August 29, 2014


Clearer Obesity, Diabetes Connection Discovered

Dr. Jung-whan KimAug. 27, 2014UT Dallas’ Dr. Jung-whan Kim and his colleagues found that a protein called HIF-1 alpha plays a key role in the development of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. These results may shed light on the link between obesity and cancer. read more

Lecturer Dives Deep into Abyss on Expedition

PujanaAug. 26, 2014Dr. Ignacio Pujana, a senior lecturer in the Department of Geosciences at UT Dallas, has one thing in common with director James Cameron: Each has spent time squeezed into a submersible vehicle to study the Mariana Trench. read more

Development, Alumni Office Gets Interim VP

Dwight ClasbyAug. 29, 2014President Dr. David E. Daniel has appointed Dwight Clasby as the interim vice president for development and alumni relations, effective Sept. 13. Clasby has been assistant vice president for development and alumni relations at UT Dallas since 2009. read more

Ex-Bomber Pilot Joins Center to Support Veterans

Lisa McNemeAug. 28, 2014Lisa McNeme, the new assistant director of UT Dallas’ Veteran Services Center, hopes to ensure that students who served in the armed forces complete their education. read more

Alumna Creates Scholarship for Jindal Students

Angelica BarrigaAug. 29, 2014Angelica Barriga BS’03, MBA’08 has established a new scholarship to help undergraduates at the Naveen Jindal School of Management who need financial assistance and to honor those who supported her as a UT Dallas student. read more

Volunteers Give Freshmen a Warm Welcome

Imani Pompey, a biology major, poses for a photo with mom Patsy.Aug. 28, 2014Nearly 600 freshmen showed up for Move-In Day last week at Residence Hall West. About 4,700 UT Dallas students are living on campus this year, a 15 percent increase over a year ago. read more

Residence Hall West Changes Living Landscape

Inside Res Hall WestAug. 27, 2014The $75 million, 600-bed housing complex is the fifth and largest residence hall built on campus since 2009, and is helping the University keep pace with increasing student enrollment. read more

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