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Prevention: Here’s Why You’re Dealing With Brain Fog—and What You Can Do to Fight It

November 21, 2020

“We all do things that wear out the brain, and then we wonder why we’re not as clearheaded as we used to be.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair in BrainHealth


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North Texas Inno: Startups Take Home New Funding at UT Dallas Pitch Competition

November 20, 2020

“When the world turns upside down and the old way of doing things no longer works, the only way forward is to innovate.” — Paul Nichols, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


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Art & Seek: Edith O’Donnell, Leading North Texas Patron Of Arts And Education, Dies At 94

November 18, 2020

“It’s almost like an avalanche of the arts that’s happening to a university that, prior to her gift in 2014, wouldn’t have ever imagined it happening.” — Dr. Michael Thomas, Edith O’Donnell Distinguished University Chair in Art History


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KDFW Fox 4: North Texas Seeing a Rapid Rise in COVID-19 Hospitalizations

November 16, 2020

“Our resources are already stretched thin; our medical professionals are taxed to the max … if we’re vigilant and careful, we can avoid pushing them past the limit.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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El Paso Times: Texas Sees Hospitalization Rates Rise

November 13, 2020

“We are seeing rural communities succumbing to significant infection rates.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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WBAP-AM: Data Shows New Covid-19 Vaccine More than 90% Effective

November 10, 2020

“Just because we have a vaccine doesn’t mean we will take our foot off the gas on this.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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WFAA: How To Avoid False Information on Social Media

November 3, 2020

“It’s very important for us and social media channels to take the responsibility to become better digital citizens.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, lecturer


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NBC 5 (KXAS-TV): Hispanic, Black Voters Reflect on Election Year

November 3, 2020

“I think we hear that every four years that the Black and the Hispanic vote is the game-changer and sometimes it is.” — Jonathan Rosa, lecturer


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D Magazine: What Does the Election Mean for Healthcare?

November 2, 2020

“In five to seven years the electronic medical record as currently configured will disappear, replaced by the cloud.” — Dr. John McCracken, clinical professor of healthcare management


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Spectrum News: Could 2020 Be the Year Texas Dems Flip the State House?

November 2, 2020

“Texas is no longer a one-party, Republican state. It’s now a question of if the Democrats can extend their reach in the suburbs and how far.” — Dr. Ted Harpham, dean of the Hobson Wildenthal Honors College and Professor of Political Science


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The Dallas Morning News: Dallas‘ Black Leaders and Activists Are Turning Protesters Into Voters

November 2, 2020

“There is a whole lot more capacity for immediate change at the statehouse and at the local level.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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KDFW Fox 4: Texas About To Pass Total 2016 Turnout Before 2020 Early Vote Concludes

October 31, 2020

“The political parties have really been encouraging people to do in-person early voting.” — Dr. Robert Lowry, professor of political science


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CBS 11 (KTVT-TV): The Battle Over Daylight Saving Time; ‘The Change Is Deeply Unpopular’

October 30, 2020

“Our health does better they argue, when our time awake better matches the time of sunlight. And we spend less time of the day in darkness.” — Dr. Thomas Gray, assistant professor of political science


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The Dallas Morning News: With the Help of UT Dallas Dancers, Patients Express Their Feelings

October 26, 2020

“That kind of gray feeling of being on Zoom started turning into a rainbow again. Everyone started to lighten up.” — Misty Owens, senior lecturer of dance


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NBC 5 (KXAS-TV): North Texas Remains a ‘Sellers Market’

October 26, 2020

“Everyone’s home, the kids, the grandparents, and they’re realizing that their home just can’t accommodate their current needs and so it’s continuing to drive the demand up.” — Julie Lynch, associate director of the Weitzman Institute for Real Estate at UT Dallas


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The Dallas Morning News: Why Baylor Scott & White Says It’s Ready for COVID-19′s Second Surge

October 23, 2020

“Everyone’s been pulling together, and it’s been inspiring, but the test isn’t over, and the economics are challenging.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Scientific American: What We Know So Far about How COVID Affects the Nervous System

October 22, 2020

“The most likely scenario would be that the autonomic and sensory nerves are affected by the virus.” — Dr. Ted Price BS’97, Eugene McDermott Professor of neuroscience


