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January 14th, 2019

Patents: An Introduction and Exploration

Introduction Patent law has always been fascinating to me. As I have advanced in my educational career at UT Dallas, from a biology undergraduate to my current status as a biotechnology graduate student, my interest in intellectual property has only grown. The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), the primary department responsible for regulating the university’s …read more

December 4th, 2018

Q&A with Alumni Software Startup

They say there’s no such thing as a free meal. Former UTD roommates, Chandra and Abinav, would have to disagree. The two hungry entrepreneurs have created a thriving business based on free deals and discounts offered on college campuses across the globe. We asked them to share with us the trials and tribulations of their …read more

November 1st, 2018

Q&A with Facial Recognition Researcher

It has often been said that two heads are better than one—but are they more effective? Graduate student, Géraldine Jeckeln in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UT Dallas investigates wisdom-of-crowds effects in face recognition—specifically collaborative decision making. Her current research involves investigating the performance of forensic face identification examiners. Geraldine took a pause …read more

June 12th, 2018

Changing the Conversation: Turning Disabilities into Abilities

During the AMC drama Mad Men, fictional character Don Draper says: “If you don’t like what’s being said, then change the conversation.” That’s exactly what happened in December of 2016, when Margaret Scholl announced that she would start a mobility ministry—Early Wheels—to improve the lives of children with disabilities through interactive experiences. Infants and small …read more

May 3rd, 2018

Remembering Margaret McDermott

The Office of Research would like to recognize the legacy of Margaret McDermott and her contributions to UT Dallas and the community. “Margaret Milam McDermott, whose philanthropic gifts made historic impacts on the educational and arts institutions of her native city of Dallas, has died at the age of 106. As the pre-eminent private benefactor …read more

April 26th, 2018

Q&A: Meet IP Leading Lady Dr. Shalini Prasad

World Intellectual Property Day (April 26th) celebrates the importance of contributions in technology and culture while promoting the significance of intellectual property (IP) rights. These rights help foster future innovation, stimulate the economy, and enrich our quality of life. This year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) applauds women leaders and inventors whose global contributions …read more