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UT DallasInterCom
Feb. 25, 2014
Alumnus to Explore World of Cloud Computing
Alumnus to Explore World of Cloud Computing

UT Dallas alumnus and Microsoft manager Christian Belady will shed light on one of technology's biggest buzzwords when he discusses the quickly changing world of cloud computing in an appearance on campus Wednesday, Feb. 26.

The talk is the second installment in the University's Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for students, faculty and staff who register.

Few experts are better equipped to explain the basics of cloud computing and how it has been changing the way that personal computers and the Internet have served users. Belady has helped build and manage the world of cloud computing for Microsoft. He is an authority on what the future holds for cloud computing and what it will mean to consumers as well as technology professionals.

Belady earned his master's degree in international management studies from UT Dallas in 1990 and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2010. He also holds engineering degrees from Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Keep Office Software Safe and Up-to-Date
Keep Office Software Safe and Up-to-Date

Patch early, patch often. That's the advice of the University's Information Security office, which calls installing software patches one of the most important steps employees can take to protect their computers and data.

Most computer operating systems download patches automatically, but users need to make sure they install them and reboot to activate the updates. Third-party applications are also a common source of vulnerabilities and require frequent updates.

Information Security is piloting a product, Secunia, to make patching third-party applications faster and easier. Contact [email protected] if you are interested in participating in the pilot.

Toastmasters Group Preps for Speech Contests

The University Toastmasters of Dallas club will hold its semi-annual speech contests at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in JO 4.102. Speakers will compete in the Tall Tales and/or the International Speech contest with an eye toward advancing to regional competitions later in the year.

Attendance is open to the UT Dallas community, refreshments will be provided, and club members will be on hand to answer questions. Email Katie Simpson for details.

Research Office Classes

The Office of Sponsored Projects continues its Research Certificate Series. Details and registration are available online.

Office of Research Intro
March 4, 10-11 a.m. (FN 2.106)
This session will offer a general overview of the Office of Research.

Submitting Proposal Applications
March 6, 3-4 p.m., (FO 1.202)
The process of submitting a grant application can be challenging, and the challenge varies by funding agency. The Office of Sponsored Projects will outline the forms and process needed to obtain approvals.

Finding Funding
March 18, 10-11 a.m. (FN 2.106)
The Office of Research Development will discuss databases and other tools for finding federal, state and corporate funding for research.

March 20, 3-4 p.m., (FO 1.202)
The Office of Sponsored Projects will discuss research contracts and investigate the different types of research contracts commonly used at UT Dallas and the administrative process behind them.

Contact Rebecca Everett at ext. 2313 if you have any questions.