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News and Media Relations

Media Guide

The Media Relations team is responsible for internal and external dissemination of campus news and information. The team also works with members of the news media to facilitate interviews and connect reporters with experts and timely stories.

Safety Updates

To minimize COVID-19 exposure, we ask that any news media call our office at 972-883-2155 prior to your visit. We also ask that all reporters and crew adhere to the following safety protocols while on campus:

  • Wear masks during your visit
  • Maintain six feet of distance between individuals
  • Conduct all interviews outside
  • Call in advance for special requests such as photography and b-roll

We appreciate your cooperation.

Style Guide

The institution’s full name is The University of Texas at Dallas. Please use the full name on first reference to the institution in all print and online materials. On second reference, UT Dallas is the preferred proper name.

Please note: It’s crucial to specify that we are The University of Texas at Dallas, as we are one of eight academic institutions under The University of Texas System.

For a full listing of style and editorial guidelines, please visit the brand standards website.

For updated general information regarding UT Dallas, please see our Fast Facts page.

Contact a Communications Manager

If you are a member of the news media, our communications managers are your resource for story ideas and to connect you with faculty experts and other contacts. Please call our main office at 972-883-2155 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time for assistance.

After hours and weekends, we have an on-call staff member who can be reached through our main number: 972-883-2155. The voice message will provide you with a number to call 24/7.

A complete list of communications managers is also available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can media members/crews visit campus?

A: Journalists, photographers and videographers are welcome on the UT Dallas campus. However, please call 972-883-2155 prior to visiting campus, and a communications manager will assist you with parking, maps and environmental settings that would be appropriate for your story.

Q: How do you handle embargoed news stories?

A: UT Dallas communications managers are accustomed to dealing with embargoed information, including pending research papers in national and international journals. Please contact a communications manager if you have questions about upcoming publications or stories you see on News Center, and we can provide appropriate background materials or embargoed information to trusted reporters.

Q: Whom should I contact if I have a story idea for UT Dallas?

A: If you are a member of the campus community or general public, and you feel there is a story with potential to highlight our research, faculty, students, alumni or staff, please contact our office at 972-883-2155, and we will connect you with a communications manager.

Q:What types of experts does UT Dallas have?

A: UT Dallas is a robust research university with eight schools covering everything from business, to computer engineering to criminology. Areas of expertise include:

  • Public health (disease outbreaks, vaccines, nutrition, trends, etc.)
  • Brain science (Alzheimer’s, brain injury, stroke, cognitive health, etc.)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Cybersecurity (safeguarding information, preventing personal, corporate and governmental security breaches, etc.)
  • Criminology (juvenile offenders, terrorism, prisons, police investigations, domestic violence, etc.)
  • Geology (earthquakes, tsunamis, petroleum exploration, etc.)
  • Business (advertising trends, oil prices, personal finance, healthcare industry, etc.)
  • Engineering (robotics, artificial intelligence, bioengineering, sustainable energy, materials science, etc.)
  • Video game design
  • Behavioral economics
  • Nutrition
  • Cosmology (black holes, dark energy/matter, big bang, etc.)
  • Space Science (solar flares, space weather, etc.)
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News Center

News Center is the official news source of The University of Texas at Dallas. University news stories, event listings and announcements can be found online and in periodic email updates. Sign up or manage your subscription on the subscription page.

If you have an idea for News Center coverage, contact the News and Media Relations department.

More Resources

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Reminders: Information about parking, registration and other announcements

In Print & On Air: See when our faculty, staff and students make the news

Archive: Search our News Center archive for previous stories