August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018


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UT Dallas Students Move into Their Dorms

Aug. 14, 2018

"We offer full service move-in. The parents drive up, their cars are completely unloaded they don't have to move in a thing themselves.” — Matt Grief, associate vice president for Student Affairs read more

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Capital Factory Exec Sees More Dallas Family Offices Investing in Tech Startups

Aug. 13, 2018

“There’s strong evidence that more family offices are interested and investing directly in technology startups as well as working more closely with venture funds.” — Bryan Chambers, director of Blackstone LaunchPad read more

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Fox4ward: Is Rudeness on the Rise?

Aug. 8, 2018

“We’re bombarded with all of this information, and a lot of it can be characterized as uncivil.” — Dr. Shelley Lane, associate professor of communication read more


Intervention Teams Could Be Critical to Stopping School Violence

Aug. 7, 2018

“It’s just not really realistic to approach everything with a machine or with technology. There’s got to be a hands-on approach, there’s got to be behavioral intervention.” — Police Chief Larry Zacharias read more

The Dallas Morning News

The Computer Code to Make a Gun Is Not Speech and It's Not a Weapon, So What Is It?

Aug. 6, 2018

“Computer code can be the medium of expressive art, in the same way that books or clay can be, but it is not in itself expressive.” — Dr. Matthew J. Brown, associate professor of philosophy and history of ideas  read more

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Texans: Shop Tax-Free For Clothes, School Supplies Aug. 10-12. Here's How

Aug. 6, 2018

“Kids outgrow their clothes and shoes very quickly, and this way you’ll save money on items you would be purchasing later in the year.” — Dr. Dan Rajaratnam, clinical professor of marketing read more

The Dallas Morning News

Are Student Loans and Avocado Toast Really Keeping Millennials from Buying Homes?

Aug. 1, 2018

"At that age, they want the same things their parents did: a house in a safe neighborhood with good schools nearby." — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, director of real estate programs read more

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Many U.S. Teens Think Gun Control Might Curb Mass Shootings

Aug. 1, 2018

“Persons who ‘grow up with guns’ may come to see them as part of life and they may also have more knowledge regarding gun responsibility and safety.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

How the Gifted and Talented Label Could Sink Your Child's Chance Of Success

July 27, 2018

“Beyond GPA, class rank and the GT label, we're recognizing how an applicant's willingness to take risks and overcome failure are much better indicators of academic caliber.” — Ramy Mahmoud BS’04, interdisciplinary studies lecturer read more


Summer Listening Camp Helps Children with Hearing Loss

July 27, 2018

“Throughout all those activities, graduate students from The University of Texas at Dallas in speech-language pathology are assigned to the children and work on speech-language therapy.” — Melissa Sweeney, head of speech-language pathology at the Callier Center   read more


Summer Camp Has Unique Way of Bringing Kids Together

July 26, 2018

“Many of them don’t have any connection in their typical environments with other children who are just like them.” — Melissa Sweeney, head of speech-language pathology at the Callier Center read more

The Dallas Morning News

Growing Burden of Dallas-Fort Worth Rents: How Do Black, White, Hispanic Residents Compare?

July 25, 2018

“The story for a white household is where can’t you move. The story for a black or Hispanic household is the opposite.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and clinical assistant professor of criminology read more

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UTD Reaches Coveted State Research Designation, Unlocking Millions in Funding

July 25, 2018

“This helps us with that flexibility so we can use it in highly targeted ways. And as we build our faculty, this NRUF money could be very precious and really help us significantly.” — Dr. Richard C. Benson, president read more

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Is Your Spin Class Bad for Your Hearing?

July 24, 2018

"… It’s the exact same concern as with spin class, where you need to worry about turning down those sound levels, so that you don't cause permanent damage with the repetition of those experiences." — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more

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New Research Suggests Dr. Seuss Modeled the Lorax on This Real-Life Monkey

July 23, 2018

“I thought it was a clever and innovative use of these older methods.” — Dr. Alice O’Toole, Aage and Margareta Møller Endowed Chair read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Camp, New Girl Scout Badges Cover Science, from STEM to Stern

July 22, 2018

"A program like what we're doing right now shows them ... there's many ways and many facets of an industry like health care or any other that can contribute and help the lives of others." — Dr. Steven Foland, senior lecturer of bioengineering read more

The Dallas Morning News

How the Girl Scouts Are Trying to Bridge the Gap Between Smart Girls and STEM Careers

