State rep. pushing for new facilities

A state representative introduced a bill to the Texas Legislature on Feb. 16 to authorize funding for two new buildings on campus. House Bill 1194, filed by Rep. Jeff Leach, would raise $99 million for a new engineering building and $95 million through revenue bonds for a new science building....

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SG Report

Student government rejected a proposal given to it by Dean of Students Gene Fitch to amend the school’s drug and alcohol policy. The proposed amendment would add notification of parents of students under the age of 21 who are found using drugs or alcohol to the university’s existing list of...

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Lab takes research to market

Lab takes research to market

A recent agreement between UTD and a multinational technology firm will commercialize a technique for growing carbon nanotubes that can be used for state-of-the-art medical, electronic and structural applications. The university finalized an exclusive licensing agreement with Lintec of America to utilize a new process for creating sheets of carbon...

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Activist honored with exhibition

Activist honored with exhibition

An exhibition recognizing the accomplishments of South African anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman is visiting campus from Feb. 25 to March 27 in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building atrium. A representative of the Dobkin Family Foundation, curator Jill Vexler visited South Africa in 2007 to meet with the curators...

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Student Assaulted

Richardson Police notified UTD Police on Feb. 12 that a female student was sexually assaulted at Point North Park. According to an email sent out to students, faculty and staff by UTD Police Chief Larry Zacharias, the student reported that she turned into the parking lot at the park, located...

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Daniel shortlisted for UT Austin presidency spot

UTD President David Daniel has been named as a finalist for the presidency at UT Austin. According to a report by the Austin American-Statesman on Feb. 19, Daniel is among the top three candidates to replace current UT Austin President Bill Powers when he steps down in June. They will...

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Hundreds gather at vigil for slain North Carolina Muslim students

Hundreds gather at vigil for slain North Carolina Muslim students

Lights flickered in the air and tears were held back as hundreds of students, faculty and members of the community gathered at the Plinth on Feb. 12 for a candlelight vigil honoring the three Muslim students murdered in Raleigh, N.C. Deah Barakat, 23, a University of North Carolina dental student,...

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Former student convicted in Silk Road trial

Former student convicted in Silk Road trial

Ross Ulbricht, a 2006 graduate accused of founding and running Silk Road, an online drug market, was found guilty on Feb. 4 on seven counts ranging from operating a continuing criminal enterprise to money laundering. Ulbricht, who was arrested in 2013 by FBI agents, faces a minimum of 30 years...

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Ross Ulbricht trial begins

Ross Ulbricht trial begins

The trial of Ross Ulbricht, a 2006 UTD graduate arrested in 2013 on charges of operating a continuing criminal enterprise, money laundering, computer hacking and narcotics trafficking conspiracy, started yesterday in New York. Prosecutors allege that Ulbricht founded and ran the Silk Road, an underground black market website known for...

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Men’s basketball cruises past ETBU

Men’s basketball cruises past ETBU

The men’s basketball team (9-3, 4-3 ASC) earned their second straight win with a 74-58 victory over East Texas Baptist (9-2, 4-2 ASC). UTD came roaring out of the gates with a 17-2 run to start the game. This early performance was a harbinger for the rest of the half...

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