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FAS shout outs: honoring the spirit and resiliency of our FAS employees

March 4, 2021

Stories of heroism, sacrifice, and solidarity continue to emerge in the wake of February’s unprecedented weather and campus closure. Many FAS employees braved the elements to come to campus to address critical operations, while others rose above power and water outages at home to keep important processes moving forward.

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FAS units worked together to purchase and install COVID-19 vaccine freezers

March 2, 2021

Initially, the Pfizer vaccine was the only approved COVID-19 vaccine, and it required storage in an ultra-low, -80 degree freezer. To be able to receive and properly store the Pfizer vaccine, the university took steps that included purchasing and installing these freezers. Consequently, UT received the Pfizer vaccine and was able to begin vaccinating staff who are frontline health care workers in December 2020.


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Landscape Services helps trees weather the winter storm

March 2, 2021

Many members of the UT Austin community experienced freeze damage to their trees during the February winter storm. Campus trees were no exception. University staff from the Landscape Services division responded to the storm and continue to assess damage and tree health. They are hopeful that most trees on campus will weather the storm impacts just fine, and they offer guidance to homeowners for caring for their own trees.


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Reuse Store offers sustainable and fun shopping experience

February 26, 2021

Where can shoppers purchase inexpensive home or apartment-size furnishings, electronics, art and books originating from the university? What about low-cost UT-branded apparel and memorabilia? All of these items and more are available at the UT Surplus REuse Store. Launched in 2018, the REuse Store was first proposed by Ben Reid, manager of Building Logistics and Keys, in 2015.  Besides providing value to customers, the UT Surplus REuse Store is also a creative way to reduce waste as part of the university’s Zero Waste Program.


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Moving forward after the inclement weather

February 23, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

As the university begins to reopen, I wanted to acknowledge the spirit and resiliency demonstrated by our portfolio during this unprecedented weather closure.

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Stay safe and check on others during historic winter storm

February 16, 2021

Dear FAS Colleagues,

I want to take a moment to thank each of you for doing your part to support our campus and community during the extraordinary weather event we are experiencing and its unexpected consequences.

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