July 2014 Event Recap

July 2014 Event Recap

July 11 A Night at the Art Barn (last set in gallery) July 13 World Cup Final Watching Party July 20 Concert Under the Stars

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Star performance keeps James Brown biopic afloat

Star performance keeps James Brown biopic afloat

James Brown, the godfather of soul, gets the biopic treatment in “Get On Up.” It won’t disappoint. The film goes against the classic biopic structure by hopscotching around Brown’s life. For example, the film opens with five minutes of a drug-addled Brown wildly wielding a shotgun during an insurance seminar,...

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Miyazaki 101

Miyazaki 101

Anime aficionados, professors to speak at Forth Worth film series focused on Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki Acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki’s films will be the star attraction at Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum, and two faculty members will lead discussions around the Japanese artist’s most-recognized characters and stories as part of...

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Drug study links memory to weed

Results of a study focusing on the effects of marijuana use on the brain found that the areas of the brain that control memory and emotion also drive the reward network that triggers the intense desire to seek out the drug. Francesca Filbey, associate professor and researcher at the Center...

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Pinpointing Dallas poverty

Pinpointing Dallas poverty

Drive-by survey from the Institute of Urban Policy Research shows economic disparity between North, South Dallas neighborhoods While UTD is well-known for its established science and technology research, it’s in a little building across campus where The Institute for Urban Policy Research is an emerging force in investigating the economic...

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Trapped in Gaza

Trapped in Gaza

Student witnesses terror in Gaza Strip as Israeli strikes escalate; student group seeks to help Palestinians from home What should have been a time for joy and celebration quickly turned into a race against death and missiles, when days after her sister’s wedding, a student watched firsthand Israel’s air, land...

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Bilingual program stresses parent, child relationship

Bilingual program stresses parent, child relationship

The early years of a child’s life are some of the most important for development as the child learns how to socialize and interact with others. For children in Dallas-area neighborhoods, that process is made easier through the efforts of Juega Conmigo. Spanish for “play with me,” Juega Conmigo is...

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Engineers design fuel-efficient car

A team of mechanical engineering students is working to design and build a vehicle that could potentially run on 900 miles per gallon. Brought together under the campus’ chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME, the engineering students are participating in the Shell Eco-marathon competition. “The premise...

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“If money wasn’t a determinant, what would be your career choice?”

  “I’d be a professional soccer player for Arsenal.” Ridwan Raji Finance and accounting senior             “To be honest, I would want to be a racecar driver.” Neev Ghodasara Electrical engineering graduate student               “I would do something related...

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