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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Billiards Team Joins UREC as Club Sport

Billiards Team Joins UREC as Club Sport

After transitioning from club to UREC team, Comet Billiards took home a first-place win at a recent UT Arlington tournament. The team was recognized as a club last spring, and was registered as an official UREC team this semester. On Feb. 22, the team competed at the Mavsconi Cup VI...

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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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