October 7, 2015


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

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

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