Faculty couples thrive as co-workers

Faculty couples thrive as co-workers

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, two married couples at UTD have found themselves in a unique position to work together. One couple who found each other at UTD are chemistry professors Michael Biewer and Michaela Stefan. To say that these two love chemistry would be an understatement. Both associate professors...

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Heritage month draws mixed views

Heritage month draws mixed views

Efforts to honor Native American culture met with some skepticism Storyteller Amy Bruton-Bluemel sported her deep-red Chickasaw regalia as she spoke about the lives of Native Americans in the past and present at the Nov. 5 celebration for Native American Heritage Month set up by the Multicultural Center in the...

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Ninpo Taijutsu Club trains students in mind, body

Ninpo Taijutsu Club trains students in mind, body

Students learn unarmed, defensive skills Ever Monday at 8 p.m., a group of students move in a line quietly in the Galaxy Rooms as they come to a mat, and with a quick chant of the specific move they are executing, each person flings onto the mat, landing effortlessly in...

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New ATEC’s first concert a huge success

New ATEC’s first concert a huge success

The first musical concert “De Rerum Natura (2013)” played on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 9, to a sold out auditorium brimming with students, faculty and members of the community in the new Edith O’Donell building. In attendance were David Daniel, president of the university, Hobson Widenthal, provost and other...

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Watch the gypsy enthrall in George Bizet’s opera, Carmen

Watch the gypsy enthrall in George Bizet’s opera, Carmen

The Dallas Opera’s 2013-2014 season name “Love Transformed”opened Oct. 25 with the crowd favorite French opera, Carmen, by George Bizet and and will play until Nov. 10. Opening night had one of the largest bloc parties with a clicker count of 3,764 people who filled up Klyde Warren Park to...

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An exhibition of victory

An exhibition of victory

A life sized nude female mannequin sits on a pedestal in the center of the P^2=V/C art exhibition at the Plano Arts Association in downtown Plano. Rich oil and acrylic paintings and poetry fashioned the walls at the well-lit quiet gallery, whose serene atmosphere is secluded from the daily flow...

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Holiday cheer, events shared with int’l students

Holiday cheer, events shared with int’l students

Halloween, Christmas among traditions taught to newcomers International students learned the spirit, traditions and nuances of the American holiday season during the How to Celebrate “The Holidays” workshop on Oct. 18. Jennifer Smith, program coordinator for the International Student Services Office, led a one-hour interactive presentation that detailed Halloween, Thanksgiving,...

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EMAC grad’s documentary explores Instagram community

EMAC grad’s documentary explores Instagram community

It started with homemade red velvet cupcakes. That was the first Instagram photo posted by a UTD alumnus who is now making waves after his documentary exploring the community behind the popular photo-sharing app released in May. “Instagram Is,” created and directed by Paul Tellefsen, a spring 2013 Emerging Media...

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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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