FYI Posts

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


Applying for a Grant? This Research Might Change Your Approach

January 9, 2018
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If you’ve applied for federal funding for your research, you know the importance of understanding your sponsor’s goals, writing clearly and concisely, and paying close attention to deadlines. Yet, a well-prepared proposal doesn’t guarantee you’ll receive funding. According to researchers Ted and Courtney von Hippel’s article, “To Apply… 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


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


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