Comet Love

Comet Love

Inside romantic life at UTD A  recent survey found that over 70% of UTD students want to be in relationships, but get held back by school, their personal lives and other commitments. While this may seem to prove the stereotype that there’s little to no love at UTD, students have...

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What is Literature Research Like?

What is Literature Research Like?

Leather-bound books and dusty archives are classic images of what research in the humanities may look like. However, what are examples of research in subjects such as literature and poetry? Jessica Murphy, dean of undergraduate education and associate professor of literary studies, researches English literature from the mid-sixteenth to late-seventeenth...

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Putting Pen to Paper: Note-taking Habits

Putting Pen to Paper: Note-taking Habits

Students discuss different strategies to take notes during lecture including color coding, paraphrasing There is a myriad of ways to take notes during a lecture, some of which students carry over from their high school experiences and some that they learn while attending college. Survey results reveal that, despite recent...

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The pregnant scholar

The pregnant scholar

An inside look at parenting students Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Jacqueline Prince’s title. The Mercury regrets this error. The daily pressures of college can often feel like too much to handle, and for some students, college life coincides with the stress of parenting. Zoey...

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UTD Takes Part in National Recycling Challenge

UTD Takes Part in National Recycling Challenge

UTD is joining hundreds of colleges nationwide in an eco-friendly competition aimed at maximizing recycling. RecycleMania is an annual event between schools that serves as both an incentive and benchmark for recycling across the nation from Feb. 2 to March 28. Universities measure how much they recycle and compare it...

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New Office Designed to Hear Student Concerns

New Office Designed to Hear Student Concerns

Student Ombuds Office ensures confidentiality, impartiality in discussions As one student among a sea of nearly 30,000, it’s easy to feel as if your voice can be drowned out. It was for this reason that UTD introduced the Student Ombuds Office, to give students the resources to exercise their agency....

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Cybersecurity Masters Degree to be Offered Fall 2020

Cybersecurity Masters Degree to be Offered Fall 2020

Dean of EPPS discusses rise in demand for interdisciplinary approach, policy understanding within cybersecurity job industry Starting fall 2020, UTD will be offering an interdisciplinary cybersecurity master’s degree. Although housed in the school of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, the degree is a joint effort with the school of Engineering...

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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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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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