TikTok banned on Wi-Fi, devices

TikTok banned on Wi-Fi, devices

Website blocked on CometNet but not in University housing

Chief Information Officers Frank Feagans and Nate Howe informed all Comets via email on Jan. 17 that UTD would block TikTok on devices connected to the university’s “wired and Wi-Fi networks.” After banning the app on state devices in December, Gov. Greg Abbott asked all public universities in Texas to...

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A Guiding Light For Comets In Recovery

A Guiding Light For Comets In Recovery

Project Coordinator Jeremy Hall left a corporate job to help Comets through struggles common to college students, like substance abuse and disordered eating

When molecular biology senior Kevin Juarez mistakenly walked into the Center for Students in Recovery, they were expecting to turn around, close the door and continue looking for the Wellness Center. Instead, Juarez was welcomed by a warm presence that would lift them up in their time of need and...

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Library open for 24 hours

Library open for 24 hours

To meet increased demand for study spaces, the Eugene McDermott Library is reinstating a 24 hour schedule from Monday to Thursday. On other days of the week, students can stop by from midnight to 8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m....

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Moot Court pair is No. 2 in nation

Moot Court pair is No. 2 in nation

Comets excelled on arguments at mock appellate courts

On the weekend of Jan. 14 and Jan. 15, political science senior Olivia Cooper and geospatial information senior Paulina Hruskoci secured a historic second place for UTD at the national Moot Court Competition hosted at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Moot Court is a nationally ranked annual competition that...

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UTD Police Chief Larry Zacharias retires after 14 years

UTD Police Chief Larry Zacharias retires after 14 years

Zacharias has spent years making UTD one of the safest campuses in Texas

After 14 years of service, UTD Police Chief Larry Zacharias officially retired on Jan. 31. As the founding sponsor of UTD’s student Emergency Medical Response Unit program, a recipient of Richardson Citizen of the Year in 2008 and UT System Chief of the Year both in 2011 and 2019, Zacharias...

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Educator Wins Global Award

UTD professor wins inventors honors

Allan Dean Sherry will be named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors on Jun. 27 in Washington D.C. among other prestigious inventors. A retired pioneer in modern imaging agents and the founder of the specialized international molecular supplier Macrocyclics, Sherry has been granted the highest honor for his...

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NASA Chooses UTD

NASA Chooses UTD

UTD professor to make history with NASA in investigation that will revolutionize digital communication, radio, navigation

NASA chooses UTD physics professor Philip Anderson to lead a historic investigation to chart Earth’s poorly understood ionosphere-thermosphere. NASA is calling this ground breaking investigation the Geospace Dynamics Constellation (GDC) mission, and it will explore and measure the ionosphere-thermosphere’s atmospheric levels spanning across our planet, which has never been done...

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R.A.D classes resume after pandemic closure

R.A.D classes resume after pandemic closure

Previously closed R.A.D classes recieve high demand and participation from UTD students, staff and others

The UTD Police Department has resumed R.A.D., a free self-defense class, for women and men this semester, reviving the program two years after its pandemic shutdown. R.A.D. — Rape Aggression Defense for women and Resisting Against Defense for men — is an ongoing three-day program open to students, staff and...

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Free membership for staff at SPN center all year

Free membership for staff at SPN center all year

The Office of the President and Human Resources provides free new resources to support staff, faculty health, wellbeing

The SPN Wellness Center will be available to all faculty, staff and affiliates for no cost starting Jan. 17. After the 2022 campus climate survey, two complaints were brought to UTD’s upper staff and supervisors‘ attention. Staff had limited access to wellness benefits, and some employees couldn’t access needed showers...

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CV Welcomes New Dean

CV Welcomes New Dean

The Hobson Wildenthal Honors College welcomes a new dean in spring 2023 with plans to expand the Collegium V program and create more honors initiatives. On Jan. 17, 2023, the national search for a new honors college dean concluded when Donal Skinner was chosen for the role. Skinner enters UTD...

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