October 5, 2015


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Formal or Friendly? Protocol Could Shape How China's Xi Comes Across in Seattle

Sept. 22, 2015

“Quite honestly, the West couldn’t care less about these things. But in China, the signing ceremony is considered to have a huge influence on the success; it promises luck if done right and promises doom if it isn’t.” — Lothar Katz, adjunct lecturer read more

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Stop Chewing and Slurping! Why Everyday Sounds Can Drive Us Crazy

Sept. 4, 2015

"When you hear sounds, everyone thinks the ears are so important. That's the first part, but all the things that we need for hearing are occurring in the brain." — Dr. Aage Møller, Founders Professor in neuroscience read more

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Scientists Found No Evidence That Smoking Pot Shrinks the Brain, But Dont Celebrate Just Yet

Aug. 26, 2015

"It is possible that any effects of marijuana may not have been detected because the sample may not be heavy users ... 100 times in a lifetime is not much." — Dr. Francesca Filbey, associate professor read more

8 Tips for Surviving the Stock Market's Record Drop

Aug. 26, 2015

“My suggestion is not to believe in such end-of-the-world messages. America has been collapsing for several hundred years, (starting) with the White House being burned down in 1812. And, of course, China has been collapsing for 5,000 years.” — Mike Peng, professor of organizations, strategy and international management  read more


Arrests in U.S. General Population Higher Than for NFL Players: Study

Aug. 25, 2015

"You get these one or two images and they're terrible events. But those things do not portray an accurate picture of what NFL players are involved in." — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

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Farm Follies

Aug. 24, 2015

"Our empirical analysis also supports the notion that increasing average farm sizes within a state makes the problem of overcoming obstacles to collective action more manageable." — Dr. Seth H. Giertz, associate professor of economics read more


Experts Warn Children Could Be Vulnerable for ID Theft

Aug. 20, 2015

"There's a long period of time that you can go undetected if you're using a child's information." — Dr. Lynne Vieraitis, associate professor of criminology read more


A Super-Stretchy Future With Carbon Nanotubes

July 29, 2015

"You can talk about humanoid robots in the future which have super-stretchy arms to manipulate or exoskeletons that a soldier could wear in the battlefield and have benefits of super reach." — Dr. Ray Baughman, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry read more

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William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County Goes Online

July 24, 2015

"To my mind, the two most significant uses of Digital Yoknapatawpha in the classroom are to illuminate Faulkner's use of characters and how to understand him as a craftsman of fiction." — Dr. Theresa Towner, professor of literary studies read more

The Rock Wall Of Rockwall, Texas

July 17, 2015

“In my opinion, it is virtually impossible for these to have been formed above the Earth’s surface. And, I think that any geoscientist would say the same thing, unless they were interested in nothing more than a lot of fake publicity.” — Dr. John Geissman, professor of geosciences and head of the Department of Geosciences read more

UT-Dallas Professor Feels Pluto's Pull in the Classroom

July 15, 2015

“We’re seeing part of the solar system that we’ve never seen before. That should be inspiring to us as people who explore.” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor and head of the department of science/mathematics education read more

Adult Coloring Books Hit Best-Seller Lists

July 13, 2015

“Just like meditation, yoga, prayer, if you focus on something repetitive and soothing, it can hold your attention and allows you that time to relax.” — Dr. Shayla Holub, assistant professor of psychology sciences  read more

Violent Crime Spikes in Dallas Through First Half of 2015

July 9, 2015

“There are a couple of cases recently of foul balls going into the stands and hurting people. But you don’t stop going to baseball games anymore. It happens and crime happens.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology at UT Dallas read more

Todays Trading Stop Opportunity For Cyber Awareness

July 8, 2015

“It’s a wakeup call for not only improved cybersecurity software but also to develop more reliable software. So we should handle both, external threats as well as technical glitches.” — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, professor of computer science and executive director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute  read more


North Texas Grandmaster, Just A Teen, Plays To Be U.S. Junior Chess Champ

July 6, 2015

“It’s extremely rare. Particularly at this level and at this age. There are just a handful of people who fall into that category in the world.” — Jim Stallings, director of the UT Dallas Chess Program read more


Despite Police Woes, Applications for McKinney Job Pour In

July 6, 2015

“Those that are there because they want to be bullies or they want to be racists or whatever — those guys tend to pull back.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


