News Category: service

Rapid response from Environmental Health and Safety removes hazardous waste from labs

EHS chemical waste storage at the Material Transfer Center (MTC)
April 24, 2020

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) provides biological waste and chemical waste pick up services to UT Austin laboratories.  When lab closures due to the coronavirus were announced on March 23, 2020, the EHS hazardous materials team had to move quickly to remove waste for disposal from labs that were to be closed.

Thank You, FAS

Darrell Bazell Thank You video screenshot
April 24, 2020

Dear FAS Colleagues,

I wanted to share a short video message to express my appreciation and gratitude for all that you are doing for our great university. I hope you are taking care of yourselves, your families, and each other. We are in this together.

PMCS Carpentry Shop builds protective guards for ID Center

Protective guards after installation at ID Center
April 17, 2020

As the COVID-19 emergency escalated, it became clear to ID Center staff that extra safety precautions were needed to protect their employees and clients. Social distancing measures were already in place except for the ID card issuance process. 

HealthPoint offers virtual fitness, yoga classes to support wellness

Jamie demonstrates Yoga for anxiety
April 7, 2020

Campus faculty and staff now have a new way to help manage stress and anxiety they may feel during the COVID-19 pandemic. One way to manage those feelings is by establishing new exercise routines using online support.

Human Resource Service Center applies core values to bringing new hires on board

UT Austin factoids graphic
April 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways we could not imagine, and on March 13, 2020, the virus forced the closure of The University of Texas at Austin campus. The historic and unexpected campus closure and transition to our current modified open status became a catalyst for change.

Child Development Center uses innovation and technology to keep kids connected

UTCDC Assistant Site Director Lorri Barnett holds up some book examples that she reads over Facebook Live
March 23, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed lives across campus, including those of our youngest Longhorns. In response, the UT Child Development Center (UTCDC) came up with an innovative way to keep children connected to their friends and teachers by offering a nightly bedtime story via Facebook Live on the center’s private Facebook page. This is one of the many steps the program is taking to stay connected with children and their families while the UTCDC is temporarily closed.

ISO advises awareness of scams related to COVID-19

Phishing COVID-19 graphic
March 20, 2020

The UT Austin Information Security Office (ISO) urges the campus community to be aware of emerging scams related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Chief Information Security Officer Cam Beasley advises being on guard for email phishing attempts and other scams targeting fears with promises of vaccines, investment opportunities, and dangerous links that appear to come from trusted sources.

“Malicious actors are using this opportunity to entice victims into opening dangerous links and attachments that can damage computers or compromise personal information,” said Beasley.

Stay informed about campus operations and COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 FAS Updates Graphic
March 19, 2020

In an effort to keep the university campus community apprised of the latest information on the operational status of Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) portfolio units, FAS Communications has created a COVID-19 (coronavirus) page. The page also provides links to any COVID-19 information and resources that individual units may offer. In addition, the page features a Twitter feed of related social media information and the most recent FAS COVID-19 communications. Current building access protocols are included as well.

Know your sources for severe weather information

UT Ready Logo
March 9, 2020

Inclement weather can have a wide range of impacts on the UT Austin campus and its community. Since severe weather has the highest probability of all natural threats to the Forty Acres, Campus Safety and its security partners prepare for seasonal inclement weather year-round.   

HealthPoint EAP and HealthPoint Wellness offer programs supporting healthy eating, weight management

Photo of nutritious produce
March 9, 2020

March is National Nutrition Month 2020®, an annual campaign that focuses on positive food choices, eating habits and physical activity. This event is a good reminder to take advantage of year-round HealthPoint EAP and HealthPoint Wellness programs related to nutrition and weight management.