Survey Explores How Students Consume News

Survey Explores How Students Consume News

There are many ways to engage with news, from reading physical newspapers to informal conversations with friends. A new Mercury survey revealed the ways in which UTD students consume and interact with the news. The 79 respondents made it clear that they care about the news: over 80% of respondents...

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Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Potential changes are coming to Title IX enforcement, from both the federal and state levels, including new federal guidelines from the Department of Education and state-mandated public reports on cases undertaken by a university’s Title IX office. Title IX guidelines are traditionally set by the Department of Education in “Dear...

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Freshman, Sophomore Gather Students to Communicate with Spirits

Freshman, Sophomore Gather Students to Communicate with Spirits

Curiosity and boredom propelled them to open a box that had not been opened in years. The box — a game of summoning spirits — was something that intrigued them, and in a dorm room, two students called spirits using their Ouija board.  Computer science freshman Jarod Shelton and sophomore...

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UTD Lab Unveils Saliva-based THC Test

UTD Lab Unveils Saliva-based THC Test

A team of UTD researchers has developed a sensor to test tetrahydrocannabinol levels in saliva. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that induces a “high” in users. Researchers in bioengineering professor Shalini Prasad’s  lab developed the biosensor as an accurate measuring tool to measure cannabis consumption. “(It) can...

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All in the Family

All in the Family

One look at Michael Farmer’s office door is all you need to discern that he is a professor in Chinese studies. With a Mao Ze Dong meme displayed prominently at eye-level, it’s clear to see that he is a man with a sense of fun too. Scanning among the other...

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Peer Advising Alters Messaging Methods

As of Oct. 18, Peer Advisors had to terminate all existing group chats with their residents and amongst themselves. In a message sent to all Peer Advisors, Residential Life Coordinators shut down the use of GroupMe and all other social media platforms that Peer Advisors used to directly communicate with...

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University Office Raises Money for Minority Students

University Office Raises Money for Minority Students

Fundraiser aims to support underrepresented Comets through graduation, help with retention Mosaic in Motion, a new fundraising event hosted by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, seeks to raise money for scholarship, retention and graduation programs for underrepresented students. Local businesses and organizations become sponsors of the event by...

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Math Research: How Does it Work?

Math Research: How Does it Work?

Take an inside look at how UTD’s mathematical scientists operate, solve problems using high dimension math When people think of research, they imagine a scientist in a white lab coat pipetting chemicals or culturing cells on a petri dish. But when asked to consider “math research,” what comes to mind?...

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Professor Continues Exploration of Italian Art as President of Art Society

Professor Continues Exploration of Italian Art as President of Art Society

Professor of visual and performing arts Mark Rosen was recently elected as president of the Italian Art Society.  Founded in 1987, The Italian Art Society is a foundation dedicated to the study and promotion of Italian art and architecture. It is made up of a few hundred members who are...

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Orion Redesign Offers Better User Experience to Students, Applicants

Orion Redesign Offers Better User Experience to Students, Applicants

On Oct. 28, the Office of Information Technology made sweeping changes to the Orion Student Center. The new layout is now mobile-friendly compared to the previous design where accessing the website from a mobile device was not as intuitive, the changes make it easier to navigate and have higher user...

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