October 7, 2015


Sancar Is UT Dallas' First Nobel Laureate Alumnus

Aziz SancarOct. 7, 2015Dr. Aziz Sancar PhD’77 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry today for his work illuminating how cells repair their DNA, providing greater understanding of hereditary disease, cancer and aging. Please check back for updates. Read the Nobel Prize press release here.

Electrical Engineering Department Gets New Leader

Dr. Lawrence OverzetOct. 7, 2015Dr. Lawrence Overzet, who helped shape the department when he joined the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science in 1988, hopes to increase the department's standing in national rankings. read more

New Hires Add Expertise in Economics, Conflicts

Dr. Denis DeanOct. 7, 2015Dr. Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, said that the new five tenure-track faculty members will help boost the research and teaching prowess at UT Dallas. read more

'Minecraft' Mod Becomes New Scholarship Tool

Polycraft World studentOct. 6, 2015The University is offering $5,000 scholarships for completing challenges in “Polycraft World,” which was developed by a team of faculty, alumni and students who are also bringing the video game to classroom. read more

Drama Professor Reigns on Stage as King Lear

Fred Curchack as King LearOct. 6, 2015In addition to starring in the titular role of Shakespeare Dallas’ production of “King Lear,” Fred Curchack teaches courses on performing the English playwright’s works. read more

Team Wins Grant to Explore Treatment for PTSD

Dr. Michael KilgardOct. 5, 2015The Texas Biomedical Device Center will use the award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a project that will study targeted plasticity therapy as a possible treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. read more

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