Nerve Stimulation Device Aids Rehabilitation after Stroke

Nerve Stimulation Device Aids Rehabilitation after Stroke

Therapeutic implant undergoing FDA approval process after seven years of testing Editor’s Note: Professor Hays’s name has been correctly attributed to the photo. A UTD-developed nerve stimulation device may increase the success of rehabilitation after a stroke. A five-year $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Health is covering...

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Researchers Develop Eye Healing Model

Researchers Develop Eye Healing Model

UTD researchers hope to push drug research forward by developing technology that mimics the human eye, to provide some insight on how exactly the eye heals. Researchers in the department of bioengineering at UTD are working in collaboration with UT Southwestern Medical Center on the project. Professor of bioengineering and...

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Out with the Old, In with the New

Upcoming phases at Northside to feature smart home capabilities, interior aesthetic changes Northside recently announced plans to open a fourth phase as construction continues on Phase Three, the complex’s first phase to offer smart home technology in the student-targeted housing project. Phase Four is scheduled to open in Fall 2021,...

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SG Offers Reddit Gold for Student Ideas

SG Offers Reddit Gold for Student Ideas

New initiative aims to increase student input in decision-making process UTD’s Student Government is using a new approach to get ideas from students, now offering Reddit Gold to those who post feasible ideas to the school’s subreddit. The posters get the gold and their idea receives consideration as an SG...

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Using Liquid Metal to Repurpose Waste Heat

Using Liquid Metal to Repurpose Waste Heat

Researchers create generator that uses gallium to convert excess energy to usable electricity UTD researchers are taking on global warming with new technology that uses liquid metal to turn waste heat into usable energy. Researchers in the Renewable Energy and Virtual Technology lab at UTD developed a prototype generator that...

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Professors Voice Concern over Gender Discrepancies in Course Evaluations

Professors Voice Concern over Gender Discrepancies in Course Evaluations

Female faculty note differences in ratings, student behavior toward male colleagues Students are encouraged to complete course evaluations at the end of every semester, but factors such as race and gender may influence how students review their professors. Lauren Santoro, an assistant political science professor, received comments in her course...

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For Your Ignorance – 1/13/20

For Your Ignorance – 1/13/20

Get your biweekly intake of current events with The Mercury’s latest podcast, For Your Ignorance. Mercury staffers Daniel Zargaran and Zack Qureshi present news in a more digestible format that’s easily accessible to current and incoming college students.

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Changes to AES Awards Met with Unhappiness

Changes to AES Awards Met with Unhappiness

Previous merit scholarship tiers abolished due to university growth, increasing SAT/ACT scores Despite confusion and unhappiness from prospective students following a change in Academic Excellence Scholarships, university officials maintain that UTD is committed to financial merit awards. Several prospective students posted on the UTD subreddit on mid-December as AES awards...

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What Do UTD Students Think about Social Life?

What Do UTD Students Think about Social Life?

Social life at UTD is a varied experience, affected by student workloads and the way people socialize in the age of the internet and social media. On the UTD subreddit, there are a myriad of posts from students asking for friendships, new clubs or to meet up. Biology junior Sana...

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