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Much like Naveen Jindal, UTD’s graduates have been able to use their education, dedication, and ingenuity to thrive. Key alumni in business include James R. Von Ehr II, founder and CEO of molecular nanotechnology company Zyvex Corporation; Lynn A. Dugle, vice president and deputy general manager of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems; and Sam Gilliland, director, chairman, and CEO for Sabre Holdings Corporation. Politicians include U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess; Duane Quam, who is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives; and Angie Chen Button, a member of the Texas House of Representatives. UTD also has graduated talented creatives. Writer and filmmaker Alan Govenar, pop singer Ryan Cabrera, and author and illustrator Barbara Vance are all UTD graduates.
The University of Texas at Dallas is on a 500-acre campus located in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas. Those who stay in the modern looking buildings on campus not only have the option to live in traditional residence halls and apartment style housing, they can also choose to live in UTD’s Living Learning Communities (LLCs), which encourage students of like minds to share their interests. For example, the Arts and Technology LLC hosts movie screenings, art competitions, parties, and networking events where students can meet with arts and technology professors. Students in the Social Sciences LLC have volunteered for the Innocence Project, participated in the Mock Trial Team, and attended informal dinners with faculty members.
The University of Texas at Dallas offers online degree programs through its School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences and Jindal School of Management. Some of the degrees that can be earned online include master’s degrees in accounting, marketing, criminology, and business administration. In addition, the school also offers two Chess in Education courses, which teach how chess can be used by educators to improve students’ academic performance. These degree programs are conducted completely online through a combination of streaming video and downloadable course files, although in some cases, students may be required to take proctored examinations on campus.
UTD’s sports teams participate in American Southwest Conference (ASC) and NCAA Division III competitions. The school’s varsity sports include volleyball, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and golf. The school has won ASC championships for soccer, tennis, volleyball, baseball, and basketball. In addition, the men’s basketball team made history in 2006 when it beat the University of Texas at Arlington in the championships, making UTD the first Division III team to defeat a Division I team that season. The team also won the American Southwest Conference Tournament in 2014. For students who love to play and watch sports at the intramural level, UTD offers a range of options including basketball, tennis, volleyball, badminton, and football.
UTD’s faculty members have made great contributions to research that have generated lucrative awards. In 2016 alone, the school won $88,166 for a PTSD treatment study, $338,894 for neurophysiology research, and $182,000 for a spinal cord simulation study*. Overall, the University of Texas at Dallas has contributed to the knowledge base of several disciplines through its research. The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, for example, conducts research studies on developmental psychology, speech science, cognitive-neuroscience, social psychology, and language science. Also, the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences has eight research centers including the Institute of Public Affairs, which focuses on government issues, and The Negotiations Center, which conducts research on how negotiations are conducted in business and government settings. * https://research.utdallas.edu/osp/grant-award-numbers