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The Last Word: UTD’s Balakrishnan Prabhakaran on Virtual Reality Tech for Phantom Limb Pain

The Mr. MAPP system uses a laptop, camera, and VR headset to create a virtual 3D model of the user’s missing or paralyzed limb. Wearing the VR headset, Peterson played a series of games where the virtual model of his missing lower leg did things like stomp the floor or burst a bubble.
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The Last Word: UT Dallas’ Dr. Aria Nosratinia on Tackling ‘Hardware Trojans’ With $1M NSF Grant
by | Oct 13, 2022
UT Dallas says that black-hat modifications to integrated circuits—known as "hardware trojans"—can disrupt wireless networks and leak sensitive data. And as wireless phones and other devices evolve, the threat is only expected to grow. But two UT Dallas engineers are on the case—and they've got a three-year, $1 million National Science Foundation grant to help solve it. 
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UT Dallas Is Merging Two Schools To Bring Arts, Humanities, and Tech Together
by | Jul 27, 2022
Aiming to forge "a new path for excellence, innovation, and growth in the arts," UT Dallas is merging two schools into one larger School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology. The combined school will give the university a strong, single academic presence for the arts while taking advantage of UTD’s future arts and performance complex, the $158 million Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr. Athenaeum. The school's inaugural dean, Dr. Nils Roemer, says the move will "make a statement to the entire country about our commitment to arts, humanities, and technology."
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12 Acres of Creativity: UT Dallas Breaks Ground on a $158M Cultural Arts District
by | May 12, 2022
The Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr. Athenaeum will feature three new buildings: a second location for the Crow Museum of Asian Art; a performance hall; and a second museum focused on traditional arts of the Americas. The project's designer, global architectural firm Morphosis, designed the Perot Museum in downtown Dallas.
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UTD’s New Jindal School Center Aims to be a Guide for Retailers’ Digital Transformation

by | Nov 16, 2021
The Center for Retail Innovation and Strategy Excellence (RISE) wants to pioneer how local companies respond to disruptive technologies and digital transformation.
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UT Dallas, UT Southwestern Break Ground on TI-Funded Bioengineering Facility
by | Nov 15, 2021
The $120 million Texas Instruments Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Building, supported by a gift from Dallas-based Texas Instruments, will focus on advancing transformational bioengineering research that can find solutions to unmet medical needs. It's set to open in 2023.
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How UT Dallas’ ATEC Is Turning Its Students Into Animation and Game Design Rock Stars 
by | Aug 26, 2021
Animation and game design is booming—and UTD is on the forefront. Here's how its School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication has become a national leader. ATEC is producing graduates who go on to work for top companies like Blizzard Entertainment, Gearbox Software, id software, Disney, and 900lbs.
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New Dimensions: UT Dallas’ $750M Fundraising Campaign Will Go to Students, Research, and Cultural Dialogue
by | May 26, 2021
“This is a campaign primarily about people,”  said UT Dallas President Dr. Richard C. Benson. The public phase of New Dimensions: The Campaign for UT Dallas has three priorities: attracting the best and brightest students, enhancing lives through research, and transforming the arts on campus.
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Dallas UTSW Scientists Find Source of Rapid Weight Gain From Antipsychotics

by | May 13, 2021
Scientist Chen Liu and his colleagues published new findings that suggest a way to counteract the extra weight that can lead patients to stop taking their medication. Possibilities include a recently FDA-approved drug to treat genetic obesity.
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Here’s How a UT Dallas’ Program Is Connecting Engineering Students With Corporations to Solve Real-World Problems
by | Feb 24, 2021
It's a win-win. Companies can collaborate with senior engineering and computer science students at UTD to find high-level creative solutions to challenges. Corporate sponsors play one of the largest roles in the program—and receive results, work, and intellectual property when it's completed.
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Blackstone Charitable Foundation Gives $5M to University of Texas Institutions to Expand Its Entrepreneurship Program
by | Jan 26, 2021
The Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurship program, which has been at UT Dallas since 2016, is opening to a more diverse range of students by expanding to six new campuses. Locally, that includes UT Southwestern.
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Capital Factory’s Texas Startups Roadshow Goes Virtual for Global Entrepreneurship Week

by | Nov 4, 2020
The Texas Startups Roadshow will take local entrepreneurs and out-of-state investors on a virtual ride that spotlights the startup community in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Anchoring the Dallas leg of the trip on Nov. 19 is UT Dallas’ Big Idea Competition and a keynote from Mark Cuban.
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Dr. Moon Kim, Louis Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UT Dallas shown with the research team's bendable electronics. [Images: Courtesy of UTD]
Discovery: UTD Team Develops ‘Bendy’ Micro LEDs That Can Fold, Twist, and Stick to Most Anything
by | Nov 2, 2020
The next-gen electronics could reshape the future of wearable technology.
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Adaptive3D Closes on a Series B Investment to Scale Up On Materials for 21st Century Manufacturing
by | Oct 29, 2020
Dallas-based Adaptive3D, a startup spun out of UT Dallas, wants to change how the world mass manufacturers plastics and rubbers. The company, which has a team of inventors and a large IP portfolio, plans to use the funds to scale production and distribution to deliver photoresin parts at a fraction of the weight and cost.
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Dallas Engineering Firm Presents $50,000 Gift for UT Dallas Diversity Scholars Program
by | Aug 5, 2020
Dallas-based engineering design, consulting, and professional services firm Mbroh Engineering's gift will create the first endowed scholarship for the Diversity Scholars Program at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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