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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Students report fear, anger after false reports of active shooters at Northside

Students report fear, anger after false reports of active shooters at Northside

Following an incident involving what appeared to be gunmen at Northside, Richardson PD confirmed no armed individuals were found, but the situation sparked concern among students, who expressed fear for themselves and their loved ones. Political science senior Vrinda Sharma was working on a paper when a friend texted her...

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Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. A representative from the Richardson Police Department confirmed no gunmen were found at the Northside apartment complex near UTD after several social media posts sparked concern among students. UTD users began posting on Wildfire, an app designed to...

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Students ‘Finesse’ Free Food using Community Chat

Students ‘Finesse’ Free Food using Community Chat

‘Finesse Nation’ group chat of nearly 3,000 members shares information about ongoing deals, giveaways on UTD campus Nearly 3,000 UTD students collaborate daily over a group messaging platform to notify each other of deals and giveaways around campus. As the secret chat gets more crowded, the founder is looking to...

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