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News | September 5, 2017

‘Smart’ campuses invest in the Internet of Things

As campus executives start to develop their IoT strategies, it is not just CIOs who have to be involved. Sometimes, facilities groups have their own IT executives working on data pipelines from IoT devices. Chuck Benson, assistant director for IT in Facilities Services at the University of Washington, chairs a campuswide IoT risk mitigation task…


News | November 23, 2020

Addressing homelessness: UW to welcome back Tent City 3 for winter quarter 2021

Homelessness is a crisis in Washington and across the U.S. Last year, an annual count revealed that in King County alone, 11,200 people reported being homeless at the time of the survey. The numbers have only increased during the pandemic. As one part of its response to this population health crisis, the University of Washington will welcome back Tent…


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Chuck Benson

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News | November 12, 2020

City launches real estate company to save and create Seattle art spaces

Even before COVID-19 took a sledgehammer to Seattle’s arts and entertainment sector, things were rough for cultural organizations trying to hold on to venues in the city’s booming real estate market. Every panel conversation about galleries, nearly any article about the closure of yet another music venue came back to the same core issue: There’s…


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John Vallier

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Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson

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News | February 6, 2020

Medical Overdose Training for Nightlife Workers and School Nurses

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a plan Thursday to help combat fentanyl-related overdoses in the city. The plan is in response to the overdose deaths of three King County teens last year after they took counterfeit pills. Under Durkan’s plan, the city of Seattle in partnership with community-based organizations will purchase 700 naloxone kits that…


News | July 9, 2020

Racial justice is an urban issue: A curated list of resources from UW BIPOC scholars

Racial injustice is not a new issue. Segregation and discrimination on the basis of race has long been tied to the built environments across the country, from redlining and restrictive covenants in the mid-1900s, to white flight and suburbanization after World War II, to the current trends of gentrification and displacement in cities throughout the…


News | October 22, 2020

Seattle’s charming new waterfront park on Portage Bay officially opens

While the weather might be a bit gusty and chilly, Seattleites have a quaint new waterfront park to explore this weekend for fall colors and launch their kayaks next spring. Fritz Hedges Waterway Park officially opened Wednesday and includes a kayak launch point, pier, small beach and picnic area. The 3.5-acre park sits adjacent to the Sakuma Viewpoint and…


News | August 20, 2020

Special Collections Library launches new digital exhibit on protest history in Seattle

For the last few months, Abbey Maynard, Student Reference Assistant and Visual Materials Student Assistant at the UW Libraries Special Collections, has been working on creating a new digital exhibit: We Are All The Conspiracy: The Day After Protest, Seattle 7, and Community Activism in 1970s Seattle, featuring material about the Seattle Liberation Front (SLF), a political…


News | December 21, 2020

Tent City 3 moves to UW campus during coronavirus pandemic

On December 19, up to 70 residents of Tent City 3 moved their belongings from its current location at Trinity United Methodist Church in Seattle’s Crown Hill neighborhood to a parking lot on the UW campus. In 2017, one of Seattle’s oldest self-governed homeless camps moved to a parking lot in the southwest corner of…


News | February 15, 2018

UW, Seattle & King county join forces for new academic health department

The University of Washington Schools of Public Health and of Nursing have formalized an alliance with Public Health – Seattle & King County that seeks to encourage collaboration and resource sharing through a new academic health department. The three-year partnership will provide a foundation for increased training and other opportunities for students, faculty, researchers and…


News | June 15, 2021

What you need to know as cyber attackers target Alaska

Alaskans have been affected by cyberattacks in various ways, whether it’s leaked private information from the Permanent Fund Dividend program or the shutdown of online court or health department services. The kinds of attackers and their motivations in targeting governmental organizations can also vary, says Chuck Benson, director of risk mitigation strategy for the ‘Internet…