CVS Vending Machines to Open on Campus

CVS Vending Machines to Open on Campus

Convenience machines will stay open late, offer hygiene products to students starting Fall 2019 At the start of the fall semester, two CVS vending machines will begin operating on the UTD campus. The machines will provide another avenue for students to get personal care items after campus shops close down....

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University Launches New Brand Campaign

University Launches New Brand Campaign

‘Speed of Bright’ celebrates UTD’s 50th anniversary, increases visibility in DFW area through advertising In early June, university President Richard  Benson, along with the marketing team in the Office of Communications, launched a new brand campaign to celebrate UTD’s 50th anniversary. The idea is meant to highlight the university’s mission...

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Professor Explores Jim Crow South in New Book

Professor Explores Jim Crow South in New Book

Faculty member co-edited novel after noticing lack of coverage for time period Following the 2012 publication of a co-edited collection of essays on Jim Crow, associate professor of history Natalie Ring co-edited a new collection titled “Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South.” The new book is co-edited by...

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University Research Team Develops Pain-free Drug Delivery System

University Research Team Develops Pain-free Drug Delivery System

Group produces 3D-printed microneedle patches as cheaper, more efficient alternative to traditional methods A joint research team from UTD’s Gassensmith and Smaldone labs are using 3D printing to streamline drug delivery systems, making the process of receiving medications such as vaccines less painful. The team is achieving their goal through...

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Student Starts Online Petition for Temoc Statue

Student Starts Online Petition for Temoc Statue

This June, a student started an online petition to create a statue of Temoc on the roundabout at the campus main entrance. The petition has since amassed over 460 signatures.  Eric Aaberg, a business administration sophomore, said he first thought of having a Temoc statue after noticing the emptiness of...

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13-year-old freshman to start classes at UTD in fall

13-year-old freshman to start classes at UTD in fall

Incoming interdisciplinary studies major homeschooled since seven years old, serves as CEO of Texas-based company Kidlamity Gaming UTD will welcome one of its youngest freshmen in the fall of 2019. Ian Schlitz, a 13-year-old from Keller will attend UTD as an interdisciplinary studies major.  “You can go into almost everything...

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Longtime BBS professor passes away at 70 years

Longtime BBS professor passes away at 70 years

Faculty reflect on his life, academic achievements Faculty, staff and students are mourning the loss of a longtime professor in the school of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  James Bartlett, a professor of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology, passed away at the age of 70 on June 1. He was a...

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Student workers voice confusion over sexual misconduct reporting

Student workers voice confusion over sexual misconduct reporting

In the aftermath of allegations of sexual harassment and managerial misconduct by Chartwells managers, faculty and student leaders raised questions about mandated reporting of sexual misconduct and the responsibility to respond to such allegations.  Certain students, such as those elected to Student Government, are also considered “responsible employees” and are...

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UH extends lease cancellation deadline after rent increase

UH extends lease cancellation deadline after rent increase

In early April, housing officials notified incoming on-campus residents of increases in rent pricing for 2019-2020, citing aging facilities and equipment as reasons for the change. Soon after being notified, residents took to Reddit to voice concerns about the timing of the notification as well as the deteriorating infrastructure in...

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Auxiliary Services renews  contract with Chartwells

Auxiliary Services renews contract with Chartwells

University officials are working with Chartwells to implement a new eight-year food service contract, with an option to extend it for a full 12 years.  Bryce Brownlee, UTD’s director of the Office of Contract Administration, said the university received two bids in a January 2018 request for proposals — one...

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