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UT Dallas Magazine. This publication takes an in-depth look at the University's most important stories and events.
- Breaking Through
Andy Cobb’s parents didn’t know he was deaf until he was 2. The diagnosis of hearing loss led to the Callier Center where a technological breakthrough made a difference in how his life and his family’s unfolded. Researchers in schools and centers across the University collaborate on defeating barriers to communication—from tinnitus in military veterans to language deficits in small children to apraxia of speech in stroke victims.
- Playing for the Love of the Game:
Club Teams Compete at National Level
Nearly 600 students take part in club sports, playing because they love to compete in pursuits like bowling, fencing, gymnastics, longboard, martial arts, rock climbing, rugby, swimming, ultimate Frisbee and volleyball. For some, the fun carries all the way to national championships.
- An Unconventional Life
Alumni Perspective: Daniella Poole Mestyanek
Daniella Poole Mestyanek BA’09 was born in the Philippines to missionary parents, raised in Brazil, and resided in eight other countries before moving to the United States as a teenager. Her unconventional life, including her service as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, fuels her love of travel, interest in other cultures and plans for the future.
- Reinventing the Arts
What do you get when you put an animator, a physicist and a painter together? The answer may never be known. But Dr. Dennis Kratz, dean of the thriving School of Arts and Humanities, is pushing his band of creative faculty to find out. The collaborations among different disciplines sparked new courses that attract scientists and engineers as well as artists.
- ECS25: A Retrospective
When the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science was established in 1985, it fulfilled a goal of the University's founders to meet the demand for more engineers. The early challenges and present-day accomplishments of the Jonsson School were explored during the observance of its 25th anniversary.
- Two Coaches, Two Teams—One Successful Soccer Program
Jack Peel and John Antonisse, who lead the men's and women's soccer teams, are the longest-serving coaches for the Comets. Joining the University's fledgling athletic program in the '90s, they started racking up victories and bringing home championship hardware, putting together a remarkable record of 27 consecutive winning seasons combined.
- Research Is Teaching
Research is teaching, say faculty and off-campus experts, and effective teaching requires research. Students and professors state their cases and describe early experiences.
- Town and Gown
There once was a tiny burg known as Richardson. Then, courtesy of some big dreamers, a few research grants and lots of bulldozers, it grew into a city whose destiny was linked to a fledgling campus in the middle of open fields on Campbell Road.
- Courtside Success
A conversation with Marci Sanders and Terry Butterfield who lead two of the most successful athletic programs at UT Dallas—volleyball and men's basketball.
- How Undergraduates Came To UT Dallas
More than 20 years after the controversial decision to add undergraduate students, key players provide their accounts of the pitfalls and rewards of re-inventing the University.
- A Campus Transformed
Pre-eminent landscape architect Peter Walker and Partners guided the transformation of the University's front door and the heart of campus. The September dedication is captured in a pictorial essay.
- BMOCs and Campus Sweethearts? Student Leaders Transcend Type
It's not your grandfather's—or grandmother's—college campus anymore. Today's Big Man on Campus is just as likely to be a woman. UT Dallas student leaders do share some characteristics: They tend to be persistent risk-takers who are generous with their time.
- Tier One, Here We Come
The behind-the-scenes story of a white paper from the desk of UT Dallas President David E. Daniel that morphed into law and set off a race among seven universities to become Texas' next research powerhouse.
- Back to the Future
1969 marked the beginning of the Internet, Sesame Street, the first moon walk and The University of Texas at Dallas as a public university and member of the UT System. The Comets marked the milestone with a series of events and historical sleuthing.
- Young Alumni Perspective: Hannah Frank
A Peace Corps mission in Ghana as seen through the eyes and the lens of Hannah Frank BA '08.