Library partnership helps Brownsville

As the McDermott Library undertakes its spring cleaning this year, several university libraries will be reaping some recycled rewards through an exchange program spearheaded by UTD. UTD and the Arnulfo L. Oliveira Memorial Library at UT-Brownsville (UTB) have partnered in the exchange to send duplicate copies of books and paper...

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Butterfield, players win conference awards

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure helps. After transforming the UTD men’s basketball team from a seven-win squad a year ago to conference championship contender, head coach Terry Butterfield was recognized as the American Southwest Conference East division coach of the year in a poll of fellow league coaches. “[Being...

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UTD professors weigh in on Madrid train bombings

Shockwaves from Spain were felt by professors and students at UTD after the tragedy two weeks ago. Three days before Spanish elections, 10 bombs exploded on Madrid’s commuter train system killing more than 200 civilians. Spanish authorities initially blamed the March 11 bombings on the Basque separatist group ETA, but...

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Mostly Duos lives up to expectations as another eclectic campus treat

Mostly Duos featured the collaborative efforts of accomplished musicians Arkady Fomin, Barbara Thiem and David Korevaar, who performed an eclectic blend of classical treats on March 1 in the University Theater. Korevaar kicked off the show with “Variations on an original Theme, Opus 21 #1” by Johannes Brahms. This piece...

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Library must keep dissertations for posterity’s sake

Editor’s Note: Following is an editorial of The Mercury’s editorial board. The Editorial Board consists of the newspaper’s management team (editor-in-chief, managing editor, section editors, advertising manager and copy editor). The editorial board will discuss, debate and develop editorial positions on issues affecting the UTD community as needed. We welcome...

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My two cents

Sporting notes compiled while wondering if milkweed would grow in a Butterfield. With three straight wins to end the season, men’s basketball storms into the ASC tournament as the second seed from the East. Just a question, who else thinks its silly to have an East division in the American...

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Altered States a wash of color, pixilation

Well, it certainly is colorful. “Altered States” is an explosion of bright hues on the walls of the Visual Art Building’s main gallery running through Feb 14. In bold oranges, greens, reds and blues, Scott Barber, Emily Joyce, Chris Kysor, Chris Jaggers, Janet Tyson, Jeffer Yerger and Marco Villegas morph,...

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Nano-science pioneer honored

In honor of the 75th birthday of Vladimir Agranovich, Nobel laureates and top international scientists converged at UTD for a conference on nanotechnology. The Jan. 22-24 conference, “21st Century Research in Matter – Photonic, Excitonic, Spintronic Processes in Nanostructures,” included lectures on nanotechnology and its application. Agranovich was named “Pioneer...

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Sports News Briefs

Open tryouts slated for volleyball squad For anyone whose ever set anything other than a table or spiked anything besides a punch bowl, there may be a place for you on UTD’s newly-forming competitive women’s volleyball team. New volleyball coach Marci Sanders is taking the first step toward stocking her...

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SGA rejects mandatory meal plan

The short-term future of a meal plan at UTD just went cold. In a recent meeting, the Student Government Association (SGA) rejected a test plan offered by Aramark, the food service provider for UTD. The plan was intended to determine the demand and feasibility of a dedicated meal plan and...

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