Women’s soccer team young, excited

Women’s soccer team young, excited

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated how many goals were scored by graduating seniors last year. The Mercury regrets this error. Despite going toe to toe with nationally ranked Hardin-Simmons in the ASC semi-finals last season, the Comets finished on the wrong end of the scoreboard. Heading into...

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All eyes on UTD V-ball in ASC East

All eyes on UTD V-ball in ASC East

After finishing as the runner-up in last year’s ASC tournament, the volleyball team is looking to move past last season’s finish and get back into championship form. Losing only two starters after a 22-11 campaign, the team — which has been picked to win the ASC East — returns with...

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Men’s soccer looks to build on past success

Men’s soccer looks to build on past success

After posting a 14-5-3 record and falling short in the 2014 ASC championship game, the men’s soccer team is looking to build on last years play — this time with a veteran-laden squad. A year removed from winning the ASC regular season, the Comets have been tabbed as the early...

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Q&A with Retta

Q&A with Retta

Retta brought her stand-up act to campus on Aug. 26 in the ATEC performance hall as a part of SUAAB’s Big Bad Comedy Show. Q: Can you tell me how you got into stand-up? A: I just started doing open mics. After school — after I graduated — I was...

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The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

UTD graduate overcomes obstacles, lives out dream of working for NASA In fifth grade, a precocious Christina Deoja stood on her tiptoes and pulled down a large book on astrophysics. She didn’t understand any of the words, but she loved looking at the photos. Twelve years later, Deoja landed the...

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Presidential search committee members named

Group plans to have replacement for Daniel by Spring 2016 Representatives for the search committee to replace former president David Daniel were announced on Aug. 20. The search committee — which will be chaired by UT System’s Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Steve Leslie — will consist of Regent...

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Researcher wins grant

Researcher wins grant

Move to support research on bacterial defense mechanism An assistant professor in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics received a $1.9 million, five year grant from the National Institute of Health to study antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Kelly Palmer’s grant — which was drafted in collaboration with Michael Zhang,...

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Wise beyond years

Wise beyond years

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated what branch of the university sponsored WISE. The Mercury regrets this error. Program helps young women enter fields of technology, math A 4-year-old program sponsored by the President’s office allows UTD students, professors, industry professionals and high school teachers to mentor female...

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Low diversity in staff draws unnecessary attention

Dallas Morning News article criticizes UTD faculty for not representing enough racial backgrounds to reflect growing student population One of the things I like best about UTD is the diversity and open-mindedness of the people here.  People of different backgrounds support each other in celebrating one another’s holidays, while professors...

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In the dancing spirit

In the dancing spirit

Power Dancers get new coach with NFL, NBA performing experience A former member of the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dance Squad will join UTD as the new head coach of the Power Dancers. Jacy Barney spent a season with the Cowboys from June 2014 to June 2015 and three...

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