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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 9th, 2018

Dr. Seth Hays: Neuroplasticity and the Wandering Nerve

There is a famous poetic line from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings which addresses the Rangers of the North and the Rangers of Ithilien: “Not all those who wander are lost.” Thought to be vagabonds, the Rangers true identity revealed them to be great hunters and warriors. Through their sharp sense of the world …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

January 23rd, 2018

Superheroes Among Us: Dr. Michael Burton Battles Pain

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 wields …read more

January 19th, 2018

Call for Workshop Proposals

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. Proposals for …read more

December 12th, 2017

‘A Market for Change’: Art and the Workplace

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

October 17th, 2017

Descendants of the Old Forest

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