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
It’s impossible to talk about the history of research at UT Dallas without mentioning associate professor emeritus of geoscience, Dr. James Carter. Recruited from Rice University in 1963, he arrived in 1964 as a senior researcher and is one of the early faces of both the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest (GRCSW) and Southwest …read more
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
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
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
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
College is a great time for self-discovery and creating new experiences. You can take part in one or a few of the hundreds of student organizations on campus and start new friendships by meeting people. The undergraduate experience at UT Dallas is no exception. With new student organizations being created every semester and various, new …read more
It’s October and on the downtown square of a small, Texas town near where I live, a quaint community is embracing Fall. At a corner pub one Sunday afternoon, patrons linger over brew and with the doors to storefronts open, the air smells of coffee and cigars, food and confections from a bakery. It’s a …read more
Dr. Gregory Dussor’s career in migraine research isn’t built on hope. As a leader in migraine studies, and Associate Professor in Behavioral Brain Sciences at UT Dallas, his playbook is built with a desire to make the quality of life more fulfilling for others who suffer from this debilitating disease. As a 2008 recipient of the Future Leaders in Pain Research Award from the American Pain Society, Dr. Dussor’s dedication and effort created the exposure to propel his team to continue advancing the field of migraine education.
Helping shape his generations knowledge of materials science is Joe Burnett, a Senior physics student in the school of Natural Science and Mathematics and a member of Dr. Julia Chan’s Solid State Laboratory Team. Concurrently earning his MS in Mathematics, Joe uses main group elements, rare earth metals, and transition metals (chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, and nickel, to name a few) to synthesize new materials in crystalline form and create new classes of compounds for energy applications. He aims to determine structure and properties in the inorganic materials that measure the magnetic and electrical properties.