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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 DFW: 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


Think: Here’s Why What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

February 19, 2020

“How you think about [stress] depends on how you experience it.” — Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist


PBS NewsHour: Exhibit Uses Brain Science To Inform Art

February 18, 2020

“I was excited by the possibility because we don’t often have these opportunities to have a science-meets-art kind of conversation.” — Dr. Daniel C. Krawczyk, Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral Brain Sciences


CBS DFW: Monday Morning Quarterbacking The Super Bowl Ads

February 4, 2020

“This is mostly about big brands.” — Dr. Abhijit Biswas, clinical professor of marketing


Dallas Innovates: How Area Universities Prepare Tech Workers for Rapid Change

February 3, 2020

“Animation is only going to get bigger—and that’s not only in animation feature films or animation in games.” Dr. Anne Balsamo, Arts and Technology Distinguished University Chair


The Dallas Morning News: Baylor’s Health Plan Worked for Employees

February 2, 2020

“The key to a good ACO is organization and orchestration of resources, and Baylor’s proven they’re very effective at that.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


KERA News: Food Delivery Robots Roll Onto UT Dallas Campus

January 28, 2020

“We are always on the lookout for innovative new programs and platforms, and we really have a culture that embraces a new technology. So, we’re the perfect campus for this.” — Pam Stanley, director of food and retail service


Dallas Business Journal: AT&T Takes Crown as Largest Dallas-Area Company in Market Value

January 24, 2020

“This clearly shows the importance of data and communications regionally and globally.” — Paul Nichols, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


People Newspapers: UT Dallas Aims To Teach Younger Students, Too

January 24, 2020

“What we are finding is that this is a critical part of the recipe: to experience math and science in the everyday.” — Dr. Iolani Connolly, director of the Science and Engineering Education Center


The Dallas Morning News: UT Dallas Researchers Create Fridges with a Twist

January 23, 2020

“We’ve already had inquiries from commercial manufacturers for refrigerators interested in our work.” — Dr. Ray Baughman, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry


Scientific American: A Simple Twist of Thermodynamics Could Lead to Greener Refrigeration

January 21, 2020

“This area of cooling is very hot right now.” — Dr. Ray Baughman, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry


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The Dallas Morning News: Choirs Unite in Song To Bring North Texas and the Borderlands Closer Together

January 17, 2020

“The message is, ‘We’re more alike than different.’” — Dr. Jonathan Palant, director of choral activities


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The Dallas Morning News: Antarctica Adventurer, Former UTD President Robert Rutford Remembered for Charting New Courses

January 9, 2020

“He didn’t need to take credit for anything. He just wanted to see things happen.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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Reuters: Gun Homicides of Teens Rise After ‘Stand Your Ground’ Self-Defense Law

January 2, 2020

“It is possible that individuals are becoming more likely to use lethal force if they perceive their lives to be in danger because they believe that the law will protect them.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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Houston Chronicle: Wind, Solar Face Future Without Subsidies

December 26, 2019

“The name of the game is to make them bigger without increasing cost, so we need more intelligent turbines.” — Dr. Mario Rotea, department head of mechanical engineering and Erik Jonsson Chair


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Screens in the Classroom: Tool or Temptation?

December 11, 2019

“The dividing line is everyone wants to do what is right, but no one knows what that is.” — Dr. Karen Huxtable-Jester, senior lecturer


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Here’s Why Charles Schwab and Other Finance Companies Keep Coming to North Texas

December 10, 2019

“If there’s a shortage of available talent, they can just hire from existing companies.” — Frank Anderson, senior lecturer of finance


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Scientists Find a Weak Spot in Some Superbugs’ Defenses

December 10, 2019

“It is critical that we understand how daptomycin resistance works at a molecular level, so that we can design strategies to reverse it.” — Dr. Kelli Palmer, Fellow, Cecil H. and Ida Green Chair in Systems Biology Science


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Reading Between the Lines of Dallas Mayor’s Tough Letter on Crime

December 5, 2019

“It’s fair for the mayor to demand that his team do the best job they can.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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Ice Age Superhighway: Camels and Giant Sloths Once Commuted Along Path of I-35

November 25, 2019

“You didn’t want to be anywhere close to the ice sheet in wintertime.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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Navigating Thanksgiving With Your Picky Eater

November 19, 2019

“They’re focused on seeing cousins, watching the game or the parade. Trying carrots is the last thing they want to do.” — Jenny McGlothlin, Callier Center speech-language pathologist