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KDFW Fox 4: Researcher Looks at Causes for Recent COVID-19 Spike

October 22, 2020

“You can see that people have relaxed somewhat, and the problem is we’re relaxing out of those habits that keep the virus from spreading.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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The Dallas Morning News: How NTT Data Is Navigating the Pandemic and Selling Change

October 21, 2020

“Yes, companies should embrace change because we’re never going back to where we were, but they need to really think about business continuity planning — and test their plans to make sure they’re solid.” — Dr. Dawn Owens, clinical associate professor of information systems


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The Dallas Morning News: Texas College Student Flies Home from California To Cast His Ballot as Voter Turnout Surges

October 20, 2020

“The main question is, how much of this is cannibalized voting — people who are voting now but would have voted on Election Day?” — Dr. Thomas Gray, assistant professor of political science


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KDFW Fox 4: Twitter Imposes New Election Limits

October 12, 2020

“The one thing social media needs to do is teach people how to use it. And media literacy is the key to fighting the truth war online.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, lecturer


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CNBC: Walmart Signs Trio of Drone Deals As It Races To Play Catch-Up with Amazon

October 5, 2020

“It is not as much about a cost savings idea. It’s about a demand expansion idea.” — Dr. Vijay Mookerjee, the Charles and Nancy Davidson Chair in Information Systems


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Good Morning Texas: A New Healthcare World

October 5, 2020

“We’ve learned that we can function and exist in a digital world, and we’re learning that we can care, and detect, and provide in a new and different way.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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The Dallas Morning News: Student Reflects on Life Inside an Isolation Pod after Contracting the Coronavirus

October 4, 2020

“It is a compounding issue and isolation really exacerbates all of it … Self care is the most important thing right now.” — Dr. Denise Paquette Boots, professor of public policy and political economy


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KDFW Fox 4: Report Warns of Increasing Threat of Violence from Extremists in North Texas

October 2, 2020

“It is obviously a serious issue and a subject of real concern, but I would also caution against overreacting to it or reading too much into it.” — Dr. Thomas Gray, assistant professor of political science


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KDFW Fox 4: Healthcare Expert Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Progress

September 22, 2020

“It really is an inspiring effort to see health care providers collaborate and coordinate like never before.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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NTX Inno: UT Dallas Researcher Talks About the Future of Drone Delivery Networks

September 22, 2020

“I think customers are putting, for valid reasons, a lot of value on delivery safety during these times, in addition to delivery speed.” — Dr. Milind Dawande, professor of operations management


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KDFW Fox 4: Expert Questions Dallas Police Overtime Usage

September 21, 2020

“The city has provided a breakdown of where the officers were assigned — when they were earning that overtime — but it doesn’t pay any attention to what they were doing.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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The Texas Tribune: August Unemployment Rate in Texas Drops to 6.8%

September 18, 2020

“It’s possible we could have bad financial situations and many more businesses collapsing even on the route we’re going now, just because businesses aren’t able to operate the way they were before and they’re not getting the same support.” — Dr. Seth Giertz, associate professor of economics


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D Magazine: We’re Now Closer To Quantifying Just How Bad Our Air Is

September 18, 2020

“The particles are like a Trojan horse for getting into our brains. I don’t think any of us want that.” — Dr. David Lary, professor of physics


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Spectrum News: Are Drones the Inevitable Future for Receiving Retail Packages?

September 17, 2020

“I feel that businesses need to play their cards right here, and convince the community that the upsides will outweigh the downsides.” — Dr. Milind Dawande, professor of operations management


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Dallas Business Journal: The State of the MBA in North Texas

September 12, 2020

“… I think our leadership was futuristic about 10 years ago when they looked at what we were offering. They knew that MBA students were not going to be happy with just an MBA anymore.” — Lisa Shatz, assistant dean for MBA programs in the Naveen Jindal School of Management


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Good Morning Texas: Finding Jobs During a Pandemic

September 9, 2020

“Right now during the pandemic the tendency for most students and people is to kind of wait things out to see what is working and what is not, and wait until the pandemic get over. That’s the mistake that a lot of folks are making.” — Tom Kim, director of the Career Management Center in the Naveen Jindal School of Management


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CBS 11 (KTVT-TV): How Much About Your Child Are North Texas School Districts Sharing Online?

