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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


Speaking Outside Your Field: Having an Attitude

June 20, 2017
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The first impression at a poster contest, as either the presenter or the listener, is a big deal. Granted, you have a lot of chances to make first impressions, but after spending some time listening at the Undergraduate Research Poster Contest, I saw some really bad and really good first impressions. Although, for the sake… read more


Know Your Sponsor

June 6, 2017
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My son and a team of fellow elementary students did an experiment for school to see how much the splash pattern grew when you increased the height you dropped a water balloon. They still don’t know the answer to that question because the kids didn’t get the balloons high enough to pop the balloons, let… read more




Q&A with NSF Fellowship Awardee, PhD Chemistry Student

March 28, 2017
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Over 13,000 students applied to the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF), but only 2,000 succeeded in receiving an award. Candace Benjamin, UT Dallas PhD student and “super scientist” in the Gassensmith Lab, shines among those winners. Candace will receive three years of financial support… read more