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New Technology Developed In North Texas To Help Police Bust Drivers High On Marijuana

November 13, 2019

“This is truly a breakthrough, novel technology.” — Dr. Shalini Prasad, Cecil H. and Ida Green Professor in Systems Biology Science


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How The Dallas Museum Of Art’s New Exhibition Is Broadening The Idea Of Visual Communication

November 11, 2019

“When you have one sense more activated, it can really change your thinking. And I tired to focus on that.” — Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral Brain Sciences


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Is the FTC Changing How It Defines a Pyramid Scheme? This North Texas Skin Care Firm Thinks So

November 6, 2019

“It forces people to lose trust in the financial system.” — Dr. Umit G. Gurun, Ashbel Smith Professor of accounting


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At Tumultuous Time for U.S.-Mexico Relations, UTD Gives Its Top Arts Award to Mexican Diplomat

November 4, 2019

“I hope that, through this simple recognition of cross-border cultural diplomacy, we can begin to repair the rifts and misunderstandings that have come between our two nations.” — Dr. Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies


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A Healthy Dose of Fear? 3 Ways Being Scared Can Improve Your Health

October 30, 2019

“Fear itself can be really debilitating unless you’ve had some exposure to it and developed some resilience.” — Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez, associate professor of psychology


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Texas Instruments Makes Its Largest Donation Ever to UTD’s Engineering Program

October 30, 2019

“I am grateful to Texas Instruments for helping us achieve this goal and look forward to the impact these new faculty members will make in their fields, for our students and for the economic well-being of our region.” — Dr. Richard C. Benson, president and Eugene McDermott Distinguished University Chair of Leadership


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UT Dallas Works to Ensure Success of Its First-Generation Students

October 29, 2019

“It’s not just about academic performance — it’s also about making sure that these students have a group of peers with the same experience.” — Courtney Brecheen MPA’09, associate dean of undergraduate education


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Esports Team at UT Dallas in Richardson Blazes Trail for Competitive Video Gaming

October 25, 2019

“Some of our biggest majors are computer science, video game design … So esports is a perfect fit.” — Greg Adler, head coach of esports


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Researchers at UT Dallas Advance Fight to End Cancer

October 24, 2019

“All of those things create an ecosystem that is terrific for supporting and enabling this state-of-the-art cancer research.” — Dr. Joseph Pancrazio, vice president for research


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Fort Worth Police Shooting Shatters Community Trust

October 23, 2019

“It’s like a broken bone. The bone needs to be put in a cast so it doesn’t fracture some more.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Boris Johnson Wants Brexit by October 31. Parliament Won’t Let Him Have It.

October 23, 2019

“And they’ll delay and delay on that, hoping the mood of the country will change. You’ve got this sort of perfect deadlock.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science


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Why UT Southwestern and Children’s Health Had to Join Forces: To Start Rowing in the Same Direction

October 14, 2019

“It’s a real plus for the community, but they have strong cultures and personalities, and blending them won’t be easy.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Refrigerators of the Future May Be Inspired by the Weird Physics of Rubber

October 11, 2019

“People don’t usually think of fishing line as elastic, but if you exert so much twist that it coils… it can do some heating and cooling. We were amazed.” — Dr. Ray Baughman, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry


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Meet Paul Nichols, the New Director of UTD’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

October 8, 2019

“I definitely look at the history we’ve done and go, ‘Okay, well where do we go from there?” — Paul Nichols, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


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Dallas Closer to Fulfilling Promise of Monitoring Neighborhood Air Pollution

October 7, 2019

“It’s like shining a light that helps us see what’s going on so we can then make the obvious response.” — Dr. David J. Lary, associate professor of physics


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Jurors in Amber Guyger Murder Trial Are Considering Texas’ Castle Doctrine

October 2, 2019

“I think the jury will have to think very carefully about this issue: perception versus reality, and whether they can get in Ms. Guyger’s head/state of mind during that evening.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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North Texas Political Analyst Says Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump Will Impact 2020 Elections

September 27, 2019

“You don’t want to appear to be in a state like Texas and in a Congressional district like that to be on the left wing of the Democratic party.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science


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Carrollton PD, University of Texas at Dallas Team Up to Reduce Response Times

September 24, 2019

“It’s a pretty common problem, especially for cities down here in the South that are growing a lot over time.” — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology


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Video Games More Often Blamed When School Shooters are White

