More campus sustainability measures necessary

More campus sustainability measures necessary

In the last decade, UTD has made great strides in making the campus more sustainable, but there is still work to be done to make life better for both students and the local environment, such as by allowing lower-impact pesticides, introducing and revitalizing more green spaces and encouraging native and...

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Alumna, professor  featured in TV series

Alumna, professor featured in TV series

In North Dallas High School’s gymnasium, two coaches, a UTD professor, a homeless college student, a film crew and the school band waited for the arrival of an old man named Willy, whose picture was plastered across a huge piece of banner paper. The band shouted his name in rhythm...

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Prosthetic progress

Prosthetic progress

A robotics lab at UTD has managed to make its new prosthetic leg stronger and quieter and is ready to move on to the next stage of testing. Currently situated in the ATEC building, the Locomotor Systems Lab has recently made advancements in its new prosthetic leg which allows users...

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Fitness Center reopens after weeks-long closure

Fitness Center reopens after weeks-long closure

After three weeks wrapped in caution tape, the doors to the Fitness Center have reopened to reveal new carpeting, restructured machinery and a modernized facility. Over the past year, University Recreation has undergone a series of renovations from refurbished roofing and new gym partitions to the recently- completed carpeting in...

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Drone tech takes off

Drone tech takes off

Ron Poynter was first introduced to drones while working as a helicopter pilot for the military. It wasn’t until federal restrictions on civilian usage of drones — officially known as unmanned aerial vehicles — were lifted in 2012 that he began to realize their potential. “In 2012, I was reading...

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