Inclement Weather, Emergency Closing Procedures at UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas is open for normal business operations and instructional activities unless indicated on the UT Dallas 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. If conditions necessitate closure, every effort will be made to have this information posted on University-controlled sites by 6 a.m. Read more

Development Fair to Help Employees Hone Professional Skills

The UT Dallas Trainer Alliance will present a Professional Development Fair on Thursday, Dec. 4, in celebration of the Association of Talent Development’s Employee Learning Week. The fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, will be in the Founders Building’s second-floor atrium.

Representatives of 11 campus departments that offer training will be on hand to help you discover your learning potential. “Training is a great way to cultivate and advance your personal and professional skill set,” said Jessie Bortz, a time and absence trainer in the Payroll and Data Management office. Read more

Volunteers Sought for ‘Aiming for the Stars’ Academic Bowl

Aiming for the Stars needs mentors, coaches and teams to participate in an academic bowl Jan. 31 at UT Dallas. African-American boys in grades 4-8 will test their academic skills, wit and brain power in the tournament.

The sixth annual event is hosted by UT Dallas, Dallas County Community College District, Project Still I Rise, State Sen. Royce West, AT&T and other community partners. Each team will have three students and one coach. The deadline to enter a team or volunteer is Jan. 13. For more information, visit the Aiming for the Stars website or contact David Robinson at 972-883-3566 or [email protected].

Power Outage to Close Some Buildings Over Thanksgiving Break

Facilities Management plans to cut power to a number of campus buildings 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, so that work crews can complete an electrical maintenance project. Employees with offices in these buildings are urged to power down all computer equipment before they leave for Thanksgiving break to avoid loss of data. No one will be allowed to enter these buildings without UT Dallas Police authorization during the outage.

The affected buildings include: Founders North (FN), Jonsson Academic Center (JO), University Theatre (TH), Cecil Ida Green Center (GC), Cecil H. Green Hall (GR), Administration Building (AD), Visual Arts Studio (AS), Physics Building (PHY), English Language Center (ELS), North Office Building (NB), North Lab (NL), Parking Structure 3 (PS3), including Einstein Bros. Bagels and the Auxiliary Services, Parking and Transportation Offices. The parking areas of PS3 will remain open and emergency power will remain unaffected throughout the outage.

Save the Date

Human Resources to Host Informational Forum
The Office of Human Resources will host a forum to share important information on policy and procedure changes and provide updates from all areas of HR, including benefits, employee services, employee relations, institutional equity, and organizational development and training. Attendees will be able to learn about new programs, ask questions, share feedback and network with colleagues. The event will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in JSOM 2.106.


  • UT FLEX Claim Deadline Nov. 30
    All claims for Health Care Reimbursement Accounts and Dependent Day Care Reimbursement Accounts must be filed by Sunday, Nov. 30. Visit the UT System Office of Employee Benefits website for more information.
  • Free Yoga Class for Faculty and Staff Dec. 3
    Join the UT Dallas Wellness Committee for a free 30-minute yoga class at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms. Participation is limited to the first 70 faculty and staff members. RSVP to [email protected] by Dec. 1.

Research Training Series

  • Supporting Graduate Students With Sponsored Projects
    Dec. 3, noon (SLC 1.204)
    The Office of Sponsored Projects will discuss the Industrial Research Assistant program as well as grant opportunities for graduate students. Contact Amanda Miller.
  • Federal Grant Regulation Changes: What Does It Mean to You?
    Dec. 4, 10 a.m., TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102)
    This session will review the regulations governing the use of federal funds in research grants and cooperative agreements that will be the law of the land starting Dec. 26. The Office of Sponsored Projects, the Office of Post-Award Management and the Office of Finance will present. Contact Amanda Miller.
  • Coffee Break with Research Development: Research Synergy
    Dec. 5, 3 p.m. (CB2 1.206)
    Research synergy — also known as team science — is popular in funding circles. The session will go beyond the buzzwords and discuss what research synergy is, when and why you need it, and how to prove to a funder that you have it. Contact Beth Keithly.