Practice cyber hygiene with your vaccine card

Practice cyber hygiene with your vaccine card

Scammers use data COVID-19 vaccine cards posted online to mine sensitive information

As the number of Americans receiving COVID-19 vaccinations continues to climb, so is the number of people posting “vaccine selfies” on social media. However, by displaying their vaccination cards online, vaccine recipients are opening themselves up to a different kind of threat: identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission and FBI...

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Why are graduations still in the gym?

Why are graduations still in the gym?

Comets will soon be back on campus, and they’ll go back to graduating in the Activity Center as well

Historically, commencement ceremonies have been held at UTD in the Activity Center, but why is that the case, and could it ever change? The Activity Center holds a variety of facilities, one of which is the gymnasium, a 3,200-seat room that has been the home of commencement ceremonies at UTD...

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Ochem professors develop website, app that prepares students for exams

Ochemrank.com, a new organic chemistry webapp aimed at students taking organic chemistry (OChem) I and II, has revolutionized how students prepare for difficult exams. The webapp, developed by chemistry professors Mihaela Stefan and Michael Biewer, as well as computer science professor Ovidiu Daescu and their team of graduate and undergraduate...

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Serial larceny on campus

Serial larceny on campus

UTD is experiencing a higher-than-usual rate of catalytic converter theft.

It can take less than a minute to cut out a catalytic converter from a car with a saw, as this semester’s seven incidents of this type of theft testify. Catalytic converters are part of a car’s exhaust system and contain precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. Thieves...

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