October 25, 2016


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The Dallas Morning News

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Fear. Hint: It Could Save Your Life

Oct. 24, 2016

"It gives us extra strength and stamina, increases our heart rate and sends blood to muscles to fight long and hard and run fast." — Dr. Christa McIntyre, associate professor of neuroscience read more

The Dallas Morning News

DFW Home Sales on Track for Record Year, Even as High-End Market Cools

Oct. 20, 2016

"Millennials are the largest sector of homebuyers now. So this increased demand from first and second time homebuyers is forcing upward pressure on prices." — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, real estate programs director read more


What an Expert on Italian Art Thought of the 'Sistine Chapel' at Fair Park

Oct. 19, 2016

“Arranged on a tunnel-like metal armature less than 10 feet over the viewer's head, the physicality of The Creation of Adam and the despair of The Flood can be studied up close for as long as one's neck can stand.” — Dr. Mark Rosen, associate professor of aesthetic studies read more

Dallas Morning News

Why Halloween Candy Isn't as Scary as You Might Think

Oct. 17, 2016

"Children need to learn to manage sweets and to keep sweets in proportion to the other food they eat." — Jenny McGlothlin, clinician at Callier Center for Communication Disorders read more

Preston Hollow People

Learning to Learn the Smart Way

Oct. 14, 2016

"I think kids are overwhelmed by information, there's just so much out there. So we teach them to be very selective, how to select what’s most important and how to think deeply and understand the meaning of the information." — Dr. Jacquelyn Gamino, director of the Center for BrainHealth's Adolescent Reasoning Initiative read more

San Antonio Express-News

Clinton, Trump Both Boast Wall Street Ties, But Clinton Dominates in Donations

Oct. 12, 2016

"They want to hedge their bets, and if they think they have a sure winner, they're going to go to that person." — Dr. Euel Elliott, professor of public policy and political economy read more


Use Price Matching to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table

Oct. 6, 2016

“You need at least some segment of customers to regulate the pricing behavior of retailers,” — Dr. Nanda Kumar, associate professor of marketing read more

The New York Times

Could Officers Have Avoided Shooting Keith Scott? Experts Weigh In

Oct. 5, 2016

“When a person is armed, that person poses a danger immediately to members of the public and the police officers. So de-escalation at that point is a lot trickier.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Four Women in Dallas Have Received Uterine Transplants in Groundbreaking Surgical Trial

Oct. 5, 2016

"We need to consider the 'what if' now ... well before all glitches are worked out and it becomes widespread." — Dr. Carie Tucker King, clinical professor of arts and technology read more


Possible Fireworks at Vice Presidential Debate? Expert Weighs In

Oct. 4, 2016

“While everyone will look for the knockout blow kind of moment, I’m sure everybody has the zingers prepared for the right circumstance, it’s just not the temperament for either of them.” — Scott Herndon, director of debate read more

The Greeley Tribune

How Did Unchecked Social Media Threats of Clowns, Killing Unleash Panic in Greeley?

Oct. 1, 2016

“But with social media there’s so many people involved in this collective community all over the country and if one person starts it, it can get around the country instantly. Before, it took days.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor read more

The Montgomery Advertiser

Reality TV Camera's Presence at Heart of Excessive Force Claim

Oct. 1, 2016

“In the small number of studies that do exist, especially on body cams, we do see a lower level of complaints filed against officers.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

Citing Black Lives Matter, AT&T CEO Urges Employees to Have Difficult Conversations About Race

Sept. 30, 2016

"It doesn't just disappear when you get to work." — Dr. Orlando Richard, an associate professor of organizations, strategy and international management read more


Terrorism Expert Says Voters Could Find His Research Useful in November

Sept. 29, 2016

"From an economic point of view it hasn't really had a lot of effect, with the exception of countries that are just plagued with terrorism." — Dr. Todd Sandler, Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy read more

Plano Star Courier

Local Historians to Publish Former Speakers Personal Life

Sept. 29, 2016

“I think the message I wanted to convey is that Rayburn was a lot more complex than this simple ‘farmer in Washington’ image that he liked to convey.” — Dr. Anthony Champagne, professor of political science read more

The Dallas Morning News

Stop Throwing Kids into Debtors' Prison

Sept. 29, 2016

"These policies don't just harm the youth, they place stress on the whole family. Many families take on debt to pay court fees." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

More Than Half of the City's Poor Households Are in Northern Dallas; Surprised?

