New tutoring space opens for engineering, computer science majors

New tutoring space opens for engineering, computer science majors

Clubs on campus helped put together a new space to assist upper-level engineering and computer science majors with their studies. Throughout the summer and this semester, the space, located in Synergy Park North, was renovated with new furniture, and is currently still working on getting more computers and software installed....

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Founder of Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies passed away

Founder of Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies passed away

Edward Ackerman, the founder of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UTD, passed away on Oct. 1 at the age of 88. He established the program for Holocaust studies 30 years ago. Director of the Ackerman Center Nils Roemer said Ackerman was passionate about Holocaust studies and promoting the...

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Assailant knocks out campus internet

Assailant knocks out campus internet

Two weeks ago an unknown assailant disrupted campus internet networks and the UTD website for unknown reasons, causing campus-wide intermittent internet outages. The Distributed Denial of Service attacks began occurring on Sept. 26 and continued until Oct. 1 for varying amounts of time. A DDoS attack occurs when a large...

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Dallas seeks healing with ‘Love in the Streets’ after tragedy

Dallas seeks healing with ‘Love in the Streets’ after tragedy

On Saturday night, people met at the northernmost tip of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas to spread peace after five police officers passed away in a gunfire ambush about a week ago. “Love in the Streets,” as the event was called, brought together musicians from around the metroplex who...

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Campus teeming with ‘Pokemon Go’ players

Campus teeming with ‘Pokemon Go’ players

Lately, it’s become common to see students hurry by in small groups, fixated on their dimly lit phone screens. It may be well past midnight, but campus isn’t asleep just yet, thanks to a new app that has swept over UTD. “Pokemon Go,” an augmented reality mobile game, is the...

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Student lands in Istanbul hours after terrorist attack

Student lands in Istanbul hours after terrorist attack

Incoming freshman Sarah Whipple was scheduled to board a flight to Istanbul last Tuesday evening when her phone began to buzz with messages from friends and relatives. That night, terrorists bombed the departures and arrivals halls of Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, killing more than 40 people and shuttering airport operations....

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Students honor victims of Orlando shooting with vigil

Students honor victims of Orlando shooting with vigil

Over 70 members of the UTD community gathered on Wednesday evening for a vigil to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. The event, which was hosted by Pride at UTD and Rainbow Guard, featured short speeches from campus leaders, a candlelight ceremony and prayers...

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Wildflower Music Festival doesn’t disappoint

Wildflower Music Festival doesn’t disappoint

Between May 20 and 22, people gathered in Richardson for the Wildflower Arts and Music festival. The Festival offered performances on multiple stages from well-known artists, such as ASIA and Peter Frampton, to up-and-coming artists such as Julie Livingston and The McLeods. Not only did the festival offer entertainment, but...

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Campus recognizes loss of BBS professor

Campus recognizes loss of BBS professor

Students and faculty in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences are mourning the loss of a longtime professor. Jack Birchfield, a BBS lecturer, passed away at the age of 61 on April 20. He is survived by his siblings Peggy Pirkle, Bonnie Parnell, Dennis Birchfield and Stephen Birchfield. Birchfield...

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Campus mourns loss of former student media advisor

Campus mourns loss of former student media advisor

Faculty and students both in library management and student media are mourning the loss of Misty Hawley, the communications manager for the library since 2013 and a former assistant director of student media. Hawley, who graduated from UTD with her Masters in emerging media and communication in 2013, died at...

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