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Cultural appropriation rising | March 22, 2021

According to Google Trends, words such as “astrology chart” and “rising sign” have peaked in early 2021, and many professional astrologers report that business has boomed in the past few months. With the current uptick in astrology and spirituality consuming social media, it is necessary to understand their cultural significance...

Women’s volleyball begins season with eight undefeated games, soccer gets underway | March 22, 2021

With regular season play delayed from the fall due to the pandemic, the soccer and volleyball teams all returned to games on Feb. 26. The women’s soccer team opened the ASC competition with a win over Ozarks. They have six more games scheduled before a three-game ASC conference championship beginning...

What does on-campus isolation look like? | March 22, 2021

While isolating on campus may not be the preferred option for Comets, UTD is attempting to make the process as seamless as possible for students who either cannot or chose not to spend their quarantine period at home. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Matt Grief said there is a...

Assessing sepsis successfully | March 22, 2021

A UTD Ph.D. candidate is working on a project that helps doctors assess patients for sepsis, an immune system reaction to infections. According to the World Health Organization, sepsis affected around 49 million people and resulted in almost 11 million deaths globally in 2017 alone. Ambalika Tanak – a biomedical...

Students develop ultrasound probe holder | March 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has required the efforts of many healthcare professionals, often overworking nurses and physicians. In response, one UTDesign team found a way to reduce the number of nurses needed to conduct an ultrasound. The team – including Madeline Powers, Eric Busch, Carlos Ramirez, Minh Nguyen, Shahrzad Shahabi and...

Software over hardware: researchers develop more accessible hearing aid | March 22, 2021

UTD researchers have developed an application to help with hearing loss, allowing anyone with a smartphone to access hearing aids for only a few dollars. UTD electrical engineering professor Issa Panahi and his research team received a five-year grant of $1.86 million from the National Institute of Health to create...