Trapped in Gaza

Trapped in Gaza

Student witnesses terror in Gaza Strip as Israeli strikes escalate; student group seeks to help Palestinians from home What should have been a time for joy and celebration quickly turned into a race against death and missiles, when days after her sister’s wedding, a student watched firsthand Israel’s air, land...

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Bilingual program stresses parent, child relationship

Bilingual program stresses parent, child relationship

The early years of a child’s life are some of the most important for development as the child learns how to socialize and interact with others. For children in Dallas-area neighborhoods, that process is made easier through the efforts of Juega Conmigo. Spanish for “play with me,” Juega Conmigo is...

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Engineers design fuel-efficient car

A team of mechanical engineering students is working to design and build a vehicle that could potentially run on 900 miles per gallon. Brought together under the campus’ chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME, the engineering students are participating in the Shell Eco-marathon competition. “The premise...

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Construction Zone

Construction Zone

New residence hall features two-story recreation center, 700-seat dining hall while other campus projects near completion Correction: The opening date for the JSOM extension was incorrectly stated. Substantial completion of the building was finished on Aug. 4 and the building will be ready to open by the time the fall...

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IHOP, bagel chain coming soon

IHOP, bagel chain coming soon

Pancakes past midnight, a convenience store and more vegetarian offerings are only some of the new food choices students can look forward to in 2014 and 2015. Early morning commuters looking for a cup of joe and a quick bite next semester can look to the new parking garage opening...

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Robots charm onlookers at ‘Transformers’ premiere

Robots charm onlookers at ‘Transformers’ premiere

 Moviegoers were treated to a display of  mechanical savvy on June 27 as the premier of “Transformers: Age of Extincition” at Alamo Drafthouse doubled as an exhibition for UTD robotics. Hosted by the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, the event featured students and their mechanical creations, including robotic...

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Community’s effort keeps Art Barn open

Community’s effort keeps Art Barn open

After two months of conjecture and debating, UTD has decided to keep its Visual Arts Building open for now. The decision was conveyed to Greg Metz, senior lecturer in arts and humanities, during a meeting with Dean of Arts and Humanities Dennis Kratz on July 1. In late April, Facilities...

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Profs research pain

Profs research pain

Two professors in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences are delving into some of the most perplexing puzzles in the field of public medicine: chronic pain and migraines. Associate professor Ted Price, who focuses his research on pain in general, has seen the way perceptions of pain have changed...

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Vet group looks to grow

Fireworks on the Fourth of July are meant to bring joy to Americans every year, but for soldiers who have returned from active combat duty, the experience can trigger reminders of war. Veterans of Dallas, a student group comprised of veterans, aims to address challenges like these along with other...

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UTDPD Crime Logs

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the graphic below, the number of assaults on campus in academic year 2013-2014 was incorrectly reported. The correct number is 11. The Mercury regrets this error. Also, in the Person Classification chart, the numbers reflect the percentage of individuals who were directly involved with the activity either through...

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