September 8, 2020

“I don’t see the benefit of sharing this, so why take the risk?” — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, professor of computer science


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KDFW Fox 4: Amazon Delivery Drones Could Be a Reality This Holiday Season

September 7, 2020

“The shopping season is pretty clearly important because that’s when people make impulse purchases, and drone delivery is perfect for impulse purchases and quick gratification.” — Dr. Vijay Mookerjee, Charles and Nancy Davidson Chair in Information Systems


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Good Morning Texas: Being Social While Being Safe in College

September 4, 2020

“I’m actually pretty optimistic that this year college will be a stable part of the experience for students.” — Dr. Jessica Murphy, Mary McDermott Cook Chair for Undergraduate Education


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KDFW Fox 4: Looking For Work? These Industries Are Hiring

September 3, 2020

“We’re working with our UT Dallas students every day and we’re building their professional knowledge on how to get hired by these companies.” — Tom Kim, director of the Career Management Center in the Naveen Jindal School of Management


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KDFW Fox 4: Expert Weighs In On Dallas County’s Lowered COVID-19 Risk Level

September 3, 2020

“One of the things to keep in mind is the reason we’ve seen the decreases we’ve seen is because we’ve all been diligent.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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KDFW Fox 4: Computer Expert Offers Tips for Working or Learning From Home

August 26, 2020

“The internet that we get from the ISP — the internet service provider — to home is then being shared among all the devices that we have at home.” — Dr. Ravi Prakash, professor of computer science


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WFAA: Improve Your Internet Connectivity

August 24, 2020

“In those cases where our WiFi router is not covering the entire household, we can use additional devices called WiFi expanders.” — Dr. Kamil Sarac, director of cyber security education programs


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KDFW Fox 4: COVID-19 Case Reporting Errors Lead to Confusion

August 18, 2020

“The No. 1 challenge is that the counties weren’t able to do contact tracing on these cases.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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The Dallas Morning News: Researchers Find Opportunities Amid the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 13, 2020

“We are exploring ways that we could make it possible to do a playful activity between the experimenter and the child online.” — Dr. Candice Mills, associate professor of psychology


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The Dallas Morning News: Researchers Find Opportunities Amid the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 13, 2020

“We encouraged older adults in our group to use more online tools to safely connect not only to us, but also to others, such as their friends and families.” — Dr. Chandramallika Basak, associate professor of cognition and neuroscience


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KHOU 11: Texas COVID Hospitalizations Drop to Lowest Levels Since Early July

August 10, 2020

“One of the most critical measures of the ferocity of the COVID virus is the use of intensive care unit beds.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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KERA News: How Collin County’s Growing Diversity May Have Shaped The El Paso Walmart Shooting Suspect

August 3, 2020

“But it’s no different in many ways from anywhere else in the country where we don’t know the history of racism and white supremacy where we live. We need to start there.” — Dr. Salena Brody, senior lecturer


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Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Texans Can Shop Tax-Free This Weekend Despite COVID-19

August 3, 2020

“I think people will use the tax free weekend to stock up on school supplies, children’s clothes. However, some of this shopping will shift to online due to COVID-19.” — Dr. Daniel Rajaratnam, clinical professor of marketing


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KDFW Fox 4: UTD Researchers Continue To Collect and Share COVID-19 Data

August 3, 2020

“The important point is to continue to be diligent with masking and social distancing, especially as we try and venture out of our homes.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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NBC 5 (KXAS-TV): More Autonomous Semi-Trucks Hitting North Texas Roads

July 30, 2020

“Autonomous trucks can work today, but for cars, it’s a different story.” — Dr. Gopal Gupta, professor of computer science and Erik Jonsson Chair


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The Dallas Morning News: Dallas’ Rick Brettell Dies at 71

July 24, 2020

“Just by his unquestioned eminence in the intellectual, cultural world, as a faculty member at UTD, he raised our image locally and worldwide.” — Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, UT Dallas Distinguished Scholar in Residence


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The New York Times: Before the A.D.A., There Was Section 504

July 23, 2020

“So instead of trying to fix the person. We’re trying to fix the environment to make it more inclusive.” — Dr. Richard Scotch, professor of sociology


