October 5, 2015


'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

Project Shows Catalysts in Teen Cyber Aggression

Dr. Marion UnderwoodOct. 5, 2015Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and professor of psychological sciences, helped develop the research model for a CNN special called #Being Thirteen that is scheduled to air Monday night. read more

Marijuana Brain Study Offers More Substance

Dr. Francesca FilbeyOct. 2, 2015Scientists at the Center for BrainHealth accounted for participants' nicotine use in an examination that uncovered significant differences in the brains of those who use both substances and marijuana-only users. read more

Writer Weaves Civil Rights, Experiences into Book

Sanderia FayeOct. 2, 2015Sanderia Faye, a doctoral student in the School of Arts and Humanities, recently published Mourner’s Bench, her debut novel about a young girl navigating life in small-town Arkansas during the civil rights era. read more


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