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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JSOM Received New Endowment

JSOM Received New Endowment

Donation to help fund study abroad programs JSOM recently received a donation to support more study abroad experiences in developing countries.  The Ann and Jack Graves Charitable Foundation gifted the school a $2 million endowment, which amounts to around $80,000 annually in perpetuity, Doug Anderson, JSOM assistant dean for development...

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How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

In college, students may have ample food choices — multiple campus restaurants and the dining hall offer a variety of options for eating. Yet one important question arises from this: how many food options at college are healthy? In a 2012 study at Auburn University in Alabama, 70% of students...

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New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

Senate Bill 18 allows outside groups to demonstrate in public campus spaces without university permission as part of effort to turn universities into public forums A recently-passed bill has changed the way students and non-affiliated persons can demonstrate and assemble on college campuses in Texas. Senate Bill 18 allows for...

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Speaking Out on Abortion

Speaking Out on Abortion

Comets for the Preborn demonstration sparks counter-protests from pro-choice organizations A recent protest from campus organization Comets for the Preborn ended in a counter-protest, chants and one student getting handcuffed. On Sept. 9, the pro-life organization Comets for the Preborn gathered in the Chess Plaza donning graphic imagery of aborted...

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Graduate Becomes First UTD Phi Kappa Phi fellow

Graduate Becomes First UTD Phi Kappa Phi fellow

Bio-medical alumnus studies in MIT-Harvard Health Sciences Ph.D. program, plans to work with medical devices in future UTD graduate Sydney Sherman is the first student to become a Phi Kappa Phi 1897 fellow. The fellowship grants her $35,000, which she plans on putting toward her Ph.D. The 1897 fellowship is...

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‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

University recognized by Association of Physical Plant Administrators with Sustainability Innovation Award for eco-friendly efforts UTD was recently honored for its efforts to increase sustainability on campus with an award from the Association of Physical Plant Administrators. The 2019 Sustainability Innovation Award was presented to the university for its work...

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‘Super Smash’  team members become first to win national championship

‘Super Smash’ team members become first to win national championship

Esports players win against UC Irvine in final round of inaugural ‘Smash Ultimate’ national competition UTD esports just secured their first national athletic title. The “Super Smash” team competed and won first place at the SHINE national tournament, where they took home first place and a $9,000 scholarship to split...

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Students Report Lack of AC in UV Apartments

Students Report Lack of AC in UV Apartments

Housing officials point to maintenance efforts in light of complaints After numerous complaints on the UTD subreddit about bugs, mold, rust and AC malfunctions in University Village apartments, housing officials are raising awareness for resources available to campus residents, as well as ongoing maintenance efforts.  One user mentioned that a...

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