via The Mercury
by Razan Afghani
UTD faculty, student-published works to make academic writing more approachable
In an effort to make research more accessible to the UTD community, a group of ATEC professors helped establish a small zine community bookshelf on the first floor of the ATEC building.
Kim Knight, the associate dean of graduate studies at UTD, spearheaded the community bookshelf, which was put up at the beginning of the semester and makes up part of a wall displaying the works of students in Critical Media Studies.
“(The bookshelf) is part of the Critical Media Studies showcase. In ATEC, we’re trying to decide how to best showcase both student and faculty work,” Knight said. “People have said that academic writing can be a little dry and inaccessible. What we are trying to do is make our research a little more accessible.”