EPPS News

Youth Who Fail to Envision Future Commit More Crimes

A UT Dallas study shows that teen offenders who don't view long lives ahead of them are more likely to continue committing crimes and engage in more serious offenses. read more...

EPPS Students Invited to Clinton Conference

Three students from UT Dallas, including two EPPS majors, recently attended the seventh annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference, where they met student leaders from across the country and worked toward improving the world alongside those leaders. read more...

EPPS Celebrates Green Hall Renovations

After nearly half a semester of renovations and construction, UT Dallas has unveiled the new and improved atrium for Green Hall. Students and faculty alike celebrated the reopening of the atrium with pizza and hot dogs. read more...

Alumnus Presides as Administrative Law Judge

Britt Clark BA'06 honed his speaking skills on the UT Dallas debate team. The young administrative law judge for the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is still having an impact on campus. read more...

"Life After EPPS" Networking Event

On April 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the International Political Economy Student Association and Omicron Delta Epsilon will be hosting their second annual alumni networking event, "Life After EPPS" at the McDermott Suite (MC 4.4). read more...

Study: Medical Cannabis Doesn't Raise Crime

According to a study by Dr. Robert Morris, legalization of medical cannabis is not an indicator of increased crime. It actually may be related to reductions in certain types of crime. read more...

UT Dallas Prof Recognized for Influential Research

Dr. Young-Joo Lee, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at UT Dallas, was honored by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Public Administration Review (PAR) as a co-author for one of the 75 most influential articles ever published in PAR. read more...

Meet the EPPS Dean on March 28

Students are invited to come meet Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, on Friday, March 28 at 3 p.m. in the Hoch Seminar Room, GR 3.606. The event, sponsored by the UT Dallas Student Government is designed to encourage students to make their voices heard. read more...

Dr. Michelle Adams to Deliver Alumni Master Lecture

Dr. Michelle Adams, the founder of Marketing Brainology and 2014 Distinguished EPPS Alumnus, will deliver the Alumni Master Lecture - "Predicting Human Behavior: Why the World Will Belong to Economics and Neuroscientists" on Thursday, March 27. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Jonas Bunte

Jonas Bunte, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy, is an expert in politics of finance. His work analyzes how distributional consequences of financial flows provide domestic actors the incentive for political action. read more...

Education Research Center Projects on Tap

Researchers recently were approved for projects focusing on Texas students, teachers and schools using data from the UT Dallas Education Research Center. read more...

Study Links Men's Work Hours to Wives' Health

The longer hours men work, the healthier their wives are, according to new research by UT Dallas post-doctoral research associate Dr. Sibyl Kleiner. The study examines potential consequences of men's and women's work time on the health of their spouses. read more...

Internship EXPO Slated for March 6

Students will have the opportunity to network with social science professionals and discover summer internships through the Social Science Internship EXPO on Thursday, March 6. The event, scheduled from 2 pm to 4 pm in Galaxy Room C (SU 2.602) read more...

EPPS Hires Experts in Variety of Fields

Five tenure-track professors have joined the public policy and political economy program, and the public affairs and sociology program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Paul Battaglio

Dr. Battaglio, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, focuses his scholarship on strategic planning, motivation, conflict in the workplace, and service contracting. read more...

MPA Program Ranked #13 in North America

A new study has ranked UT Dallas's Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program 13th in North America. In compiling its list of top masters programs, Eduniversal focused on three primary factors: read more...

UT Dallas to Host 23 Teams for Mock Trial Competition

More than 200 students, including several standouts from the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, will gather at UT Dallas Feb. 14-16 to compete in a team activity that combines public speaking, acting and law. The University has been selected by the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) to host a regional mock trial competition for the second consecutive year. read more...

Fall 2013 Dean's List

Congratulations to the EPPS students who made the dean's list at the University of Texas at Dallas for the fall 2013 semester. The dean's list is published by the University's Office of Undergraduate Education at the conclusion of each fall and spring semester. read more...

EPPS Prof Named to 2 National Academy of Sciences Panels

Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at UT Dallas, recently was selected to serve on two National Academy of Sciences (NAS) expert panels. read more...

EPPS Archer Fellows Gain Experience, Friends

Three fall 2013 UT Dallas Archer Fellows who recently returned from Washington, D.C., gained an appreciation for the nation's capital and the people who contributed to their experiences. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Daniel Arce

Economics Professor Daniel Arce is investigating the impact of the WikiLeak website's release of U.S. Department of State cables. read more...

Explore the WOW with Spring Break Externships

Registration is now open for the Career Center's new "Explore the WOW!" job shadowing program. The program is designed to help students explore the "World of Work" through Spring Break externships from March 10 to March 14. read more...

Prof to Study Public Opinion's Effect on Foreign Policy

Historically, scholars have argued that public opinion has little bearing on foreign policy. But research shows that has changed in the last 10 years, according to Dr. Harold Clarke. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Nadine M. Connell

Dr. Nadine M. Connell, assistant professor of criminology, focuses her research on improving positive outcomes for youth, specifically in areas related to decreasing juvenile delinquency, understanding school violence, and innovation in substance use prevention. read more...