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NBC 5 (KXAS-TV): Dallas Mayor Announces New Fund to Help Reduce Crime

July 22, 2020

“I look at this as a GoFundMe page. This is an investment in the city, its places and its people.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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The Texas Tribune: Coronavirus in Texas

July 20, 2020

“Healthcare professionals will need to be vigilant in monitoring the time it takes from diagnosis in the emergency room to treatment and admission into the ICU bed.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


Community Impact Newspaper: UT Dallas Scientists Caution Against Potential Long-Term Neurological Effects of COVID-19

July 16, 2020

“These kinds of things often lead people to have fairly debilitating and lasting symptoms after they so-called ‘recover,’” he said. “But the truth is, in many ways, they don’t ever really recover.” — Dr. Ted Price BS’97, Eugene McDermott Professor of neuroscience


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The Dallas Morning News: Why Pile On International Students? They’re Building Up UTD, UTA and Dallas-Fort Worth

July 12, 2020

“They truly make us a better place because we’re able to attract the best and brightest from all over.” — Dr. Juan González, dean of graduate education


KDFW Fox 4: Experts say ‘Doomscrolling’ Can Cause Anxiety, Depression

July 6, 2020

“Social media channels can learn your behavior so if you tend to seek out the same kind of information, your social media channels will start feeding you more of that negativity and fake news.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, lecturer


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The Dallas Morning News: UT Dallas Named One of the Best Colleges in the Country for LGBTQ Students

July 6, 2020

“It truly takes our whole community, and we are so appreciative of the continuous efforts of our entire campus to make sure all LGBTQ+ students feel affirmed.” — Matt Winser-Johns, assistant director for LGBT+ programs


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Community Impact Newspaper: UT Dallas Recognized As One of Nation’s Leading Universities for LGBTQ+ Students

June 25, 2020

“We wanted to not only voice support for LGBTQ+ community but to make [the community] very visible.” — Matt Winser-Johns, assistant director for LGBT+ programs


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KRLD-AM: Local Model Predicts Additional Surge In COVID-19 Cases

June 22, 2020

“Whether or not it’s the second or third wave, the bigger question is will we continue to see infection? And the answer is absolutely, unequivocally yes, but we’re gathering data.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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The Dallas Morning News: Coalition Lists 10 Demands To Transform Dallas and Slow Police Brutality. How Will City Hall Respond?

June 20, 2020

“Some things make sense. Some things are probably going to be nonstarters. And some things have already been started and implemented.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


WIRED: How to Spot Phony Images and Online Propaganda

June 17, 2020

“In the 1940s, there were very few institutions that could actually produce high quality images. You had to have a lot of money behind you.” — Dr. Monica Rankin, director of the Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives


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WIRED: How to Spot Phony Images and Online Propaganda

June 17, 2020

“In the future, we will have phones that have special hardware that signs the image as we take it, and it will create a provenance chain.” — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, professor of computer science


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WFAA: Defunding the Dallas Police Department May Mean Fewer Officers in City with Rising Crime

June 15, 2020

“Maybe re-imagining what they look like and the features by which they patrol and police, that’s obviously on the table and something we should be having a conversation about.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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Community Impact Newspaper: UT Dallas Historian Explains Why Floyd Killing Was a Turning Point

June 12, 2020

“The struggles we are seeing today are bound up with the longer history of the black freedom struggle since the Civil War.” — Dr. Anne Gray Fischer, assistant professor of history


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Huffington Post: The Real, Tragic Story Behind That ‘Roof Korean’ Meme You May Have Seen

June 11, 2020

“Asian American success was held up and used as a racial weapon against African American claims of systemic racism — essentially saying, if Asian Americans can do it without complaining, why can’t you?” — Dr. Wendy Sung, assistant professor


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KDFW Fox 4: DPD Announces New ‘Duty to Intervene’ Policy for Officers

June 5, 2020

“The 21st policing model is about trust and legitimacy, and trust and legitimacy go both ways.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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Community Impact Newspaper: Experts Explain the Rise of Telemedicine

June 3, 2020

“The biggest thing that has been suppressing telemedicine all along has been the fact that, up until recently with this COVID thing, physicians were not getting paid the same as an in-person visit.” — Dr. Alex Edsel, senior lecturer


