Cancer research gets funding

Cancer research gets funding

Cancer research at UTD has reached a new milestone thanks to a recent grant from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas. Jiyong Lee, an assistant professor of chemistry at UTD, was awarded $194,000 in May to conduct cancer stem cell research that focuses on the prevention and treatment of...

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Looking for a Piece of Light

Looking for a Piece of Light

Even though Mark Morris stood surrounded by shadows in the abandoned farmhouse, the faint glow of the afternoon sun illuminated the unmistakable look of exhaustion on his face. As he had done for almost every weekend since his daughter Christina Morris, a UTD graduate, went missing on Aug. 30, 2014,...

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What students want, need from presidential search

The university is more prone to change than ever with a new school year and the search for a new president in full swing. With that being said, it’s important that the search committee charged with finding the school’s new leader knows what’s on students minds during this transition. UTD...

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Mercury story did disservice to veterans

Story, image draws criticism from subject of brain health piece I agreed to share my personal story with The Mercury to raise awareness of research and program offerings for military service members at the Center for BrainHealth. However, when the piece was published, I was disheartened to see my photograph...

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UTD struggles to meet demand for housing

UTD struggles to meet demand for housing

Students deal with delayed signals, steep prices, strict regulations in attempt to find a place to live both on, off campus There are more than 4,500 spaces to live on campus. Yet, every year, the race to be an on-campus resident seems to get a little bit harder. UTD’s Residential...

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Not Giving Up Hope

Not Giving Up Hope

It was late on a Tuesday night. Sarah Estes picked up the ringing phone and heard her mother’s panicked voice on the other end of the line. She said no one had heard from Sarah’s younger sister, Christina Morris, in days. Unable to sit around and wait for updates, Sarah...

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