News Archive

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...

UT Dallas Team Creates Plan for Global Action

Students recently attended a Clinton Global Initiative University conference to refine their action plan to help provide English tutoring and job preparation skills to international refugees in North Texas. read more...

EPPS Student Wins State Department Scholarship

Addison Larson, a junior International Political Economy major, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship by the U.S. State Department for the summer of 2014. She will be spending the summer in Ibri, Oman, where she will be immersed in Arabic language studies. 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...

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...

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...

UT Dallas Pi Alpha Alpha Wins National Best Chapter Award

The UT Dallas chapter of the national public administration honor society Pi Alpha Alpha chapter has received the national award for the Best Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter for the 2012-2013 academic year.The purpose of the Chapter Award of Excellence is to recognize excellence in programming and chapter management in pursuit of Pi Alpha Alpha’s goals of scholarship, leadership, and excellence in graduate education in public affairs and administration. read more...

EPPS Freshmen Among New Terry Scholars

Two EPPS freshmen, Colton Hattersley and Hannah Hubbard, are among the largest incoming Terry Scholars class ever. The 44 incoming scholars represent a 41 percent increase over last year's group and bring the total number of UT Dallas students in the Terry Scholars Program to 84. Their combined awards this year from the Terry Foundation total $1.38 million. read more...

Brown Bag Lecture Series Kicks off Sept. 27

On Friday, September 27, the Department of Public Affairs and Sociology will kick off the 2013 Nonprofit Management and Leadership Brown Bag Lecture Series with visiting scholar Dr. Jessica Sowa, Associate Professor of Public Affairs from the University of Colorado, Denver. Dr. Sowa will be presenting her research on “High Performance Work Systems in Nonprofit Human Service Organizations.” read more...

EPPS Student Says UT Dallas Makes Financial Sense

UT Dallas undergraduates graduate with less debt than most students in the country, according to new data from U.S. News and World Report. Colin Phillips, a junior political science major, says financial concerns were a major factor for him in deciding where to attend college. “There were a lot of choices at UT Dallas. I could apply for scholarships and choose work-study programs, which made more sense for me,” read more...

Award-Winning Prof Named Economics Head

EPPS has appointed Dr. Daniel Arce to be head of the economics program. He has taught for 22 years, the last seven of them at UT Dallas. He was recently honored with a UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. read more...

New GIS Course Combines Mapping, Real Estate Analysis

The UT Dallas Mercury is spotlighting a new special topics course in geospatial information science with a focus on real estate analysis being offered by EPPS this fall. The professor, Wayne Gearey, is senior vice president of location intelligence at Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and real estate company, and has published research alongside professors from the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia and the University of Texas. read more...

New Internship Program Takes EPPS Students to Ireland

Nine UT Dallas students saw the world through Irish eyes in Dublin and came home smiling after spending the summer in the University's first work program of its kind. The internships provided a customized, two-month experience with organizations that ranged from financial institutions to creative agencies to advocacy groups. read more...

Economics Prof Honored with Regents Teaching Award

Established by the Board of Regents in 2008, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards complement a range of System-wide efforts that underscore the Board's commitment to ensuring the UT System is a place of intellectual exploration and discovery, educational excellence and unparalleled opportunity. read more...

EPPS-travaganza Slated for August 28

Welcome back EPPS Comets! Come celebrate Welcome Week at the EPPS-travaganza, Wednesday Aug. 28th 1pm-3pm North entrance of Green Hall. Games, Delish Fair Food, prizes, fun and more! The EPPS celebration is part of Welcome Week at UT Dallas. read more...

Welcome Week Kicks Off August 25

We'd like to extend a special invitation to all EPPS freshmen and transfer students to join Dean Denis Dean and EPPS faculty at the University Convocation on Sunday, August 25 at 4 p.m. in the Activity Center. The ceremony marks the official kick off of UT Dallas Welcome Week activities open to all students. Be sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. when we'll host the annual EPPS-travaganza on the north side of Green Hall. There will be games, food and prizes. read more...

