Pre-med students have access to free summer program

Pre-med and pre-dental students have the opportunity to attend the six-week Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, application and program free of charge, at universities across the nation upon completion of their freshman or sophomore years. Neuroscience sophomore Aaron Dotson attended the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, or SMDEP,...

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2012: A year in review

The Mercury editors took a look back at some of the most significant campus events during the past year and have shared their thoughts on how these important stories affected students and will continue to impact the university during the upcoming year. President Daniel mentions football BK – Don’t expect...

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UTDPD wins award for National Night Out event

The UTD Police Department received the 2012 All-Star Award for its participation in the 29th Annual Nation Night Out on Oct 2. National Night Out is an event sponsored by National Association of Town Watch that advocates against crime, violence and drugs. UTD was among 12 other groups that won...

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Chess team wins third straight Pan-Am

Chess team wins third straight Pan-Am

Grandmaster Julio Sadorra sat across the board from Webster University’s Fidel Corrales of Cuba in the Frick Laboratory at Princeton University waiting to land the upper hook in the final round. That opportunity came after he carefully positioned himself to take Fidel’s pawn with his bishop, a move that put...

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UTD on four-game win streak

Men hoping to claim crown again The Comets are on a roll as they finished their holiday play.  The Comets (10-4, 6-3 ASC) opened up the new year and second half of the season with a 4-0 record, cruising past Austin College, Sul Ross State, Howard Payne and East Texas...

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Comets win eight straight

Comets win eight straight

Players working hard to continue string of success It was a perfect December for the Comets as they won all six December games plus two January games to claim eight straight wins. The women’s basketball team (12-2, 8-1 ASC) remains second in the East, just behind Louisiana College, who holds...

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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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