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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Immigration is the new anti-imperialism

Immigration is the new anti-imperialism

It’s your second week back Comets and you’ve been to the luau and the ethnic breakfasts. The Korean Student Association had its mixer last week, you’re going to watch “India’s Daughter” tomorrow, and then you’ll head over to country dancing sessions with SPYCD. Look around you for a moment and you’ll...

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Retta entertains Welcome Week crowd

Retta entertains Welcome Week crowd

A line of students snaked up and down inside the ATEC building to see comedienne Retta’s stand up act on Aug. 26. Retta—best known for her role as Donna Meagle on “Parks and Recreation”—watched from the wings while Prashanth Venkataramanujam warmed up the crowd with his routine. SUAAB sponsored the...

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