Aviation author slated for lecture

The author who helped General James Doolittle compose his autobiography and is frequent visitor of the UTD special collections department will present the 2004 George W. Jalonick III and Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick Memorial Distinguished Lecture July 10. Award-winning aviation author Colonel C. V. Glines will present the lecture “General James...

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State requests budget cuts

A 5 percent budget reduction may be on the docket for UTD in the next fiscal year, due to a request by the Texas legislature for all state agencies to cut back. “Rather than having to scramble around and deal with the budge in crisis mode, we felt it would...

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Sport briefs 6/28/04

<strong>UTD hires assistant Athletic Director</strong> Albert Buckles has been named the assistant director for external affairs for UTD, Athletic Director Chris Gage announced June 15. Buckles, a graduate and varsity basketball player at SIU-Edwardsville, earned his master’s of sports science from the U.S. Sports Academy in 2003. “Albert is a...

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Hey, over here, pick me

“Hello…is this the office of NBA commissioner David Stern?” “Oh good. Hi, Mr. Stern, this is Rich… Oh, this is his secretary. Well is the commish in, this is really important.” “Well, tell him to put Ben Wallace on hold, this can’t wait.’ “Yes, I’ll hold.” “This music is so...

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Postcard from: Italy

<strong>Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the Office of International Education, The UTD Mercury is highlighting the adventures of UTD students who study abroad. In this installment, Aidan Skoyles, a senior electrical engineering student, shares his experiences in Italy, where he is studying opera and language for the summer.</strong> FLORENCE, ITALY...

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Untangling the web of Net access options

With more and more classes utilizing WebCT, Pipeline and other online utilities, internet access is an ever-increasing necessity at UTD these days. However, many incoming students moving in to Waterview Park often ask the question: Which service would be best – cable, DSL or wireless? In an attempt to address...

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UTD pitcher drafted

Compiling an 8-0 record with a 1.99 ERA last season, graduate Tony Adler confounded opposing batters like it was his job. Well, now it is. Adler was selected by the Houston Astros in the 46th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft and is one step closer to playing...

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Juneteenth celebrates culture, history

While Juneteenth is normally celebrated on June 19, UTD’s Multicultural Center decided to get the party started early by rejoicing and reflecting African-American culture and history June 16 in the Galaxy Rooms. “I’d say there are over 200 people because I can tell by the food,” said Arthur Gregg, director...

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Tofu: The other white ‘meat’

I am a vegetarian. I do not eat meat. I eat tofu. Tofu is one of those funny words. As a five year old, I turned the word into a concept I could understand: toe food. To me, toe food had to be something like jelly that you would find...

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Celebrating July 4th

Fireworks, apple pie, parades and picnics … they’re all synonymous with a good ol’ fashioned Independence Day celebration. If you are looking for a way to have a blast this July 4th, we offer the following suggestions from around the area: <strong>UTD</strong> SUAAB hosts its annual Independence Day Celebration noon...

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