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Superheroes Among Us: Dr. Michael Burton Battles Pain

January 23, 2018
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Upon meeting Dr. Michael Burton, assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, you immediately know you’re in the presence of someone special. On first glance, he’s a gentle giant with an easy-going laugh, and his humble, Clark Kent-like identity is only the surface layer of a multifaceted character. Like Kent who… read more


Call for Workshop Proposals

January 19, 2018
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Deadline for proposal submission: March 9, 2018 In an effort to promote collaboration, the Office of the Provost at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is supporting the development and implementation of workshops that bring together faculty and students from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) and UT Dallas.… read more


‘A Market for Change’: Art and the Workplace

December 12, 2017
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I’ve heard it said that art is a time traveler. It’s true. Art leaps through history and across continents, through reality and the surreal, moving faster than any car or flight. It’s a time traveler who allows us to sit at its windows and visit destinations that awaken, challenge, and inspire. Yet, to call Dr.… read more


Descendants of the Old Forest

October 17, 2017
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The son of peanut farmers, Dr. Anthony Cummings, assistant professor in the geospatial information sciences program at UT Dallas, walked the forests of Guyana, South America as a boy. In the tropics of the Caribbean, he learned to use a bow and arrow, and entertained the dream of becoming a professional cricketer. While he pursued… read more


Derive Art Exhibit

October 3, 2017
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The Derive Art Exhibit ‘Like a Tornado Touching Down, The Dream is Connected to the Dreamer’ opened last week in the Administration Building (AD).  According to his faculty page, curator Dr. Greg Metz’s research aims to use “creative intervention to create positive change in my community”. Artwork installations from… read more


Human vs. Parallel Machine

September 19, 2017
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The University of Texas at Dallas’ Chess Team excelled at this year’s World Cup with Grandmaster Anton Kovalyov making it to Round 3, besting former world champion Viswanathan Anand in Round 2.  Performing at this level requires thousands of hours of preparation, evaluation, and position analysis, which in the ultra-competitive world of… read more


Discovery Center Grand Opening

September 14, 2017
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On September 13th, 2017, UT Dallas welcomed Olympus representatives to the opening of the Olympus Discovery Center, a collaborative effort to provide an imaging core of state-of-the-art instruments and technology. Created for both researchers on campus and external users to advance microscopy systems, this facility supports research in biological… read more



Tips for Better Self-Editing

July 11, 2017
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There are not a lot of people who enjoy editing their own work. And, because so often, as writers, we are writing against a deadline, we don’t give ourselves enough time to do a complete edit. A complete edit needs time. The longer you can be away from your writing, the more people you can… read more