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October 3rd, 2017

Derive Art Exhibit

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 Derive Art bring research to working …read more

September 19th, 2017

Human vs. Parallel Machine

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 chess, has to …read more

September 14th, 2017

Discovery Center Grand Opening

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 and interdisciplinary sciences, including hands-on training …read more

August 22nd, 2017

Dr. Stoneback is Rocking It: Light Guitar and Space Science

Dr. Russell Stoneback spent his childhood with lots of questions needing answers, developing an avid interest in the physical properties and phenomena of the world around him. He went on to pursue those physics interests at UT Austin, where he also started playing music and supported himself by working in construction. That harmonious combination of …read more

July 11th, 2017

Tips for Better Self-Editing

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

June 20th, 2017

Speaking Outside Your Field: Having an Attitude

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

June 6th, 2017

Know Your Sponsor

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

May 23rd, 2017

Q&A With Dr. Umit Gurun, Professor of Accounting and Finance

In this day and age, immigration and business are two hot-button topics. Not surprisingly, immigration and business go hand in hand. Dr. Umit Gurun, a professor of accounting and finance at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, recently published a study in the Journal of Finance that examines immigrants’ influence on trade. In this Q&A, …read more

March 28th, 2017

Q&A with NSF Fellowship Awardee, PhD Chemistry Student

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 towards a research-based masters or …read more