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Listen to Temoc’s Stellar Summer Mix on Spotify

Are you in the mood for some summer tunes? UTD mascot Temoc has curated a Spotify playlist to celebrate the season. His space-themed list features some oldies, some newbies and a ton of goodies. You can Read more »

The Books, Music and Podcasts Comets Recommend to Keep You Entertained

Whether you are an essential worker, working from home or looking for a break from your day-to-day routine, these recommendations and resources will help guide you through this unprecedented time. Boo Read more 

Know a Comet Making a Difference?

From assisting friends and family to helping strangers in need, we want to hear how UT Dallas alumni are making a difference during this time. Share your stories here. Read more 

A Survivor of the Holocaust, Eva Ratonyi MS’76 Shares the Importance of Education

Through the resourcefulness of her father, Ratonyi and her family were able to escape the Holocaust before living in a refugee camp. Through moves to New York and eventually Dallas, Ratonyi kept her e Read more 

Through Break Bread, Break Borders, Jin-Ya Huang BS’95 is Empowering Female Refugees

Inspired by her late mother, Huang developed an organization that teaches refugee women job skills through catering for a cause. Read more 

Photo Gallery: Alumni Night at the National Videogame Museum

Fellow Comets attended a special networking event for alumni of the Naveen Jindal School of Management, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Arts, Technology, Read more 

Inside the Official Alumni Association Welcome Box

There are many perks to joining your UT Dallas Alumni Association, including the official alumni box! Read more to see what’s inside your first-year welcome gift. Read more 

How Five Comet Couples Found Love at UT Dallas

A college degree isn't the only thing UT Dallas grads often leave the University with. Read how these Comets met their significant others during their time as students. Read more 

Alumni in the News: Comets Making Headlines

From the Dallas Business Journal to a groundbreaking new position and translation work, these UT Dallas graduates are making waves in the news. Read more 

Comet Speaks: Fashion Photographer Nick Glover BA’19 Shares His Current Inspiration

The Dallas native, who has worked for major brands and magazines, talks about his current inspiration, his favorite Deep Ellum restaurant and his advice for aspiring photographers. Read more 

Photo Gallery: Fall 2019 Commencement

Last month, we celebrated alongside the families and friends of our fall 2019 graduates. Welcome to your alumni community, Comets!  Read more 

Cookbook Author and Food Blogger Michelle Hoover BA’13 Shares Her Latest Recipe

Michelle Hoover BA’13 was just 17 years old when she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, a chronic autoimmune disease that led to food allergies, a lack of energy and thyroid issues. Rather th Read more 

Mark Your Calendars for These Spring Alumni Events

From Comets Giving Day to the annual UT Dallas Awards Gala, you won't want to miss these monumental alumni events. Read more 

Meet the Alumni Hosts of UT Dallas’ Podcast “Could We Ever”

Before they were the hosts of “Could We Ever,” Ricardo Castrillon BA’17 and Danyelle Gates BA’17 were students at UT Dallas. Their familiarity with the University and passion for understanding Read more 

Photo Gallery: 2019 UT Dallas Homecoming

Alumni were welcomed back to campus for the Student Leader Alumni Reception and Homecoming Tailgate by the Alumni Relations team during this year’s Homecoming festivities. Read more 

Students, Alumni Celebrate Accomplishments at UT Dallas Ring Ceremony

More than 90 UT Dallas students and alumni received their University rings at the semiannual Ring Ceremony on Nov. 19. In celebration of the University’s 50th milestone, this year’s rings are ador Read more 

Comet Corner: Money Coach Elle Hall-Coleman BS’08 Shares Her Holiday Budgeting Tips

As the founder of the financial lifestyle movement Girlfriend’s, Budget!, Elle Hall-Coleman BA’08 is an experienced money coach and personal finance blogger. The Dallas native lives with her p Read more 

Three Comet-Owned Businesses to Support on Small Business Saturday

From eco-friendly flower bouquets to gourmet doughnuts and specialty tea, these alumni-owned entities offer unique ways to shop small. Read more 

