UTD Police Chief Larry Zacharias retires after 14 years

UTD Police Chief Larry Zacharias retires after 14 years

Zacharias has spent years making UTD one of the safest campuses in Texas

After 14 years of service, UTD Police Chief Larry Zacharias officially retired on Jan. 31. As the founding sponsor of UTD’s student Emergency Medical Response Unit program, a recipient of Richardson Citizen of the Year in 2008 and UT System Chief of the Year both in 2011 and 2019, Zacharias...

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Educator Wins Global Award

UTD professor wins inventors honors

Allan Dean Sherry will be named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors on Jun. 27 in Washington D.C. among other prestigious inventors. A retired pioneer in modern imaging agents and the founder of the specialized international molecular supplier Macrocyclics, Sherry has been granted the highest honor for his...

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NASA Chooses UTD

NASA Chooses UTD

UTD professor to make history with NASA in investigation that will revolutionize digital communication, radio, navigation

NASA chooses UTD physics professor Philip Anderson to lead a historic investigation to chart Earth’s poorly understood ionosphere-thermosphere. NASA is calling this ground breaking investigation the Geospace Dynamics Constellation (GDC) mission, and it will explore and measure the ionosphere-thermosphere’s atmospheric levels spanning across our planet, which has never been done...

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Free membership for staff at SPN center all year

Free membership for staff at SPN center all year

The Office of the President and Human Resources provides free new resources to support staff, faculty health, wellbeing

The SPN Wellness Center will be available to all faculty, staff and affiliates for no cost starting Jan. 17. After the 2022 campus climate survey, two complaints were brought to UTD’s upper staff and supervisors‘ attention. Staff had limited access to wellness benefits, and some employees couldn’t access needed showers...

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Students should show their school spirit at UTD sports

Students should show their school spirit at UTD sports

UTD student athletes work just as hard as Division I athletes and deserve to be cheered on

UTD students like to make fun of our athletics, but the truth is that our legendary sports program has something epic to offer for everyone. Now, let’s address the elephant in the room. UTD is not known for its sports. We are by all definitions a campus of nerds, usually...

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The Rule of Kyle Poerschke

The Rule of Kyle Poerschke

Comet becomes DIII Basketball sensation in just a week

Kyle Poerschke — holding a UTD record with 43 points scored in one game — was awarded the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Player of the Week on Jan. 18. “You know, outside of this interview, doesn’t get a lot of recognition,” Poerschke said....

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Comet Basketball Breaks Records

Comet Basketball Breaks Records

Comet Women kick off 2023 midseason with record defense play and career bests

The Comets showed a legacy-defining defense in their midseason victory on Jan. 5 before arriving to a neck-to-neck loss on Jan. 7. January 5: Winning against Concordia Texas 51-24. The UTD Women’s Basketball Team opened the midseason on Jan. 5 with a victory against Concordia that earned them a ranking...

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State-Issued TikTok Ban hits UTD

State-Issued TikTok Ban hits UTD

It is still unclear how exactly the ban will affect school organizations, as Comets await more info

After an order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 7, UTD must delete TikTok from all state-issued devices and formulate a policy for the app on personal devices in the coming months. On Dec. 21, OIT began removing the popular social media platform from all UTD-owned devices and awaits...

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Dallas Isn’t Ready for the World Cup

Dallas Isn’t Ready for the World Cup

The 2026 World Cup won't even be held in its named city

While FIFA is branding the World Cup as a Dallas event, it will actually be hosted in Arlington, creating a spiral of issues for the unprepared city of Dallas and unfairly discrediting its true host city, Arlington. The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest international events and, on...

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Men’s basketball holds first in ASC

Men’s basketball holds first in ASC

Comets open up midseason with win, loss, defending ASC tie with East Texas Baptist

The UTD Men’s Basketball Team opened up the 2023 midseason with both a historic first for UTD and their first loss in the American Southwest Conference, which held them tied for first place in the ASC. January 5: Winning against Concordia Texas 107-74. The UTD Men’s Basketball Team opened up...

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