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.

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Dr. Kenneth O with students

Engineering Professor Receives Research Honor for Lifetime of Work

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.

Dr. Mike Peng

Jindal School Professor's Published Research Receives Decade Award

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

MRI Pioneer Receives International Honor for Career Achievements

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

Electrical Engineering Chair is Elected Fellow of Inventors Academy

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.

Marci Sanders

Head Volleyball Coach Wins Gold Medal in Peru

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 Ring

Professor Joins History Organization's List of Distinguished Lecturers

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

Jonsson School Professor Earns Professional Leadership Award

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.

Mark Rosen

Art History Professor Charts Course of Renaissance Maps, Wins Award

Dr. Mark Rosen’s The Mapping of Power in Renaissance Italy looks closely at surviving Italian painted maps. Just before its publication, the book was awarded the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference’s inaugural Founders’ Prize for best first book manuscript in early modern studies.

Dr. Thomas Campbell

Callier Leader Receives Speech-Language-Hearing Group's Top Honor

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.