Alumni Couple Helped Bring Homecoming, Student Groups to Life in the ’90s

Stephanie Coker BA’97 and Mark Coker BS’98 have had a front-row seat to the creation of longtime traditions and organizations during their transformational time at UT Dallas. Read more 

Alumni Brothers Bring Video Games to Life Through Triple B Titles

Enrique Dryere BA’09 and Paul Dryere BA’12 combined their childhood passion and UT Dallas educations to create an indie game studio. Read more 

There’s Still Time to Sign Up for Oozeball

The 2019 mud volleyball tournament hosted by the Student Ambassadors kicks off Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. Registration for the event ends Wednesday, Sept. 11 at midnight. Read more 

University Marks 50th Anniversary with Events, Banner Year of Branding

A yearlong celebration, which kicked off Aug. 18 at University Convocation, will mark this significant milestone, officially culminating with spring commencement ceremonies in May. Read more 

Make an Impact on North Texas Giving Day

Join us on Sept. 19 for an 18-hour giving extravaganza to benefit our local nonprofits and make a difference in our Comet community. Read more 

Biomedical Engineering Grad Becomes First Phi Kappa Phi 1897 Fellow

Sydney Sherman BS’19 has been named the first 1897 Fellow of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. The new national award recognizes the highest-scoring applicant in a STEM discipline. Read more 

Comet Speaks: Author Kimberly King Parsons BA’00, MA’04 Shares Her Current Must-Haves, Book Recommendation

The mind behind Black Light, a collection of short stories debuting Aug. 13, reveals her favorite read of the year and provides advice for aspiring writers. Read more 

Alumni Bring New Flavor, Nepali Dumplings to Dallas Diners

Leezen Amatya BS’15, Thang Duong BS’15 and Daniel Flores BS’15 are the Comets behind Momo Shack, a family-and-friends-owned pop-up business that makes Nepali dumplings from scratch. Read more 

UT Dallas Graduate Programs Rise in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report recognized The University of Texas at Dallas as the highest-ranked engineering graduate program in North Texas and the fourth-strongest in the state. In the national ranki Read more 

Female STEM Students Create YWISE Alumni Group for Wiser Future

Samantha Montoya, Amira Zakrya, Maria Valdez and Adriana Alva formed an alumni group for students who participated in UT Dallas’ YWISE Investigators program, which encourages young women to pursue S Read more 

Legacy Gift Provides Lasting Support for Faculty, University

The largest planned gift accepted by UT Dallas to date, Maurine Johnson's contribution has provided more than $5.5 million toward new endowments. Read more 

Fearless 2020 Sets New Giving Standards at Jonsson School

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science is observing a historic moment in regards to philanthropy, with record levels of support coming from alumni, corporate partners, faculty, st Read more 

Fluor Foundation Invests in Enriching Education

Although UTD's Future Comets program is primarily funded through the University, a $10,000 gift from the Fluor Foundation extends the impact of the initiative. Read more 

UT Dallas Named a Best Value in Higher Education by Princeton Review

For the seventh straight year, The University of Texas at Dallas was selected by The Princeton Review for its list of Best Value Colleges — academically outstanding colleges that guide students to r Read more 

UT Dallas Professor Looks Beyond the Classroom, Invests in Students’ Futures

As an electrical engineering professor, Dr. Gil Lee knows the power of education. But today, a college degree comes at a cost that can be daunting for many. So Lee has a clear message: Use your educat Read more 

Parents Honor Children with Naming Gift

Like most incoming freshmen, Kathryn Trost will add personal touches to her dorm room. And each day, Kathryn will have the opportunity to learn and study in a new place on campus, thanks to her parent Read more 

Alumnus Invests in Future

With the start of the new semester, nine international students descended on UT Dallas eager to advance their studies and accelerate their futures. Setting them apart from many of their fellow interna Read more 

Department of Geosciences: Experiencing Transformative Philanthropy

Every facet of the University is resonating from the impact of unprecedented campaign support, but the Department of Geosciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is being transformed Read more