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UT DallasInterCom
Nov. 19, 2013
Inclement Weather and Emergency Closing
Procedures at The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas covered in snow

Policy Reminder: The University of Texas at Dallas is open for normal business operations and instructional activities unless indicated otherwise on the UT Dallas website home page. Employees and students are expected to exercise judgment regarding their ability to travel safely to campus when inclement weather is in the area. They are not expected to place travel for work or class attendance above considerations for individual health and safety. If conditions necessitate closure, every effort will be made to have this information posted on University-controlled sites by 6 a.m.

Dining Hours Altered for Thanksgiving Week

The Dining Hall will close Nov. 23-30 for the fall student class break. Alternate dining options include the Pub, which will be open 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for brunch and 5-6:30 p.m. for dinner daily except for Thanksgiving Day. Residential Life will host a catered Thanksgiving lunch for student residents who remain on campus that day. READ MORE

Healthy Tips for a Festive And Fit Season

The holiday season brings cold weather, more food, and extra stress — a combination that can lead to unhealthy food choices. The UT System Living Well program offers the following tips to maintain your weight through the season:

• Get Moving — Every little bit helps.
• Go Out — Coordinate an outdoor family activity.
• Socialize — Shift the focus to conversation instead of food.
• Stay Hydrated — Limit alcohol and drink plenty of water.
• Plan Ahead — Never go to a party hungry. Serve or bring a few healthy alternatives.

Human Resources Reminders

The Office of Human Resources reminds employees of the following events scheduled for this month and December:

• UT Dallas employees are invited to attend the Annual Service Awards presentation and reception 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Alexander Clark Center, CN 1.112.
Spanish-language retirement planning sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20 in the conference room of the Facilities Management building.
• Make plans to attend the Office of Human Resources’ next meet-and-greet event from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 12, in the McDermott Suite, located inside the Eugene McDermott Library. This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with members of the HR team and learn about current HR projects, initiatives and practices.

Discounted DART Passes Available Through Feb. 15
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

UT Dallas employees can purchase discounted Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) annual passes Dec. 1 through Feb. 15 at the Parking and Transportation Service window in the Bursar's Office, SSB 2.300. The cost is $300. Employees will need to present a completed pass application, Comet Card and full payment in cash, check, credit or debit card. Passes will be valid Jan. 1 through the end of the 2014 calendar year. READ MORE

Make Sure Your Computer
Travels Securely on Holidays

If your holiday travel plans include taking along work on your UT Dallas laptop computer, don't forget to pack some extra security. UT Dallas computers lost through theft, or accidentally left behind in cabs or airports, can lead to breaches of your personal information, loss of your research, or damage to the University's reputation. Any student or employee information stored on the device also is at risk for loss or compromise.

Take the time to protect yourself and the University by properly encrypting your laptop. Contact the Office of Information Security for assistance:
[email protected]

Mobile Mammography Unit
to Visit Campus Dec. 16

The UT Southwestern Mobile Mammography Unit will be on campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. UT Dallas faculty, staff and spouses may schedule mammogram appointments by calling 214-645-2560 or 866-277-0710.

The unit will park on the north side of the Activity Center in the circle drive off Drive A. Participants will need to bring photo IDs and health insurance cards to their appointments. Sponsored mammograms are available for those without health care coverage.