Sept. 29, 2016

"It is clear that we are going to have to do something different." — Dr. Timothy M. Bray, clinical assistant professor of criminology and director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research read more

Discover Magazine

17th-Century Ruins Could Unravel Mysteries of Earths Magnetic Field

Sept. 28, 2016

“If it continues to grow in size and decrease in value, my gosh, this is a serious issue [for spaceflight].” — Dr. John Geissman, professor of geosciences read more

The Mercury News

California Uses Silicon Valley Tech to Address Police Uses of Force

Sept. 22, 2016

“Part of the problem is we don’t really know how much activity there is out there with police use of force.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

The Washington Times

Police Body Cameras Bring More Questions than Answers

Sept. 22, 2016

“Police departments are damned if they do and damned if they don’t release officer-involved shooting video.” — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more

Plano Star Courier

Experts and Community Members Discuss Officer/Citizen Relationship

Sept. 21, 2016

“[Deadly force] happens in such a small percentage of instances, whereas talking to people, learning to manage conflicts is a part of every interaction.” — Dr. Jonathan Maskaly, assistant professor of criminology read more

Fast Company

Secrets Of People With All The Time In The World

Sept. 20, 2016

"They treat their time as an open-ended invitation to commitments, drawn in by their desire to please people or the fear of missing out, and downplay their capacity limit until the commitments — and the stress — stack up." — Jeff Kavanaugh, marketing lecturer read more


Top 5 Ways to Speed through the Checkout Line

Sept. 20, 2016

“There are really deep talks that go into studying these systems.” — Dr. Metin Cakanyildirim, operations management professor read more

The Atlantic

Criminal Justice Is Becoming a 'Latino Issue'

Sept. 20, 2016

"We just do not have the level of detail that is needed to really understand the experiences of Hispanics in the criminal justice system. Were getting better, but were just not there." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

Houston Chronicle

November Election Will Drive Texas GOP Future

Sept. 16, 2016

"If Trump wins, the factions of the party that have come out in this campaign will have to come together to determine the future of the party.” — Dr. Thomas Brunell, professor of political science read more


Faulty Lithium-Ion Batteries Raise Concerns For Electronics Users

Sept. 13, 2016

“When you see something happening you tend to panic and try not to use any battery. I’m going to throw away my cellphone because there’s a battery inside. That’s not a good attitude.” — Dr. KJ Cho, associate professor of materials science and engineering. read more

The Dallas Morning News

What You Need to Know about the Flu

Sept. 13, 2016

“People over the age of 65 are at high risk for serious complications of the flu, and because of their weaker immune systems, regular flu shots don’t work as well.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


Top 5 Things Most Users Dont Know About Facebook

Sept. 6, 2016

"I think a lot of people just rely on the defaults of Facebook. Don't! Go in and customize it." — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

For the Next Dallas Police Chief, It's a Whole New Landscape

Sept. 2, 2016

"The police chief of the future in Dallas is really going to have to take the pulse of the Dallas community." — Dr. Robert W. Taylor, criminology and public affairs professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

How the Spread of Freestanding Emergency Rooms Hurts Patients

Sept. 1, 2016

“In many cases, these facilities stray far from the original intent to provide care in underserved areas and may even cost patients precious time for treatment in hospitals.” — Dr. Britt Berrett, director of the undergraduate program in healthcare management read more

The Associated Press

Group Envisions Black History Trail in New Hampshire

Sept. 1, 2016

“Working black histories into our national narratives is essential if we want to understand contemporary racial tensions." — Dr. Ben Wright, assistant professor of historical studies read more


Can ISIS Attacks Be Stopped? Public Security in Age of Madness

Aug. 30, 2016

"Annually, about 35 percent to 40 percent of transnational terrorist incidents are against U.S. interests even though relatively few such incidents occurred on U.S. soil during the past two decades." — Dr. Todd Sandler, Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy read more

The Dallas Morning News

Clinton, Trump Use Twitter to Instantly Connect Voters with Campaigns

Aug. 23, 2016

"The internet will never elect a president. It will always come down to the fundamental questions: What does a candidate believe in, and what are the issues that you care about?" — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Olympic Athletes Say Cupping Therapy Works, But Science Disagrees

