News Category: diversity

University honors FAS Communications team members for communications excellence

UMAC Awards
Dec. 15, 2021

At the third annual University Excellence in Marketing and Communications Awards ceremony on Dec. 7, FAS Communications team members were recognized as winners in two categories and as finalists in a third category. 

Thank you for another successful year

FAS - Financial and Administrative Services
Dec. 14, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

As we approach the end of 2021, I want to thank all of you for your outstanding work keeping our university operating smoothly in the face of challenges while also advancing the university’s mission by embracing innovation and teamwork.  

2021 Year in Review - eBITS Spotlight

Spotlight video thumbnail
Dec. 13, 2021

When given the chance to show each other gratitude and appreciation there was an amazing overflow from everyone in the FAS portfolio. So much so that we were not able to fit all that recognition in one video.

National Native American Heritage Month serves as reminder of campus diversity and environmental stewardship

Jack Rouse, CEC member and Little Blue Prairie student leader, was part of the team conducting a controlled burn of the Little Blue Prairie. Native American tribes often used fire to control invasive plant species.
Nov. 23, 2021

Great strides have been made in recent years to recognize more formally the history of the Americas prior to European colonization. In 2020, UT Austin’s Native American and Indigenous Studies program released a Land Acknowledgement for use across the university to demonstrate respect for the historic and current presence of Indigenous Peoples in the Greater Austin area and statewide.

EDI Committee collaborates with IRRIS to provide meaningful EDI Learning Survey results

EDI Committee collaborates with IRRIS to provide meaningful EDI Learning Survey results
Nov. 15, 2021

In September 2021, the FAS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee launched a survey of FAS staff to gather ideas for enhancing EDI awareness and education for the portfolio.

Business Services crafters create silent auction to support Orange Santa

Fox craft piece for Crafters Silent Auction to support Orange Santa
Nov. 11, 2021

The FAS Business Services (FBS) Newsletter Committee is applying their creativity to developing and hosting a Crafters Silent Auction to benefit Orange Santa while giving crafters and other handy staff within FAS an opportunity to showcase their work. The auction is taking place Nov. 15-19 on the auction website. Anyone in FAS is welcome to contribute an item or place a bid.

Support excellence: Submit nominations for the 2022 Outstanding Staff and Supervisor Awards

2022 President's Staff Awards
Nov. 10, 2021

Take the opportunity now to nominate an outstanding staff member, supervisor, or both for their above and beyond work in the past year to support the academic, research and public service mission of the university as part of the prestigious President’s Staff Awards.

PMCS embraces honor of restoring the John S. and Drucie Chase Building

West façade of the renovated John S. and Drucie Chase Building, future home of the DDCE Center for Community Engagement
Nov. 1, 2021

John Saunders Chase, the first African American student to graduate from the UT School of Architecture and the first licensed Black architect in Texas, designed a 1,450 square-foot building in central east Austin that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Vendor diversity encouraged by HUB/SB Program in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM)
Sept. 30, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is celebrated annually from September 15 - October 15. To commemorate this occasion, the Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee spoke with Tiffany Gibson, Director of the Historically Underutilized Business & Small Business (HUB/SB) program.

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.