TV reporter reflects on interview with Dean Novak

As seen on UTDTV          To see this story on UTDTV, tune in to ‘Newscast 313’ on Dec. 5 at www.utdtv.com.   When I walked into Bruce Novak’s office on a chilly autumn morning, I expected a quick review of the dean’s many accomplishments and his goals for the...

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Faces of change: from inmates to students

Faces of change: from inmates to students

Delivering flowers, supervising prisoners, teaching criminology and now serving as dean to one of UTD’s academic programs — this man has done it all. James Marquart, dean of School of Economics, Political & Policy Sciences, or EPPS, said growing up he didn’t know he was going to be a dean,...

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Moving forward: Chess coach’s journey to UTD

Moving forward: Chess coach’s journey to UTD

In the midst of war-torn Yugoslavia Rade Milovanovic was faced with a decision: leave his parents, well-established law career and home behind, or try to save his daughter. Marina, Milovanovic’s teenage daughter, was waging her own war with Friedreich’s ataxia: a rare disorder that can cause the body to breakdown...

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Craving diversity, less is more when studying overseas

Culture shock in the United States provided opportunity for self-discovery It’s that time of year again when the campus is filling back up, freshmen are moving in and bus loads of international students are stepping onto Texas soil for perhaps the first time in their lives. Watching the sun rise...

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Moving on in

Moving on in

Cameron and Jeffery Ayers make going to college a family affair After only an hour of moving, Art & Technology freshman Cameron Ayers stretched across his new bed. “I need to get a pillow from home,” he said, head resting on the bare mattress. While in some families his declaration...

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Watching weight minus mom

Watching weight minus mom

Flab can be frustrating, but fighting it can be fun. Amanda Smith, UTD health education coordinator, is organizing a freshman 15 club designed to educate students on how to maintain their health and weight during their first year at college. The club’s launch is scheduled for September, giving students time...

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Internet broadcasts channel freedom

Internet broadcasts channel freedom

I love internet television. I love the providers: Fox, NBC, the CW, Hulu and others who have tapped into the seldom acknowledged truth that only one person can use a remote at a time, and it will never be me. I don’t watch their shows religiously, and never will, but...

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Money can’t buy you spirit

UTD comet spirit, like a comet, tends to come close to campus at times, but aside from a few blazing meteorites that break off, never makes an impact. This academic year marks UTD’s 40th anniversary. The university started with the stroke of the governor’s pen in June 1969. Until 1990,...

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Physics creates trial HD

Physics creates trial HD

“It’s Monday, Monday, Monday!” The announcer’s voice booms throughout the arena as I start revving my motorbike’s engine, waiting for the starting light. An entire host of ramps, jumps and obstacles stand between me and the finish line, and I’m determined to make it past them. When the light turns...

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