Aug. 15, 2016

"There's evidence that cupping has been used in the West since at least the 1800s. Now it's experiencing an Olympic moment, but there's no scientific proof that it works." — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


Crooks Use New Technology to Steal Credit Card Information at The Pump

Aug. 5, 2016

"Whenever you have a micro-processor, there is a potential for vulnerability because there is both hardware and software on it. There is some malicious code they could have exploited." — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor read more


FOX 4Ward: Self-Driving Cars

Aug. 5, 2016

“By reducing the number of sensors we can bring down cost and complexity of these systems.” — Dr. Nicholas Gans, assistant professor of electrical engineering read more

The Dallas Morning News

Second Look at Second Quarter Shows DFW Venture Capital Report Was $64M Off

Aug. 3, 2016

"Our culture here in Dallas and probably throughout the state of Texas is a bootstrap culture. And pure venture capital reports are going to miss that." — Jeremy Vickers, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship read more

Fast Company

Is Multitasking Bad For You Or Not?

Aug. 3, 2016

"Your brain is built to be a single-channel action system with limited capacity. It bottlenecks when trying to perform more than one mental task at a time, particularly those that require mental effort." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair read more

The Dallas Morning News

North Texas Parents Use Geek Culture to Share Lessons and Bond with Their Kids

Aug. 2, 2016

"I wanted my daughter to be exposed to science. But I also wanted the other students in the school to be able to learn too. It’s one thing to read it in a book, and then it’s a very different thing to experience it." — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor and head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education read more

The Dallas Morning News

Alex R. Piquero: How Childhood Hunger Leads to Adult Violence

Aug. 2, 2016

"We might prevent violent crime in the future by feeding children today." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

DFW's Hottest Home Markets in 2016 Are Modest-Price Spots

July 28, 2016

"I see this sustaining for some time. A lot of it has to do with all the corporate relocations we are seeing." — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, real estate programs director read more


Summer Camp in Collin County for Kids with Cochlear Implants

July 28, 2016

"Music in our culture is really important and other kids, they love music. They like to be able to go to concerts, sing along with their friends." — Melissa Sweeney, head of speech-language pathology read more


Police Acts of Violence Unbiased, Controversial New Data Say

July 27, 2016

"What we should do at the federal level is to get people to put into and populate a database where we can get this information. ... That, to me, is the moral of the story." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

Though Rattled by Dallas Ambush, Most Police Departments Aren't Changing Policies

July 21, 2016

"There's a heightened awareness across the country in law enforcement that there is this huge, deep divide in our country, and that police officers are at risk because of that." — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more

WPR Radio

Can Keeping Busy Help the Brain?

July 19, 2016

"Busyness enhances neural circuitry and improves cognition." — Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas read more


Police Departments Issuing Safety Precautions after Baton Rouge, Dallas

July 18, 2016

"One-person cars are just as safe as two-person cars. It's better to have more one-person cars out on the street than fewer two-people cars." — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more

The Dallas Morning News

Texas Teachers Learn Coding at UT Dallas, Hoping to Bring Lessons to Their Classrooms

July 14, 2016

"The key thing is just the exposure. ... At least we feel better that, by the time they go to high school and college, they did try and they can seriously decide if that is something they want to pursue." — Dr. Jey Veerasamy, senior lecturer of computer science and director of the Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach read more

Dallas Innovates

UT Dallas Francesca Filbey Looks for Answers on Effects, Dependence in Her Study

July 14, 2016

“We found that this disruption of the reward system correlates with the number of problems, such as family issues, individuals have because of their marijuana use.” — Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of cognitive neuroscience of addictive behaviors at the Center for BrainHealth read more


Here's How the UK Can Expect Theresa to Lead

July 14, 2016

"What may have secured her position as prime minister, however, was her statement following Brexit that, even though she supported staying, she would work diligently to negotiate Britain’s withdrawal from the EU." — Dr. Euel Elliott, professor of public policy and political economy read more

U.S. News and World Report

Will 'Too Big to Fail' Ever Go Away? It Hasn't Yet

July 12, 2016

“It would require an enormous political effort on the part of the Fed and the Justice Department. Witness how difficult it was to break up the Bell Telephone system in the 1970s, and multiply that by five." — Dr. Malcolm Wardlaw, assistant professor of finance and managerial economics read more

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