FAS News

Tents exhibiting different countries and cultures at the UTCDC multicultural festival drive-through

UTCDC celebrates diversity with multicultural drive-through festival and bookfair

April 30, 2021

On April 24, the UT Child Development Center (UTCDC) partnered with families and a local Black-owned bookstore to host a multicultural drive-through festival and bookfair for children and their families. The multicultural festival is an annual celebration of diversity that provides children an opportunity to learn and explore different cultures from around the world.


A blue pottery water feature at the South Asia Garden

Landscape Services partners with University Housing and Dining and South Asia Institute to create South Asia Garden

April 27, 2021

While the Landscape Services Installation team often participates in landscape rehabilitation or other special projects, they shine when afforded the opportunity to use historical and horticultural knowledge to find landscape solutions. Such an opportunity arrived when University Housing and Dining (UHD) Sustainability Coordinator Neil Kaufman asked for a unique planter for the South Asia Garden.


James Buratti Interview

FAS Communications’ James Buratti offers new courses on improving web users’ experience

April 23, 2021

Do you write emails or web content? Are your web pages easy to use and understand? Digital Strategy Manager for FAS Communications James Buratti talks about the importance of improving users’ experience with FAS web content in this interview with FAS Media Manager Veronica Trevino.


2021 FAS Staff Service Award Recipients

FAS celebrates service with the President’s 2021 Staff Service Awards

April 21, 2021

As part of the annual President’s Staff Awards, the university recognizes and honors the dedication of employees who have served the university for 10 or more years with its Service Awards. This year the list consists of more than 800 staff across the university, with 185 of those being FAS staff. Within the FAS portfolio, years of service range from 10 to 45. Pictured left is an infographic that breaks down the count of FAS Staff Service Award winners.


New tuition billing process for UT

Collaboration among FAS units and campus partners improves tuition billing and payment processes for students

April 14, 2021

Starting with the fall 2021 semester, the university will implement improvements to tuition billing and payments that will make it easier for students to pay their tuition and to receive financial aid and scholarships. These process improvements are the result of collaboration that began in November 2019 with the support of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell and then-provost Maurie McInnis.


Stewardship FAS value graphic

IQ organizationally joining ITS

April 9, 2021

Dear FAS colleagues,

As part of our ongoing efforts to further operationalize the FAS core values of stewardship, teamwork and service, I am writing to share that Information Quest (IQ) is organizationally joining Information Technology Services (ITS) effective today. Director David Pavkovic will report to Assistant Vice President Trice Humpert.

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