All-male dance team gains national recognition

All-male dance team gains national recognition

UTD’s Bollywood fusion all-male dance team earned a spot in the first national dance competition of the 2018-2019 season. Bollywood fusion dance encompasses styles from hip hop to bhangra. The dance group applied to Texas Jhalak, a competition held in Austin, and recently received news of their acceptance. Finance junior...

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Road Warriors launches offshoot for freshmen

Road Warriors launches offshoot for freshmen

The New Students Programs office is working to involve commuter students more on campus with an initiative called the Freshman Commuter Program. The FCP will provide first-year commuter students with monthly luncheons or breakfasts for them to talk about their experiences on campus and at home or simply chat with...

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Community bookshelf comes to ATEC

Community bookshelf comes to ATEC

In an effort to make research more accessible to the UTD community, a group of ATEC professors helped establish a small zine community bookshelf on the first floor of the ATEC building. Kim Knight, the associate dean of graduate studies at UTD, spearheaded the community bookshelf, which was put up...

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Bookstore brings bargains to students

Bookstore brings bargains to students

The UTD bookstore will adopt a new program to simplify the process of shopping for and using textbooks. Follett, the university’s bookstore partner, plans to use a new optimization tool known as Discover to make accessing textbooks a more seamless experience for both professors and students. Discover will launch in...

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Family makes largest gift to university in history

Family makes largest gift to university in history

University officials formally announced the donation of a large collection of Swiss art at the beginning of November. The announcement, made Nov. 2, stated that the Barrett collection is the highest-valued art donation ever made to a school within UT System and is the largest collection of Swiss art outside...

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University installs weather station

University installs weather station

UTD recently installed a new weather station, called WeatherSTEM, on the roof of Residence Hall West to monitor weather conditions near campus. A website, dubbed “Comet Watch,” provides students with up-to-date weather information as well as real-time camera feeds. Twitter and Facebook feeds disperse selected information from “Comet Watch” on...

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Donation establishes real estate institute

Donation establishes real estate institute

The Jindal School of Management announced last Tuesday a $3 million donation to establish a dedicated real estate institute at UTD. The donation, made by Dallas-based real estate leaders Donna and Herb Weitzman, will establish the Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate, along with providing funding for scholarships and...

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JSOM art collection sparks discussion

JSOM art collection sparks discussion

Nine months ago, a large collection of contemporary and abstract art was installed throughout the JSOM building. Since then, the collection — named for its donor, Joan Davidow — has been the subject of numerous staff, faculty and student discussions, a thwarted call for removal and the loss of two...

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