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UT DallasInterCom
Jan. 28, 2014
Employees Step Up to Give in Annual Campaign

Each year UT Dallas joins forces with other entities for the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) to raise funds for a number of local, national and international nonprofit organizations.

During the recent 2013 campaign, University faculty and staff members again opened their hearts, contributing more than $120,000 to the cause.

"This year more than 220 agencies, large and small, throughout North Texas and beyond will receive funds as a result of the campaign," said Dwight Clasby, assistant vice president for development and campaign coordinator. READ MORE

Callier Lecture Series to Start With 'Tinnitus 101'
Aage Moller

Dr. Aage Møller will kick off "Tinnitus Talks", a David Bruton Jr. Endowed Lecture Series on Communication Disorders at the Callier Center, on Feb. 6 with a talk called "Tinnitus 101."

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is common — particularly in elderly people. Tinnitus 101 will explore answers to common questions such as: What is tinnitus?, What causes tinnitus?, How does it affect a person? and How can it be treated? Participants will be able to identify at least two causes of tinnitus, two ways tinnitus can affect a person, and two ways tinnitus can be treated.

The talk will be held in the Callier Dallas Glorig Auditorium from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Glorig Auditorium. A reception will follow. Register online or contact Linda Sensibaugh at 214-905-3003.

Office Continues Series of Research Seminars

Non-Disclosure Agreements: How to Protect Your Research
Thursday, Jan.30 (10 a.m. - 11 a.m.) CB2 1.204

You work hard to create novel ideas and cutting-edge research, so let us help you protect it. The Office of Sponsored Projects will discuss how to approach discussions with industry for potential research projects when building collaborations for potential grant applications. This training will break down the purpose of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and the legal terms and conditions contained in UTD's standard mutual NDA template.

Registration is not required. Contact Brian Scott with any questions.

The following two classes are offered as part of the Office of Research Certificate Series. All classes in the series will be offered twice this semester. Space is limited, so registration is required. Register online. If you have questions, contact Rebecca Everett at x2313.

Proposal Budgets: The Office of Sponsored Projects will outline important considerations and common pitfalls in the process of drafting a budget. This session will focus in part on determining whether there are program-specific expenses that are unallowable and walk participants through the process of obtaining institutional approvals.
Feb. 6, 3 p.m. (FO 1.202) | April 1, 10 a.m. (FN 2.106)

Writing Good Proposals: Proposal writing is different from article writing or dissertation writing. The Office of Research Development will discuss the differences and how to tweak your writing to accommodate them.
Feb. 20, 3 p.m. (FO 1.202) | April 15, 10 a.m. (FN 2.106)
More Research Training Classes

UT System Requires Desktop PC Encryptions

UT System guidelines require all high-risk desktop computers purchased by UT Dallas to be encrypted by May 31. Information Resources is currently contacting departments to identify and schedule encryption for high-risk computers. This security step is necessary to help ensure University data are protected from unauthorized use, damage or loss. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Staffers Urged to Exercise Caution During Flu Season

As North Texas battles a particularly tough flu season, the University reminds staff and faculty members who feel ill to remain home instead of coming to work.

This is considerate to fellow employees, who otherwise run the risk of infection. It's also best for University productivity.

Because symptoms vary, employees must exercise some judgment, as with any illness. Persistent sneezing and coughing are particularly problematic, however, and should be taken very seriously.

Employees are asked to contact Human Resources with any questions.

Staff Council Valentine's Sale to Benefit Scholarship Fund

The UT Dallas Staff Council is holding its annual Valentine's Day fund-raiser. Roses and chocolates are among the treats available. Funds generated from the sale support Staff Council Scholarships awarded to UTD employees.

Purchasers have several options. The Staff Council online marketplace is accepting orders through Feb. 11. Cash and check orders will be accepted by Staff Council representative Melissa Wyder in FN 3.308N. Table sales will be available Feb. 13 in McDermott Library.

Sports Training Staff Wins

From left: Kurt Kammerer, Yukari Miyagi and Tom Monagan.

The athletic training staff at UT Dallas has been named co-winner of the 2012-13 American Southwest Conference Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award. The honor is the fourth such award the staff has won since 2008-09, which ties the league record.

The sports medicine staff is led by head athletic trainer Tom Monagan, who is in his fourth year at the University. Monagan also serves as the school's associate athletic director for student services. The Comets' assistant athletic trainers are Kurt Kammerer, who is in his eighth year, and Yukari Miyagi, who is in her fourth year.

"Each day, we take pride in what we do in providing our student-athletes the best medical care possible. So, any time you are recognized by your peers for your work, it is a great honor," said Monagan. READ MORE

There is still time to sign up for the 10-Week Wellness Challenge. To participate, register your team online by Feb. 10 at www.livehealthynorthtexas.org using the following code: LHDUTD.