Center to offer assistance for those recovering from drug, alcohol abuse

The threat of abuse of alcohol on college campuses is a very real one. UTD stepped up to tackle this problem when a UT System Regent, the UT Center for Students in Recovery director and a UTD student came together to pitch an idea to the Student Fee Committee, high-ranking...

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Confucius Institute adds new partner university in China

Institute creates mandatory debriefing program in effort to avoid cultural, relational issues overseas The plane landed at the Beijing International Airport on a hot summer day last fall. Then-history senior and current UTD alum Mathieu Debic set his first sights upon Three Gorges University.  Having done very well at his...

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Pre-med students have access to free summer program

Pre-med and pre-dental students have the opportunity to attend the six-week Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, application and program free of charge, at universities across the nation upon completion of their freshman or sophomore years. Neuroscience sophomore Aaron Dotson attended the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, or SMDEP,...

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Chess team wins third straight Pan-Am

Chess team wins third straight Pan-Am

Grandmaster Julio Sadorra sat across the board from Webster University’s Fidel Corrales of Cuba in the Frick Laboratory at Princeton University waiting to land the upper hook in the final round. That opportunity came after he carefully positioned himself to take Fidel’s pawn with his bishop, a move that put...

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Family, classes, country

How one student finds time for pre-K classmates, late-night study sessions and pumping jet fuel The sound of scantrons shuffling reverberated through the room for Test 3 in Marco Atzori’s Cellular Neuroscience class. A young boy, just four years old, sat quietly in the corner with headphones adorning his ears...

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Asia Center allows chance to bring Asian culture to UTD

The opening of the new Asia Center will herald in an era of cooperation between UTD and developing economies of the East such as China, India and Japan, UTD officials said. Previously, the well-established Confucius Center on campus, under the guidance of Arts and Humanities Professor Ming Gu, was the...

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Research lab closes, leaves question marks

The Center for Behavioral and Experimental Economic Science, or CBEES, was abruptly closed last month, leaving at least one faculty member without a job and displacing student research. Former director of CBEES, Catherine Eckel, moved to teach at Texas A&M University in May and had been assured that the lab...

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UNIV 1010 lightens work load, spares wallet

UTD’s freshman orientation course, previously titled RHET 1101, is now free of charge, will not affect students’ GPAs and has no projects, papers or a final exam. The course was renamed UNIV 1010 after the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of the Provost changed its structure during the...

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FSL director hired after ‘rigorous’ process

FSL director hired after ‘rigorous’ process

Second director search continues into Recruitment Week Fraternity and Sorority Life is undergoing not one but two changes in leadership following the departures of previous FSL assistant directors Zach Shirley and Briana Lemos. Shirley left for a similar position at Texas A&M Commerce, and Lemos became Student Government’s adviser at...

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Prof challenges students to go paper, not plastic

Cash is cool again. We live in an age of instant gratification. We can get almost anything we want with a click of the mouse, a stroke on the keyboard, a slide of the finger on our smart phones…or the swipe of a credit card. The pace of life moves...

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