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

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.

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EAP provides resources to support LGBTQIA+ colleagues in the workplace

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).

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FAS units team up to make HRSS requests easier

June 25, 2021

It is now easier than ever before to request services from FAS Human Resources Support Services (HRSS) thanks to the service portal developed in collaboration with Technology Resources (TRecs) and Information Technology Services (ITS) Campus Solutions. Development began in fall 2020, and the portal was launched on May 26, 2021, according to HRSS Director Angie Schoolar.

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FAS publishes guidance supporting use of gender non-specific pronouns

June 17, 2021

When it comes to addressing someone by their preferred pronouns, the FAS Gender Non-Specific Pronouns webpage provides useful guidance and resources for helping others feel valued, respected and included. Among other resources, two from the university’s Gender and Sexuality Center are featured: Pronouns – A How-to-Guide (also in Spanish) and Nonbinary Pronouns in Multiple Languages.

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Doggie Doo is a Waller Creek Don’t: FAS departments install pet waste stations to keep Waller Creek clean

June 15, 2021

As part of overall plans to help reduce bacterial levels in Waller Creek, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Landscape Services and Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) have teamed up to install pet waste stations to help reduce bacteria levels in Waller Creek.

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EAP partners with UT Development to fund raise for Staff Emergency Fund

June 14, 2021

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and UT Development have launched a new Hornraiser fundraiser page where employees can donate to the Staff Emergency Fund (SEF) year-round. Watch this short video to learn more about the impact the SEF has on staff in need.