October 7, 2015


Sancar Is UT Dallas' First Nobel Laureate Alumnus

Dr. Aziz SancarOct. 7, 2015Dr. Aziz Sancar, who earned his PhD in molecular and cell biology from UT Dallas in 1977, is one of three scientists who received the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. read more

Why Add Art to STEM? ATEC Lecturer Will Explain

John MaedaOct. 8, 2015Designer and computer scientist John Maeda will make a case for why the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — could benefit from adding an art component as part of the ATEC Distinguished Lecture Series on Oct. 15. read more

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

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