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Two cultures blend in border valley region
8 months ago

Two cultures blend in border valley region

For UTD students who hail from the Rio Grande Valley — the region that defines the border between the United States and Mexico — the prospect of a reinforced border …
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Forging new traditions
8 months ago

Forging new traditions

Throughout the year, small decorations can be seen on the Cecil H. Green bust on the side of Green Hall. Behind the decor is a Richardson resident who said he …
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Q&A: Ben Orlin
8 months ago

Q&A: Ben Orlin

Ben Orlin is the author and illustrator of the blog Math with Bad Drawings, which was launched in 2013. He recently published a collection of cartoons called “Math with Bad …
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Art exhibit helps viewers understand aesthetics, dialogue behind photos
8 months ago

Art exhibit helps viewers understand aesthetics, dialogue behind photos

Out of over 500 photographs, one graduate student shaped 32 works into an exhibit designed to get viewers to question — as well as connect with — art.

Humanities and …
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Whatcha Eatin’? Middle Eastern Food
8 months ago

Whatcha Eatin’? Middle Eastern Food

I’ve grown up eating Middle Eastern food at restaurants and parties because it’s my family’s favorite cuisine apart from our own Pakistani food. I was very familiar with the usual …
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New ATEC coffee bar attracts students
8 months ago

New ATEC coffee bar attracts students

At mid-morning on Thursday, ATEC is still fairly quiet. Suddenly, from under the big staircase, there comes a tiny puff of steam. A moment later, there’s a smooth click and …
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Alum brings border town together with cafe, bikes
8 months ago

Alum brings border town together with cafe, bikes

In Brownsville, Texas, only blocks from the United States-Mexico border, one UTD alumnus works alongside Mexican citizens in the coffee shop he opened two years back.

Graham Sevier-Schultz graduated …
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Play to offer introspective look into theater
8 months ago

Play to offer introspective look into theater

As the winter weather begins to lift, the School of Arts and Humanities will be bringing a production of “The Flu Season” to the UTD stage.

Directed by Thomas …
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Q&A: Student Counseling Center
9 months ago

Q&A: Student Counseling Center

The Mercury sat down with several Student Counseling Center staff, including Kimberly Burdine, psychologist and director of community engagement; Jenna Temkin, psychologist and director of clinical services; and Jim Cannici, …
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Chartwells launches feedback platform
9 months ago

Chartwells launches feedback platform

In response to a rising number of student suggestions and complaints regarding dining on campus, UTD Dining Services created a messaging portal to allow students to anonymously provide feedback on …
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