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Yahoo!: Why Addressing Neurodiversity Communication Barriers at Work Is a Two-Way Street

June 2, 2020

“Most studies attempting to understand social disability in autism focus exclusively on individual characteristics.” — Dr. Noah Sasson, associate professor


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NBC 5 (KXAS-TV): Service Delivery Robots Helping People Social Distance in Frisco

May 27, 2020

“Robots and autonomous system can help in many ways. We are replicating ourselves in these machines.” — Dr. Yonas Tadesse, associate professor of mechanical engineering


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Community Impact Newspaper: UT Dallas Expert Says Primary Care Industry Poised for Seismic Shift Post-Coronavirus

May 26, 2020

“You’re going to see more attentiveness to what the demands are of the community.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Think: Building a Democracy Not Dominated By Dollars

May 26, 2020

“…Something being legal or illegal doesn’t mean the same thing it used to mean in the system we have now.” — Dr. Lloyd Dumas, professor of economics and political economy


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CBS News: Hand Sanitizer Left in Hot Vehicles Can Explode

May 22, 2020

“If the alcohol evaporates, the hand sanitizer is less efficient. It is the alcohol that kills the germs.” — Dr. Mihaela Stefan, Eugene McDermott Professor


KDFW Fox 4: UT Dallas Provides Overview of North Texas COVID-19 Cases

May 20, 2020

“We think it’s important that people understand how many people are currently actively under infection.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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KDFW Fox 4: UT Dallas Professor Holds Shoe Box Graduation Ceremony for Seniors

May 19, 2020

“Milestones are really important, and our class community was really strong. I wanted to do something on the last day of class to honor them.” — Dr. Salena Brody, senior lecturer


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The Dallas Morning News: UT Dallas Study Finds Family Violence Increased 12.5% During Shelter-at-Home Orders

May 19, 2020

“Just because it was done for the right reasons doesn’t mean it did not have some ill effect.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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The Dallas Morning News: UT Dallas Researchers Create Ventilator Valve Designed to Help COVID-19 Patients Breathe

May 14, 2020

“We’re excited to be able to use 3D-printing technology to manufacture equipment that could save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the health care workers caring for them.” — Dr. Walter Voit BS’05, MS’06, associate professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering


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Community Impact Newspaper: UTD Engineers Develop, Manufacture Ventilator Valve in High Demand by Hospitals

May 12, 2020

“We had somewhere around 50 to 70 devices that we printed and manufactured.” — Dr. Walter Voit BS’05, MS’06, associate professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering


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KRLD-AM: There’s A New Tool To Fight COVID-19 Thanks to Some UT Dallas Researchers

May 11, 2020

“It’s a little plastic component that fits on the backside of a ventilator system.” — Dr. Walter Voit BS’05, MS’06, associate professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering


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The Dallas Morning News: Why Has Dallas Been Enthralled By Hair? It’s Complicated.

May 8, 2020

“What the pandemic shows is our inability to separate individual good and the collective good.” — Dr. Matthew Brown, director of the UT Dallas Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology


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Dallas Innovates: With a $3M Grant, UTD Research Team Begins Work on a Deep-Sea Wind Turbine

May 7, 2020

“It’s a great research opportunity, and it’s a great project for the students. We’ll be designing, building, and testing in the wind tunnel and the wind and wave tank.” — Dr. Todd Griffith, associate professor of mechanical engineering


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KDFW Fox 4: Could Smart Watches Track the Coronavirus?

May 4, 2020

“I think right now wearables on a scale of one to 10 as far as usefulness are like a four or five for a pandemic.” — Dr. Alex Edsel, senior lecturer


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The Dallas Morning News: Does North Texas’ Geographic Sprawl Give It an Advantage in the Fight Against Coronavirus?

