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Tommy Fabyan

Tommy Fabyan was one of three UTeach graduates who mentored educators in the move to online instruction.

Patrick Nnoromele

Neuroscience major Patrick Nnoromele was one of two UTD students awarded Goldwater Scholarships.

Dr. Fatemeh Hassanipour

Dr. Fatemeh Hassanipour was recently recognized for faculty excellence in research mentoring.

Dr. Julie Murphy

 Dr. Julie Murphy is working to expand digital services to support students.

Elizabeth Labra

Elizabeth Labra BS’19, MS’20 is launching a career supporting flight operations for NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Carla Ramazan

Carla Ramazan joins an elite group of 62 Truman Scholarship recipients from across the country this year.

Dr. David Schmidtke

Research by Dr. David Schmidtke is taking a closer look at how eyes heal.

Archie Nettles

Archie Nettles BS’11, MPA’18 is accelerating his career in nonprofit leadership through a new Texas Instruments Fellowship.

Misty Owens

Dance faculty member Misty Owens is helping people with Parkinson’s disease make new moves.

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham

Computer science professor Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham is working to protect billions of pieces of data, while searching for potential threats.

Dr. Baowei Fei

Bioengineering professor Dr. Baowei Fei is transforming medical imaging and cancer care.

Jude Celiscar

Jude Celiscar is earning a master’s degree with political aspirations to give back to his native Haiti.

Elizabeth “Tess” Helfrich

Elizabeth “Tess” Helfrich is studying Arabic in Jordan as a Boren Scholar to prepare for a career practicing emergency medicine overseas.

Dr. Anju Sreelatha

Dr. Anju Sreelatha BS’09 won the 2019 Brown-Goldstein Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research.

Susana Lainez, Amy Abraham and Lan Bui

Engineering students Susana Lainez, Amy Abraham and Lan Bui are part of a program that’s helping create mobility devices for children with disabilities.

Xianli Jiang and Dr. Faruck Morcos

Doctoral student Xianli Jiang and Dr. Faruck Morcos are part of a team creating a template for designing new cellular behaviors.

Dr. Whitney Stewart

Dr. Whitney Stewart, an assistant professor of history, is exploring the racialized nature of “home” in the 19th-century South.

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott, associate professor of arts and technology, is adding new dimensions to art displays at Dallas-area events.

Candler Paige

Doctoral student Candler Paige received a National Institutes of Health grant to research how pain differs between men and women.


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The University of Texas at Dallas is a public research powerhouse with eight schools and more than 140 academic degrees. The campus community, including more than 30,000 students, is enriched by a commitment to the arts, service learning opportunities and an athletics program with new esports teams.

Evolving for the Future

As the world moves, UT Dallas moves with it. This fall, the University will allow students to choose the educational experience that best fits their needs, whether living on campus and taking face-to-face, online and hybrid classes or living at home and taking a full course load online.

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