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Mediterranean eatery upgrades

Alumni teams up with restaurant owner to revamp struggling business with new look but same menu It was a dimly lit restaurant, encircled...

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Brewery Brothers

Alumni make non-traditional beers in Fort Worth business  It was just about six o’clock and dozens of people had lined up at the...

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A game of thrones

A definitive history of UTD’s greatest sport, how it got there If prospective students were to take a tour of campus but had...

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‘Marigold’ sequel delightfully simple

Film underwhelmingly mixes talented cast with stuffy plot As the title suggests, “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” doesn’t portray anything new or...

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Chinese history professor talks ancient rituals

Harvard lecturer gives lecture on old Confucian philosophy  Most people would not consider ancient Chinese philosophy to be useful in the modern age...

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Abstract art professor teaches from experience

Painting lecturer Michelle Mackey uses background as career painter in course, works in New York on sets for TV shows At seven years...

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Out of the Spotlight

Numbers show that Hollywood still lacks fair representation of women in films This year’s Academy Awards ceremony was the most male-dominated show since...

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#PinPossible: Double Chocolate Chip Frappucino Cupcakes

For those who have read my Macchiatos and Neuroscience blog, it should come as no surprise that I love coffee. By extension that...


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