More applicants than beds to offer

More applicants than beds to offer

An inside look at UTD’s housing Frenzied students sat ready in front of their laptops, furiously checking the time. Impatiently, they waited for their chance to enter the housing portal, which was rapidly filling up before their eyes, and choose what would most likely be their home for the next...

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How UTD professors are adapting to online classes

How UTD professors are adapting to online classes

With the rest of the semester’s classes being moved online, professors at UTD have had to adjust their classwork to accommodate. Kathy Lingo, a professor at the school of arts and humanities, said faculty were alerted through email by university officials before spring break to update their syllabi and get...

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Senior appointed to NCAA COVID-19 advisory panel

Senior appointed to NCAA COVID-19 advisory panel

Members act as representatives for peers, provide feedback to schools UTD neuroscience senior and baseball infielder Isaiah Swann was selected by the NCAA to serve as part of an advisory panel concerning college sports and the coronavirus pandemic. Alongside three other student athletes, Swann plans to help influence decisions that...

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Chartwells management, workers see improvements after last year’s concerns

On-campus dining services, provided by Chartwells Higher Education, have made improvements since last year’s reports concerning lack of food safety training and management misconduct. Kyle Claiborne, one of the new assistant directors of dining services, now conducts monthly food inspections for food safety and handling. Claiborne previously worked for EcoSure,...

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Students Develop Patient Simulator

Students Develop Patient Simulator

AI models created to help train future healthcare professionals Joel Rizzo, a student programmer in the humans and synthetics lab, sits in front of a computer screen featuring an old man sitting on a hospital bed. Rizzo speaks to the virtual patient, gaining knowledge about the medical field through augmented...

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New Dance Floor in SU

New Dance Floor in SU

As the semester kicks into full swing, the Student Union is allowing Comets to kick and swing even more by providing a new dance floor. Registered student organizations and departments are able to request the dance floor for their events through their Electronic Management System accounts. Andrew Helgeson, assistant director...

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What is Historical Studies Research Like?

What is Historical Studies Research Like?

Letters, diary entries and photographs provide snapshots in time of people and places, serving as important resources for historians conducting research. However, how is that evidence studied and utilized by researchers? For Monica Rankin, associate professor of history and director of the UTD Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives, much of...

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Developing Discussions about Diversity

Developing Discussions about Diversity

Ambassador program aims to create dialogue about multicultural topics A new ambassador program was created to allow students to find a forum for conversations on diversity and learn about initiatives at other universities. The Multicultural Center has grown with UTD, and the Diversity Ambassadors Program, established spring 2019, aims to...

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Poetry Slam Showcases Stories from Students

Poetry Slam Showcases Stories from Students

Presenters share tales of pain, healing at event “But I still can’t say goodbye,” said Ashmal Naveed, speaking her final words and softly closing her book. The room held their collective breath before leaping out of their seats and bursting into applause for Naveed, one of several students who performed...

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Senior Launches Ledger Tech Start-up

Senior Launches Ledger Tech Start-up

Student is second in school history to join entrepreneurial program UTD computer science senior Pablo Peillard founded a startup, Hashing Systems, as a platform for innovators and enterprises to manage and create projects using decentralized ledger technologies. Ledgers are essentially a record-keeping system for an organization’s transactions.  Peillard’s company helps...

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