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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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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