Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

If you’ve ever seen a cool game come out of ATEC, chances are it was made in Game Lab. Game Lab brings enthusiastic students from different disciplines together into a bustling classroom where multiple teams collaborate to solve problems and make award-winning games. Aspiring game developers at UTD have a...

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

On a typical weekday, psychology freshman Isa Hernandez finishes her homework at around midnight, and then uses Instagram and Twitter for about an hour before going to bed. Like other UTD students, she may experience lower self-esteem and lose sleep due to social media use. A fall 2018 Student Wellness...

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Leukemia Patient Inspires UTD Team

Leukemia Patient Inspires UTD Team

Volleyball players honor child during fundraiser for pediatric cancer The Comets volleyball team honored nine-year old leukemia patient Kaitlyn Renee Johnson with their third straight sweep at the fifth annual Gold Game against LeTourneau. Johnson has been with the team since the fall of 2015, when the first Gold Game...

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No Shoes, No Problem

No Shoes, No Problem

How one student has spent the past few years of her life almost completely barefoot University students have the freedom to wear anything they like, from pajamas to tuxedos. Every day, rain or shine, one UTD student traverses the campus with no shoes.   Mechanical engineering senior Greta Suchy has...

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Students Strike against Climate Change

Students Strike against Climate Change

Two environmentally-focused clubs at UTD headed to downtown Dallas to participate in a global protest to draw attention towards climate change. On Sept. 20, the Environmental Conservation Organization and the Citizens Climate Lobby took part in the international global climate strike. With an estimated 4 million people striking globally, UTD...

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Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. A representative from the Richardson Police Department confirmed no gunmen were found at the Northside apartment complex near UTD after several social media posts sparked concern among students. UTD users began posting on Wildfire, an app designed to...

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Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Offense becomes misdemeanor under new law, carries up to $500 fine A Texas law was passed this month outlawing sending unsolicited lewd photos electronically, but has the potential to be challenged and ruled as unconstitutional.  The new law, which took effect on Sept. 1, classifies the electronic transfer of unsolicited...

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Speaking Out on Abortion

Speaking Out on Abortion

Comets for the Preborn demonstration sparks counter-protests from pro-choice organizations A recent protest from campus organization Comets for the Preborn ended in a counter-protest, chants and one student getting handcuffed. On Sept. 9, the pro-life organization Comets for the Preborn gathered in the Chess Plaza donning graphic imagery of aborted...

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Faculty Tribunal Finds No    Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Faculty Tribunal Finds No Evidence of Fraud in JAL Scandal

Criminology professors move forward with lawsuit citing privacy law violations Following a two-day faculty tribunal hearing which found no evidence of fraud, university president Richard Benson decided not to terminate two professors accused of academic misconduct. The professors are now seeking legal action against the university citing a violation of...

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50 Years of UTD

50 Years of UTD

“We are not the MIT of the plains, nor do we seek to be. We are a great university. We are the University of Texas at Dallas.” – Theresa Oriabure, Commencement 1992 Fifty years ago, UTD was nothing more than a small center for research and education. Forget undergraduate classes,...

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