Coach’s life-long passion for basketball

Coach’s life-long passion for basketball

Former three-time ASC champion desires to build relationships through coaching UTD women Many people spend a considerable amount of their lives searching for the perfect career, or finding out their path was the wrong one.  For Polly Thomason, head coach of UTD women’s basketball team, this was never the case. ...

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Family, classes, country

How one student finds time for pre-K classmates, late-night study sessions and pumping jet fuel The sound of scantrons shuffling reverberated through the room for Test 3 in Marco Atzori’s Cellular Neuroscience class. A young boy, just four years old, sat quietly in the corner with headphones adorning his ears...

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Asia Center allows chance to bring Asian culture to UTD

The opening of the new Asia Center will herald in an era of cooperation between UTD and developing economies of the East such as China, India and Japan, UTD officials said. Previously, the well-established Confucius Center on campus, under the guidance of Arts and Humanities Professor Ming Gu, was the...

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Research lab closes, leaves question marks

The Center for Behavioral and Experimental Economic Science, or CBEES, was abruptly closed last month, leaving at least one faculty member without a job and displacing student research. Former director of CBEES, Catherine Eckel, moved to teach at Texas A&M University in May and had been assured that the lab...

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Rugby streak ends

The undefeated streak of the UTD rugby club came to a halt on April 14-15, when the newly founded team experienced its first losses of the season at a tournament that would have placed them in the national championships. Leaving on the foreboding Friday the 13th, the team began a...

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Unlikely champions

Unlikely champions

It’s not often to find a true rags-to-riches story in sports. Rarely does a team that epitomizes an underdog actually pull off the upset, go undefeated or win a championship. But in its first year of competitive existence, the UTD rugby team did all of the above. The club completed...

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Sports briefs

RUGBY SCORES HOME FIELD IN REGIONAL After a 74-0 beat-down against SMU, UTD’s rugby club has advanced to the Texas Rugby Union Regional Tournament. The team earned home-field advantage by going undefeated (5-0). UTD will face Lamar University on Feb. 18 and, should they win, will then face the winner...

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TV reporter reflects on interview with Dean Novak

As seen on UTDTV          To see this story on UTDTV, tune in to ‘Newscast 313’ on Dec. 5 at www.utdtv.com.   When I walked into Bruce Novak’s office on a chilly autumn morning, I expected a quick review of the dean’s many accomplishments and his goals for the...

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Nothing but a good thing

Series 1:  Students take part in a real-life game of Battleship on Aug. 26. at the Phase VIII pool, where they try to sink the other team’s ship. The event started just before the Comet Luau, which featured festive food and a dancing lesson. Among the main attractions were a...

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UNIV 1010 lightens work load, spares wallet

UTD’s freshman orientation course, previously titled RHET 1101, is now free of charge, will not affect students’ GPAs and has no projects, papers or a final exam. The course was renamed UNIV 1010 after the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of the Provost changed its structure during the...

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