ECS employee dead

ECS employee dead

Program manager Lashun Massey found in a lake

This is a developing news story. The Mercury will update as more information from the University becomes available. A body recovered from Lago de Claire in Irving on April 29 has been confirmed to be that of ECS Research Program Manager Lashun Massey. According to a video posted by the...

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UTD research center to open in Richardson’s rebranded industrial district

UTD research center to open in Richardson’s rebranded industrial district

Called the Innovation Quarter, this sector will combine culture of research initiatives and start up companies to bolster the city’s economy

UTD is collaborating with the city of Richardson to create a multi-faceted research institution inside the city’s newest development project: the Innovation District. In 2020, the city decided to brand the pre-existing Collins building as the Richardson Innovation Quarter (IQ). This area will consist of the Richardson Office of Strategic...

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UTD and UTSW partner in new research facilities

UTD and UTSW partner in new research facilities

As a part of Richardson’s Innovation Quarter project, a joint lab will pursue interdisciplinary research

UT Southwestern Medical Center and UTD’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science have partnered together to create the Center for Imaging and Surgical Innovation (CISI) in an effort to increase the efficiency and impact of technology in clinical applications. UTD bioengineering and UTSW radiology professor Baowei Fei began...

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Practice cyber hygiene with your vaccine card

Practice cyber hygiene with your vaccine card

Scammers use data COVID-19 vaccine cards posted online to mine sensitive information

As the number of Americans receiving COVID-19 vaccinations continues to climb, so is the number of people posting “vaccine selfies” on social media. However, by displaying their vaccination cards online, vaccine recipients are opening themselves up to a different kind of threat: identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission and FBI...

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Why are graduations still in the gym?

Why are graduations still in the gym?

Comets will soon be back on campus, and they’ll go back to graduating in the Activity Center as well

Historically, commencement ceremonies have been held at UTD in the Activity Center, but why is that the case, and could it ever change? The Activity Center holds a variety of facilities, one of which is the gymnasium, a 3,200-seat room that has been the home of commencement ceremonies at UTD...

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Ochem professors develop website, app that prepares students for exams

Ochemrank.com, a new organic chemistry webapp aimed at students taking organic chemistry (OChem) I and II, has revolutionized how students prepare for difficult exams. The webapp, developed by chemistry professors Mihaela Stefan and Michael Biewer, as well as computer science professor Ovidiu Daescu and their team of graduate and undergraduate...

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Serial larceny on campus

Serial larceny on campus

UTD is experiencing a higher-than-usual rate of catalytic converter theft.

It can take less than a minute to cut out a catalytic converter from a car with a saw, as this semester’s seven incidents of this type of theft testify. Catalytic converters are part of a car’s exhaust system and contain precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. Thieves...

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