Hispanic author to visit UTD

Hispanic author to visit UTD

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated Rosie Peterson’s title. She is the director of the Department of Institutional Diversity. Also, the title of the book that Juana Bordas wrote was incorrect. The Mercury regrets these errors. A Hispanic writer, speaker and leader will discuss Latino values and how...

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Q&A: Alex Piquero, campus carry liasion

Q&A: Alex Piquero, campus carry liasion

In early August, professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Alex Piquero was named as the chair of UTD’s campus carry working group. The group will meet to discuss SB11, the new state law passed earlier this year that allows registered...

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Researcher wins grant

Researcher wins grant

Move to support research on bacterial defense mechanism An assistant professor in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics received a $1.9 million, five year grant from the National Institute of Health to study antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Kelly Palmer’s grant — which was drafted in collaboration with Michael Zhang,...

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In the dancing spirit

In the dancing spirit

Power Dancers get new coach with NFL, NBA performing experience A former member of the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dance Squad will join UTD as the new head coach of the Power Dancers. Jacy Barney spent a season with the Cowboys from June 2014 to June 2015 and three...

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Writing, science and Oliver Sacks

Writing, science and Oliver Sacks

My parents rarely make note of anything I write unless I bring it to their attention, but whenever they do, they remark that they have no idea where I got my ability to pen words on paper (figuratively, of course). Though I don’t think I can call myself a writer,...

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Activism and cynicism

Activism and cynicism

The Labor Day weekend is one of those perfect long weekends when the gas prices are down and the weight of the semester hasn’t started yet. Fall isn’t quite here in Dallas and there is still that sweet optimism of success in the air. Kind of like New Year’s but,...

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Volleyball crushes Wiley in season opener

The volleyball team opened the season with a strong showing on Sept. 2, taking down Wiley College 3-0. Despite some unforced errors in the first set, the Comets still won 25-15. A versatile attack led by senior outside hitter Meredith Crawford and junior middle blocker Holyn Handley, who finished with...

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