Students honored, memorialized

Students honored, memorialized

It was a solemn yet heartfelt ceremony, bringing everyone to tears, remembering 11 students who died during the past year. UTD’s first annual student memorial, “Comets Remember,” which was held on April 16 in the Galaxy Rooms, was short and emotional. Dean of Students Gene Fitch, who felt it was...

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‘Mold’ in Jonsson only dust buildup

The black crumb-like bits falling from vents in the Jonsson Center are not mold — as some students and professors feared — but dust that has accumulated in the ducts over time, according to Facilities Management Director Kelly Kinnard. Air ducts in buildings built in the 1960s and 1970s were...

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New electronics flexible in more ways than one

New electronics flexible in more ways than one

Cutting-edge circuitry has numerous applications in multiple fields including medicine, homeland security Flexible electronics, with applications from consumer to military, have the potential to improve the quality of life and safety for all people. Flexible electronics specifically refer to electronic circuits that are mounted or built on a pliable substrate, or base...

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Food, retail center at north campus could arrive by ’16

Food, retail center at north campus could arrive by ’16

Traditional college town living marks shift to residential focus Construction on Comet Town, a housing complex that will feature shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and a DART station, is slated to begin sometime in 2015, according to UTD Vice President Calvin Jamison. The DART station, which is part of the long-term...

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‘Red Herring’ turns tables on hackers

‘Red Herring’ turns tables on hackers

‘Heartbleed’ countermeasure conceived in UTD’s laboratories The most serious security problem to ever affect the modern web left about two-thirds of the Internet at risk, including UTD systems and servers.  Researchers at UTD have a solution, dubbed ‘Red Herring,’ that not only patches the issue, but can also detect and entrap...

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Overcoming obstacles focus of TEDxUTD talk

Overcoming obstacles focus of TEDxUTD talk

The lineup at TEDxUTD on Sunday, April 13, included six speakers from the UTD community and two talks streamed online. Albert Ok, undecided freshman, and one of three student speakers selected from an audition pool of eleven, discussed the practice of “tricking.” Tricking is a street-style gymnastic that involves using...

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Multilingual students translate for refugees

Multilingual students translate for refugees

Alumnus gives students opportunity to volunteer with Human Rights Initiative of North Texas Being bilingual or multilingual can be a skill students take for granted, but at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas it can actually help save lives. HRI is a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation and...

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SSB addition, alumni center underway

SSB addition, alumni center underway

Major construction projects on campus are slated to continue well into 2016, including an expansion for the Student Services Building. Kelly Kinnard, director of physical plant services, said the programming phase for the SSB expansion is finished, and the building is scheduled to open in 2016. The exact location is...

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SG Report

Student Government has adopted an official honor code for all students to abide by, said Vice President Charlie Hannigan at the April 1 SG meeting. Students were given two honor code options to vote for on the SG election ballot. In total, 2,708 people voted, and the winning honor code...

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New dining hall, campus store to open next semester

Second parking garage to feature Einstein’s Bagels, potentially IHOP This coming fall semester, the opening of the Phase IV Residence Hall will create new dining options on campus. The building, which will house 600 new students, comes with a recreational facility and a dining area. With seating for almost 800...

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