May 3, 2020

“It sure seems that there is something to that because what congestion does, what density does is put susceptible people in a close space together.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


KDFW Fox 4: UT Dallas Creates New COVID-19 Modeling Websites

May 1, 2020

“Our real focus here was to make information readily available to the public and to government leaders who sometimes find lots of data from lots of sources.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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KRLD-AM: UT Dallas Professor Calls Reopening Texas a ‘Smart Start’

April 30, 2020

“This means that we transition, and we do so very purposefully and intentionally.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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WFAA: UT Dallas Researchers Say They’re in Final Stages of Creating Rapid Tests for Respiratory Viruses Like COVID-19

April 29, 2020

“We’re actively looking for opportunities to get the technology out of the lab to the real world, especially in the current coronavirus pandemic.” — Dr. Zhenpeng Qin, assistant professor of mechanical engineering


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Good Morning Texas: Trackables & COVID-19

April 29, 2020

“The technology is there, but it really hasn’t been tested. It hasn’t been commercialized.” — Dr. Alex Edsel, senior lecturer


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WFAA: COVID-19 Social Media Tips

April 23, 2020

“We all want to share information that’s valuable, but not all information is treated equally. The best policy is to have factual proof when you do post.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, lecturer


CBS 11 (KTVT-TV): How To Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 Spam, Hackers

April 23, 2020

“These scammers are preying on people’s fears and anxiety. Cybercriminals make this information look so real.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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Dallas Morning News: Elective Surgeries Resume in North Texas, But Many Are Taking ‘Baby Steps’

April 22, 2020

“No one wants to be the first so they’re taking baby steps.” – Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


Dallas Business Journal: COVID-19 Is Changing Business — And That Could Mean New Work-From-Home Efforts

April 21, 2020

“Small companies – they don’t have the resources to do that, and really small businesses don’t even think about those kind of issues. They just need the bodies around.” — Dr. Doug Kiel, professor of public and nonprofit management


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NBC 5 (KXAS-TV): Brain Breaks and Deep Breaths to Help Ease the Stress

April 20, 2020

“When I think about the amount of stress and pressure that we’re all under, that I experience myself, it all comes down to our brain and the behaviors and habits we are willing to try or change and put into motion.” — Jennifer Zientz, head of clinical services at the Center for BrainHealth


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Chicago Tribune: David Brown Tapped To Lead Chicago police

April 14, 2020

“For a long period of time, you could not get data from the city of Dallas. He was very forward-looking. He’s like, ‘Look folks, we have to get this data out’ to reporters … to researchers like me, and to Joe and Jane Citizen.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


KDFW Fox 4: Coronavirus Could Change the Future of Healthcare

April 13, 2020

“This is new and this is unique. So for us, a pandemic of this nature is watch and learn.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


Community Impact Newspaper: Businesses Find Ways to Survive Under COVID-19 Restrictions

April 8, 2020

“The problem, though, is that they also don’t have the resources of a juggernaut, so they tend to throttle down a lot faster too.” — Paul Nichols, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Good Morning Texas: What To Do With College Students Who Are Home Early

April 1, 2020

“It can be really challenging at first, getting adjusted, because this is a new normal for everybody.” — Dr. Aisha Evans, psychologist with the Student Counseling Center


The Dallas Morning News: Pandemic Highlights Shortage of Personnel Looming Over Texas

March 27, 2020

“The supplies will not be the shortcoming, it will be personnel.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


KDFW Fox 4: Cook Children’s Sees Spike in Child Abuse Cases Likely from COVID-19 Stress

March 25, 2020

“Hopefully the agencies around the community in North Texas are going to look at this as a wake-up call. There is a lot of research that shows that when people go hungry, they tend to be more impulsive and to lash out.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


PBS NewsHour: How the Dallas Street Choir Grants Homeless Residents a Voice

February 28, 2020

“I think the arts in general are a powerful tool to tear down walls and barriers and perceptions and stigmas and stereotypes, to show that we’re much really more the same than not.” — Dr. Jonathan Palant, director of choral activities


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Focus on the Arts: Why UT Dallas Is a Guitarist’s Dream

February 27, 2020

“It’s one of the better known competitions on the international stage.” — Dr. Enric Madriguera, Russell Cleveland Professor in Guitar Studies


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Good Morning Texas: The History of Mardi Gras

February 25, 2020

“It may not seem like it, but in fact Mardi Gras is a religious holiday.” — Dr. Ben Wright, assistant professor


NBC 5 (KXAS-TV): Is Augmented Reality the Next Generation of Medical Training?

February 20, 2020

“You will be able to talk to him about what symptoms he’s had … anything that might be indicative of how somebody feels when they have potentially had a stroke.” — Marjorie Zielke PhD’07, research professor