News Category: innovation

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.  

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.

Students support Zero Waste efforts with signage and database guidance

Resource Recovery interns Devia Joshi, Gabrielle Lopez, Melanie Albrecht, Sylvia Asuncion-Crabb, Naomi Hagy, Eeshana Hamed and Lauren Smith were responsible for rolling out signage across campus in summer 2021.
Sept. 1, 2021

Achieving Zero Waste, a 90 percent reduction of waste sent to the landfill, is a long-term goal of the university. Although the reduction goal has not been accomplished yet, Resource Recovery Manager Bobby Moddrell said that the Zero Waste Program in Facilities Services’ Resource Recovery unit has recently taken additional creative and tested steps toward achieving the goal through a Green Fund collaboration.

Updated FAS COVID-19 Guide for Staff

Protect Texas Together brand mark
Aug. 19, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

En Español

There is no denying this has been a challenging few weeks as the COVID-19 Delta variant has moved into Central Texas. In the last week, we have seen the university begin rolling out contingencies to help minimize density in classrooms, request students get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus, and I have requested FAS leadership reduce any unnecessary on-site work to help with density as well.

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.