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Students, faculty and staff gathered on the North Mall for the second annual Founders Day celebration. In 2014, the University established Oct. 29 as Founders Day to honor the vision and legacy of Cecil H. Green, J. Erik Jonsson and Eugene McDermott, whose gifts established the campus in 1969.
A UT Dallas team of faculty, students and alumni created "Polycraft World," one of the most comprehensive modifications to the video game "Minecraft." The game offers scenes of the University, engaging lessons in science and scholarship opportunities for students. The team included, clockwise from top left, Dr. Ron Smaldone, Dr. Christina Thompson, Dr. Walter Voit BS'05, MS'06 and alumnus James McAndrew BS'04, MS'06.
Dr. Kenneth O, professor of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, was recognized with a 2014 University Research Award from the Semiconductor Industry Association for his contributions to U.S. semiconductor design research.
A paper co-authored by Dr. Mike Peng of UT Dallas has been honored as the most influential research published in the last 10 years in the Journal of International Business Studies.
Dr. Dean Sherry, professor of chemistry and holder of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology, recently received the Gold Medal Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for his research contributions.
Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
After serving as a staff member on the U.S. women’s national volleyball team at the Pan American Cup, UT Dallas volleyball coach Marci Sanders recently came home with a gold medal after the team’s first-place finish.
Dr. Natalie J. Ring, associate professor of historical studies at UT Dallas, has been named as an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer.The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program is a speakers’ bureau composed of American historians who have made major contributions to the field.
Dr. Nasser Kehtarnavaz's innovative spirit and career track record of preparing students have earned him the Professional Leadership Award given by the national unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Dr. Thomas Campbell, executive director of the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at UT Dallas, received the Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for his distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders.