Disease Detective

Disease Detective

New professor brings experience, stories of disease outbreaks during her time with Center for Disease Control The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has caused quite a stir in the international media. The case of American Kent Brantly, who caught the disease while trying to treat its victims in...

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The Mercury’s Summer Wrap-up

The Mercury’s Summer Wrap-up

MALAYSIAN FLIGHT MH17 CRASHES On July 17, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down over Ukrainian air space, killing 298 passengers and crew. As investigators and medical experts struggled to reach the crash site in pro-separatist eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government, pro-Russian separatists and...

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Robots charm onlookers at ‘Transformers’ premiere

Robots charm onlookers at ‘Transformers’ premiere

 Moviegoers were treated to a display of  mechanical savvy on June 27 as the premier of “Transformers: Age of Extincition” at Alamo Drafthouse doubled as an exhibition for UTD robotics. Hosted by the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, the event featured students and their mechanical creations, including robotic...

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Profs research pain

Profs research pain

Two professors in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences are delving into some of the most perplexing puzzles in the field of public medicine: chronic pain and migraines. Associate professor Ted Price, who focuses his research on pain in general, has seen the way perceptions of pain have changed...

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Vet group looks to grow

Fireworks on the Fourth of July are meant to bring joy to Americans every year, but for soldiers who have returned from active combat duty, the experience can trigger reminders of war. Veterans of Dallas, a student group comprised of veterans, aims to address challenges like these along with other...

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Basketball player named ASC best

Basketball player named ASC best

Following a record-breaking year and overall career, the American Southwest Conference named men’s basketball player Kyle Schleigh their male Athlete of the Year on June 11. Schleigh becomes the first athlete in the history of UTD to win the award and only the third basketball player in the history of...

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UTDPD Crime Logs

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the graphic below, the number of assaults on campus in academic year 2013-2014 was incorrectly reported. The correct number is 11. The Mercury regrets this error. Also, in the Person Classification chart, the numbers reflect the percentage of individuals who were directly involved with the activity either through...

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Women’s soccer team enlists champion

Women’s soccer team enlists champion

New assistant coach plans to push athletes toward championship After months of searching, head coach Kanute Drugan announced Sterling Mueller as the new assistant coach for the soccer program. Mueller began her duties on May 19. She will also be the assistant coach for the women’s tennis team. There were...

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Experts assemble for terror talk

Experts assemble for terror talk

Researchers join for annual Terrorism and Policy conference Leading researchers from around the world convened at UTD on May 22 and 23 for the annual Terrorism and Policy conference, where they discussed and share their theories on terrorism and its causes.   The conference was sponsored by the Center for...

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Fresh-faced trailblazers

Fresh-faced trailblazers

Editor’s Note 2015 will mark the 25th anniversary of UTD’s first freshman class, and the following is the first part of a multi-part series detailing the challenges and stories of the staff, faculty and students who paved the way for today’s undergraduate student body. William McDowell had everything planned out....

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