Stroke rehab device speeds up motor skills recovery

Implanted electrothera-py device musters FDA approval after two years

UTD researchers received FDA approval for their stroke rehabilitation device, bringing eight years of research by over 500 students and faculty to fruition. In 2013, the UTD Texas Biomedical Device Center set out to create a device that would increase the stroke recovery rate. At the time, PhD students Ben...

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Pipe rupture leaves Comets high and dry

Pipe rupture leaves Comets high and dry

Complication with repairs leaves UV buildings 44, 45 waterless for 30 hours

A hairline fracture in a piece of PVC pipe six inches in diameter was all it took to dramatically disrupt the daily routines of many Comets living in the Phase 6 University Village apartments. There’s no certain answer to what caused the leak, which saw city water – which would...

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Bottles in DHW? H2NO

Bottles in DHW? H2NO

UTD Dining Services cracks down on personal bottle usage, asks Comets to leave flasks at the door

A recent reimplementation of the “no water bottles” policy in Dining Hall West (DHW) is intended to address the issues of cross-contamination and the use of the Dining Hall as a to-go facility. Students might bring their water bottles into DHW when getting a meal right after class, wanting to...

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Beautiful space comic embodies creative spirit

Beautiful space comic embodies creative spirit

Wandering Star is so much more than a different take on intergalactic warfare

“Wandering Star” by Teri Sue Wood centers around Cassandra, a big deal space-war hero. But Wood’s visuals, themes and opening scene make it immediately clear that this series is no generic war hero’s narrative. The series starts with Cassandra being interviewed about her time fighting the main antagonists of her...

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SG Report 09.07

SG Report 09.07

Freshman and Special Elections Results Freshman: Debopreeta Bhattacharya, sociology, freshman Zahra Ravjani, political science, freshman Mario Montero-Ruberu, business administration, freshman Isabella Spartz, finance, freshman Sofia Shaikh, healthcare management, freshman Sara Juneja, neuroscience, freshman Sophomore: Vivan Amendariz, global business, sophomore Laasya Madana, biology, sophomore Junior: Avilia Moreno, criminology, junior Evan Quennet,...

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EcoHub grows student involvement in campus sustainability

EcoHub grows student involvement in campus sustainability

Office of Sustainability establishes student farm to generate produce for food-insecure

The Eco Hub—a 20,000 square foot student farm that will provide produce for food-insecure communities—is intended to beautify the area around the new water tower and provide more opportunities for Comets to get involved in campus sustainability. Partially inspired by the micro farm that UT Austin operates, the Eco Hub...

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Curious Comets: What happened to V-Bikes?

Curious Comets: What happened to V-Bikes?

Bikeshare program disappeared from campus after Dallas regulations increased operating costs

A couple of years ago, you’d be hard-pressed to walk anywhere on campus without spotting a bright yellow bike. They seemed to be everywhere – outside academic buildings, on the sidewalks by the residence halls or parked by the orange signs that instructed passersby on how to operate them. But...

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UTD welcomes first freshman class

UTD welcomes first freshman class

From The Mercury Archives: Aug. 27, 1990 UTD rolled out the red carpet during orientation Friday and Saturday to welcome the school’s first ever freshman class to campus. More than 100 top-notch high school graduates – four valedictorians, four salutatorians and a National Merit Finalist among them – make up...

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Campus Org Hosts ‘Slut Walk’

Campus Org Hosts ‘Slut Walk’

Demonstrators turned out on Sept. 15 to protest rape-culture, promote consent

Groups of demonstrators wearing revealing clothing huddle together on-stage gripping posters that say “I’m a survivor, stop raping,” and “Boys will be boys held accountable for their actions.” After raising their posters in the air, they turn to face the crowd in front of the Plinth and chant, “Yes means...

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De-densification extended

Courses will meet under modified procedures for two additional weeks

After evaluating the state of COVID-19 in North Texas, UTD President Richard Benson has decided to extend classroom de-densification protocols to Sept. 24. The decision came with knowledge that positivity rates of both proactive testing and active cases are less than 1% of UTD’s population. The de-densification measures themselves are...

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