Mothers Against Drunk Driving Recognizes 2 UT Dallas Officers

Officer Gordon Firth was honored for recording the most DWI arrests in Dallas County in 2013.
UT Dallas Police Officers Trey Kiser and Gordon Firth have been praised by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

The two received awards for their leadership and service to the community at the Take the Wheel Dallas County Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards Luncheon, held at the Park City Club in Dallas on May 2.

Kiser was presented with the Commitment Hero Award for what the group called a strong overall commitment to DWI enforcement in 2013.

Sgt. Karl Zuber accepted the award on behalf of Officer Trey Kiser.

Firth, who was also recently featured as the UT System Police Officer of the Month, received the Enforcement Hero Award for the most Dallas County DWI arrests in 2013.

In addition to enforcing alcohol laws, the UT Dallas Police Department works closely with the Student Wellness Center and resident advisors to conduct drug and alcohol education and awareness programs for students.

Magazine Checks Up on Chess and ATEC Program’s New Home

The spring issue of UT Dallas Magazine — which covers topics ranging from the chess program to the Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building as well as news briefs and alumni profiles — arrives this week. Campus distribution includes a copy to faculty and staff members through campus mail. If you don't want to wait for your printed copy, visit the magazine's website to download a digital version. The magazine also can be enjoyed on iOS tablets or smartphones by downloading a free app. For more information, email Teri Brooks in the Office of Communications.

With Virtual Tour, Visitors Are Only a Click Away from Campus

If you know someone who might be interested in attending UT Dallas or just want to show your friends how much campus has changed recently, check out the new UT Dallas Virtual Tour.

Visitors are guided around campus by two current students and can access photo galleries, videos and 360-degree views along the way.

New Zealand Researcher to Present Tinnitus Talk at Callier

One of the world's leading researchers on tinnitus, Dr. Dirk De Ridder, will visit the Callier Center from New Zealand on Tuesday to give a talk titled "Pathophysiology-Based Treatments for Tinnitus."

De Ridder will outline what is currently known about tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, and assess established and emerging treatment approaches. This free talk will be held in Callier Center Dallas Room J108 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A reception will follow. Register online or contact Linda Sensibaugh at 214-905-3003.

Historically Underutilized Business Vendor Fair Set for May 21

Procurement Management will host an eProcurement and Historically Underutilized Business Vendor Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21. The event will be staged in the Visitor Center atrium. Businesses set to attend include Hewlett-Packard, Holiday Inn, Hyatt Regency, Intelligent Interiors, Office Depot and more.

Copy Center Rolls Out New Shipping Service and FedEx Kiosk

An on-campus FedEx Shipping Kiosk is now open inside the Copy Center (VCB 1.130). The kiosk is available to faculty, staff and students Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and offers both domestic and limited international shipping services to more than 200 countries. For more information, contact the Copy Center at 972-883-2265.

Programming Camps Offered at Discount to Staffers’ Children

The Center for Computer Science Education and Outreach is discounting the price of its programming camps this fall for youths in the immediate families of UT Dallas faculty, staff and students. The schedule includes camps for high school, middle school and elementary school students. The full list is online at utd.edu/k12/summer. Visit UTD Marketplace, register using a valid UT Dallas email address, and use the promotional code UTDFAMILY in the checkout process to get the 50 percent discount. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Office of Sponsored Projects: Research Certificate Series

Registration is required. Call Rebecca Everett at 972-883-2313 for more information.

  • Orientation to the Office of Research ComplianceTuesday, 10-11 a.m. (FN 2.106)
    This course will provide an overview of the programs within the Office of Research Compliance and discuss compliance requirements and how to access and engage support services.
  • Reporting/CloseoutsThursday, 3-4 p.m. (FO 1.202)
    The class will outline common reporting requirements for sponsored projects and also take faculty and staff through the process of closing out a grant account.
  • ContractingMay 27, 10-11 a.m. (FN 2.106)
    In this session, the Office of Sponsored Projects will discuss research contracts and how they differ from other types of funding.

Save the Date

  • July 11 – The Office of Human Resources will host a Benefits Fair to help faculty and staff members learn more about their benefit options before the annual enrollment period. Benefit sign-ups are set for July 15-31. More information coming soon.
  • Oct. 31 – The Center for Children and Families' Fifth Annual Fall Forum will be "Ensuring Children's Success in School." The keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert C. Pianta, dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.