails. Is there something wrong with my email?”


October 28, 2021

An end to the paper trail

A new cloud-based enterprise document management system will help the UW manage its paperless future.


June 21, 2021

Smooth virtual commencement, with UW-IT support for 2021 ceremony

The 2021 UW commencement took place virtually again — and went super smoothly — thanks to the many staff who supported the University’s critical technology for the event, including a dedicated wired network.


Modern technology installations in the works for the UW

A number of new and updated facilities at the UW have are getting technology infrastructure upgrades from UW-IT. Here are a few.


May 3, 2021

When a pandemic hits, configuring work computers goes on autopilot

In the past year, UW Information Technology has pushed the boundaries of tech to ensure UW staff, among others, get their hands on the tools they need while the pandemic keeps nearly everyone away from campus. Autopilot is but one example.


November 20, 2020

Troubled waters

bubbling lake

Not long ago, on a cool September day deep in Alaska’s Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a floatplane dropped Catherine Kuhn and a team of scientists near a cabin studded with nails to keep curious grizzly and black bears at bay.


March 16, 2020

Latest generation of Wi-Fi brings big improvements, but may cause connectivity issues for some users

UW-IT is in the midst of upgrading the University’s Wi-Fi network by installing hundreds of the latest generation of Wi-Fi units in key areas of the Seattle campus to keep up with the ever-evolving needs of the UW community.


Search for new enterprise content management system underway

A search for a new enterprise content management system to enhance how UW departments and units create and manage their electronic documents is underway, with the goal of providing better support for compliance and better integration with other major systems, including Workday.


February 27, 2020

Indoors or outdoors? We got you covered!

Check out the map below to see where UW-IT is adding outdoor Wi-Fi. For increased security, connect via eduroam, the UW’s preferred Wi-Fi service. Configure your devices now using UW-IT’s configuration utility powered by SecureW2



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