A Storied Year: 2008 Full of Wonder and Pride
Compendium of the Most-Read News Items Recounts Achievements at UT Dallas
Dec. 17, 2008
The year 2008 has been a year full of great discoveries, growth and exciting events for UT Dallas
Researchers found wonders in the ocean depths and in the tiniest materials ever made by humans. Students learned about the University’s plans to build its first residential hall, then gave their time and their hearts as volunteers during spring break. They also packed into the Student Union to hear celebrities campaign for presidential candidates.
Here are the most popular UT Dallas News Center stories for 2008, as determined by the total number of readers who accessed the pages. Student achievements, student life and research accomplishments dominate the list.
1. “Living Large: Plans Unveiled for New Residence Hall”
2. “The Future Face of Physics:
16-Year-Old is Enrolled and Ready to Get Started on Doctoral Research”
3. “575 Students Make Fall Semester Dean’s List”
4. “Team Bests Young Bill Gates With Improved Answer to ‘Pancake Problem’ in Mathematics”
5. “The Way We Roll: DART-linked Comet Cruisers Debut”
6. “612 Students Named to the Spring 2008 Dean’s List”
7. “McDermott Scholarship Recipients Announced” The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at UT Dallas, one of the most comprehensive awards available to students beginning their college experiences, selects 10 men and 10 women for its 2008 class.
8. “Breakthrough Allows Manufacturing on the Tiniest Scale” A University of Texas at Dallas team will play a key role in a new $15 million research project designed to enable manufacturing at an almost unimaginably small scale: one atom at a time.
9. “Wharton Retains Lead in Business Rankings”
10. “Chelsea Clinton to Address Students on Campus”
11. “Spring Break Without the Beer and Bikinis”
12. “Geoscientist Finds Surprise Hidden in the Pacific”
13. “UT Dallas Rises on Kiplinger’s Top 100 List”
14. “Actress Sophia Bush to Appear for Obama Rally”
15. “$1.75 Million Grant Funds Photon Chip Study”
16. “No Lines Online: Pay Tuition @ EZPay”
17. “Chelsea Clinton to Address Students on Campus”
18. “New Properties Discovered for Nanotube Sheets”
19. “Stargazers Invited to Watch Vanishing Act”
20. “MBA Degree Transformed Restaurant Exec’s Life”