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Sept. 23, 2010
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Network Maintenance Friday Morning

Information Technology will perform important security updates on several computing servers on between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24. During this time, the following services will be unavailable intermittently:

  •  Blackboard Vista
  • Exchange e-mail (Outlook client, Outlook Web Access & Outlook Mobile Access)
  • Xpressions voice mail system (access to messages via phone or e-mail)
  • Access to UHD network remotely via VPN 
  • Access to files residing on network share drives H and S
  • Faculty & Staff e-services (payments, personal data & class roster)
  • Student e-services (payments, schedules, personal data & grades)
  • Access to Student Account Info via e-services (usernames and passwords for GatorMail, Network ID & Blackboard Vista)
  • Fortis document management system
  • PowerFAIDS financial aid system
  • Print control system for students
  • AdAstra (classroom scheduling system)
  • Espaces (SharePoint)
  • Video On-Demand and Live Video Streaming
  • UHD Online Calendar  

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Help Desk (X3000, 713-221-8031,

Professor hosts KPFT's 'Story Time' tomorrow morning during Open Journal

UHD Professor Hank Roubicek will bring stories about "Defining Moments" to Houston airwaves this Friday as he hosts "Story Time" during Open Journal on radio station KPFT, 90.1 on the FM dial.

The show begins at 9:30 a.m., and listeners can also tune in online at

Roubicek, professor of communication studies, is an accomplished storyteller and host. He introduces listeners to some of the city's best storytellers who fire the imagination with tales about summer memories, holidays and other topics.

Friday's show features two members of the Houston Storytellers Guild, Sheila Starks Phillips and Tom Workman, professor of Allied Health Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.

Past broadcasts and information about the Houston Story Tellers Guild are available online at

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