The Explosive Science Behind Fireworks

July 2, 2015

“They originally started off as being for the rich and then slowly became for the masses." — Dr. Amy Walker, associate professor of materials science and engineering read more

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5 Tips for Newlyweds Merging Bank Accounts

June 30, 2015

"Setting this purchase limit can save an argument or sense of frustration. This is very important." — Dr. Jared Pickens, senior lecturer of finance read more

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Beyond Picky Eating

June 18, 2015

“The steps that we provide families with have a big impact on them feeling confident as a parent, they can do things that are going to support the child’s eating.” — Jenny McGlothlin, certified speech-language pathologist read more


Camp For Homeless Children Gives Kids A Taste Of University Life

June 12, 2015

“We give them the chance to really see and understand this is what a university looks like, this is what a university feels like and that there are lots of productive activities one can experience here.” — Dr. George Fair, dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and vice president of Diversity and Community Engagement read more


Hackers' Favorite Target: Big Oil and All That Deadly Equipment

June 10, 2015

“Nowadays you have computers running everything. You can create blackouts or oil spills and hurt a lot of people.” — Dr. Alvaro Cardenas, assistant professor of computer science read more


The Art of Healing

June 10, 2015

“I just love this whole idea. It makes you think more expansively about what wellness really means. It’s not just the absence of sickness.” — Dr. Dennis Kratz, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities read more


What Happens When Brain Implants Get Hacked?

June 8, 2015

"Suppose we want to push updates to the system, but if someone can remotely hack into the brain and control our brain or control our muscles, I'm not sure what the consequences would be… it could become a significant concern." — Dr. Roozbeh Jafari, associate professor of electrical engineering read more


Video of Officer Who Drew Gun on Black Teens Raises Tension

June 8, 2015

"That's not the way we're trained. We're trained in policing to de-escalate problem encounters like this. ... Obviously, that officer lost his cool. No doubt about it." — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


SEAL Team 6: A Secret History of Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

June 6, 2015

“If they send guys back in who already have the effects of a concussion, they are constantly adding a dose of a hit to an existing brain condition. The brain needs sufficient time to heal.” — Dr. John Hart, medical science director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


South Korea's MERS Crisis Exposes Public Distrust Of Leaders

June 5, 2015

"In order to gain public support they should make things very clear through various media sources, and make every effort to communicate with the public without any intention to hide." — Dr. Dohyeong Kim, associate professor of public policy, political economy and geospatial information sciences read more

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Are Bank Fees Set to Rise?

May 27, 2015

"Some type of fee could possibly filter down to small businesses, though that's less likely. I doubt this is going to trickle down to personal accounts." — Dr. Malcolm Wardlaw, assistant professor of finance read more


Latest Home Price Gains Far Outpace Growth in Wages and Income

May 26, 2015

“This is not too surprising, given State Farm Insurance, Toyota, Liberty Mutual and all support firms that will follow them to North Texas. Demand simply exceeds supply. To me, a bubble is an artificial price pressure on housing. I see nothing artificial about our market locally.” — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, director of real estate programs read more


Parenting Program for Spanish-Speaking Mothers Expands to Five Locations

May 20, 2015

“We want to teach parents that playing is a way for children to practice skills they will use for the rest of their lives — problem-solving, for instance.” — Adriana Villa Baird, program manager for Juega Conmigo read more


Dallas Police Officers to Be Put More In Harms Way to Curb Violent Crime, Chief Says

May 11, 2015

“We don’t want to get too worried about them unless they’re sustained. Crime is never going to bottom out, and it’s never going to stay up forever.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology at UT Dallas read more


Garland Traffic Officer a Hero Who Saved Lives, Peers Say

May 4, 2015

“When you’re dealing with terrorism — particularly Middle East terrorism — you have to be thinking ‘secondary device, secondary device.’ It’s very very common to cordon off the area and do exactly what they did.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


Marathon Runners Forget the Pain of the Last Race

April 29, 2015

“They are more likely to remember emotional pain. That will be a much more defining feature of the race." — Dr. Richard Addante, senior lecturer at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


Families of Slain Hostages Cope with Cold Shoulder from US Officials

April 23, 2015

“Countries that make concessions to terrorists to get back hostages tend to have more hostages taken. If you’re signaling to the terrorists that they will get a payback, they will continue to take hostages.” — Dr. Todd Sandler, the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy read more


Older Really Can Mean Wiser

April 16, 2015

“I think they have more work to do to demonstrate that that’s the case. But this is a provocative paper, and it’s going to have an impact on the field.” — Dr. Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity and Distinguished University Chair read more