EPPS Students Among the Ranks of 2013 McDermott Scholars

Congratulations to IPE major Caitlynn Fortner and political science major Nancy Fairbank who are among the 21 students that make up the UT Dallas McDermott Scholars Program 2013 incoming class. The entering cohort was chosen from nearly 1,200 high school students in 30 states and five countries who had initially expressed interest in the program. read more...

Going Beyond the Western Borders

Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, an assistant professor of public affairs at UT Dallas, recently co-edited a new book, "Public Administration in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan." It compiles the work of leading scholars to provide a comprehensive analysis of the public administration settings in that area of the world. read more...

Student Wins State Dept. Award to Study in Oman

Growing up in a home where her mother studied linguistics, Irene Morse was surrounded by a love for languages. Hearing the cadence and rhythms of different languages gave her a curiosity about other cultures as well. read more...

EPPS Alumnus Makes List of Top Young Professionals

Three UT Dallas alumni were among the top young business achievers named to the annual "40 Under 40" list compiled by the Dallas Business Journal. Dan Healy, an alumnus of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, is one of the three. read more...

University Mourns Longtime Economics Professor Irving Hoch

UT Dallas is mourning the loss of longtime economics professor Dr. Irving Hoch, who taught at UT Dallas for 18 years. Hoch died May 25 at age 86. Former colleagues have had nothing but praise for Hoch, said Dr. Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. read more...

Pre-Law Students Go to Court

For those students who are interested in attending law school after they graduate, UT Dallas offers a moot court program in addition to mock trial and mediation. These programs are designed to prepare students with the skills they will need for a career in law and thus give them an advantage among other law school applicants. read more...

777 Undergraduates Named to Spring 2013 Dean's List

For the spring 2013 semester, 777 undergraduate students made the dean's list at The University of Texas at Dallas, including 62 students from the School of Economic Political and Policy Sciences. read more...

New Study Focuses on the Role of Diversity in Public Administration

Understanding diversity and learning how to manage its complexity are perhaps among the most important challenges public administration schools are facing today in preparing future public leaders and practitioners to effectively manage a changing and diverse workforce, and to serve an increasingly diverse citizenry. A recent study by Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, an assistant professor in Public Affairs and two PhD students, Imane Hijal-Moghrabi and Marcene Royster, focuses on whether diversity is taught in public affairs education. read more...

A Conversation with the EPPS Dean

It's been almost a year since Denis Dean, professor and former head of the Geography and Geospatial Information Sciences Program at UT Dallas, took on his new role as dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. EPPS student Hannah Steiner recently caught up with him to get an update. read more...

EPPS Prof Honored with New Courtroom

UT Dallas is now home to a Texas courtroom replica, which will help serve as a training facility for pre-law students and UT Dallas' competitive pre-law teams. Housed in the Founders Building, the project was named in honor of Dr. Anthony Champagne. read more...

Archer Fellow Gets Supreme Opportunity

The Archer Center was established by the UT System in conjunction with former U.S. Rep. Bill Archer as a way to bring highly motivated and accomplished students to Washington D.C. to participate in varied internships and take part in classes focusing on policy, economics and politics. Our EPPS blogger, Alexandra Noll, recently interviewed Hannah Chapman who participated in the Archer Fellowship Program during the fall of 2011, and interned with the Supreme Court Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice. read more...

IPE Grad Student Receives Fellowship to Study in Ukraine

A master's degree in international political economy, Brian Couzelis figured, would give him a solid background in both politics and economics, and also enable him to study policy and development issues related to different geographic regions. read more...

EPPS Graduate Wins Top Honor Society Fellowship

A 2011 UT Dallas political science graduate who won a $15,000 fellowship from the Phi Kappa Phi honor society hopes to become a Middle East policy-maker and international mediator. read more...

2 EPPS Grads Head Abroad with Fulbright Grants

Andrew Previc, who earned a degree in political science, is one of two new UT Dallas graduates who have received a 2013-14 English Teaching Assistantship grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Maija Wallace, who recently graduated with a degree in international political economy, received a Fulbright grant to teach English in Spain. read more...

