Houses of the Holy: Hinduism

Houses of the Holy: Hinduism

Student finds connection to faith through teaching next generation of students at mission center Editor’s Note: This is the third part of a five-part series on places of worship that members of the UTD community attend. Dressed in simple, traditional Indian clothing, Prachiti Dhamankar stands in front of a dry...

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Suburban Decay

Suburban Decay

Harsh drama “subUrbia” opens in University Theatre after weeks of preparation by cast, crew “subUrbia,” Eric Bogosian’s 1994 play, is making its way to UTD’s stage this month. The play depicts the adventures of characters in their 20s in an American suburban town and their struggles to fit into society....

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Waves of change

Waves of change

Detection of gravitational waves impacts educational institutions Michael Kesden, a member of the Cosmology and Astrophysics Group at UTD with research interests in black holes and gravitational waves, shares his views on the new scientific discovery. Q: What was your initial reaction to the news that gravitational waves had been...

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Zika shines light on reproductive rights

Zika shines light on reproductive rights

Women in Latin American countries told to abstain from pregnancy without access to contraception or reproductive education The Zika virus is sweeping across our planet and it has quickly become the cover story of every newspaper within Central and South America. Even though the symptoms of the virus are relatively...

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Students campaign for presidential hopefuls

Students campaign for presidential hopefuls

Democrat, Republican candidates get help from members of UTD community in 2016 race As televised debates continue to air and primaries begin to open across the nation, presidential candidates have intensified campaign activities in an attempt to attract voters. Students have volunteered their time on campaigns to help elect their...

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Love Story

Love Story

Arranged marriage leads to happy ending for master’s student When Atif Mendha dropped down onto one knee, Nina Rafiq’s eyes widened as she realized that she might spend the rest of her life with this man she had only met once before. A year ago on Feb. 13, Rafiq, a...

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School mourns loss of longtime professors

Faculty members in Interdisciplinary Studies remembered for passion, care for students Faculty, staff and students in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies are in mourning after the loss of two of their colleagues and mentors within the past month. Dachang Cong, associate dean for undergraduate studies in IS, died on Jan....

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