September 24, 2019

“As much as we can, we hope that attitudes and perceptions to people and their behaviors are based on objective science and not myths and stereotypes that create division.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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There’s No Shame in Kids Snacking

September 11, 2019

“We need to help parents to shift from thinking of snacks purely as a stop-gap to capitalizing upon them as a meal.” — Jenny McGlothlin, Callier Center speech-language pathologist


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Lost Continent Revealed in New Reconstruction of Geologic History

September 11, 2019

“The Mediterranean is a dog’s breakfast.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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Governor Greg Abbott Issues 8 Executive Orders In Response to Deadly Mass Shootings

September 6, 2019

“We have to make sure an individual’s liberty and an individual’s security and their legal rights are not harmed in this situation.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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What the Data Say About Police Shootings

September 6, 2019

“Collecting data in and of itself is a good mechanism to hold police agencies accountable.” — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice


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Fearless Steps: UT Dallas Engineers Make History by Preserving Lunar Landing Audio

August 28, 2019

“We thought this would preserve history and help identify people behind the scenes who quite frankly would have never been given credit.” — Dr. John H.L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications


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UT Dallas Professor Helps Invent Traffic Lights That Talk to Each Other and Reduce Congestion

August 21, 2019

“As the population continues to swell around big cities, we need to optimize urban layouts and roadway infrastructures to sustain human traffic.” — Dr. Rym Zalila-Wenkstern, associate professor of computer science


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How UT Dallas Evolved from a Small Research Center into One of the Fastest-Growing Universities in Just 50 years

August 19, 2019

“We want to create additional opportunities for our students to engage in arts or at least to witness.” — Dr. Richard C. Benson, president and Eugene McDermott Distinguished University Chair of Leadership


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Would an Anthem-HCSC Merger Impact North Texas?

August 15, 2019

“We live in interesting times and conventional strategy and timid tactics have gone by the wayside.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Dallas’ Sudden Spike in Homicides Has Officials Perplexed

August 15, 2019

“Police themselves can do very little about preventing homicides from occurring in the first place because homicides are very situational.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Celebrity Favorite Keto Diet May Stop a Type of Lung Cancer in its Tracks by Cutting Off its Sugar Fuel, Study Finds

August 14, 2019

“Maybe we can manipulate our own biological system a little bit or activate something we already have in place in order to more effectively combat cancer.” — Dr. Jung-whan “Jay” Kim, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology


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Tips for Keeping Kids Hydrated in the Texas Heat

August 7, 2019

“For a child that’s 9 to 13 years old, they need nine to 10 cups of water a day. For a younger child, they need six to eight.” — Jenny McGlothlin, Callier Center speech-language pathologist


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8chan Owner Defends Website, Online Forum Connected To 3rd Mass Shooting Suspect This Year

August 7, 2019

“They use not just single encryption but double, triple, quadruple so they encrypt it many times.” — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor


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Texans: Mark Your Calendar. You Can Shop Tax-Free for Clothes, School Supplies Aug. 9-11

August 5, 2019

“The sales tax holiday can be a great way to save, if the shopper is smart about it.” — Dr. Daniel Rajaratnam, clinical professor of management


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In Dallas, How Art and Culinary Skills Are Helping Juvenile Offenders Stay Out of Jail

July 31, 2019

“People were really concerned at the beginning of that because, ‘Oh, crime’s going to skyrocket’ … we didn’t see that. In fact, just the opposite.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Engineers Restore Audio Recordings from Apollo 11 Mission

July 22, 2019

“This was really the first time where m any of our students were listening to people who literally made history… and a lot of people behind the scenes.” — Dr. John H.L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications


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UT Dallas Celebrates Personal Ties with NASA 50 Years After ‘One Small Step for Man’

July 22, 2019

“One of the big questions that we wanted to answer… was the notion of putting humans and maybe habitats on the moon.” — Dr. Rod Heelis, Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics


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Can Insect Enzymes and Brain Implants Offer a Future Without Opioids?

