Women’s soccer team enlists champion

Women’s soccer team enlists champion

New assistant coach plans to push athletes toward championship After months of searching, head coach Kanute Drugan announced Sterling Mueller as the new assistant coach for the soccer program. Mueller began her duties on May 19. She will also be the assistant coach for the women’s tennis team. There were...

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Experts assemble for terror talk

Experts assemble for terror talk

Researchers join for annual Terrorism and Policy conference Leading researchers from around the world convened at UTD on May 22 and 23 for the annual Terrorism and Policy conference, where they discussed and share their theories on terrorism and its causes.   The conference was sponsored by the Center for...

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Multimillion dollar gift jumpstarts new program

Multimillion dollar gift jumpstarts new program

Edith O’Donnell donates $17 million to support creation of art history institute On May 19, Edith O’Donnell donated $17 million to fund the creation of an art history institute on campus. According to Richard Brettell, distinguished chair of art and aesthetic studies, the endowment will support five new distinguished chairs...

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Biker embarks on nationwide trek

Biker embarks on nationwide trek

Alumna Irene Morse cycles through northern U.S. to raise funds for affordable housing  Irene Morse, a recently graduated McDermott scholar, started her 70-day bicycle tour across the northern United States from Providence, R.I., on June 6 to raise money for affordable housing. In that time, Morse and her 29 tour...

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Mass email alarms Chinese community

Severe charges leveled against TA An anonymous person sent out a mass email to UTD’s Chinese network on April 15, accusing a male international graduate TA of severe crimes, including assault, attempted rape and sexual misconduct toward students. The allegations were not reported to the police, and could not be...

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Researchers study effects of marijuana

New long-term studies tackle the neurological, socio-economic impact UTD professors are making new discoveries on the scientific and socio-economic effects of marijuana. Francesca Filbey, associate professor in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, is taking part in a federally funded consortium studying the effects of marijuana on the brain. The consortium is...

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Students honored, memorialized

Students honored, memorialized

It was a solemn yet heartfelt ceremony, bringing everyone to tears, remembering 11 students who died during the past year. UTD’s first annual student memorial, “Comets Remember,” which was held on April 16 in the Galaxy Rooms, was short and emotional. Dean of Students Gene Fitch, who felt it was...

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‘Mold’ in Jonsson only dust buildup

The black crumb-like bits falling from vents in the Jonsson Center are not mold — as some students and professors feared — but dust that has accumulated in the ducts over time, according to Facilities Management Director Kelly Kinnard. Air ducts in buildings built in the 1960s and 1970s were...

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New electronics flexible in more ways than one

New electronics flexible in more ways than one

Cutting-edge circuitry has numerous applications in multiple fields including medicine, homeland security Flexible electronics, with applications from consumer to military, have the potential to improve the quality of life and safety for all people. Flexible electronics specifically refer to electronic circuits that are mounted or built on a pliable substrate, or base...

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Food, retail center at north campus could arrive by ’16

Food, retail center at north campus could arrive by ’16

Traditional college town living marks shift to residential focus Construction on Comet Town, a housing complex that will feature shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and a DART station, is slated to begin sometime in 2015, according to UTD Vice President Calvin Jamison. The DART station, which is part of the long-term...

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