Archer Fellowship Preps Student for Public Health Career

To spend a semester in Washington D.C. sounds appealing to most, but earning college credit and professional experience at the same time is a nice draw that the Bill Archer Fellowship Program offers to students in the University of Texas system. read more...

Green Hall Renovations Underway

Students with classes in Green Hall will notice more than a few changes now that renovations are underway. Green Hall was one of the first buildings built on the UT Dallas campus. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Dohyeong Kim

The research interests of Dohyeong Kim, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Political Economy and Geographic Information Sciences, are widespread, but they all contribute to one goal: to develop an information-based tool to help policy makers around the world address environmental and health risks. read more...

EPPS Prof's Research Shows Race Still Matters

Dr. Nick Vargas, an assistant professor of sociology, says he has two main goals for the SOC 3325 - Race, Ethnicity, and Community class he is teaching this spring. His first goal is to make people aware of not just the historical aspects of race, but how race continues to be a major component of the structure of today's society. read more...

Experiences Fuel EPPS Student's Passion for China

Senior Giovani Jonenson credits UT Dallas faculty for giving him the opportunity to explore his interest in China. Travel, research and networking have helped grow his passion for the country, its people and their culture. read more...

EPPS Students Take Home Highest Honors at Model UN

Even though most were first-time competitors, UT Dallas students demonstrated the academic preparation and diplomatic savvy needed to take home the highest honors in a recent United Nations simulation held in the nation's Capitol. read more...

Study Shows Terrorism Decreases Investment

In recent years, developing nations have been common terrorism targets. UT Dallas professor Todd Sandler says these attacks are reducing foreign investment in these countries because potential investors are seeking safer locations. read more...

UT Dallas Institute Assesses Child Well-Being

Researchers at UT Dallas' Institute for Urban Policy Research compiled the data for a report on Dallas County children that offers a better understanding of the socioeconomic and health issues they face. read more...

Dean Discusses Future of EPPS

During the recent "Meet the Dean" event, sponsored by UTD Student Government, Dr. Denis Dean, the dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, described a school that is rapidly expanding to accommodate a steady increase in the student population. read more...

EPPS Students Take Fast Track to Master's

In the modern economy, a bachelor's degree is not always enough to set a job applicant apart. Employers have plenty of college graduates to choose from, and many high-paying fields now require new hires to have a graduate degree. read more...

UT Dallas to Host Annual GIS Day Event

UT Dallas will celebrate its fourth annual GIS Day on Nov. 20 in the new Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building - Main Hall, and showcase its own geospatial information sciences programs at the event. read more...

1st Generation Immigrants Less Likely to Commit Serious Crimes

New research from Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology, shows more than 80 percent of first-generation immigrants, or individuals born outside the U.S., are less likely to commit serious crimes and less likely to be chronic offenders. read more...

EPPS Faculty in the News

EPPS faculty members Dr. Nadine Connell and Dr. Sheryl Skaggs made headlines this week as as they offered their expertise on news stories discussing the rising social issues of bullying and youth unemployment. read more...

EPPS Student Lands Internship at State Department

Public policy graduate student Daniel Hinson's internship with the State Department has afforded him the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C., New York and potentially a career in foreign affairs. read more...

Scholarship Opportunities Plentiful for EPPS Students

Scholarships are one of the best ways to finance a college education, and there are many available to EPPS students. The key is to know where to look. Dr. Douglas Dow discussed some of the best opportunities for EPPS students and also offered advice to those who might want to apply. read more...

Meet the EPPS Dean on Oct. 24

Students are invited to come meet Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, on Thursday, October 24 at 3 p.m. in the Green Hall Atrium. The event, sponsored by the UT Dallas Student Government is designed to encourage students to make their voices heard. read more...

New Minor in Public Health

After years of anticipation from faculty and students alike, UT Dallas has added a Minor in Public Health to its academic offerings. According to Sociology Professor Dr. Richard Scotch, students have shown considerable interest in the program. read more...

Grant Funds Study of Teachers, Principals

The Texas Schools Project, housed under the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, aims to enable education research that will benefit students in Texas. With a $1.475 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the TSP is exploring teacher quality and how principal leadership affects student performance. read more...

Archer Fellows Describe Studies, Work in Washington D.C.

Nine UT Dallas undergraduates were selected to spend the spring semester in Washington, D.C., as part of the Bill Archer Fellow Program offered by the Archer Center. The six juniors and three seniors were among 36 undergraduate participants selected from throughout the UT System. read more...

EPPS Alum and NY Times Best-Selling Author to Speak

New York Times best-selling author and EPPS alumnus Dr. Britt Berrett will be speaking on health care policy as part of the inaugural EPPS Alumni Master Lecture Series on Thursday, October 17. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in the Founders Building Second Floor Atrium and will be followed by a reception at 5:00pm. read more...

Career Advice and a Slice Oct. 11

Join the Career Center and industry professionals at noon on Friday, October 11, in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms. There will be three 15-minute rotations during which you will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from three different industries of your choice. read more...

