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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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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