Five students, an advisor and a student organization at UT Dallas were recently recognized for their outstanding contributions to campus life at the annual Student Leadership Awards presentation. The event recognized individuals who make an impact on the UT Dallas community and beyond. read more
UT Dallas marketing students recently won a case study competition so rooted in business reality that they had to sign a non-disclosure agreement to participate. What the first-place team of four graduate students could say was that they analyzed data on social media sentiment for a Coca-Cola brand and then developed a marketing campaign based on their findings. The top team won $8,000 in the competition that was sponsored by Coca-Cola, NetBase and UT Dallas.
With a record seven graduation ceremonies this week, UT Dallas is preparing for its largest spring graduation cohort ever, with 3,024 students projected to complete their degrees, nearly a 15 percent increase over last year. The University has extended the commencement ceremonies over three days to accommodate the continued increase in the number of graduates. read more
UT Dallas will send off its graduating seniors in style, with a full-scale carnival, a ring ceremony and special photo opportunities with the University’s mascot Temoc during Senior Week festivities May 13-18. The carnival is open to the entire campus community. read more
Five student workers at UT Dallas were honored by their supervisors as “exceptional employees,” “committed to professionalism” and “bright, cheerful and reliable” as part of National Student Employment Week. The week, held each year in April, recognizes exceptional student workers on campus. read more
The UT Dallas varsity tennis program made history Sunday afternoon as the Comets won both the 2013 American Southwest Conference Men’s and Women’s tennis championships. It was the first conference championship in school history for both teams. The Comets won the titles in dramatic fashion, both knocking off longtime ASC tennis power UT Tyler in the championship matches. UTD’s women snapped a five-year ASC Championship run by the Patriots with a convincing 5-2 win. The Comet men also ended a five-year streak by UT Tyler, which entered the conference tournament as the No. 11-ranked team in the nation. UT Dallas swept through the doubles 3-0, before finishing off the 5-2 win. read more
The research showcase being held Monday night is different from most – it’s organized by and for students – specifically those in the University branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Monday’s showcase will highlight work conducted by researchers affiliated with the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE), and follows a similar showcase held in December that presented work from bioengineering, materials science, electrical engineering and computer science. read more
Students in the Phi Beta Lambda business leadership organization triumphed many times over in contests held at the group’s annual state conference. The April 12-13 contests at Stephen F. Austin University tested subject knowledge in 26 business and management categories. UT Dallas students earned 29 awards, 19 of which were for first place. “The students simply performed great,” said Dr. Vance Johnson Lewis, chapter adviser and director of the undergraduate program in business administration at the Naveen Jindal School of Management.
UT Dallas student media staff members were honored with several first place awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention April 4-6 in Fort Worth. The student newspaper, The Mercury, won first place for overall excellence in its division, opinion page design, editorial cartoon and sports feature story. Staff also won first place in on-site competitions in editorial writing, magazine design and PR crisis management. read more
One of the hottest trends in marketing requires talent for turning big data into big sales. Digital marketing analysts study shoppers’ cyberfootprints to help businesses zero in on their most likely customers. “You can target people in a very refined way that you can’t do with mass media advertising,” said Alex Edsel, director of the MS in Marketing Program and senior lecturer in marketing. read more
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