Mexico and U.S. join in Educating Students 'to Compete with the World'

April 9, 2015

“We need to learn how to understand our differences, challenge what we already understand and find answers or identify further questions for where we don’t have an understanding, for the future of North America.” — Rodolfo Hernandez, director of International Partnership Development at UT Dallas read more


Robots Help in Fight Against Autism

April 2, 2015

“Milo creates that bridge — where he is humanoid, has a human-like face but is cartoonish so children on the spectrum are engaged with him.” — Dr. Pamela Rollins, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


Unique Dallas County Juvenile Court Teaches Minority Boys to be Men

March 20, 2015

“We should continue to experiment with new approaches and alternatives to sentencing, treatment and rehabilitation.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology at UT Dallas read more

Older Really Can Mean Wiser

March 17, 2015

“I think they have more work to do to demonstrate that that’s the case. But this is a provocative paper, and it’s going to have an impact on the field.” — Dr. Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity, and Distinguished University Chair read more


Partners, Goals and More for Energizing Workouts

March 16, 2015

“Habits do basically get imprinted in the brain. When you fall out of the habit, your brain still has that as part of its makeup. It’s like a memory savings.” — Dr. Dan Krawczyk, associate professor at the Center for BrainHealth read more


Staving Off the Sounds of Silence

March 10, 2015

“If a patient has hearing loss at only certain frequencies, we can change those frequencies without changing the other frequencies. It’s getting so much better every year.” — Dr. Ross Roeser, executive director emeritus for the Callier Center read more


The Sunny Side of Cholesterol

March 9, 2015

“What ends up happening is that higher intakes of fat can lead to plaque buildup on artery walls The bigger we are, the harder our heart is having to pump.” — Sara Asberry, registered dietitian at UT Dallas read more


Before Starting as a Coach, It Helps to Go Into Training

March 6, 2015

“I knew if coaching was going to move from a vocation to a profession, it needed to move onto the college setting in some form, not just for quality, but for legitimacy.” — Dr. Robert Hicks, clinical professor of organizational behavior read more


Frida Kahlo's Turbulent Life Tailor-Made for Opera

March 4, 2015

"What attracted me was not just the drama and colorful atmosphere, but also her multidimensional character." — Robert Xavier Rodriguez, the Endowed Chair in Art and Aesthetic Studies  read more


Beware of Earnings Reports From Companies With New CEOs

Feb. 22, 2015

"We found that CEOs overstate earnings more in the first three years than in later years, and that this overstatement increases reported [return on assets] by about 25 percent on average." — Dr. Ashiq Ali, accounting professor read more


Whats the Price of Paying for Hostages? The Economics behind Funding and Fighting Terrorism

Feb. 19, 2015

"The research I’m trying to do right now is to look at to what extent, when one country pays off, whether they become more of the victims of future hostage-taking than those countries that say we will never negotiate, and they stayed alive." — Dr. Todd Sandler, the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy read more


Citigroup Whistleblower Still on the Trail of the Too-Big-to-Fail

Feb. 14, 2015

“Too many times, people find themselves in situations that they’ve never imagined. I want my students to think about it now, so that when it happens, they’ll be forearmed.” — Richard Bowen, professor of accounting read more


Nanotech Material at UT Dallas is Revolutionary

Feb. 7, 2015

"I develop beautiful technology, but I want to see it made into products. What makes me particularly happy with this particular technology is its wonderful scope in the products that it can enable." — Dr. Ray Baughman, the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry and director of the NanoTech Institute read more


Tool Provides Unique Insight for Those With Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb. 3, 2015

"Deficits of this nature may manifest in a lessened ability to problem solve in unexpected situations and understand others' point of view." — Dr. Asha Vas, research scientist at UT Dallas' Center for BrainHealth read more


Some Suburban Crimes Up, But Population Growth in North Texas Keeps Rates Lower

Feb. 1, 2015

“It’s what is known as a guardianship problem. You have a lot of targets — tangible products. You have a lot of opportunity in that there are a lot of them and they are probably not guarded at a level to prevent crimes.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

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White House Pre-Speech Release Creates Social Media Storm

Jan. 21, 2015

“Instead of being a speech it becomes a conversation. ... The White House is trying to pull us in and say ‘you should care’ no matter which side you're on.” — Dr. Janet Johnson clinical assistant professor read more

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