New VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

New VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Yvette Pearson succeeds George Fair in spearheading diversity initiatives

After nearly a decade of service, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement George Fair will be replaced by a new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) this fall. Set for induction on Aug. 23, Yvette Pearson comes from Rice University where she served as Associate Dean of...

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Comet Cab Comeback

Comet Cab Comeback

Regular campus transportation will be reintroduced alongside developing changes

Following an extended suspension of regular campus transportation, the Parking and Transportation Office is preparing for Comet Cabs to return to full functionality by the end of the upcoming semester. Assistant Director of UTD Parking and Transportation Elena Galli Grant, one of the administrators in charge of this process, said...

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Sensory overload

Sensory overload

Professor creates affordable pollution sensors for DFW area

A UTD professor created low-cost air sensors that track pollutant levels in local communities and detect increases in air pollution in real-time. Physics professor David Lary aspired to conduct a project that would make a mark on the world. 10 years ago, he established the Multi-Scale Integrated Interactive Intelligent Sensing...

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Credit hour limit extended

Credit hour limit extended

Students allowed to take one additional credit hour without school authorization

Starting this fall, UTD undergraduates will be allowed to take a maximum of 19 credit hours in a long semester without special permission. In previous semesters, students who wished to take more than 18 hours had to obtain permission from the Associate Dean of their school. After reviewing the student’s...

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Update: Housing’s COVID protocols

Update: Housing’s COVID protocols

UTD will test international students upon arrival, reduces isolation capacity

UTD’s proactive testing and isolation programs will continue this fall, but on a reduced scale, as the University plans to rely on vaccinations to drive down case count. Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Matt Grief, who oversaw University Housing’s COVID testing and response program last year, said that due...

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Boosting Brain Fitness

Study participants undergo SMART training to assess overall brain health

UTD’s Center for BrainHealth (CBH) is conducting a study to help individuals optimize their overall brain performance. BBS professor and Chief Director of CBH Sandra Chapman has been studying the brain for more than 20 years. During her time in research, she and her team developed a way for people...

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COVID variant spreads from India

COVID variant spreads from India

UTSW researchers discuss concerns, measures to avoid youth exposure

UT Southwestern researchers have identified several cases of the highly infectious COVID-19 variant from India in North Texas. Since the beginning of the pandemic, UT Southwestern has been conducting tests on COVID-19 specimens through whole-genome sequencing, which allows researchers to identify viral diseases and mutations that are found in the...

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New mask guidance

New mask guidance

Face coverings no longer mandatory on campus

Following Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-36, UTD and all other schools in the UT system will no longer require individuals on campus to wear face masks. Mask-wearing is now voluntary everywhere on campus except for the Davidson Gundy Alumni Center, which is still running a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. However,...

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