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Technology@McCombs | Labs

Computer Labs

Lab Hours - Fall 2014

Posted hours are subject to change according to usage demand and other factors.

The Ph.D. Lab

The Ph.D. Lab is available to McCombs Ph.D. students only and is accessible by UT ID proximity card. This lab maintains a 24/7 year-round schedule.

The MOD Lab (CBA 5.304 and 5.325):

***The MOD Lab has been recently updated with new carpet and new desks with retractable flat surface work panels allowing for dual work modalities.  Please take the greatest care in maintaining these resources for the usage and enjoyment of all McCombs technology users.***

Fall 2014 hours for the MOD Lab are 8am-5pm weekdays (class reservation availability only) and from 5pm until 12am weekdays for general McCombs student usage.  The lab will be staffed by a lab supervisor from 5pm until 12am on weekdays.  Hours are subject to change according to class schedules and other variables. Do not depend on this lab being open at any given time. Extended hours will be available during midterms and finals. Food and drink are strictly prohibited in the MOD Lab.

Reliant Productivity Center

GSB 4.112A
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The Reliant Productivity Center, also known as the Reliant Reading Room, is a study facility for McCombs School students only.  You must bring your student ID to enter this room, as the door unlocks with a proximity card reader. Individual study carrels are available for private study; all come equipped with power outlets and Kensington lock loops to secure notebook computers against theft. Several group study areas are also available. Group study rooms can be reserved on the lab reservations page.  The productivity center has its own printer, a section of desktop computers as well as complete wireless coverage.
Food and drink are not allowed in the Reliant Productivity Center.

Reliant Productivity Center (CBA 4.112A)

The Reliant Productivity Center is a state-of-the-art laptop lounge equipped with 200+ IP ports, a section of desktop computers  and full wireless access. This lab is primarily used by MBA students, but all McCombs students have access to the room.

To access the Reliant Productivity Center you must:

  • Bring your current UT ID proximity card
  • Be a business student or be currently taking business courses with an associated technology fee
  • The study rooms are by reservation only. Click here to reserve a group/team room.

Printing

  • 1 UTprint Ricoh Aficio MP 2352 black and white laser printer

Mod Lab Reservation System

This system is for the use of McCombs faculty, staff, students and affiliated events. MOD Lab reservations must be submitted through this system exclusively for approval. The system requires input your UTEID and password to verify identification and affiliation. Any request(s) will be TENTATIVELY approved until a final approval decision is made. Automated email confirmation will be sent to this effect. MOD Lab Online Reservation System

Attention McCombs Faculty/Staff/ Organization

The COE no longer includes software installed exclusively or primarily in the Business School labs. The Lab Supervisors will assume full responsibility for managing the evaluation, purchasing, maintenance, version control, and deployment of requested software. Please carefully read the COE (Common Operating Environment) page to determine whether or not the requested software is already part of the COE. The Computer Lab Installed Software page lists the non-COE software currently installed in the labs and should also be consulted. Please complete the online request form to begin the installation request process if the software you require is not listed on the COE page. Please be sure to completely read the information preceding the form.

MOD Lab (CBA 5.304 and 5.325)

***The MOD Lab has been recently updated with new carpet and new desks with retractable flat surface work panels allowing for dual work modalities.  Please take the greatest care in maintaining these resources for the usage and enjoyment of all McCombs technology users.***

The lab contains 82 workstations and 2 instructor/command stations. It can be divided into two 41 workstation labs designated as MOD Lab East and MOD Lab West.

The lab is also equipped with computer, whiteboard, transparency, and DVD projection with sound. Laptop usage/projection cable, wireless mic, and a wireless mouse are available upon request. Please indicate need for this equipment on the reservation form. Any additional equipment (notebook computer, portable or freestanding lectern, presentation remote, laser pointer, etc.) must be reserved through Media Services (471-4095) located in GSB 3.132. Simultaneous and local capabilities allow the lab features to be controlled from either one or both instructor stations:

General Use Lab Area

82 Dell OptiPlex 790 (Intel Core i7-2600 CPU at 3.40 GHz, 64-bit) each with

  • Windows 7, 64-bit
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • CD-RW/DVD-RW
  • 20 inch Dell flat panel monitor
  • Dell Quiet Keyboard and Optical mouse

Printing and Copying

  • 1 multi-function UT Print Ricoh Aticio MP 5002 laser printer (black and white, 8.5"x11" plain paper, duplex capable) 
  • 1 multi-function UT Print Ricoh Aticio MP C3002 laser printer (color and black and white, 8.5"x11" plain paper, duplex capable)

PhD Lab (CBA 5.336A)

The PhD Lab is a facility for the exclusive use of McCombs PhD students.

General Use Lab Area

4 Dell OptiPlex 790 (Intel Core i7-2600 CPU at 3.40 GHz, 64-bit) each with

  • Windows 7, 64-bit
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • CD-RW/DVD-RW
  • 20 inch Dell flat panel monitor
  • Dell Quiet Keyboard and Optical mouse

Behavioral Research Laboratory (CBA North - 6th floor)

The McCombs School Behavioral Research Laboratory is designed to facilitate leading-edge research on issues that affect individual or organizational performance. It is available to all McCombs School faculty members and Ph.D. students.

Further information on the facility and equipment is located on the Facilities Description page.

The day-to-day operations of the Behavioral Research Laboratory are managed by an administrative staff member. Laboratory usage policies and procedures are the responsibility of the Behavioral Research Laboratory Committee. These policies and procedures along with a reservation submission link are located on the Reservation Request page. Please follow those policies and procedures when reserving and utilizing the laboratory facilities.

For additional information about the Behavioral Research Laboratory, please either e-mail Steven Kachelmeier, phone him at 471-3517 or e-mail Behavioral Lab Reservations.

For additional information, please visit the Behavioral Research Laboratory.
CBA 6.497, CBA 6.499, and CBA 6.402
McCombs School of Business
University of Texas at Austin
2100 Speedway Austin, TX 78712-1170

Location and Hours

  • Location
    UTC 1.110
  • Media Lab Hours
    Mon–Fri  8:00am-5:00pm

Contacts

Media Lab

The McCombs Media Lab is managed by Kyle Rosenblad and it provides the McCombs School of Business with a staffed lab stocked with powerful workstations as well as services and facilities that integrate new technology with education, development, and research.

Request forms for Media Services

Services and Support

Remember When Using MOD Lab Computers

  • Food or Drink, in any form (this includes empty containers or packages), is NEVER allowed in the MOD Lab (CBA 5.304). Water is allowed in the Reliant Productivity Center (GSB 4.112A). Place food and/or drink inside of your bag/backpack (concealed) or you may use the cubicles located near the entrance to MOD Lab East and MOD Lab West. Please properly dispose of food or drink containers when empty before entering the lab. Violators risk temporary loss of account privileges.
  • Do not share your msb account. Only McCombs students are allowed msb accounts. You alone are responsible for your msb account and any work/information completed using it. Violators risk temporary loss of account privileges.
  • Save your work on multiple separate resources. These resources could include, but are not limited to, saving files to UTBox or Google Drive/Sites, burning to a CD or DVD, e-mailing files to yourself, or saving to a USB drive.
  • You may save files TEMPORARILY to the C:/Temp folder. However, you must transfer any saved files to one of the resources listed above before logging off. Once logged off, any files in the Temp folder are deleted and unrecoverable.
  • Make sure you log off every time you leave the lab. This will help to ensure the security of your account and any data or resources contained within.