July 22, 2018

"At The University of Texas at Dallas alone, more than 1,200 Girl Scouts each year attend STEM programs, including the annual Explore Engineering Day." — Dr. Iolani Connolly, director of the Science and Engineering Education Center read more


170 Degree Milk? UT Dallas Experiment Cooks Food in Scorching Hot Car

July 19, 2018

“Small children and pets are particularly vulnerable. Due to their small size, they will heat up very quickly as the temperature rises inside the car.” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor of physics read more


UT Dallas Chemist on Plastic: Once an 'Exciting Frontier,' Now an Environmental Burden

July 18, 2018

“Here's the dirty little secret about recycling plastics: Of all the recyclable plastics that are collected, only 14 percent are actually put into a recycle stream.” — Dr. Bruce Novak, dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics read more

Universe Expansion Detective Story Examined with New Tool

July 18, 2018

“This is like a detective story, where inconsistent evidence or testimony could lead to solving the puzzle.” — Dr. Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki, professor of astrophysics  read more

The Dallas Morning News

Can Neuroscience Stop the Opioid Epidemic? Curious Texas Investigates

July 17, 2018

“We can talk all we want about the opioid epidemic, [but] it's a pain epidemic. … Until we get a handle on why people are having pain and how we can stop it, you're not addressing the underlying problem.” — Dr. Greg Dussor, Fellow, Eugene McDermott Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

The Dallas Morning News

5 Simple Ways to Healthier Eating, from Dallas Nutrition Pros

July 16, 2018

"Once they have mastered the first thing, it's easier to keep gradually adding to their routine.” — Sara Asberry, nutritionist at the Student Wellness Center read more

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Don't Trust the Media? Surprise: We Have Our Doubts, Too. But We're Not Fake News

July 14, 2018

“People in the news media believe that somebody farther from their own social circle is less ethical, and the closer they are, the more ethical.” — Dr. Angela M. Lee, assistant professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication.   read more


Brain Health Program Helps Dallas Police Officers Fight Information Overload

July 11, 2018

“An amazing amount of tactical training goes into each one of these people. What we're doing is giving them some cognitive tools to help them think about the information.” — Dr. Jennifer Zientz, head of clinical services at the Center for BrainHealth read more

The Dallas Morning News

California Real Estate Startup Enters Dallas Market Offering Cheaper Home-Buying Option

July 11, 2018

“They say, ‘I’d rather pony up and pay [established commissioned brokers] however much than ignorantly lose even more.” — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, director of real estate programs read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Nonprofits Join to Support Family Center and Push the Bachman Lake Area Forward

July 6, 2018

"It is in everybody's best interest and it has been found over and over in research that kids in disadvantaged backgrounds don't always have access to quality programs, and they should." — Dr. Emily Touchstone, professor of behavioral and brain science read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Real Estate Startup Door Is on a Tear, But Is the Disruption in Full Effect?

July 5, 2018

"That's where Door is so well-placed and well-suited. … Door is very tech savvy, and they've put a lot of effort into social media, online marketing and so on." — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, director of real estate programs read more


The Explosive Science Behind Fireworks

July 4, 2018

“They didn't have a lot of color with them. That happened much later. They originally started off as being for the rich and then slowly became for the masses.” — Dr. Amy Walker, professor of materials science and engineering read more


Fireworks Are Hard on Your Hearing

July 4, 2018

"The inner ear contains delicate hair cells which do not regrow. Once these are damaged by noise, the result is permanent hearing impairment.” — Dr. Jackie Clark, clinical professor of audiology read more


Gun Injuries Twice as Common for City Kids

July 2, 2018

"Assaults may be more common gun injuries in urban areas because those areas tend to suffer disproportionately from violent (especially firearm-related) crimes compared to rural areas due in large part to the intersections between gangs, drugs, guns, and offending and victimization more generally." — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

Want to Lower Your Risk of Depression and Dying from Heart Disease? Do This

June 27, 2018

"If you do have a cardiovascular event, you are better protected against the potential detrimental effects on the brain, such as depression, memory and concentration deficits." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more

Austin American-Statesman

PolitiFact: Claim of $1B Giveaway on Stadium Gets a Red Card

June 27, 2018

“Anything that far out in the future — 80 years — is a pretty crazy thing to try to guess.  In general, that is just a huge time frame.” — Dr. Clint Peinhardt, associate professor of political science read more

D Magazine

Closing the Gender Gap in Tech

June 27, 2018

“If we go back to the ’80s, we did not have the problem we have now. We still weren’t at equality, but we’ve had a steady decline in women choosing tech.” — Dr. Janell Straach, senior lecturer of computer science read more

