Freshman Magician Brings Tips, Tricks to New Club

Freshman Magician Brings Tips, Tricks to New Club

Without even seeing the card that was picked, he knew what the exact card was. A marked deck — cards with supposedly indiscernible patterns that would indicate the exact card — was what garnered the reactions of shock that stayed with computer science freshman and magician Micah Katz. Katz began...

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UH Implements New Rules for Packages

A new University Housing policy has tightened residents’ timeframe to pick up food packages. Perishable food in deliveries can go bad by the time University Housing residents pick them up, which prompted a deadline for when residents need to check out their packages. “My parents sent me a care package...

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Putting a ‘Twist’ on Refrigeration

Putting a ‘Twist’ on Refrigeration

Researchers from UTD’s NanoTech Institute and Nankai University in China discovered a way to increase the efficiency of traditional refrigeration methods through the use of rubber fibers.  Chemistry professor Ray Baughman, the director of the NanoTech institute, and Zunfeng Liu of Nankai University were corresponding authors for the paper, which...

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Online Therapy Offers Self-Help Solutions

Online Therapy Offers Self-Help Solutions

Since its introduction in 2018, Therapy Assistance Online has been used by over 200 students and has provided an online alternative or sup-plement to in-person therapy at UTD. The online therapy program, implemented by the Student Counseling Center, is a self-help program that all UT schools have access to. Stu-dents...

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Professor, Creator of Moon Dirt Dies at 82

Professor, Creator of Moon Dirt Dies at 82

Longtime UTD geoscience professor emeritus James Carter passed away in a house fire on Sept. 21, 2019. The pioneer, who created synthetic lunar moon dirt still used by NASA today, was 82. Carter first joined UTD’s precursor, The Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, as a senior researcher in 1964....

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Q&A: New ECS Dean Stephanie Adams

Q&A: New ECS Dean Stephanie Adams

Newly-appointed Engineering and Computer Science dean Stephanie Adams came in on Aug. 1st. She holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Texas A&M University. The Mercury sat down with her to talk about what led her to UTD,...

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Q&A: New EPPS Dean Jennifer Holmes

Q&A: New EPPS Dean Jennifer Holmes

What did you receive your undergrad and graduate degrees in, and what made you want to study those disciplines in the first place?  Oh boy. My undergrad degree was in political science at the University of Chicago. Then I went — I hate to say it — straight to graduate...

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Religious Group Accused of Soliciting at UV

Religious Group Accused of Soliciting at UV

Members of The Church of God approached student residents in apartments to discuss ‘God the Mother’  A religious organization at UTD is responding to student concerns after reports surfaced of various members soliciting residents in University Village. Although the Senate Bill 18, which took effect on Sept. 1, allows canvassing...

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Students ‘Finesse’ Free Food using Community Chat

Students ‘Finesse’ Free Food using Community Chat

‘Finesse Nation’ group chat of nearly 3,000 members shares information about ongoing deals, giveaways on UTD campus Nearly 3,000 UTD students collaborate daily over a group messaging platform to notify each other of deals and giveaways around campus. As the secret chat gets more crowded, the founder is looking to...

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Lab Examines Early Language Acquisition

Lab Examines Early Language Acquisition

Caregiver speech correlated to language skills in infants at risk for autism Researchers at UTD recently found that “baby talk” correlates to improved language skills in infants at a higher risk for autism. They hope the data will provide a path toward improved early education for these children. UTD researchers...

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