UTD alumni killed in freeway hit-and-run

UTD alumni killed in freeway hit-and-run

Two UTD alumni were killed Sunday morning in a hit-and-run on the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway that killed one and injured two others. According to the Dallas Police Department, Hieu Minh Doan, Christopher Pham and David Nguyen had stopped on Interstate 635 to change a flat tire on their Toyota...

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Suspect arrested for murder of alumna

Suspect arrested for murder of alumna

Dallas police charged a man with capital murder in the stabbing and subsequent death of a UTD alum. 38-year-old Jeremy Todd Meeks confessed to the murder of of Lin Wang, an MS ’18 graduate, while being questioned for an unrelated burglary charge on Sept. 29. Wang, who went by Renee,...

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Drone tech takes off

Drone tech takes off

Ron Poynter was first introduced to drones while working as a helicopter pilot for the military. It wasn’t until federal restrictions on civilian usage of drones — officially known as unmanned aerial vehicles — were lifted in 2012 that he began to realize their potential. “In 2012, I was reading...

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Q&A: Hanson Robotics

Q&A: Hanson Robotics

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UTD hosted a keynote speaking event, “Bringing Robots to Life with Dr. David Hanson” on April 10. The event featured UTD alumni David Hanson, a roboticist and founder of Hanson Robotics. Hanson is the creator of various different animated robots, with his most...

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New art gallery showcases alumni

New art gallery showcases alumni

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. Following the destruction of the Art Barn, UTD relocated its art gallery to a 6,000 square foot studio on campus, and is displaying its first show, “Critical Mass.” The art gallery, known as the SP/N Gallery, opened on Oct....

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Alumnus develops new game

Alumnus develops new game

Disappointed that none of his games made the “Top 10 Arduboy Games” YouTube video he was watching, alumnus Jonathan Holmes set out to make a polished game worthy of the list. The result was a game called Circuit Dude. At a young age, Holmes enjoyed playing games on many different...

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App connects students, alumni

App connects students, alumni

A new app for the Jindal School of Management makes it simple to network, gain work experience and receive guidance from alumni in the business world. In February 2017, the Jindal School’s Development and Alumni Relations organization collaborated with their service provider to build a school-wide engagement platform. With the...

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Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center opens doors to old and new students

Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center opens doors to old and new students

Designed for UTD alumni and students to connect better, the Davidson-Gundy Alumni center is open to current students and alumni, offering networking opportunities to both. Situated behind the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building and adjacent to the Naveen Jindal School of Management, the center expands over 30,000 square feet...

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Students involved in local elections

Students involved in local elections

Alumnus Nicholas St. John said he always felt it was his duty and calling to bridge the gap between the local government and general public. In his quest to do so, St. John is now running for city council in Fort Worth. The current city councilman for district six has...

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Golden years spent learning, volunteering

94-year-old alum receives bachelor’s at 87, master’s in psychological science at 90 UTD alum Helen Small had always dreamt of getting a college education. By 2010, she had walked across the stage twice to receive her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, having finally achieved her goal — 72 years after first...

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