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UT DallasInterCom
March 25, 2014
New Chief Information Security Officer Named
to Protect Information Assets, Manage Risks

Nate Howe

UT Dallas has appointed Nate Howe as the University’s new director of information security and chief information security officer.

Howe will manage all aspects of the information security program and will develop partnerships, measure the risk environment and build a culture of security awareness. His first day on the job was March 17.

"Organizations continue to struggle with the concept of risk elimination versus risk management; it is too disruptive and expensive to eliminate all risks," Howe said. "Instead I create conversations between stakeholders, and together we identify scenarios most likely to have significant impact on security." READ MORE

Researcher to Discuss Underlying Processes
of Working Memory at Vital Longevity Lecture

Dr. John Jonides

Memory researcher Dr. John Jonides of the University of Michigan will discuss evidence-based ways to train the mind to improve cognitive function at the first Jean and Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture on April 23.

Jonides will discuss how working memory, sometimes referred to as "short-term memory," is an integral part of performing certain cognitive and behavioral tasks. The talk is titled, "Cognitive Training to Improve Cognitive Functioning."

The lecture is free to the public and made possible by a gift from Jean and Bill Booziotis. Registration is required. For further details, see the UT Dallas Center for Vital Longevity website.

Catering Fair
Today is the last day to RSVP for the 2014 UT Dallas Catering Fair to be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 1 in the Staff and Faculty Dining Room (SU 2.905B). This is a chance for UT Dallas offices and departments to learn about the new menu, receive training on the ordering process and sample new products.

Dining Survey
Help influence future dining decisions and get a free drink when you complete a UT Dallas dining survey by April 18. For more information, visit the dining website or email [email protected].

The Office of Research continues its class series. Read more and register online.

Orientation to the Office of Research Compliance
April 3, 3-4 p.m. (FO 1.202)

Writing Good Proposals
April 15, 10-11 a.m. (FO 2.106)

Technology Commercialization
April 17, 3-4 p.m. (FO 1.202)

Internet Trailblazer to Share
Insights on New Technologies

Vinton G. Cerf, recognized as one of the "fathers of the Internet" and currently the vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google, will speak on campus Wednesday for the third installment of the new Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series.

He will talk about his role in developing new technology. Tickets are available online.

Cerf has received such honors as the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the creation of the Internet.

In his work at Google, Cerf identifies and promotes new technologies used to develop Internet-based products and services.

Hosted by UT Dallas' Arts and Technology (ATEC) program, the lecture series features speakers from a wide range of backgrounds in science, technology and art. READ MORE

International Student Services
to Administer Study Abroad

The UT Dallas International Student Services Office (ISSO) and Office of International Education have joined forces to serve international students moving to the U.S. to study at UT Dallas as well as students planning to study abroad.

The newly merged office will provide single-point services for study abroad, student immigration services, international student programs, collaborative agreements and international mobility services.

Led by Cristen Casey, ISSO director, these offices are now housed in the Student Services Building (SSB 3.400). Under the new organizational structure, Dr. Rodolfo Hernandez will continue to provide leadership for international collaborative agreements, international risk management, and the Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives (CUSLAI).  The department will hire a new director to further expand and strengthen study abroad offerings.

The changes are designed to support the growing international community at UT Dallas and to help the University provide Tier One-focused international programs and services.