SB4 attempts to fix nonexistent problem

SB4 attempts to fix nonexistent problem

The Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 4 after a prolonged debate. Gov. Greg Abbott has finally accomplished his goal of ridding Texas of “sanctuary cities.” To illustrate the divide in opinions on the bill, you need look no further than the shoving match that took place on the Texas House...

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Caught in dreamSpace

Caught in dreamSpace

An audiovisual exhibition, “dreamSpace,” was performed as part of Dallas’ annual Soluna Festival outside the Meyerson Symphony Center. It was the brainchild of Agence 5970, a Dallas-based art laboratory operated by ATEC professor Frank Dufour and his wife and partner, Lee Dufour. The performance, which took place on May 24,...

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‘Dead Men’ tie up loose ends

‘Dead Men’ tie up loose ends

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is the fifth movie in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. Most of the characters from the previous movies return, with the addition of a few new characters, Henry Turner, the “spawn” of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, Carina Smyth and...

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Professors run nonprofit program

Professors run nonprofit program

Electrical engineering professors at UTD run a nonprofit tutoring program called IntelliChoice seeking to help underprivileged kids get ahead in school. Gil Sik Lee’s respect for the power of education came from his background in Korea after witnessing the poverty his family faced. “My parents have zero public education,” Lee...

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Team creates medical app

Team creates medical app

A team at UTD will develop an application allowing students to practice interviewing medical patients through augmented reality. The concept won the U.S. Ignite challenge, a competition “to develop the next generation internet applications that will power smart cities of the future.” With a $200,000 grant and a collaboration with...

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Drawn to art

Drawn to art

A little boy stares into the face of his grandma. She smiles wide, the wrinkles outlining her mouth bowing in further. In the little boy’s hands, a beautifully drawn picture of a dog, the same one he loved to look at in his coloring book. Although writing was still difficult...

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UTD enacts campus-wide tobacco-free policy

UTD enacts campus-wide tobacco-free policy

After the initial announcement in January, UTD is now officially a tobacco-free campus. Calvin Jamison, vice president of administration, said before the policy’s implementation, the university worked with a committee to determine the best plan to move forward and educate the campus about the policy. “Our overall vision is to...

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Perceptions about Muslim-Americans

Perceptions about Muslim-Americans

After conducting a study on attitudes towards Muslim students on campus, an alumna found evidence that the majority of UTD students view Muslims in a positive light. The study, conducted by alumna Faraha Hasan, explored the explicit and implicit attitudes toward Muslims from other Muslim and non-Muslim students through several...

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Muslim students balance Ramadan, school

Muslim students balance Ramadan, school

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan occurs during a critical time for students taking summer courses. Muslim students experience reduced energy from fasting, in addition to conflicting time commitments between school, work and religion. Rimsha Khan, a speech pathology graduate student, fasted since she was old enough to handle the...

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