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The University of Texas Press publishes about ninety new books and twelve journals annually. The Press specializes in a number of areas, including anthropology, Old and New World archaeology, art, architecture, classics, environmental studies, film and media studies, geography, language studies, literary modernism; Latin American/Latino/Mexican American/Middle Eastern/Native American studies; natural history and ornithology; regional books (Texas and the Southwest); and women's studies. The Press celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Books have been published under the University of Texas imprint since 1922, though the press was not established as a publishing organization until 1950. The imprint is controlled by a faculty advisory committee appointed by the president.
Services include meeting the audio production requirements of KUT Radio and its subsidiary, the Longhorn Radio Network, and providing a public radio service to Central and West Texas through KUT 90.5 FM in Austin and a satellite station, KUTX 90.1 FM, in San Angelo. The flagship station, KUT 90.5 FM, is a charter member of National Public Radio and is certified by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as a full-service station.
KUT Radio distributes both locally and nationally produced programming from its campus location. Radio facilities include three production studios and four control rooms, a broadcast control room/library complex, and a satellite operations center. Programs produced by KUT Radio have received numerous awards and are broadcast regularly by National Public Radio.http://www.utexas.edu/cc.
ACITS provides information services; access to desktop computing, general-purpose timesharing systems, and high-performance computing systems; technical support, training and consulting services, facilities management, information on standards and practices, and software tools; and a state-of-the-art, reliable, secure, and ubiquitous telecommunications infrastructure with related services for data, voice, and video systems.
Information Services and ProductsACITS maintains servers for the World Wide Web, USENET News, electronic mail, and mailing lists. The staff also manages the annual production of UTCD, a CD-ROM multimedia tour of the campus and its resources.
World Wide Web. The infrastructure for UT Austin Web Central was established in 1993 and now averages a million requests a day.
USENET News. The USENET News server, newshost.cc.utexas.edu, hosts for the University community about eighteen thousand newsgroups that carry postings on thousands of topics, many specific to Texas, Austin, and the University.
University Mailbox Service. Any member of the University community with a current University identification card may obtain a free electronic mail address on the University Mailbox Service server, mail.utexas.edu.
Electronic mailing lists. The electronic mailing list server, lists.cc.utexas.edu, supports eighteen hundred forums for teaching, collaboration, and entertainment throughout the University community.
UTCD. Staff members in ACITS manage the development of UTCD, a Web-enhanced CD-ROM that is sent each spring to all undergraduates admitted to the University for the following fall semester.
Computing ServicesACITS provides access to desktop computing, general-purpose timesharing systems, and high-performance computing systems.
Student Microcomputer Facility. The Student Microcomputer Facility (SMF) is a two-hundred-seat facility with Macintosh and Dell computers, NCD X-terminals, scanners, laser printers, color printers, and software for text-processing, graphics, spreadsheets, and mathematical and statistical applications. All computers have access to electronic mail and Internet resources.
Center for Instructional Technologies Multimedia Lab. The Multimedia Lab is a production and training facility for integrating digital-based technologies and instructional media into learning, teaching, and research. Use of the lab is generally production-oriented and is open to all faculty, students, and staff working on interactive media projects.
Texas Advanced Computing Center. ACITS provides high-performance computing services at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), where parallel computer systems support large-scale science and engineering applications. TACC supercomputers are connected to the main campus and to the national backbone network of Internet2.
Visualization Lab. This ACITS facility provides hands-on access to high performance computer systems for interactive and immersive 3D graphics and visualization. The lab is open to research projects with demanding visualization requirements and is typically used for scientific and engineering applications.
UNIX, NT, and VMS computer systems. ACITS provides general-purpose computer systems running under UNIX, NT, or OpenVMS operating systems. These systems are used for Internet access, programming instruction, research computing, Web publishing, e-mail/calendar service, and other academic purposes.
Database servers. ACITS provides two relational database servers for the campus community -- Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle.
Printing Services. Printing servers allow for remote printing to more than one hundred sites on campus, in offices, and in residence halls.
Technical Support ServicesACITS provides technical support for the campus community, including consulting for all of its computer systems and software, training services, facilities management, and information on standards and practices.
Help Desk. Help Desk services are available by electronic mail, by telephone, or on a walk-in basis. Staff members provide assistance with most computing questions and arrange appointments when necessary either with systems consultants who specialize in UNIX, Windows NT, VMS, and desktop and networking systems or with applications consultants who specialize in statistical, mathematical, database management, information design, and thesis and dissertation applications.
Training Programs. ACITS offers computer training courses that vary in type, length and skill level on topics that include computer systems, e-mail, the Internet, Web publishing, the MS Office suite, database, and statistical applications. There are lecture style and hands-on short courses lasting from one to three hours that are free to faculty, students, and staff. In-depth, half- or full-day hands-on courses are offered in conjunction with the Division of Continuing and Extended Education at the Thompson Conference Center for a nominal fee. On-line handouts and tutorials are also available. Special learning opportunities for faculty include technology seminars co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Effectiveness and a week-long intensive program sponsored by the Center for Instructional Technologies.
Departmental Services. The Departmental Services team provides computing support and management services for desktop computers and servers in computing facilities and departmental networks. They manage the Student Microcomputer Facility as well as some departmental labs. Departmental Services offers a broad range of extended support contracts directly to colleges, departments, and business units. Staff can set up and administer a local computer support center in any site on the UT campus. These centers can manage all aspects of information technology, including consulting, staff training, and server administration. ACITS also offers student laboratory management contracts, including agreements for hiring, training, and maintaining student labs. Staff are available for periodic technical support, server administration, software installations, virus checks, and other services.
Center for Instructional Technologies. The Center for Instructional Technologies (CIT) promotes the integration of digital-based technologies and instructional media into learning, teaching, and research. The center helps produce digital media such as CD-ROMs; Web sites, including use of the Web course development tool, WebCT; digital audio and video production and editing; authoring systems; and supports technology development and interactive instructional design services through programs, workshops, and short courses.
Documentation Services. ACITS publishes hundreds of documents online and in print to help students, faculty members, and staff members use campus computing and information services.
Software Distribution Services. Software Distribution Services provides software bundles at reduced prices to departments, faculty and staff members, and students. Eligibility to purchase software depends on the restrictions of each software license agreement. Software includes SAS, SPSS, Mathematica, Timbuktu, UT Connect, and others. Through a UT System agreement, Microsoft software is available, at greatly reduced prices, at the Campus Computer Store.
Computer Repair, Satellite, and CATV Services. ACITS provides hardware maintenance and repair services for University departments, as well as satellite downlink/uplink and cable TV services for departments and other academic units.
Telecommunications Services and Connection SoftwareACITS provides a state-of-the-art, reliable, and ubiquitous telecommunications infrastructure and related networking services for data, voice, and video systems.
Network Services. ACITS maintains communications networks for data communication among computers as well as for user access to the University's computers from microcomputers and workstations on and off campus. The UTnet system of networks, equipment, and software enables the transfer of information between campus computers and on to computer sites worldwide. UTnet and the Internet are accessible remotely through the high-speed dial-up system Telesys. The University is also connected to the Internet2 national backbone.
Network Connection Software. UT Connect provides popular Internet access and application software preconfigured for UT Austin. The package includes Web browsing software, an e-mail program, a newsreader, Telnet and file transfer software, printing and virus protection utilities, and terminal emulation software for use in residence halls, offices, and off-campus residences that require UT Connect's Internet dial-up connection software.
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