UTD alumnus honors Texas with “Wild West” mural

UTD alumnus honors Texas with “Wild West” mural

Located in West Dallas, Elianna Paek's art pays social justice homage

If you happen to drive through West Dallas, you may notice that the landscape is more colorful than usual thanks to the mural work of several local artists – including one UTD alumnus. Psychology alumnus Elianna Paek – @thepackpaints on Instagram – was one of 16 local artists whose mural...

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ATEC seniors produce celestial film

ATEC seniors produce celestial film

‘Nightshift’ explores childhood, adventure, yearning

ATEC’s Animation Lab will be wrapping up production of a short film called “Nightshift” in December, a project over a year in the making. “Nightshift” follows a little girl named Hannah as she awaits the presence of someone or something. During that time, she is approached by a “moon woman”...

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CPR Classical honors Latin-American composer, faculty member

CPR Classical honors Latin-American composer, faculty member

Robert Xavier Rodriguez recognized for his compositions

If you’ve tuned in to CPR Classical’s radio station any time this past month, you may have encountered the rhythmic melodies of Latin-American influenced compositions – some of which were created by a world-renowned composer turned UTD faculty member. With October being National Hispanic Heritage Month, CPR Classical chose to...

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Synergy Park North preserves historical airline archives

Synergy Park North preserves historical airline archives

Braniff Airways creates endowment for archives, Hall of Fame wall

Braniff Airways – an American airline that operated from Dallas until its bankruptcy in 1982 – has created a $10,000 endowment for the maintenance of its historical archives, which are stored in UTD’s History of Aviation Collection. Ben Cass, president of the Braniff Airways Foundation, said that the airline played...

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‘Light Waves’ spotlights alumni, faculty work

‘Light Waves’ spotlights alumni, faculty work

Virtual exhibition focuses on photography, film

A luminous photo of juiced lemons; a monochrome, blurred photo of a man with a dog; an installation of a glittering purple micro-chandelier. These pieces and more are now being featured in the SP/N gallery, home to yet another virtual exhibition this semester. Light Waves – A Photography and Video...

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Top three places to study on campus!

Top three places to study on campus!

Residence Hall study rooms: Study rooms are conveniently available on every floor of the residence halls. The comfy armchairs are a nice change from your wobbly dorm room chair and the giant whiteboards are a perfect environmentally friendly alternative to scratch paper for solving your math and chemistry problems. Need...

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UTD chef goes astronomical with MEATeor

UTD chef goes astronomical with MEATeor

Michael Tyler crafts culinary creation for “Best Sandwich in America” contest

While making sure the UTD dining hall was running smoothly by day, chef Michael Tyler was in the kitchen working on the eighth prototype of his newly created signature sandwich by night. The “MEATeor” – coined by Tyler alongside UTD Dining staff – is an original sandwich crafted for submission...

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Getting thrifty during COVID

Getting thrifty during COVID

Business at thrift stores picking up compared to beginning of pandemic

At thrift stores, long credited with providing cheaper clothing options for consumers, business has largely remained steady during the pandemic, with the occasional stagnation. Austin Devillier, an employee at Uptown Cheapskate, said that though traffic in the store was slightly down during the beginning of the pandemic, business has picked...

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Students impart consulting smarts

Students impart consulting smarts

Alumnus, CS senior share the skills they’ve learned through past employment

Two UTD students from one of the top consulting firms in the world want to share their secrets to success with aspiring consultants. Mechanical engineering spring 2019 alumnus Neel Reddy and computer science senior Rohit Shenoy befriended each other in 2018 after meeting through the Davidson Management Honors Program. Although...

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Looking behind the mask

Looking behind the mask

How losing certain visual cues might affect communication

Greeting a stranger with a friendly smile is certainly a little harder than it used to be, but perhaps one of the more negative side effects of wearing masks all the time is the breakdown of communication. William Katz, a BBS professor, is primarily interested in speech, production and language...

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