New CSI Tool is on the Case Against Software Vulnerabilities

The Information Security Office has teamed up with Technology Customer Services to reduce a serious security concern: out-of-date software.

The solution they have rolled out – an application called Secunia Corporate Security Investigator (CSI) – is helping keep campus computers patched with the most-current software updates to avoid the kinds of vulnerabilities that viruses and malware can exploit.

CSI allows programs to be patched at the same time and by the same method that computers receive their monthly Microsoft Windows patches. Read More

Spring ATEC Lecture Tickets on Sale With Two Ways to Save

Vernice Armour
Vernice Armour
Chris Johns
Chris Johns
Discount tickets for faculty and staff members are on sale for the spring Arts and Technology Distinguished Lecture Series.

Employees can choose the Two-Lecture Ticket Plan and secure a seat to both spring presentations for a single charge of $20 for the orchestra section or $15 for the mezzanine. Or they can use the faculty/staff promo code for $5 discounts on up to four tickets to a single lecture.

The first ATEC lecture, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, features Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, the nation’s first African-American female combat pilot. Her topic is “Driving Diversity Deep into the DNA of Your Organization.” The discount promo code for employees is ARMOUR2016.

Next up, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, will be veteran National Geographic Society photographer and editor Chris Johns. His topic is “America’s Best Idea.” The discount promo code for this lecture is JOHNS2016.

Both lectures will be at the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building. You can select your own seats or let the online ticketing system choose the best available seat.

Event to Get 10-Week Wellness Challenge Moving on Jan. 26

Event to Get 10-Week Wellness Challenge Moving on Jan. 26
The UT Dallas Wellness Committee will host the kickoff event for this year’s 10-Week Wellness Challenge noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. The event will be in the Faculty and Staff Dining Room, the Student Union Food Court. Attendees will be able to register, participate in a free Zumba class and enjoy a light lunch. RSVP to [email protected] by Friday, Jan. 22.

The challenge, organized in coordination with Live Healthy North Texas, runs through Friday, April 1. Participants form teams of up to 10 people, with a goal of promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles. To create a team, sign up at Select “Join Today,” then enter the group ID code LHDUTD, and add your team members. Team members will receive emails with usernames and passwords to log in and complete their profiles.


2016 Faculty & Staff DART Passes Now Available
Discounted DART passes for UT Dallas employees are available for $300 until Feb. 12. To purchase an annual pass, download and complete a pass application and email it to [email protected]. For more information, visit the University’s DART Web page or call 972-883-2344.

2016 Training Opportunities
The Human Resources Organizational Development and Training team has scheduled a variety of professional development courses during the spring 2016 semester. Register online.

Child Care Survey
Employees are encouraged to complete a brief UT Dallas survey regarding child care needs for the UT Dallas community.