Summer Campus Construction, Planning and Maintenance

Summer will usher in the University’s newest academic building, along with strategic planning for future campus infrastructure. Learn more about the Campus Master Plan Update, construction on and around campus, and summer parking lot maintenance in the recent News Center story. Construction and maintenance updates can be found on the Pardon Our Progress website.

Summer SAFE ZONE Ally Training

Safe Zone

The Galerstein Gender Center will offer SAFE ZONE Ally Training sessions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Monday, June 18, and Friday, July 20, in the Galaxy Rooms (SU 2.602). Ally Training provides a venue for participants to express concerns, ask questions, and learn about issues affecting the LGBT+ campus and surrounding community. Register for June or July sessions online. Email Matthew Johns for more information.

Summer Coding and Cybersecurity Camps

The Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach offers a 40 percent discount for children of faculty, staff and students for its summer coding and Cybersecurity camps. Use discount coupon code UTDFAMILY when you check out. A UT Dallas email address is required to use this code. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Genome Center Seminar on Data Analysis Options

The Genome Center will host an informal seminar on options for RNA sequencing data analysis at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in NSERL 3.204. Open-source and commercial software options will be covered. Register here. Walk-ins are welcome.

2018-2019 Employee Holiday Schedule Announced

The Fiscal Year 2019 University Employee Holiday Schedule is now available on the Office of Human Resources website. In FY 2019, Texas state agencies and universities will observe 13 national and state holidays. The number of holidays observed can vary from year to year because the state does not grant time off for holidays that fall on weekends. If you have any questions or need additional information about the UT Dallas holiday schedule, please refer to the holiday policy or email [email protected].

Retirement Pathfinder Demonstration

Join representatives from VALIC from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, June 13, in Galaxy Rooms A and B (SU 2.602) for a live demonstration of Retirement Pathfinder, an interactive retirement planning tool. To reserve your spot, please register online using registration code UOTRIC11AD.

Register for the 2018 Richardson Corporate Challenge

Registration for the 2018 Richardson Corporate Challenge is now open. This annual, Olympic-style friendly competition raises money for Special Olympics Texas. The challenge runs from Aug. 10 to Oct. 11 with a wide range of events. If interested, download the UT Dallas team signup sheet, and email your completed form to [email protected]. For more information, visit the UT Dallas Corporate Challenge webpage.

Booster Promotion for All Campus Customers

Booster Fuels, the on-demand fuel delivery service for campus, is offering a special promotion for all customers through Friday, June 15. Use code JUMPSTART5 to receive 5 cents off per gallon on your next fuel boost. Learn more about this service on the parking website.


On-Campus Mammograms Available on June 8
The UT Southwestern Mobile Mammography Unit will visit the loading zone of Residence Hall South (RHS) off Rutford Avenue on Friday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, faculty, staff and spouses may call 214-645-2560 or 866-277-0710 with their health insurance information. Sponsored mammograms are available for patients without health care coverage. For more information, email Nora Pena or Sanjana Sankaran.

Call for Comments: Campus Master Plan Update
The University is updating its Campus Master Plan and seeks input on the future composition of campus. Voice your opinions and ideas on what type of buildings or building enhancements are needed, or what services should be available. Please review previous plans and submit your comments online.

New LilyPad Space Open in Synergy Park North 2
A sixth on-campus dedicated lactation space is now available in Synergy Park North 2 (SPN2 12.224) for parents who are nursing. The facilities, called “LilyPads,” are clean, secure and user-friendly spaces for students, staff, faculty or campus guests. The SPN2 location is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact Fatema Syeda for access. The five other locations are in the Galerstein Gender Center (SSB 4.300), Founders Building (FO 3.102), Administration Building (AD 3.2C6) inside the Office of Research, the Bioengineering and Sciences Building (BSB 11.201), and the Research and Operations Building (ROC 2.200). Contact the Galerstein Center for more information or facility access.

About This Newsletter

Intercom is the official University-wide newsletter for UT Dallas faculty and staff members. This periodic publication is designed to provide University employees with important information necessary for the workplace, as well as community news that supports the University's mission. Guidelines about content and submissions can be found here or contact Stephen Fontenot at [email protected] or ext. 4405.