ATEC short films impress animation studio with intricacy

ATEC short films impress animation studio with intricacy

Summer animation class rushes to finish two shorts in 11 weeks ATEC’s first summer Animation Studios class completed and screened two short films created under the guidance of Dallas-area animation company, Reel FX. The students showed the shorts, entitled “Snatch” and “Terminal B,” first to representatives from Reel FX and...

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A Survivor’s Tale: Occupation

A Survivor’s Tale: Occupation

Professor recounts experience during Nazi occupation of Hungary This is the second part of a multi-part series on Ozsvath. Read the next issue of The Mercury for the next installment of the story. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath pauses for a moment to take a sip from her cup of espresso. She leaves...

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Virtual rehab starts trials

Virtual rehab starts trials

New project allows veterans to access physical therapy remotely Disabled veterans will be able to take part in new experimental treatments this November when a virtual rehabilitation program starts preliminary trials. Veterans in the Dallas area will be the first to try out the Multimodal 3D Tele-immersion Research Project, a...

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Student debuts novel

Student debuts novel

Author delves into civil rights, personal identities to spark debate The Civil Rights Movement, coming of age and hope for the future all frame the life of an eight-year-old girl in “Mourner’s Bench,” the debut novel of UTD Ph.D. candidate Sanderia Faye. The novel — published by the University of...

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Editorial Board: Campus carry debate clouded by fear on both sides of issue

The passage of SB11, the law allowing concealed handguns into campus buildings at Texas public colleges, has reignited the debate over campus carry. Unfortunately, most of the arguments being made are founded in fear rather than fact. For concealed handgun license holders, one of the main reasons they support the...

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Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

Alumnus wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

Prize is first for university graduate, native of Turkey For the first time in university history, a Nobel Prize has been awarded to an alumnus. Aziz Sancar, who graduated from UTD with a degree in molecular and cell biology in 1977 and is currently a member of the biochemistry department...

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Religion mixes with politics on campaign trail

Religion mixes with politics on campaign trail

Plano church forum with presidential candidates highlights growing influence of Christianity on conservatives The church auditorium was filled with enthusiasm as the six presidential hopefuls strolled onto the stage. The audience looked forward to hearing about how religion plays a role in the candidates’ personal and political lives. On Oct....

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The Watchman

The Watchman

Correction: In a previous version of this article, the breaking news date that changed the FCIC’s view on Bowen’s testimony was incorrectly stated. The date was Mar. 29, 2010. The Mercury regrets this error. Before he was teaching in JSOM, Richard Bowen was fighting corruption in Citigroup. Richard Bowen’s office...

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GOP candidates attend church forum in Plano

GOP candidates attend church forum in Plano

On Oct. 18, 2015, Republican presidential candidates gathered for the North Texas Presidential Forum at the Prestonwood Baptist Church. Candidates in attendance included Carly Fiorina, Senator Ted Cruz, former Senator Rick Santorum, former Governor Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and former Governor Jeb Bush. The forum was facilitated by Jack Graham,...

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