August 30, 2016
Aug. 31, 2016More than 1,500 incoming freshmen and transfer students attended UT Dallas’ 48th Convocation. During the ceremonial event, faculty, staff and the University’s leadership celebrated the arrival of the newest Comets to campus. read more
Aug. 31, 2016David Crain, vice president for information resources and chief information officer at UT Dallas, has accepted the position of associate vice chancellor for shared information services for The University of Texas System. read more
Aug. 30, 2016Dr. Kim Knight, an assistant professor of emerging media and communication, has received the 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for her work and innovation in the classroom. read more
Aug. 30, 2016Dr. McClain Watson’s goal as a teacher is to prepare his students for life after college. His outlook and success in teaching helped him earn a 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. read more
Aug. 29, 2016UT Dallas recently recognized 67 graduates at the Summer 2016 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. Friends, families and faculty applauded for those who were hooded by their supervising professors and deans at the ceremony. read more
Aug. 26, 2016Staff, students and President Richard Benson, lended a hand as more than 1,900 freshmen moved into their residence halls last week. The University will house about 4,700 students on campus this year. read more
UT Dallas to Test Campus Warning Siren System Sept. 7
- Popular Stories
University Rolls Out Largest Parking Garage, New Buildings for Fall Semester read more
- Events Full of Fun, Food to Welcome Comets read more
Magazine Poses Recommendations for Reshaping Space Policy read more
- In Print & On Air
"Annually, about 35 percent to 40 percent of transnational terrorist incidents are against U.S. interests even though relatively few such incidents occurred on U.S. soil during the past two decades."
Dr. Todd Sandler,
Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy
— NBC News
- "The internet will never elect a president. It will always come down to the fundamental questions: What does a candidate believe in, and what are the issues that you care about?"
Dr. Janet Johnson,
clinical assistant professor
— The Dallas Morning News
- "There's evidence that cupping has been used in the West since at least the 1800s. Now it's experiencing an Olympic moment, but there's no scientific proof that it works."
Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice,
— The Dallas Morning News
- “By reducing the number of sensors we can bring down cost and complexity of these systems.”
Dr. Nicholas Gans,
assistant professor of electrical engineering
- "Whenever you have a micro-processor, there is a potential for vulnerability because there is both hardware and software on it. There is some malicious code they could have exploited."
Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham,
Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor
- "Your brain is built to be a single-channel action system with limited capacity. It bottlenecks when trying to perform more than one mental task at a time, particularly those that require mental effort."
Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman,
founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth
— Fast Company
Highlights of On-Campus Happenings for the Week