May 27, 2017


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The Dallas Morning News

Dancing to the End: Elledanceworks Wraps Up 20 Years of Elevating Women

May 24, 2017

“To be female in this world — we wanted to express what that means, the strength you bring to that, the femininity you bring to that, the anger you bring to that, the congeniality.” — Michele Hanlon, associate dean in the School of Arts and Humanities read more

The Washington Post

Do Federal Consent Decrees Improve Local Police Departments? This Study Says They Might

May 24, 2017

“If, at the end of the day, it saves police departments money, it’s money well spent.” — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more


As Newark Dumps Millions Into Police Consent Decree, Study Asks 'Do They Work?'

May 23, 2017

"Thus far, a growing body of evidence reveals support for the consent decree process." — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Security Plans for Dallas-Area Concerts Under Review After Manchester Attack

May 23, 2017

“I hope that everybody now understands we live in the age of terrorism, and it behooves everyone everywhere to be on guard and keep their eyes open for suspicious activity.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

Earth Magazine

When and How Did Plate Tectonics Begin On Earth?

May 23, 2017

“I’m interested to see what metallogenesis can tell us about the beginnings of plate tectonics.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences read more

Allen American

Mental Health: Crisis or Not? Counselors, Students Weigh In

May 19, 2017

“You may have some biological factors at play as late adolescent/early adulthood is the time when many mental health issues, which the person was genetically predisposed to all along, typically emerge.” — Spencer Scott, Student Counseling Center staff psychologist read more

The Dallas Morning News

White Dallas Officers Don't Disproportionately Use Force Against Minorities, Study Says

May 18, 2017

"We now know that the differences that a lot of people think exist because of these horrific events that we see on TV, video footage, that's not the norm." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


Juvenile-Detention Fees Hurt Kids, Families

May 17, 2017

“The fees harm the kids, they harm the families, and they ultimately harm the communities." Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

What Does Edgy Art Have To Do With Startups? UT Dallas New Director of Entrepreneurship Explains

May 13, 2017

"In some ways, it’s not complicated. We want to enable the next generation of new ventures." — Steve Guengerich, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. read more

The Dallas Morning News

Before Jordan Edwards, 8 Times Police Videos Showed the Real Story

May 8, 2017

"People want information as quick as possible. But sometimes speed is the enemy of correctness." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

What Happens to Texas if the U.S. Withdraws from NAFTA?

May 8, 2017

“As a state, Texas has benefited the most from NAFTA's contributions and will suffer the most from NAFTA's collapse.” — Dr. Mike Peng, O.P. Jindal Chair of Management read more

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Zap! Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?

May 4, 2017

"[TNT] would allow people to be able to engage across all kinds of cultural boundaries that currently exist." — Dr. Michael P. Kilgard, Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

If You Don't Know What a Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich Is, Then It Is Probably Hurting You

May 4, 2017

“The U.S has much to gain from lowering its corporate tax rate, but extending this rate to unincorporated businesses is more problematic.” — Dr. Seth H. Giertz, associate professor of economics read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dishing A Little Dirt on the 'Clean Eating' Diet Craze

May 3, 2017

"We find the term 'clean eating' can be very triggering for people who already obsess about food." — Sara Asberry, nutritionist and registered dietician read more

The Christian Science Monitor

Does Walter Scott Plea Deal Offer a Path Forward for Justice in Police Killings?

May 3, 2017

“Police are learning that the highest respect that a police officer can give to the community is that everybody’s life is critically important.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

5 Things You Should Know To Toast Cinco De Mayo But Probably Dont

May 1, 2017

"Other countries around the world are adopting Cinco de Mayo to celebrate the Mexican culture, so thank you, the U.S." — Dr. Rodolfo Hernández Guerrero, senior advisor to the Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives read more

The Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Police Officers Rarely Disciplined for Using Excessive Force

April 29, 2017

“I’ve looked at several police departments and found that a remarkably small amount of excessive-force complaints are sustained.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Carjackings in Milwaukee Show Early Drop This Year, But Victims Relive Pain

