Postcard from Iceland

Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the Office of International Education, The UTD Mercury is helping publicize study abroad opportunities for UTD students. Any student who will be travelling abroad can contact The UTD Mercury at editor@mercury.utdallas.edu with pictures and a description of a study abroad experience for potential publication. Belfast,...

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Callier Center treats, researches hearing disorders

The UTD Callier Center for Communication Disorders nurtures a unique relationship between the university and a patient treatment center for communication disorders while providing the community with a much-needed facility for hearing and language treatment. The center, located on the north side of campus, offers graduate level students a facility...

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Find something to care about

In a recent survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education, only 33.9 percent of students said that “keeping up to date with political affairs,” is important to them. What makes this appalling rate even worse is that this number is the highest in a decade, according to the article. This...

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Life and Arts News Briefs

Country star to play at conference center Tom “Wolf” Morrell, master of Western and Texas swing and the non-pedal steel guitar, will perform with the Time-Warp Top Hands at 8 p.m., Jan. 23 in the Conference Center. Morrell, a Dallas native, received a Grammy nomination for his album “Wolf Tracks”...

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Reported cases of cheating double

Cheating has doubled in the past year at UTD, according to statistics provided by Darrelene Rachavong, dean of students, but she is confident that the numbers do not point to a worsening problem. In fall 2003, approximately 130 cases of cheating were reported – 109 of which were punished as...

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UTD geoscientist selected to aid NASA’s Mars mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently selected UTD geoscientist Janok Bhattacharya to help plan a mission to Mars in 2013. Bhattacharya, associate professor of geoscience, was selected to be part of the 21-member Mars Astrobiology Field Lab Mission Definition Science Steering Group that will investigate the features of...

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Fuzion Slam poetry contest a grand slam evening

The Fuzion Slam competitive poetry competition made its debut in the warm environment of the new local Fuzion drink café east of campus on Campbell Road Jan. 30. From the outside, the place looked busy and the event seemed promising. The contest attracted about 20 amateur area poets as well...

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Engineer Liu receives award

Jin Liu, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at UTD, was recently selected as one of the top 12 “New Faces of Engineering” as part of the 53rd annual National Engineers Week. Liu, one of 57 nominees, was selected by the Chinese Institute of Engineers. The upcoming event, sponsored by...

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Alumni offer free class rings

Two years after the release of the UTD class ring, the alumni association has plans to reward three student leaders with free rings. The 2004 Ring Award Program, sponsored by the UTD Alumni Association, looks to congratulate three students for their successes in the classroom and positive impact on the...

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Couch Potatoes

They rowdily watch basketball and they call themselves Couch Potatoes. No, they’re not your dad and inebriated uncle; they are the newest brand of UTD basketball superfan. Sitting courtside on sofas a thrift store would turn away, the Couch Potatoes are a squad of Comet baseball players who are quickly...

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