July 19, 2019

“If we could replace the entire opioid pharmacopoeia, I think everybody would be really happy.” — Dr. Ted Price, Eugene McDermott Professor of Neuroscience


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Everyday Improvements You Can Make Right Now to Boost Your Brain Health and Extend Your ‘Mindspan’

July 17, 2019

“Cognitive brain health declines because we let it.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair in BrainHealth


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Texas Cemetery Fence That Marked Racial Divide Comes Down

July 9, 2019

“It should be applauded that these physical barriers are finally coming down.” — Dr. Whitney Stewart, assistant professor


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Some Calling for Independent Probe of Fatal Texas Drug Raid

July 3, 2019

“But I see no reason why the DA should not continue to be involved in this process as well as having this independent investigation and let the facts come out when the facts come out.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Hundreds of Richardson ISD Parents Continue to Opt Out of Vaccines

June 21, 2019

“Immunizations are supposed to protect you, but really it’s about protecting the entire community.” Dr. Zachary Simoni, senior lecturer of sociology


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Hispanics Account for 40% of D-FW Population Gain, but the Fastest Growth is Among Asians

June 21, 2019

“They’re business owners and consumers and they’re contributing every day to the local economy.” Monique Wedderburn, director of the UT Dallas Asia Center


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What Jumpstarted Earth’s Plate Tectonics? New Clues Point to Ancient Glaciers

June 6, 2019

“This is something that is happening under our feet, and it took 50 years to recognize it. How long will it take us to figure out what’s not happening anymore?” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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Activists Call for More Homicide Detectives as Dallas Sees Bloodiest Month Since 1990s

June 4, 2019

“When you compare us to Chicago or Baltimore, we are on the low side. People lose sight of that comparison.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Nerve Stimulation Therapy Lessens Disability in Stroke Patients, Research Finds

June 4, 2019

“Although remarkable advances have been made in acute stroke treatment, stroke is still a leading cause of disability.” — Dr. Seth Hays, assistant professor of bioengineering


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Sustainable Living: How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

May 22, 2019

“What I ask of people is to keep stewardship top of mind whenever they make choices.” — Gary Cocke, associate director for energy conservation and sustainability


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Helping Kids or Building Empires? Why Children’s Hospitals Are Popping Up in Dallas Suburbs

May 10, 2019

“The economics are driving this, not health care public policy.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Many Older U.S. Gun Owners Don’t Store Firearms Safely

April 19, 2019

“The absolute safest way to store firearms in the home to reduce risk is to keep the firearms locked and unloaded.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Can a President Be Too Old?

April 15, 2019

“Age per se should not disqualify a candidate.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences


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An Engaging Little Movie Accompanies the Mayor’s ‘Creative Conversation’ About the Arts in Dallas

April 11, 2019

“They were so invested into the art and what the art was awakening in their bodies and minds and emotions.” — Misty Owens, senior lecturer


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‘Toffee Planets’ Hint at Earth’s Cosmic Rarity

April 3, 2019

“In my lifetime, I’ve seen the solar system turn from something that belonged to astronomers to something that belonged to geologists.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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How to Get Used to Hearing Aids

March 29, 2019

“Your ears have been deprived of sound, so when you suddenly get it back, your brain’s response is to say, ‘Stop!’” — Dr. Jackie Clark, clinical professor


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Why the Sexes Don’t Feel Pain the Same Way

March 29, 2019

“It seems really obvious, but nobody was really doing it.” — Dr. Ted Price, Eugene McDermott Professor of Neuroscience


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Women’s Pain Is Different From Men’s — The Drugs Could Be Too

March 19, 2019

“There’s a huge amount of suffering that’s happening that we could solve.” — Dr. Ted Price, Eugene McDermott Professor of Neuroscience


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Beto Is Running for President and Texans Are Fired Up, One Way or the Other

March 15, 2019

“This primary setup now is going to force him to articulate policies.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science


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New Childhood Development Study Follows 300 Minority Families In North Texas

March 14, 2019

“What we’re trying to do is dig a little deeper, and one aspect that we’ve really focused on is what we call quality of parenting.” — Dr. Margaret Tresch Owen, Robinson Family Professor


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Investigation Underway Into DeSoto, Lancaster Emergency Siren Hacking

March 14, 2019

“The big question on my mind is whether the same mitigations that Dallas employed were also employed at these other cities that were hacked.” — Dr. Kevin Hamlen, Eugene McDermott Professor


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5 Amazing Projects That Will Change the Future of Healthcare

March 6, 2019

“It hacks the convention that you need these high-end manufacturing facilities to produce therapies.” — Dr. Jeremiah Gassensmith, assistant professor of chemistry


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Hands-Off Parenting Tied to Higher Risk of Teen Gun Use

March 6, 2019

“This study clearly shows that strained parent-child relationships early in life lead to a myriad of negative behaviors that ultimately lead to an increased risk for gun carrying.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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As Trump Visits El Paso to Sell His Wall, Locals Refute His False Claims About Their City

