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FAS Communications’ Charlie Moore explains the importance of graphic design done right

Charlie Moore Interview
Aug. 18, 2021

Senior Graphic Designer for FAS Charlie Moore talks about approaching design with strategy and professionalism in this interview with FAS Media Manager Veronica Trevino. In the interview Moore emphasizes the importance of using graphic design in ways that ensure messages are clearly received by their intended audience and reflect positively on the university.

Update on Flexible Work as Austin moves to COVID-19 Stage 5

Protect Texas Together brand mark
Aug. 10, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

University executive leadership and the university-level health and wellness committee have been meeting to discuss contingency plans for the fall as Austin and Travis County move into COVID-19 Stage 5.

EAP offers mental health guidance series around COVID-19

EAPMental Health Video Series
Aug. 9, 2021

To help support the UT community through the transition of students and faculty returning to the classroom and the range of emotions and uncertainties associated with the pandemic, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselors created a Coming Back Together series of videos and handouts to encourage the community to come together with understanding and compassion.

Implementing Fall Plans; Reminders of Existing COVID-19 Guidance

UTexas and FAS logo graphic
Aug. 4, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

As summer comes to a close, I wanted to provide an update on where we stand with our plans for the fall and share some important reminders about COVID-19 precautions and guidance we should all be mindful of as we enter in the fall months.

ID Center provides online services in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

UT ID Card
Aug. 3, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the campus to online learning, the ID Center had to find ways to move in-person processes online quickly.

ITS Collaborates with Dell Medical School on Digital wallet concept

Digital wallet graphic
July 16, 2021

ITS and the Dell Medical School partnered together to implement a “Digital Identity Wallet” concept that would allow medical patients to choose how they share their personal information through a mobile device.

New uses for DocuSign at UT expanding in support of hybrid work

Docusign icon
July 9, 2021

Sheilagh O’Hare, Records and Information Management Services (RIMS) senior business analyst, has seen use cases for DocuSign increase steadily since the document management service was launched at the university in 2017. DocuSign enables a workflow that is entirely digital, including signatures. RIMS and ITS Applications support the service.

Bass Concert Hall renovation improves audience experience in Austin’s largest theater

Bass Concert Hall mid-construction
July 8, 2021

According to Bob Bursey, executive and artistic director for Texas Performing Arts, facilities such as the university’s Bass Concert Hall, built in 1981, require ongoing investment to meet the expectations of artists and audiences.

Learning & Development introduces listeners to new ideas through “Make Me Love What You Do” podcast

Make Me Love What You Do
July 5, 2021

On June 20, 21, UT Learning & Development launched a pilot podcast, “Make Me Love What You Do,” an opportunity to hear about diverse individuals at the university and their contributions to the UT community. The first podcast featured Kate Biberdorf, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Natural Science’s Department of Chemistry known for her unique and compelling teaching style. “Make Me Love What You Do” podcasts are available at Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

EAP provides resources to support LGBTQIA+ colleagues in the workplace

FAS Diversity Icon
June 28, 2021

In a recent blog post, Jamie Justus, counselor in the HealthPoint Employee Assistance Program, discusses the fear and isolation that many people experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be magnified for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual, plus allies).