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Information About Mumps

On May 6, 2015, a UT Austin student was diagnosed with mumps, a contagious viral infection. Since this date, University Health Services (UHS) has become aware of a small number of subsequent cases. Individuals identified as having potential exposure have been directly notified by UHS in coordination with the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department. The UT Select medical insurance plan for staff and faculty provides 100% coverage with zero co-pay or deductible for recommended vaccines, including the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR). Many local pharmacies are in-network and offer vaccine services on a walk-in basis. For information about UT Select preventative health services, visit the UT Select Living Well site. For more information about this current string of mumps cases, visit the Healthyhorns site.

UT Austin’s Student Employee of the Year Wins National Award

Congratulations to Coleman Tharpe, recipient of the university’s 2014-2015 President’s Student Employee of the Year Award and the 2015 National Student Employee of the Year! On April 13, the president of the National Student Employment Association, Desiree Noah, surprised Coleman with his national award at the annual Student Employee Recognition Luncheon hosted by Human Resources and the Division of Student Affairs. At the event, Coleman also received a Student Employee of the Year Award from the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators. Coleman is a senior majoring in Anthropology and Radio, Television and Film, and he was honored for his work as a Senior Student Associate for the Webber Energy Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering. Take a couple of minutes today to watch a video about Coleman’s incredible accomplishments.

Transforming UT

Stay current on a variety of business productivity initiatives by visiting the Transforming UT webpage. There is information about the university’s Administrative Systems Modernization Program (ASMP 2.0) and its progress in modernizing the University’s business processes, data management, and information systems. You can also read more about shared services and other initiatives, including improvements in technology commercialization and a reevaluation of our parking strategies. To learn more plus sign up for email updates, visit Transforming UT.

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