My two cents

Sporting notes compiled while wondering if milkweed would grow in a Butterfield. With three straight wins to end the season, men’s basketball storms into the ASC tournament as the second seed from the East. Just a question, who else thinks its silly to have an East division in the American...

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Altered States a wash of color, pixilation

Well, it certainly is colorful. “Altered States” is an explosion of bright hues on the walls of the Visual Art Building’s main gallery running through Feb 14. In bold oranges, greens, reds and blues, Scott Barber, Emily Joyce, Chris Kysor, Chris Jaggers, Janet Tyson, Jeffer Yerger and Marco Villegas morph,...

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Nano-science pioneer honored

In honor of the 75th birthday of Vladimir Agranovich, Nobel laureates and top international scientists converged at UTD for a conference on nanotechnology. The Jan. 22-24 conference, “21st Century Research in Matter – Photonic, Excitonic, Spintronic Processes in Nanostructures,” included lectures on nanotechnology and its application. Agranovich was named “Pioneer...

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Sports News Briefs

Open tryouts slated for volleyball squad For anyone whose ever set anything other than a table or spiked anything besides a punch bowl, there may be a place for you on UTD’s newly-forming competitive women’s volleyball team. New volleyball coach Marci Sanders is taking the first step toward stocking her...

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SGA rejects mandatory meal plan

The short-term future of a meal plan at UTD just went cold. In a recent meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) rejected a test plan offered by Aramark, the food service provider for UTD. The plan was intended to determine the demand and feasibility of a dedicated meal plan and...

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‘Broadway’ is okay

In a deft show of skill and talent, the UTD Chamber Singers and the UTD Jazz Band presented their act entitled “Broadway” on Feb. 27 to a packed audience at the University Theatre. The show began with guest artists Gerry Burnham and Karl Lampman on the saxophone, followed by the...

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Sias named Kentucky State president

UTD Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and External Relations Mary Evans Sias has been named president of Kentucky State University, leaving the UTD administration with its second major vacancy to fill in less than six months. Sias, who joined UTD in 1995 as an associate provost and associate professor...

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Eurotrip is scheisse

“Eurotrip” had promise as another teen cult classic, brandishing the supposed masterminds behind films such as “Old School” and “Road Trip,” but in the end, it fell far short. The story line followed Scotty (Scott Mechlowicz) on a quest through Europe for a sexy German girl named Mieke (Jessica Bohrs)....

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Durbin returns to stage with new friends

A chilly night with projections of snow did not keep UTD and Collin County jazz enthusiasts from attending the biannual Kelly Durbin & Friends performance on Feb. 13. The performance turned out to be quite popular, attracting nearly 150 people to the Jonsson Performance Hall. Suffice to say, most of...

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Library roof gone with the wind

Strong winds ripped through UTD Feb. 19 detaching a 100-foot piece of copper from the Eugene McDermott Library’s roof. Library officials estimate repairs will cost $30,000-$50,000. “The 40-50 mph winds just rolled that thing up like a banana peel,” said Physical Plant Director Delbert Overstreet, referring to the copper roofing...

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