CentralTrak’s Last Show

CentralTrak’s Last Show

Home of UTD’s master’s of fine arts students for nine years, CentralTrak is permanently closing its living space to all current and future artists. The closure was announced in December 2016 when the landlord decided to terminate the lease. “This was the last show that ended on (June) 24 and...

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UTD revises emergency policies after bomb hoax

UTD revises emergency policies after bomb hoax

Following a campus-wide evacuation for a bomb threat later determined to be a hoax, UTD is reviewing its emergency notification and communication policies to help reduce confusion in future evacuations. Chief Larry Zacharias said the police department received a call at 2:01 p.m. from an anonymous person saying a bomb...

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Caught in dreamSpace

Caught in dreamSpace

An audiovisual exhibition, “dreamSpace,” was performed as part of Dallas’ annual Soluna Festival outside the Meyerson Symphony Center. It was the brainchild of Agence 5970, a Dallas-based art laboratory operated by ATEC professor Frank Dufour and his wife and partner, Lee Dufour. The performance, which took place on May 24,...

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Drawn to art

Drawn to art

A little boy stares into the face of his grandma. She smiles wide, the wrinkles outlining her mouth bowing in further. In the little boy’s hands, a beautifully drawn picture of a dog, the same one he loved to look at in his coloring book. Although writing was still difficult...

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UTD enacts campus-wide tobacco-free policy

UTD enacts campus-wide tobacco-free policy

After the initial announcement in January, UTD is now officially a tobacco-free campus. Calvin Jamison, vice president of administration, said before the policy’s implementation, the university worked with a committee to determine the best plan to move forward and educate the campus about the policy. “Our overall vision is to...

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Perceptions about Muslim-Americans

Perceptions about Muslim-Americans

After conducting a study on attitudes towards Muslim students on campus, an alumna found evidence that the majority of UTD students view Muslims in a positive light. The study, conducted by alumna Faraha Hasan, explored the explicit and implicit attitudes toward Muslims from other Muslim and non-Muslim students through several...

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Faculty, students remember UTD’s oldest student who passed away earlier this month

Faculty, students remember UTD’s oldest student who passed away earlier this month

Helen Small, one of UTD’s oldest students, passed away on May 4, 2017 at 97 years old. Small graduated from UTD in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and in 2010 with her master’s in clinical psychology at the age of 90. Small first began her education in the...

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Art Barn’s closure announced at final gallery exhibition

Art Barn’s closure announced at final gallery exhibition

Following recent uncertainty surrounding the Art Barn’s future, the building is officially scheduled to close on May 13 with demolition following in June. Arts and Humanities Dean Dennis Kratz publicly confirmed its closure during “The Final Picture Show,” the last gallery exhibition held at the Art Barn on April 28....

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Keepers of the Earth

Keepers of the Earth

UTD’s sustainability efforts have grown to incorporate a student educator component with the creation of EcoReps this semester. In 2016, Thea Junt, the associate director of facilities management for energy conservation and sustainability, and Evan Paret, the administration project coordinator for facilities management, submitted the first comprehensive Association for Advancement...

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Entrepreneurial lab opens for student use

Entrepreneurial lab opens for student use

Any UTD student with entrepreneurial ideas will have the opportunity to turn them into companies using the free resources of the Blackstone LaunchPad, which is scheduled to open at the end of April. UTD has been working to create a physical workspace for an entrepreneurial program since last summer when...

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