Moving forward: Chess coach’s journey to UTD

Moving forward: Chess coach’s journey to UTD

In the midst of war-torn Yugoslavia Rade Milovanovic was faced with a decision: leave his parents, well-established law career and home behind, or try to save his daughter. Marina, Milovanovic’s teenage daughter, was waging her own war with Friedreich’s ataxia: a rare disorder that can cause the body to breakdown...

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Craving diversity, less is more when studying overseas

Culture shock in the United States provided opportunity for self-discovery It’s that time of year again when the campus is filling back up, freshmen are moving in and bus loads of international students are stepping onto Texas soil for perhaps the first time in their lives. Watching the sun rise...

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Sweet Home UTD

  A fresh start for UTD freshmen  

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Welcome Center, bookstore unveiled

Welcome Center, bookstore unveiled

The Welcome Center opened on Aug. 1, and contains a new campus bookstore along with a coffee shop, UTD technology store and the Visitor Center. 

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A&H to drop grad teaching program starting fall 2014

The School of Arts & Humanities has announced that it will drop its Masters of Arts in Teaching, or MAT from its graduate program.  The reason according to Dennis Kratz, dean of the school of Arts & Humanities, is that there simply are not enough students showing interest in the...

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Group connects SOM graduates

As part of a move to initiate better networking among its alumni, the School of Management, or SOM, has an alumni network called “PowerGrid.” “(PowerGrid) came about because the SOM did not have its own alumni networking event that we hold regularly,” said Kyle Edgington, director of Development and Alumni...

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UTD witnesses record-breaking donations in consecutive years

UTD witnesses record-breaking donations in consecutive years

Due to a concerted effort by the university towards the development of alumni relations, 2010 was a record-breaking fundraising year for UTD with more than $40 million in donorship, UTD officials said. The university’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations currently has more than 66,000 alumni in its database, said...

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A few words from SG’s new leader

When someone asks me how I think these next two semesters will pan out, I immediately think of three words: exciting, busy and fast. These words could aptly describe the tone not just of how quickly and interesting I feel my last year at UTD  and with Student Government will...

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Beginning of the end: Advice from a senior in his final collegiate year

I guess this is it. Almost two decades of academia culminates as I am a couple semesters and a few more credits away from graduating from this fine institute of learnedness. I have to admit that despite my initial reservations about this university, this school has grown on me. Like...

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Common cents: Money tips from a finance prof

Welcome freshmen and returning students! I’m pleased to announce the addition of “Common Cents,” a column devoted to personal finance, for the readers of The Mercury.  Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, it’s never too early or too late to start thinking about your personal finances. I know what...

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