The Atlantic

Earthquakes and Volcanoes May Have Helped Intelligent Life Evolve

June 26, 2018

“I think you can get life without plate tectonics. I think we did. I don’t think you can get us without plate tectonics.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences read more


Portable Music Players Tied to Hearing Loss in Kids

June 21, 2018

“Limiting music player use should be considered as part of an overall safe listening strategy.” — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more

Reader's Digest

20 Genius Habits Your 80-Year-Old Brain Will Thank You for Doing Today

June 21, 2018

“The strongest mental habit is to pursue deeper level thinking.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


Parkinson's Patients Find Joy, Relief from Symptoms Through Dance

June 21, 2018

“Really the resilience and the human spirit that keeps everyone coming back to class, that's what I see.” — Misty Owens, dance faculty member read more


The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy

June 18, 2018

“If you see lots of faces early in life, if you learn all the important distinguishing features for different races, then you can use them easily.” — Dr. Alice O’Toole, Aage and Margareta Møller Professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

What Health Care CEOs Can Do to Help Doctors Do the Job They Were Trained For

June 18, 2018

“The implications are sobering as professionals with unprecedented passion, decades of educational preparation, and significant professional experience are exhausted, dissatisfied and frustrated.” — Dr. Britt Berrett, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management read more

The Dallas Morning News

Even in Death, Margaret McDermott Creates a 'Transformative' Moment for Her Beloved Dallas Museum of Art

June 15, 2018

“The DMA now has four paintings by Monet, and, with the McDermott [collection], it will have seven. ... Its four wonderful major works by Degas will be joined by two masterpieces.” — Dr. Rick Brettell, the Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and the Edith O’Donnell Distinguished University Chair read more

The Washington Post

Five Myths about Alzheimer's disease

June 15, 2018

“Clinical trials have found that by the time Alzheimer’s is diagnosed, it is too late to intervene with anti-amyloid agents.” — Dr. Denise Park, Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


Vigorous Exercise May Not Keep Dementia from Worsening

June 14, 2018

“The most surprising finding is that physical exercise could potentially be a detriment, since the dementia has progressed a little more rapidly with exercise.”  — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more

Austin American-Statesman

Homelessness, Limited Access to Medical Care Among Top Issues Affecting LGBTQ Communities in Texas, Study Finds

June 13, 2018

“Someone might be courteous to you as a doctor, but they might not be clinically trained to treat needs specific to the LGBT or transgender community.” — Dr. Kara Sutton, sociology lecturer read more

National Post

Despite Public Criticism over String of Recent Missteps, Pollsters Nail Ontario Election

June 12, 2018

“Pollsters have put a lot of effort into trying to improve their samples and so forth. It is sometimes in reaction to the criticism that they’ve taken.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor  read more


Do Current Active Shooter Drills Work? Abbott's Plan Offers One Way to Change Them

June 12, 2018

“There’s no research that documents a level of detail asking shooters whether they’ve sought out particular targets because they have had certain kinds of drills or not.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


UT Dallas Cultivating Interest in STEM Careers Among Teen Boys

June 4, 2018

“Our purpose is to engage, expose and for our kids to reflect on what they learn.” — Marcus Robinson, program director for the Urban STEM Residential Camp read more

The Dallas Morning News

We Can Improve School Safety by Identifying Kids with Severe Antisocial Behavior and Offering Help

May 31, 2018

“Efforts aimed at identifying individuals who exhibit severe antisocial tendencies and providing them the services they need should be a high priority, and this should not be limited solely to teenagers.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology  read more

The Wall Street Journal

After Santa Fe School Shooting, Texas Town Grapples With Bullying

May 29, 2018

“There were certainly situations where they were shunned by classmates, but they weren’t bullied. Their peers were afraid of them or not interested in interacting with them.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, associate professor of criminology and director of the Center for Crime and Justice Studies read more

Texas Standard

Is the Amazon Echo In Your Kitchen Recording Your Every Word?

May 29, 2018

“In the future, hackers and others can try to hack into these devices, and they can try to record entire conversations.” — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, professor of computer science read more

The Dallas Morning News

False Rape Allegation During DWI Stop Shows How Body Cams Can Bulletproof Arrests

May 25, 2018

“It creates a public record of the particular incident, and it can exonerate or damn an officer, essentially, rather than relying on word of mouth — the he-said she-said. It’ll never be perfect, because it’s limited in what it captures.” — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology read more

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