April 29, 2017

“With auto theft, you’re breaking into a vehicle and you have no idea who is watching you, you have no idea if the owner is a few feet away in the apartment or house.” — Dr. Bruce Jacobs, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Why Female Doctors Should Consider Dallas over Houston

April 27, 2017

"There is no reason there should be a higher percentage of males other than it has been a cultural behavior in medicine. That's one factor you can't see in snapshot data." — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, clinical professor in health care management read more

Consumer Reports

How Exercise Can Benefit Your Brain

April 24, 2017

“We know that people who have higher levels of cardiovascular fitness tend to have larger brain volume, but both aerobic exercise and strength training are important.” — Dr. Dianna Purvis Jaffin, director of strategy and programs at the Brain Performance Institute read more


Radio Signals Used to Set Off Dallas Tornado Sirens

April 10, 2017

“Whenever they have these systems, they need to do cyber risk assessments, not only for this, but other systems the city is operating.” — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, computer science professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

The World Needs the Adults to Prevail in Brexit Negotiations

April 5, 2017

“There is much to be gained by the U.K., the E.U. and the U.S. working closely and effectively during the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor read more

The Christian Science Monitor

Twitter Drops Egg Avatar, Hoping To Make Life More Uncomfortable for Internet Trolls

April 3, 2017

"Online harassers opt for an egg or other symbols as their icon because they can hide." — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor read more


India's Cities Have A Honking Big Noise Problem

March 28, 2017

"Unless you spent very long periods of time outside I wouldn't expect urban noise to be hazardous to hearing on its own, although it may add to the hazard if you work in a noisy place or go to a lot of clubs and concerts." — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Professor in Hearing Science read more

The New York Times

When the Boss Is Half Your Age

March 17, 2017

“Research shows that older workers are not as responsive to that younger boss, because they feel he or she shouldn’t be in that position.” — Dr. Orlando Richard, associate professor of management read more

The Dallas Morning News

The Myth of the Student-Athlete Is Overplayed

March 13, 2017

“Many people fall into the trap of assuming the few student-athletes they see on TV are representative of the 460,000 student-athletes in the NCAA — or the 60,000 NAIA college student-athletes, for that matter.” — Dr. Kurt Beron, professor of economics read more


Talking With Kids About Body Image

March 7, 2017

“Parents should focus on the great things our bodies can do … instead of physical appearance.” — Dr. Shayla Holub, associate professor and department head of psychological sciences read more


Top 5 New Computer Security Threats To Your Personal Information

Feb. 28, 2017

“Being aware of these kinds of attacks and always verifying and limiting what you disclose will make it less risky for you.” — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, computer science professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

As Free-Standing ERs and Insurers Fight, Patients Get Stuck With the Bill

Feb. 23, 2017

“Individuals in a desperate situation, do not behave rationally. They see a seemingly serious situation and go to the most accessible location.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, director of the bachelor's in healthcare management program read more


Brain Health as a Dallas Police Line of Defense

Feb. 23, 2017

“We hope to not only improve and positively affect the lives of the men and women in blue but also contribute to the body of neuroscience research.” — Dr. Leanne Young, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute read more

The Dallas Morning News

How Hashtag Activism Is Changing the Way We Protest

Feb. 23, 2017

“We are protesting so much that it’s over-saturated. On social media, we tend to react and attack.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor read more

The Huffington Post

Sometimes, Locking Kids Up Makes Matters Worse

Feb. 20, 2017

"Delivering effective prevention programs early in life and interventions aimed at rehabilitating juvenile offenders is essential." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

USA Today

Men Outnumber Women More Than 2-1 among Top White House Aides

Feb. 20, 2017

“We are very diverse and the diversity numbers keep going up in the U.S. So do the expectations that our bureaucrats will look like us.” — Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, associate professor of public and nonprofit management read more


Cyber Bullying: What Your Kids May Not Be Telling You

Feb. 6, 2017

“Because it’s public, it’s long lasting, the person can go back and revisit it and it is witnessed by the entire peer group.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and associate provost read more


Which Ads Are Creating Buzz For Super Bowl 51?

