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Jill Brinton retires after 22 years with the U

Jill Brinton

UIT employees this month wished a fond farewell to Jill Brinton, associate director for the Project Management Office (PMO) for the past four years. Colleagues called the “cat lady” and basketball fan engaging, humorous, intentional, and no-nonsense.

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Dave Sageser: medieval history buff, weekend warrior

Dave Sageser

The system administrator in UIT’s Campus Computer Support team also goes by Lord Christophe Von Lübbeke, a persona he assumes as part of the Barony of Loch Salann, the Salt Lake City chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

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The PMO's Jody Sluder retires after 25 years at the U

Jody Sluder

IT Project Manager Jody Sluder retired on February 16, 2021 after serving the University of Utah for 25 years. In lieu of an in-person party, UIT employees offered well-wishes via Microsoft Teams.

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'U Rising': CIO Hess on keeping Utahns digitally connected

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CIO Steve Hess joined President Ruth Watkins on the most recent episode of the “U Rising” podcast to discuss the U’s role in providing a statewide network infrastructure and other digital tools, and the initiative to enhance both last year.

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Slideshow: 2020 UIT year in review

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As we close the door on 2020, we're reflecting on some of UIT's most notable achievements, from COVID-19 projects to the MobileU app; events, such as the Milestone Years of Service week; and employee features and news, including two award winners.

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UIT's Talbot on genetics research and veggie gardening

Amy Talbot

Amy Talbot has made a few dramatic pivots in her career — she's been a laboratory technician in the U’s Department of Human Genetics, photographer and business owner, and an account executive in UIT’s Communications Infrastructure group.

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USS' virtual Halloween party offers frights and delights

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Staff could choose their own adventure — watch “Beetlejuice” in the Cinema Cemetery, play Jackbox.TV games in the USS (Underground Super-Spooky) Lair, or hang out in the Water Tower — and post messages and contest entries in the associated Teams channels.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21