Religions Lecture Kicks Off Diversity Series

A talk from a UT Dallas professor about world religions will launch the Diversity Lecture Series, which will last through October in recognition of National Diversity Awareness Month. read more...

UT Dallas Salutes Veterans

Are you a UT Dallas student and a veteran of the U.S. armed forces? Make plans to attend a special MRE luncheon on Wednesday, October 2, where you will receive information on everything from academic advising catered to veterans’ needs to career planning focused on life after military. read more...

Criminology Lecture Series Kicks Off Tuesday, October 1

The Criminology Program is proud to announce the first in a series of lectures featuring nationally renowned experts in the field of criminology. Jerry Watson, Chief Legal Officer to Allegheny Casualty, International Fidelity and Associated Bond (AIA) will be the first lecture in the series. read more...

Career Help in Green Hall

Do you need help polishing up your resume or finding an internship opportunity? Drop-in career assistance is now available three days a week in Green Hall 2.410. You can meet one-on-one with Career Center staff on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. No appointment is necessary. read more...

Euro Crisis Lecture: September 26

On Thursday, September 26, from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in the San Antonio Room in Green Hall (GR 2.326), the Department of Public Policy and Political Economy will host a lecture by German Professor Dr. Sascha Mölls. He will be delivering a speech titled: “The Euro Crisis & Capital Markets - A German Perspective.” read more...

Study: Youth Who Fail to Envision Future Commit More Crimes

Dr. Alex Piquero A UT Dallas study shows that teen offenders who don't view long lives ahead of them are more likely to continue committing crimes and engage in more serious offenses. read more...

Study: Medical Cannabis Doesn't Raise Crime

Robert Morris According to a new study by Dr. Robert Morris, associate professor of criminology, legalization of medical cannabis is not an indicator of increased crime. It actually may be related to reductions in certain types of crime. read more...

New Education Research Center Projects on Tap

Dr. Rodney Andrews Researchers from six universities across the country recently were approved for new projects using data from the UT Dallas Education Research Center. The center's joint advisory board accepted the four research projects, which focus on Texas students, teachers and schools. read more...

EPPS Hires Experts in Public Affairs, Policy, Political Economy

epps The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at UT Dallas hired five tenure-track faculty members last semester. The recent hires join the public policy and political economy program, and the public affairs and sociology program. Meet the new faculty members. read more...

Study Links Men's Work Hours to Wives' Health

Dr. Sibyl Kleiner The longer hours men work, the healthier their wives are, according to new research by UT Dallas post-doctoral research associate Dr. Sibyl Kleiner. The study examines potential consequences of men's and women's work time on the health of their spouses. read more...

Archer Fellows Gain Government Insight

Kyle Reynolds Three fall 2013 UT Dallas Archer Fellows who recently returned from Washington, D.C., gained an appreciation for the nation's capital and the people who contributed to their experiences. read more...

Researchers to Study Views on Foreign Policy

Dr. Harold Clarke Historically, scholars have argued public opinion doesn't play much of a role in foreign policy. But according to Dr. Harold Clarke, research shows that has changed in the last 10 years. read more...

Thousands Celebrate Fall Class of '13 at Graduation

Graduation Fall 2013 One week after an ice storm shut down North Texas and the University, five rescheduled graduation ceremonies gave nearly 1,000 students the chance to celebrate with their families under sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. read more...

Undergraduates Show Competitive Skills in Diplomacy

UT Dallas students in Washington, DC for a United Nations simulation. Even though most were first-time competitors, UT Dallas students demonstrated the academic preparation and diplomatic savvy needed to take home the highest honors in a recent United Nations simulation held in the nation's Capitol. read more...

Study Shows Terrorism Decreases Foreign Direct Investment

Dr. Todd Sandler In recent years, developing nations have been common terrorism targets. UT Dallas professor Todd Sandler says these attacks are reducing foreign investment in these countries because potential investors are seeking safer locations. read more...

UT Dallas Institute Assesses Child Well-Being

Dr. Timothy Bray Researchers at UT Dallas' Institute for Urban Policy Research compiled the data for a report on Dallas County children that offers a better understanding of the socioeconomic and health issues they face. read more...

Immigrants Less Likely to Commit Major Crimes

Dr. Alex Piquero New research from UT Dallas criminologist Alex Piquero shows first-generation immigrants, or individuals born outside the U.S., are less likely to commit serious crimes and less likely to be chronic offenders. read more...

EPPS to Launch Interdisciplinary Speaker Series

Dr. Jennifer Wood The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences will launch a new interdisciplinary speaker series this month with a talk by Dr. Jennifer Wood, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. read more...

Grad Student's Internship Paving Career Path

Dan Hinson Grad student Daniel Hinson's internship with the State Department has afforded him the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C., New York and potentially a career in foreign affairs. read more...

Prof Ranked Second Most-Cited Criminologist

Alex Piquero A recently published book named Dr. Alex Piquero one of the most-cited scholars in his field. The book documents the most-cited scholars in major criminology and criminal justice journals, and their most-cited works, during a 25-year period. read more...