Putting a ‘Twist’ on Refrigeration

Putting a ‘Twist’ on Refrigeration

Researchers from UTD’s NanoTech Institute and Nankai University in China discovered a way to increase the efficiency of traditional refrigeration methods through the use of rubber fibers.  Chemistry professor Ray Baughman, the director of the NanoTech institute, and Zunfeng Liu of Nankai University were corresponding authors for the paper, which...

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Inside the ‘Rocky Horror Show’

Join The Mercury as we take a behind-the-scenes look at the UTD production of the cult classic.

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Online Therapy Offers Self-Help Solutions

Online Therapy Offers Self-Help Solutions

Since its introduction in 2018, Therapy Assistance Online has been used by over 200 students and has provided an online alternative or sup-plement to in-person therapy at UTD. The online therapy program, implemented by the Student Counseling Center, is a self-help program that all UT schools have access to. Stu-dents...

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Professor, Creator of Moon Dirt Dies at 82

Professor, Creator of Moon Dirt Dies at 82

Longtime UTD geoscience professor emeritus James Carter passed away in a house fire on Sept. 21, 2019. The pioneer, who created synthetic lunar moon dirt still used by NASA today, was 82. Carter first joined UTD’s precursor, The Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, as a senior researcher in 1964....

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Q&A: New ECS Dean Stephanie Adams

Q&A: New ECS Dean Stephanie Adams

Newly-appointed Engineering and Computer Science dean Stephanie Adams came in on Aug. 1st. She holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Texas A&M University. The Mercury sat down with her to talk about what led her to UTD,...

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Man vs. DART

Man vs. DART

Is it faster to run to campus or take the DART? Watch the video to find out.

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Q&A: New EPPS Dean Jennifer Holmes

Q&A: New EPPS Dean Jennifer Holmes

What did you receive your undergrad and graduate degrees in, and what made you want to study those disciplines in the first place?  Oh boy. My undergrad degree was in political science at the University of Chicago. Then I went — I hate to say it — straight to graduate...

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Texas Company on Track to Build Nation’s First Bullet Train

Texas Company on Track to Build Nation’s First Bullet Train

Texas Central’s petition for rule of particular applicability in process of approval by administration. Editor’s note: A previous version of this article misstated the type of proposed train as well as the project’s approval status. These have since been corrected. The Mercury regrets these errors. A Texas-based company is aiming to build the nation’s first...

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DART Breaks Ground on Silver Line

Representatives from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Richardson officials, university administration and students gathered together on Sept. 19 for the groundbreaking of the DART Silver Line.  Richard Benson, president of UTD, said in a speech at the event that the new Silver Line will pair perfectly with the already established...

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Religious Group Accused of Soliciting at UV

Religious Group Accused of Soliciting at UV

Members of The Church of God approached student residents in apartments to discuss ‘God the Mother’  A religious organization at UTD is responding to student concerns after reports surfaced of various members soliciting residents in University Village. Although the Senate Bill 18, which took effect on Sept. 1, allows canvassing...

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