Residence hall courtyards to feature fruit trees, greenery

Residence hall courtyards to feature fruit trees, greenery

In recognition of Texas Arbor Day, Facilities Management worked with the Office of Student Volunteerism to plant fruit trees in residence hall courtyards. Gary Cocke, the associate director of energy conservation and sustainability, said the idea for planting fruit trees began as a discussion between himself and the associate director...

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Performance of  ‘Julius Caesar’ to reel in audience

Performance of ‘Julius Caesar’ to reel in audience

To coincide with the upcoming midterm elections, the School of Arts and Humanities will be presenting a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in early November. The tragedy of Julius Caesar, based on true historical events, is believed to have been written by William Shakespeare around 1599. Director Shelby Allison-Hibbs, a...

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New graduation help desk launched

New graduation help desk launched

A new help desk on campus will assist students struggling to graduate on time. The new initiative, called the Graduation Help Desk, works with students, faculty and staff from different departments. Headquartered in the Office of Undergraduate Education in Founders, the help desk is a primary resource for students who...

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Classic Indian cuisine comes to campus

Classic Indian cuisine comes to campus

Chartwells partnered with Kinaara, a local restaurant, to provide halal Indian food options at The Market of the Student Union. The Market, the SU eatery previously known as Outtakes, introduced the ready-to-go meals at the beginning of the semester to appeal to a large demographic of students at UTD. The...

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Richardson schools propose tax increase

Richardson schools propose tax increase

Residents of University Village Phases 1-3 and Canyon Creek Heights will be able to vote in a Richardson Independent School District tax ratification election to raise taxes for higher teacher salaries and larger staffs for special education and school security. If the vote passes, the district’s operating tax rate will...

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NSM, ECS create new degree plan

NSM, ECS create new degree plan

Beginning in the spring of next year, UTD will become the second university in Texas to offer an undergraduate degree in data science, a joint effort between the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Data science combines statistics and computational skills to...

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The parking structure that never was

The parking structure that never was

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported Melissa Wyder’s staff title and tenure on the Parking Committee. Wyder is the administrative assistant for the Science and Mathematics Education Department. She is a voting member of the Parking Committee, but is not its longest-serving member. The Mercury regrets...

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University hosts first women’s summit

University hosts first women’s summit

The first annual Women’s Summit held at UTD took place in the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center earlier this month. The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship held the event on Oct. 15. Female entrepreneurs were invited to share their stories of success. The Women’s Summit was also used as a launchpad for...

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