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MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH17 CRASHES On July 17, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over Ukrainian air space, killing 298 passengers and crew. As investigators and medical experts struggled to reach the crash site in pro-separatist eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government, pro-Russian separatists and Russian president Vladimir Putin denied having fired the surface-to-air missile that took down the...Read more
ArtSciLab, an interdisciplinary research lab, is running a crowdfunding campaign to raise efforts for its latest project, Creative Disturbance. The project aims to connect people from different fields throughRead more
podcasts and social media platforms. ArtSciLab, a product of the arts and technology and emerging media and communication programs, aims to connect artists with scientists to facilitate projects that meet at the intersections of their...
In the world of business, clients and profits are lost when deadlines and time schedules are unmet. For NASA, a delay in a shuttle launch can cost millions of dollars. Yet, for all this talk of time being money, UTD’s 883 Comet Cruiser runs with a mind of its own. Time for this shuttle isn’t of the essence, doesn’t cost a million dollars a second and leads to no losses which might be why, with the new summer schedule in place, the Comet Cruiser...Read more
I’ve been a student reporter for five years now, yet as I read through Neil Henry’s “American Carnival: Journalism under siege in the age of new media” a humbling realization dawned upon me. For someone who has passionately dedicated herself to bringing the truth before the student body at UTD, I have been surprisingly shallow when it comes to questioning the major media conglomerates on the tons of fodder they’ve...Read more
A judge in the Federal District Court in Manhattan sentenced Silk Road founder and UTD alumnus Ross Ulbricht to life in prison on Friday, May 29. Following a three-week trial, Ulbricht was found guilty on Feb. 9 on seven charges, including conspiracies to sell drugs, launder money and hack computers, the Wall Street Journal reported. Silk Road, an online drug dealing market, operated for two years in the dark web, or the online underground,...Read more
Summers and picnics go hand-in-hand, and if you are culturally inclined then you can enjoy the outdoor evenings with Shakespeare in the Park at the Samuell Grand Amphitheatre.The 2015 season runs through July 25 all days except Mondays. This year Shakespeare Dallas is putting on two productions as part of their “Summer of Laughs and Loves”. “Romeo and Juliet” plays Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays while “The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr...Read more
It’s been a while since we’ve talked, you and I. Almost all of summer has gone by and the fall term is just around the corner. The problem is, Dallas summers are wonderfully carefree and warm, so news isn’t always a top priority for me, especially not the gory, unhappy kind. All I seem to care about is the entertainment that the GOP candidates provide and free wine-drinking events. Sort of. Then a week or so ago, the execution...Read more
It’s your second week back Comets and you’ve been to the luau and the ethnic breakfasts. The Korean Student Association had its mixer last week, you’re going to watch “India’s Daughter” tomorrow, and then you’ll head over to country dancing sessions with SPYCD. Look around you for a moment and you’ll find that 1 out of 10 students is an international student. Every one of five students is a...Read more