Making rounds virtually

Making rounds virtually

Texas students create online shadowing program

Shadowing is an important part of the pre-med experience, but the ongoing pandemic has brought with it an alternative: virtual shadowing. Shadowing opportunities have been becoming increasingly limited as hospitals try to decrease unnecessary visitors. Biology senior Kevin Pazhoor was part of the TEMRAP program, a partnership between UTD and...

Read more
Academic Senate Survey – Student Feedback

Academic Senate Survey – Student Feedback

Survey of students conducted between June 8 - 11. Full results are available in meeting minutes on Academic Senate website.
Read more
Instructing face-to-face

Instructing face-to-face

Professors cite class participation, lecture style as reasons in opting for in-person instruction modalities

While many classes have switched to an online format this fall, some professors have chosen in-person modalities — such as hybrid and HyFlex — for the benefit of their students. In a survey conducted by the Academic Senate in early June, 52% of faculty said they preferred an online delivery...

Read more
A bright response to coronavirus

A bright response to coronavirus

Students develop sanitization, morale efforts to help during quarantine

Several UTD students have created projects throughout quarantine aimed at improving daily life during COVID-19. SaniScanner — developed by mechanical engineering junior Keyu Cao and physics senior Parker Watts — is one such project: a device that sterilizes infectious pathogens using UV-C light. Cao and Watts plan to station SaniScanners...

Read more
Summary of fall class options (brief)

Summary of fall class options (brief)

What you need to know about the fall semester

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UTD has given students the option of choosing between in-person, online and hybrid classes for the upcoming fall semester. Students registering for classes will be able to select the type for each of their classes through Coursebook. To accommodate safety standards in the classroom,...

Read more
The birth of VENUS

The birth of VENUS

UTD chapter of the aKDPhi sorority created after two years of fundraising, recruitment

Members of the student organization VENUS dissolved their group at the conclusion of the spring 2020 semester, reforming as the newest chapter of the alpha Kappa Delta Phi sorority. Originally founded with the goal of creating a new sorority chapter, VENUS’ disbandment comes as the conclusion of over two years...

Read more
Student organizations raise money for Yemen crisis

Student organizations raise money for Yemen crisis

Fundraising took place via social media with donation bingo boards, support from other student organizations

Dubbed by the UN as the ‘world’s largest humanitarian crisis,’ the current situation in Yemen has spurred on-campus groups to fundraise for relief efforts. During the Arab Spring in 2010, a wave of protests and uprising against regional dictators throughout the Middle East spread to Yemen. As a result, Ali...

Read more
The virtual intern

The virtual intern

Students adapt to changes in internships, find virtual networking opportunities

The onset of the novel coronavirus caused many summer internships to be truncated, cancelled altogether or shifted online. In response, students and faculty have focused on learning digital skills. As COVID-19 cases rise this summer, the number of internship opportunities for students has dropped, with about 16% of employers having...

Read more
ICE directive rescinded

ICE directive rescinded

University administration issues statements, students create petition

On July 6, ICE posted a statement on their website that international students not enrolled in in-person fall 2020 classes would have to leave the country. The directive has since been reversed. The original ruling said international students could only take three hours of online credit but was waived during...

Read more
Comets play the Feud

Comets play the Feud

Athletes maintain camaraderie, teamwork through virtual game show

The UTD Athletics department introduced a virtual tournament for student athletes called “Comets Feud” over the summer break, inspired by the Family Feud-style game show format. To play, each UTD sport contributes a team of five players who compete against other teams in brackets, progressing from quarterfinals to semifinals to...

Read more