Lab Examines Early Language Acquisition

Lab Examines Early Language Acquisition

Caregiver speech correlated to language skills in infants at risk for autism Researchers at UTD recently found that “baby talk” correlates to improved language skills in infants at a higher risk for autism. They hope the data will provide a path toward improved early education for these children. UTD researchers...

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JSOM Received New Endowment

JSOM Received New Endowment

Donation to help fund study abroad programs JSOM recently received a donation to support more study abroad experiences in developing countries.  The Ann and Jack Graves Charitable Foundation gifted the school a $2 million endowment, which amounts to around $80,000 annually in perpetuity, Doug Anderson, JSOM assistant dean for development...

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How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

How Healthy is it to Eat at UTD?

In college, students may have ample food choices — multiple campus restaurants and the dining hall offer a variety of options for eating. Yet one important question arises from this: how many food options at college are healthy? In a 2012 study at Auburn University in Alabama, 70% of students...

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New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

New Free Speech Law Goes into Effect in Texas

Senate Bill 18 allows outside groups to demonstrate in public campus spaces without university permission as part of effort to turn universities into public forums A recently-passed bill has changed the way students and non-affiliated persons can demonstrate and assemble on college campuses in Texas. Senate Bill 18 allows for...

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Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Texas Passes Law Against Unsolicited Lewd Photos

Offense becomes misdemeanor under new law, carries up to $500 fine A Texas law was passed this month outlawing sending unsolicited lewd photos electronically, but has the potential to be challenged and ruled as unconstitutional.  The new law, which took effect on Sept. 1, classifies the electronic transfer of unsolicited...

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Speaking Out on Abortion

Speaking Out on Abortion

Comets for the Preborn demonstration sparks counter-protests from pro-choice organizations A recent protest from campus organization Comets for the Preborn ended in a counter-protest, chants and one student getting handcuffed. On Sept. 9, the pro-life organization Comets for the Preborn gathered in the Chess Plaza donning graphic imagery of aborted...

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ATEC Joins Richardson Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

ATEC Joins Richardson Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission

The School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications recently collaborated with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in a partnership that allowed students to gain practical experience with an independent organization. The Celestial Celebration, hosted by the Eisemann Center on Sept....

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Graduate Becomes First UTD Phi Kappa Phi fellow

Graduate Becomes First UTD Phi Kappa Phi fellow

Bio-medical alumnus studies in MIT-Harvard Health Sciences Ph.D. program, plans to work with medical devices in future UTD graduate Sydney Sherman is the first student to become a Phi Kappa Phi 1897 fellow. The fellowship grants her $35,000, which she plans on putting toward her Ph.D. The 1897 fellowship is...

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‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

University recognized by Association of Physical Plant Administrators with Sustainability Innovation Award for eco-friendly efforts UTD was recently honored for its efforts to increase sustainability on campus with an award from the Association of Physical Plant Administrators. The 2019 Sustainability Innovation Award was presented to the university for its work...

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‘Super Smash’  team members become first to win national championship

‘Super Smash’ team members become first to win national championship

Esports players win against UC Irvine in final round of inaugural ‘Smash Ultimate’ national competition UTD esports just secured their first national athletic title. The “Super Smash” team competed and won first place at the SHINE national tournament, where they took home first place and a $9,000 scholarship to split...

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