RISD proposes possible new teacher salary raises

RISD proposes possible new teacher salary raises

Richardson Independent School District plans to raise new teacher salaries above area average, a move that might boost recruitment of graduates of UTD’s teacher certification program. Currently, the new teacher salaries for RISD are $52,275, which is below Frisco, Garland and Plano ISD’s $53,000 and McKinney’s $53,850. Assistant Director of...

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A&H introduces new history major

A&H introduces new history major

This fall, UTD will offer a history major to incoming freshmen and phase out the current historical studies degree plan. Daniel Wickberg, an associate professor in the School of Arts and Humanities and the historical studies program coordinator, led a task force of four historical studies faculty members to reevaluate...

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Professor helps create police training software

Professor helps create police training software

A UTD professor partnered with Sam Houston State University researchers and EyeT Plus, a group of police training experts, to develop software to help law enforcement spot impaired drivers. The Individual Nystagmus Simulated Training Experience project developed by ATEC professor Marjorie Zielke helps train police officers to identify horizontal gaze...

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Judicial hearings continue for chemistry fraud case

Judicial hearings continue for chemistry fraud case

Former UTD staff member Linda Heard made her first court appearance on March 29 after being indicted on a felony theft charge earlier this year. Heard is accused of stealing $130,000 from the university. According an expenditures investigation report from the Office of Audit and Consulting Services dated Feb. 9,...

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Library’s third floor undergoes makeover

Library’s third floor undergoes makeover

The third floor of the McDermott library underwent refurbishments to incorporate more study spaces. To accommodate the new study spaces, library staff moved the aviation archives and bookshelves to Synergy Park North 2. The new space replaces bookshelves and books with couches and chairs. A long, wooden work bench provides...

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Student government eyes inclusion, transparency

Student government eyes inclusion, transparency

As the new Student Government leadership prepares to take office, the outgoing administration reflected on its ongoing efforts to improve student engagement and represent student interests in a year that saw UTD in national and local headlines in the wake of several high-profile scandals. Outgoing President Eric Chen said that...

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Amazon Echos to be installed in dorms

Amazon Echos to be installed in dorms

The Office of Information Technology recently partnered with University Housing to install Amazon Echo Dots in Residence Hall South as part of a pilot program. The program will oversee the installation of third-generation Echo Dot units in all of the suites, classrooms and study rooms of Residence Hall South. OIT...

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