Softball opens conference play

With an 8-2 conference record, the UTD softball team is primed for a run at the American Southwest Conference East division top spot. Through 10 games the Comets are batting .357 and have a team ERA of 0.95. They have outscored opponents 55-15 during this span. The team squared off...

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Walzel rocks the bassoon

Resident Dallas Symphony bassoonist Scott Walzel and pianist Steve Harlos gave new meaning to the concept of a bassoon recital March 21 by performing a repertoire that was a step beyond the wind instrument’s traditional supporting role. Walzel adapted songs for solo performance with such forbidding titles as “Sonata in...

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Big Concert is huge success

The Big Concert was a fabulous success story – SUAAB’s tireless efforts transformed the Activity Center into a great venue for headliners Blue October and Bowling For Soup, bringing more than 1,500 concertgoers to the quiet little UTD campus March 25. “It was great,” said Stella Mulberry, Student Union Activities...

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Doctoral grads will wear a new robe

Doctoral graduates this spring will look a little brighter, not because of their IQ, but because of their redesigned gowns. A group led by the graduate dean’s office has revamped the robe worn by the doctoral candidates at commencement ceremonies. “We wanted to move from a more traditional black gown...

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UT System partners with Sandia Labs

A partnership agreement between the UT System and Sandia National Laboratory March 19 sends UTD on a new wave of research collaboration. The partnership will allow joint research in areas such as nano-science, engineering, computer science and homeland security between Sandia – located in Albuquerque, N.M. – and UTD, UT...

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Oozeballers set to play

It’s baaaack. The second installment of UTD’s newest tradition is set to create quite a splash, albeit a muddy one, when Oozeball once again takes the campus by storm April 8. The year-old event, conceived and run by the Student Ambassadors, is a volleyball tournament played in a pit of...

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‘Second Look’ reexamines time

“Second Look,” an exhibition that explores references to time in photography and digital media, is on display through April 15 in the Visual Arts Building’s Main Gallery. The artists participating in the exhibition include Kathy Lovas and Martin Menocal of Dallas; Terri Cummings of Fort Worth; and James Paster, Michael...

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Big Concert is huge hit

SUAAB’s Big Concert was all about surprises – UTD students made up the better part of the audience (1,371 out of 1,584) the Activity Center was transformed into a concert venue, and some cynics of “mainstream” music were pleasantly surprised. Blue October performed songs from its recent album History For...

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Guide dogs find their way at UTD

As she greets you with a smile, you’ll never guess what’s under Margaret Swigert’s desk. It’s Gabby, an eight-month-old rough coat collie Swigert is training to be a guide dog for the blind. Swigert – a newly hired secretary for UTD’s office of undergraduate studies – is currently training her...

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My two cents

Based on the going rate in 10-10-220 commercials, two cents will only get me about a 24 second phone call, so I better make this quick. With the baseball season in full swing, I’m worried that two doubleheaders a weekend may start to wear on our guys. But don’t worry,...

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