EPPS Freshman Discovers GIS

When EPPS freshman Nathan Yee enrolled in EPPS 1110 last fall, he was in for a surprise. As part of the freshman seminar’s major exploration component, he was asked to do a group presentation on Geospatial Information Science or GIS. He was surprised because he had never actually heard of GIS. But what he learned about this major intrigued him, as he explains in his EPPS Student Blog post. read more...

Keffler Scholars Meet with Scholarship's Namesake

A group of UT Dallas students had a chance to meet recently with their scholarship's namesake − former Richardson City Manager Bill Keffler. Over lunch, Keffler talked with the scholars about their aspirations and shared his insights on becoming a successful professional. read more...

Sociology Students Selected for Leadership Program

Two undergraduate UT Dallas sociology majors are among a select group of female college students headed for the NEW Leadership Texas program at the University of Texas at Austin this summer. read more...

Nine doctoral graduates mentored by same EPPS Prof

Even in an academic career spanning more than five decades, there still is room for a few firsts. For Dr. Brian J.L. Berry, the unprecedented feat took shape this spring when nine of his doctoral candidates completed their PhDs. read more...

EPPS Grad's Family Finds a Home at UTD

Rubia da Rocha Valente graduated this year with a PhD in public policy and political economy, but she wasn’t the only person in her family receiving a degree from UT Dallas. read more...

Students Nominate EPPS Faculty for Comet Awards

For the third year, students in the School of Economics, Policy and Political Science (EPPS) rewarded faculty with nominations for best professors of the year at an awards ceremony last month. read more...

Freshman Reflects on First Year at UTD

The academic year has come to a close, and many students are heading home while others are taking a well-deserved break before gearing up for summer school. An EPPS blogger from the class of 2016 took time to reflect on what she learned during her first year at UT Dallas. read more...

Study Links Adolescent Bullies to Criminal Behavior Later

Adults who say they bullied others when they were adolescents are more likely to engage in criminal behavior later in life, according to new research from UT Dallas. The study, which appeared in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, examined data gathered on a group of more than 400 men over the course of several decades. read more...

EPPS Admits Record Number of National Merit Scholars

This fall, the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences will welcome a record number of National Merit Scholars to its freshman class. Last year, the university counted 63 National Merit freshmen among its ranks, more than the rest of the University of Texas System institutions combined. In his latest blog post, current EPPS freshman and National Merit Scholar Blake Eaton explains what prompted him to choose UT Dallas. read more...

EPPS Student Wins Top Spot

Liza Liberman, a political science junior, was elected March 29 as new Student Government president, succeeding Raj Dwivedi. Also elected was Russell "Charlie" Hannigan, a freshman math major who takes over from Nate Fairbank as vice president. read more...

Criminology Professor Probes Reasons for Domestic Violence

As an expert on family violence, Associate Professor of Criminology Denise Paquette Boots is often called upon to comment on high-profile cases in Dallas and beyond. She recently provided expert commentary for a front-page article in the Dallas Morning News that focused on the domestic homicide of Karen Cox Smith, a UT Southwestern employee who was murdered by her estranged husband in January. The article was published on the same day Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings organized a domestic violence awareness rally at City Hall. read more...

EPPS First Year Leaders Mentor Freshmen

UT Dallas is one of the first universities in the nation to adopt a peer mentor model for the freshman seminar, and research shows that students enjoy interacting with the First Year Leaders (FYLs) who teach the course. read more...

EPPS Guest Blogger: Boomer Sooner to Whoosh

Only a few days remain before high school seniors across the nation will be making final decisions about which college to attend in the fall. Many of them are still not sure what to do. In our EPPS student blog, you'll find one freshman's account of the decision-making process, and how she ended up going from Boomer Sooner to Whoosh. read more...

