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Former featured article candidateUniversity of Texas at Dallas is a former featured article candidate. Please view the links under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. For older candidates, please check the archive.
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May 1, 2010Peer reviewReviewed
August 11, 2010Peer reviewReviewed
September 4, 2010Featured article candidateNot promoted
Current status: Former featured article candidate

UTD MSET photo[edit]

Any chance someone might be able to get a photo of UTD's new Math, Science and Engineering Teaching-Learning Center (MSET)? SLC on the campus map.Stan9999 (talk) 02:40, 4 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The University of Texas Dallas[edit]

Per the comments on the review I changed "The" University of Texas at Dallas to "the" and removed "officially The University of Texas at Dallas".Stan9999 (talk) 16:42, 4 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Campus split[edit]

The campus section is getting a bit large. I think there is enough material on the page to spin it off into a new page much like Campus of Texas A&M University or University of Texas at Dallas academic programs. It isn't a slam dunk decision. The University of Texas doesn't do this. But what is on the page is a bit detailed. Oldag07 (talk) 23:04, 11 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That is fine with me as long as there is a good summary of the information. I notice the spin off pages seem to get a bit lost. For example, a quick look at A&M show around 1600 hits a day while the campus page is around 40.Stan9999 (talk) 00:33, 12 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Started working on the new page in my sandbox. Do not move the page. I have a significant amount of stuff that isn't related to UTD in my history box. As for your concerns Stan, please read WP:DETAIL. While there is a lot of detail on this page, it isn't necessarily read. Oldag07 (talk) 01:08, 12 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am having some second thoughts on the move. I noticed the UTD article is only about 76 kbytes at this time. Looking at some others like A&M, 113 kbytes, Texas Tech, 97 kbytes it seems the UTD article is ok. I understand the reason for daughter articles but not sure it really necessary, at this time, to move the campus info. Also noted the campus section is only about 15 kbytes.Stan9999 (talk) 17:38, 12 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would purpose that "Residential housing" and "Dining on campus" should be moved from the Campus section to the Student life section.Stan9999 (talk) 19:04, 12 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Still pushing the move. See WP:SIZERULE. I would argue the A&M and tech pages are a bit bloated. They were complaining about the a&m page's size in its nomination: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Texas A&M University. And to be frank, A&M and Tech have much larger histories, traditions and sports programs than UTD does. One would expect those to pages to be bigger than UTD. As for moving residential housing and dining on campus, maybe short summaries of those paragraphs should be on the student life section, but the bulk should be on the campus page. Oldag07 (talk) 22:35, 12 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, I would like to hold off moving the Campus section for now and move "Residential housing" and "Dining on campus" to the Student life section. It would be helpful if there was a third opinion on this.Stan9999 (talk) 23:47, 12 October 2010 (UTC) Some universities with the Housing in the Student Life section. University of California, Riverside, Duke University, University of Michigan, Ohio Wesleyan University.Stan9999 (talk) 02:21, 13 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed with the third opinion idea. Texas A&M also has a residential life section both in its main page's student life section and in its campus page. Since the proposed page is already in my sandbox, I am going to be WP:BOLD and move the residential housing/ dining on campus sections to the student life sections now. Oldag07 (talk) 12:41, 13 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks good!Stan9999 (talk) 16:29, 13 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Varsity athletics picture[edit]

Anyone have a photo of a varsity athletics game to place in the "Athletics" section?Stan9999 (talk) 15:06, 16 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minor edits[edit]

Greetings to all,

I recently made a series of minor edits ranging from 476388737 to 476534142 (my latest edit), but did not summarize the edits and/or discuss them. These are some of the changes that were made:

  • Added coordinates of the school.
  • Separated the motto into two lines (one for Latin and one for English).
  • Updated the endowment figure (with source).
  • Updated the official school colors (with source).
  • Updated the bottom template's colors (new color IDs) to reflect the school's official colors.

The full list of changes, of course, can be seen here:

I apologize for any mistakes I have made (I am new to Wikipedia editing).


Abraham — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:07, 12 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Abraham, the edits are wonderful. Thanks for your hard work. I would definitely recommend creating an account. There are lots of benefits to do so. See WP:ACCOUNT. Oldag07 (talk) 04:39, 13 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. No problem, happy to help. Random Abe (talk) 01:16, 16 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Greenest University[edit]

I am not sure if the "greenest university" statements are that notable. According to the source, [1], UTD earned a B-. Be careful not to use vague words. See WP:VAGUE. Keep up the good work. Oldag07 (talk) 13:31, 27 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Oldag07,
Thanks for pointing this out. I have removed the statement from the Intro and reworded the Campus section.Stan9999 (talk) 17:43, 6 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nobel Laureate Claim[edit]

Regarding the following citation:

^ "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1993 was awarded to Russell A. Hulse". Retrieved June 10, 2010.

I read Mr. Hulse's biographical section ( and there is no mention of "Texas" or "University of Texas" anywhere. Perhaps I am missing something? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Newfiegurl (talkcontribs) 22:44, 14 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See this link. Stan9999 (talk) 21:13, 20 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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I usually am not the type of person to propose something I don't want to take the effort to do. But it almost seems like UTD of all places, has enough material for a traditions page. Oldag07 (talk) 13:13, 10 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I tried to create the article, but it seems like the bureaucracy has become far more strict since the last time I created an article. Draft:University of Texas at Dallas traditions. I am not really a true UTD alumni, and honestly, the traditions article should be written by someone who is more familiar with the subject. It might be nice if someone else took a crack at it. The tradition section on this page should not be larger than the Texas A&M University page's version. Oldag07 (talk) 04:30, 5 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Art Museum[edit]

With the groundbreaking of the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr. Athenaeum , I think it is time to create a new subsection for the art museum where we can relocate the section talks about the acquisition of the Crow Museum and Barrett Swiss Collections, among others. Andnjox (talk) 01:02, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]