February 14, 2019

“El Paso’s crime rate continued to go down all the way through the good part of the 2000s and the 2010s.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Four Years in a Row, Police Nationwide Fatally Shoot Nearly 1,000 People

February 14, 2019

“Most things like homicide and crime rates don’t change by a lot, and when they do, it’s often consistent with random chance.” — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice


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Global Blockchain Group Partners with Local School in a First For a U.S. University

February 6, 2019

“This partnership builds our startup/entrepreneurship brand awareness outside of UT Dallas.” — Steve Guengerich, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


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Baylor and Memorial Are Breaking Up. Here’s Why the Failed Hospital Merger May Be For the Best

February 6, 2019

“It’s imperative that we create these large integrated systems because we have to get more efficient, lower costs, improve quality and increase access.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Phone Carriers Working to Block Robocallers

January 24, 2019

“It’s easy for the spammers to set up shop in a different location or change their tactics.” — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, professor of computer science


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Richardson ISD Settles Voting Rights Act Lawsuit, Will Change How Board Members are Elected

January 18, 2019

“It’s pretty clear cut what the court would say, that at-large districts are discriminating toward minorities.” — Dr. Thomas Brunell, professor of political science


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With Teresa May Losing Brexit Vote, Texas and the U.S. Also Stand to Lose

January 16, 2019

“Any time there’s instability there, it’s very much of concern to us here in the United States generally, and in Texas, of course, as well.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science


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Japanese Cartoons, Texas Voices: The Story Behind the Rise of the Anime Dubbing Industry

January 14, 2019

“Texas can employ non-union actors to do voiceover work and so pay them less, thus keeping the costs down.” Dr. Marc Hairston, research scientist


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Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

January 9, 2019

“It would certainly be a whole new ballgame if Medicare would cover hearing aids.” — Dr. Jackie Clark, clinical professor


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These Are the Best Ways to Improve Your Memory

January 7, 2019

“Our research has shown that significant memory gains emerge when individuals engage in regular aerobic exercise for 50 minutes three times a week.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair in BrainHealth


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There’s a Real Rock Wall in Rockwall, But Its Origin Is Up for Debate

January 2, 2019

“It’s a natural phenomenon, no doubt.” — Dr. John W. Geissman, professor of geosciences


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The Earth’s Shell Has Cracked and We’re Drifting on the Pieces

December 20, 2018

“You need to break continents and continental shelves apart, and separate one ocean from another, for speciation to occur.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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Why So Many Tech Platforms for Residential Real Estate are Launching in Houston

December 3, 2018

“The real estate industry has been a laggard when it comes to innovation and technology.” — Bryan Chambers, director of Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas


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With New Irving Headquarters, OnRobot Aims to Equip More Companies with Robots

November 29, 2018

“Companies that previously would have used human labor are now embracing, or at least looking into, robots.” – Dr. Nicholas Gans, clinical associate professor


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This Life with Gracie: Red States, Black Lives Matter

November 14, 2018

“I think that with many social issues — especially those that are at the intersection of race and ethnicity — our job as researchers is to not just describe what people feel but also try to understand the factors that relate to what they feel.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Student Researchers Build New Technology For Better Hearing Devices

November 8, 2018

“Most implant recipients are only seeing a small percentage of the auditory stimuli that you and I get with full hearing capability.” — Dr. John H.L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications


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Americans Can’t Escape Long-Disproven Body Stereotypes

November 7, 2018

“Waist-to-hip ratio, for example, was the most important feature in women. For men, an important feature is shoulder width relative to waist size.” — Ying Hu, research assistant


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Ted Cruz defeats Beto O’Rourke in highly charged Texas race for Senate

November 7, 2018

“If young voters turnout again, they might develop a habit of voting that sticks with them for the rest of their lives.” — Dr. Robert C. Lowry,
professor of political science


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Cruz-O’Rourke Hogs The Attention, But Texas Ballot Is Loaded

November 6, 2018

“The conventional wisdom is that high voter turnout — period — helps Democrats, but I don’t know quite how that translates into early voting.” — Dr. Robert C. Lowry, professor of political science 


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UT Dallas Dramatically Expands Its Horizons with a Major Gift of Rare Art, a New Museum

November 5, 2018

“… to have a great collection, unlike that in any other university in the United States or indeed anywhere outside of Switzerland, is a huge deal.” — Dr. Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies