#PinPossible: Double Chocolate Chip Frappucino Cupcakes

#PinPossible: Double Chocolate Chip Frappucino Cupcakes

For those who have read my Macchiatos and Neuroscience blog, it should come as no surprise that I love coffee. By extension that also means I’ve had my fair share of Starbucks drinks. Surprisingly, my favorite drink from the chain contains no coffee in it — just a lot of...

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Lacrosse team gets back in action

Lacrosse team gets back in action

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, Charles Shu’s name was incorrectly spelled. The Mercury regrets this error. The team showed up almost two hours early when the norm was to arrive an hour before the game started to warm up. They were setting the tone for the program...

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State rep. pushing for new facilities

A state representative introduced a bill to the Texas Legislature on Feb. 16 to authorize funding for two new buildings on campus. House Bill 1194, filed by Rep. Jeff Leach, would raise $99 million for a new engineering building and $95 million through revenue bonds for a new science building....

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SG Report

Student government rejected a proposal given to it by Dean of Students Gene Fitch to amend the school’s drug and alcohol policy. The proposed amendment would add notification of parents of students under the age of 21 who are found using drugs or alcohol to the university’s existing list of...

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Professor finds passion in math tutoring

Professor finds passion in math tutoring

In 1991, Gil Sik Lee and his wife were making plans to adopt two children from low-income backgrounds in hopes of giving them a better life. An unexpected detour in Washington D.C. made him realize that education — instead of adoption — could be a way to help improve the...

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Lab takes research to market

Lab takes research to market

A recent agreement between UTD and a multinational technology firm will commercialize a technique for growing carbon nanotubes that can be used for state-of-the-art medical, electronic and structural applications. The university finalized an exclusive licensing agreement with Lintec of America to utilize a new process for creating sheets of carbon...

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Art roast celebrates work of local artist couple

Art roast celebrates work of local artist couple

Bright green, pink and purple lights shined behind the sign at CentralTrak, illuminating the sidewalk as self-portraits of two artists, one painted in clown makeup and the other as a devil, look out the window. The vivid lights added an otherworldly ambience for “Who’s Afraid of Chuck and George?” —...

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Activist honored with exhibition

Activist honored with exhibition

An exhibition recognizing the accomplishments of South African anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman is visiting campus from Feb. 25 to March 27 in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building atrium. A representative of the Dobkin Family Foundation, curator Jill Vexler visited South Africa in 2007 to meet with the curators...

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20 Shades of Hot Chocolate

20 Shades of Hot Chocolate

Alright so you’re iced in. Now what? You can pretend to be using these days off to do homework but we all know you’re binge watching some Netflix show and staring into your pantry hoping food will appear. Well stare a little further into the depths of your cabinet and...

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Student Assaulted

Richardson Police notified UTD Police on Feb. 12 that a female student was sexually assaulted at Point North Park. According to an email sent out to students, faculty and staff by UTD Police Chief Larry Zacharias, the student reported that she turned into the parking lot at the park, located...

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