EPPS Comet Awards Slated for April 25

Outstanding EPPS faculty members will be recognized at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the annual Comet Awards. The event will be held in the Founders Atrium. Winners are selected based on student nominations of faculty members who inspired them this past year. The students' stories will be read as part of the ceremony. For last year's awards recipients, read more...

Foreign Service Officer on Campus April 23

The Diplomat-in-Residence for Central Texas, based at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School, will be on campus to talk about internships, fellowships, and careers – Foreign Service and Civil Service – with the U.S. Department of State. Julie Gianelloni Connor, Senior Foreign Service Officer for the Department of State, will speak Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in SSB 3.107A. read more...

Career Event for EPPS Majors April 18

Representatives from seven Dallas-area non-profit organizations will be on campus Thursday, April 18 to discuss both paid and unpaid internship and job opportunities for social science majors. The career event, sponsored by the Sociology Club, is scheduled from noon to 1:30pm in the Career Center's Seminar Room in SSB 3.107. Pizza will be served. read more...

EPPS Alumnus Launches Unusual Business

UT Dallas alumnus has helped start up a business that strives to provide random, bizarre and entertaining answers to cold feet. For $9 a month, Foot Cardigan mails subscribers fabulously strange pairs of socks that feature everything from mustaches to gnomes to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. read more...

ODE & IPESA to Co-host Alumni Event April 18

The UT Dallas chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the international economics honor society, in partnership with the International Political Economy Student Association (IPESA), is co-hosting an alumni networking event on Thursday, April 18, designed to introduce students to the many opportunities available to economics and IPE majors. Alumni will take part in a panel discussion beginning at 5:30 pm in the TI Auditorium, and a reception will follow. read more...

EPPS Dean Discusses Drought on CBS News

With 85% of Texas experiencing drought conditions, migrating birds are losing their seasonal homes in the state's southeast wetlands. Denis Dean, EPPS dean and an expert on wildlife, told CBS Evening News Reporter Anna Werner that the result is a very serious risk of declines in the bird population.
"There is a tipping point where they are no longer able to continue the migration and you have mass die offs," Dean says. He added that while that tipping point has not yet been reached, it is getting closer because of the continuing drought conditions. read more...

Comet Cupboard Food Drive: Apr. 1-15

The Comet Cupboard,which helps students with necessary food and personal care items, needs food donations to keep the shelves stocked. The Sociology Club is sponsoring a "Coins and Cans" donation drive from April 1 to April 15. Students, faculty and staff may bring monetary and/or food donations to the Green Hall Advising office in GR 2.220 or drop off donations upstairs in GR 3.120. read more...

Flag Unveiling Slated for April 4

The Capitol Flag Program began more than 70 years ago when a congressman requested a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol. Recently, Honorable Sam Johnson asked for a U.S. flag to be flown in honor of Dr. Daniel. State Rep. Jerry Madden also requested that a Texas flag be flown over the Texas State Capitol on September 11, 2012 for UT Dallas. Both flags will be unveiled on Thursday, April 4 at 11 a.m. in Green Hall’s Atrium. All are invited to attend this event, which will feature Rep. Johnson and State Rep. Madden as special guests. read more...

Transition to College Life

Our EPPS student blog is designed to give prospective and current students an uncensored, uncut view of life here at UT Dallas. This week, guest blogger Trey Gamble writes about the sometimes rocky transition from high school to college. read more...

ODE & IPESA to Co-host Alumni Event April 18

The UT Dallas chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the international economics honor society, in partnership with the International Political Economy Student Association (IPESA), is co-hosting an alumni networking event on Thursday, April 18, designed to introduce students to the many opportunities available to economics and IPE majors. Alumni will take part in a panel discussion beginning at 5:30 pm in the TI Auditorium, and a reception will follow. read more...

University Achieves $200 Million Campaign Goal Early

Thank You Realize the Vision: The Campaign for Tier One & Beyond started quietly in 2009, publicly launched in 2012 and has now surpassed the $200 million goal almost a year early. The five-year campaign will continue through its scheduled end on Dec. 31. 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...