Feb. 3, 2017

"They are literally the mainstay or flagship brand of Super Bowl advertising." — Dr. Abhi Biswas, clinical professor of marketing read more


19 Simple Ways to Think Faster

Feb. 3, 2017

“It is never too early or too late to focus on your brain health.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Expert: Handling of Adam Jones Case 'an Aberration'

Feb. 1, 2017

“The NFL is going to take whatever time it wants. The NFL is beholden to nobody.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


So, You're Extremely Busy? Researchers Say You Likely Have Better Memory, Reasoning

Feb. 1, 2017

"I would think that the optimal relationship would be engaged and busy but not having an extreme level of stress because we know stress can be detrimental to the brain.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, Distinguished University Chair read more

The Dallas Morning News

The Curator of the Dallas Museum of Arts Powerful Islamic Art Exhibit Believes Strongly in the Declaration of Independence

Jan. 30, 2017

"I find it to be the most amazing document. It is so incredible, so powerful, so beautiful." — Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, Distinguished Scholar of Islamic Art in Residence read more

The New York Times

Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Jan. 27, 2017

“A lot more research needs to be done. But there’s the sense that tasks that are mentally demanding support and maintain cognition in older adults.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at the Center for Vital Longevity read more

France-Amerique magazine

The Researcher Cataloguing All the French Statues in the United States

Jan. 26, 2017

“Searching for a French sculpture in a country as vast as the United States is a lot like looking for a needle in a haystack.” — Laure de Margerie, director of the Census of French Sculpture in American Public Collections read more

Dallas Innovates

UT Dallas Creates Seed Fund for Startups

Jan. 24, 2017

“The vision of this fund is to really support the North Texas ecosystem and become a meaningful vehicle for economic development for our region.” — Bryan Chambers, Blackstone LaunchPad program director read more

The Denver Post

Experts Give Mixed Reviews to Denver Police Department's Proposed Use-of-Force Policy

Jan. 23, 2017

“Officers are going to make that judgment in a hair's second. It’s going to be difficult for them, I think.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology read more


Yoga, Meditation Helping Students in South Dallas Schools

Jan. 23, 2017

"Meditation and yoga changes particularly the brain areas that are involved in memory and attention. These are the areas developing the most in kids.” — Dr. Julia Evans, professor of cognitive neuroscience and language science read more

Texas CEO Magazine

What Happens If NAFTA Goes Away?

Jan. 21, 2017

“Even if NAFTA is here to stay, executives, state officials and other stakeholders need to remember an important lesson: free trade is not free.” — Dr. Mike W. Peng, Jindal Chair of Global Strategy read more


This UV-Light Controlled Adhesive Could Help Ordinary Humans Become Spider-Man

Jan. 18, 2017

“The nice features of this work are the fact that it’s fast, reversible, [it] returns to adhesion quite fast, and it’s light responsive.” — Dr. Taylor Ware, assistant professor of bioengineering read more

Business News Daily

Want to Go Global? Try a Regional Expansion Strategy

Jan. 18, 2017

"[Companies] do not want so much diversity that their skill set and capabilities are not fungible in other countries.” — Dr. Toyah Miller, associate professor of organizations, strategy and international management read more

The Dallas Morning News

Lewisville-Based Adeptus Faces Class-Action Suit over Excessive Fees at Free-Standing ERs

Jan. 10, 2017

"I'm not surprised this kind of litigation would emerge. It's a reflection of how chaotic this portion of the industry is right now. It's the billing and economics that are often suspect." — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, director of the bachelor's in healthcare management program read more

The Dallas Morning News

Who Needs Stress? We All Do. Here's Why

Jan. 9, 2017

"Stress, properly conceived of, is a challenge that can be incredibly enriching for the brain." — Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist read more

Five Thirty Eight

Fact-Checking Won't Save Us From Fake News

Jan. 4, 2017

“We should have the sense of responsibility that anything you click on will affect other people. I always tell my students: ‘Click like you mean it.’” — Dr. Angela Lee, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication read more

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