Chinese history professor talks ancient rituals

Chinese history professor talks ancient rituals

Harvard lecturer gives lecture on old Confucian philosophy  Most people would not consider ancient Chinese philosophy to be useful in the modern age but Harvard professor Michael Puett argues that we have much to learn from Confucian rituals in his lecture, “Why Classical Chinese Philosophy Still Matters in the Age...

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Abstract art professor teaches from experience

Abstract art professor teaches from experience

Painting lecturer Michelle Mackey uses background as career painter in course, works in New York on sets for TV shows At seven years old, Michelle Mackey would tag along to her grandmother’s real estate work. She was shy and devoted much of her time in drawing in the open houses...

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Senior captain battles with injury

Senior captain battles with injury

As the pile of bodies continued to grow on top of him, he thought he was going to die. Nolan Harvey, a point guard for the men’s basketball team, had just hit a game-winning, three-point shot with less than a second left in overtime against Whitworth University in the second...

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Black History Month

Black History Month

Black leaders on campus discuss community, success When the late historian Carter G. Woodson started the Association for The Study of Afro-American Life and History in 1915, his aim was to document the past and triumphs of African-Americans. He commemorated what he called Negro History Week in 1926. In 1976,...

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Coming out of hibernation

Coming out of hibernation

Jan. 14, 2015 Nesquik Snack Attack — As a part of the Winter Welcome Back, the Nesquik Bunny stopped by the Chess Plaza on Jan. 14 to dance battle with students such as Tou-Te Tsai, an accounting graduate student. Nesquik representatives distrubuted cases of Girl Scout Cookie-flavored Nesquik. Jan. 15,...

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TwoPianists perform

TwoPianists perform

Husband and wife duo travel world, master art of piano She slightly rose in place, like she was hearing her own music for the first time. Her head and body rotated in a circular motion, following the range of pitches. His head tilted in her direction as they exchanged reminiscent...

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Sideline Stories 1: UTD all-time leader in assists takes role as second-in-command after solid career, aims to be a head coach one day

Sideline Stories 1: UTD all-time leader in assists takes role as second-in-command after solid career, aims to be a head coach one day

It was the start of the 2007 basketball season, and the men’s basketball team had traveled to Buffalo, N.Y., to play in a tournament. Assistant coach Travis Carruthers, on the sidelines for the first time, didn’t have any dress shoes. With no other choice, Carruthers opted to wear a pair...

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Women look to build on teamwork to take on tough ASC

Women look to build on teamwork to take on tough ASC

The women’s basketball team is looking to rebound it it’s quest to claim the ASC title after it’s season ended abruptly in last year’s conference semifinals. The team, which went 21-6 last year, is returning nine players including three starters from last years squad. The ASC preseason poll picked the...

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Behind the Ink

Behind the Ink

UTD students share the tales behind their tattoos—and insights into their experiences—with the Mercury. “I think more people have tattoos than other people realize. And I think a lot of people are curious about them…” “The most common question is ‘Does it hurt?’—which is I guess everybody’s curiosity. And then...

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