EE students play ‘cat and mouse’ for senior project

UTD electrical engineering students played a high-tech game of “cat-and-mouse” in the third annual CatNMouse robotics competition in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science South building. The May 4 competition featured faux felines – robots constructed as senior design projects in a mobile communications class – chasing mechanical mice in...

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Sports Briefs

<strong>Top UTD athletes honored at banquet</strong> Senior right-handed pitcher Tony Adler and senior first baseman Candace Felts were named UTD male and female athletes of the year at the annual Comets Sports Banquet April 25. Also recognized were the MVPs and Comet Award recipients from each varsity team, as follows:...

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Take a sneak peek at this summer’s hottest flicks

(U-WIRE) MANHATTAN, Kan. – When looking at many of this summer’s movie releases, at first glance, it looks to be a season of mundane remakes and cheesy crossovers. However, the hype surrounding many of these flicks would testify otherwise. Here are some movies you might not want to miss, as...

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Bookstore initiates 50 percent book buyback

The UTD Bookstore’s ability to deliver more bang for a student’s book-buying buck depends, in part, on more professors turning their book lists in on time, according to bookstore officials. To promote its new 50 percent book buyback program, bookstore officials are offering pizza parties as rewards to academic departments...

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Baseball team wins silver

The UTD baseball team advanced to the American Southwest Conference championship game before falling 6-2 to host McMurry. The Comets, runners-up in last year’s title game, fell behind early and couldn’t generate enough offense down the stretch to mount a comeback. “We were disappointed, very disappointed. We were fortunate to...

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Letters to the Editor – 5/17/04

<strong>Insert biased and unacceptable for a student newspaper</strong> As a long-time reader of The UTD Mercury, I was shocked and appalled at the last issue – rather at what was in it. At first thinking the insert was an ad for clothing I nearly threw it away, but then I...

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Softballers fall to nation’s top team

The nation’s No.1-ranked softball team proved to be too much for the Comets, as East Texas Baptist (ETBU) overran UTD, 7-1, in the American Southwest Conference championship game May 1. ETBU scored three runs in the second and two more in the third and never looked back. UTD could only...

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‘City of Heroes’ is worth the visit

Each of us, at some point, has dreamt of being a super hero – donning spandex, capes and masks and displaying our unique powers to protect others. “City of Heroes” captures that emotion while displaying a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and proving incredibly fun to play. The game takes place...

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Jenifer urges grads to be compassionate

Donning UTD’s new doctoral garb, President Franklyn Jenifer addressed graduates at the spring commencement for his first time May 8 as the formal speaker, but possibly the last time as university president. “We felt it was appropriate for him to be the commencement speaker and not just give his state...

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NSM dean search put on hold

The search for a dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has been halted pending the appointment of a new university president, according to UTD administrators. “Even if (the search committee) puts forward a recommendation, (President Franklyn Jenifer) will not act on it,” said Larry Terry, executive vice...

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