November 29, 2015


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Dallas DA Heralds Program for Mentally Ill, Young Offenders as the Future of Criminal Justice

Nov. 23, 2015

“They are giving kids the kinds of transferable skills that they need to coexist in the real world.” — Dr. Alex Piquero,  Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

D Healthcare Daily

In Annual Report, Childrens Health Tackles Access To Care

Nov. 19, 2015

“It’s not about telling women they need to work harder at getting into the doctor. It’s about finding doctors who will come set up a practice in our community.” — Dr. Timothy Bray, the director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research read more


Is Your Brain Being Googled to Death?

Nov. 17, 2015

“Google brain is constant distraction. It’s brought to us this need to be entertained with snapshot imaging. People jump from one search to the next, never stay on track and lose retention.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair read more

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After Paris Attacks, Texas Closes Its Borders to Syrian Refugees

Nov. 17, 2015

“When we’re talking about millions of refugees fleeing that region … the vast majority of those people who have come and settled in the U.S. do so for a better life.” — Dr. Idean Salehyan, associate professor of political science read more


When Terrorism Strikes, History Shows Economies Prove Resilient

Nov. 16, 2015

“A diversified economy like France will experience no adverse influence from the attack whatsoever. Many statistical analyses would back up this.” — Dr. Todd Sandler, Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy read more


Dallas Police Excessive-Force Complaints Drop Dramatically

Nov. 16, 2015

 “The marked drop between 2014 and 2015 strikes me as conspicuous and in need of an explanation … it is doubtful that such improvements could have such a pronounced effect in such a short span of time.” — Dr. John Worrall, head of criminology read more


UT Dallas Professor Shares Expert Insight into ISIS

Nov. 15, 2015

“If [ISIS] is starting to shift to terrorist activities against those who are causing them problems on the ground, it may be because they are losing ground." — Dr. Paul Diehl, Ashbel Smith professor of political science read more

men's health

You Won't Believe How Many People Shared This Fake Health Story

Nov. 11, 2015

“People won’t take the time to question because there is so much noise on the Internet. To create better digital citizens, we need to teach people how to evaluate a headline and a story.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication read more


Staving Off Dementia

Nov. 9, 2015

“Your brain changes every single day — either forward, to get healthier and stronger, or you lose ground.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair read more

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Theater Monsters May Be Invading West Dallas

Nov. 6, 2015

"So much great theater has come from Chicago because they had that seedbed of so many great spaces, which we don’t have here." — Thomas Riccio, professor of performance and aesthetic studies read more


UT Dallas Professor Hopes for Alzheimer's Cure, Awareness

Oct. 28, 2015

"I'm sure that's years off, but each year I think we get closer and closer. Something has to happen real soon. I mean it's really critical. It's a ticking time bomb." — Dr. David Ford, organizational behavior professor read more

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Fear Factor The Science of Scare

Oct. 28, 2015

“We have the primitive response that helps us to get out of danger very quickly and that’s protective.” — Dr. Christa McIntyre, associate professor of neuroscience  read more

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Social Responsibility Promotes Conservative Risk Behavior

Oct. 27, 2015

“There’s a general tendency for people to shade their risk decisions in a more conservative way when they know it’s going to influence somebody else.” — Dr. Gary Bolton, O.P. Jindal Chair in the Naveen Jindal School of Management read more


Report: IRS Tax Refund Fraud Detection System Vulnerable to Hackers

Oct. 25, 2015

“If I wasn’t experienced in the field, I would be more surprised by this. Unfortunately, what we’re seeing is there is a big broad problem across many agencies” of the federal government. — Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science and senior technical advisor for the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute read more


As More Dallas Neighborhoods Pay for Extra Patrols, Some Question Fairness

Oct. 25, 2015

“It’s not fair to all neighborhoods, but just because it isn’t fair doesn’t necessarily make it a problem.” — Dr. John Worrall, head of UT Dallas’ criminology program read more


New Report Details Dallas Domestic Violence

Oct. 21, 2015

“Domestic violence permeates every sector of our community, regardless of class, race, ethnicity, neighborhood, it’s everywhere.” — Dr. Denise Paquette Boots, assistant professor of criminology read more

science news

High-Fat Diets Negative Effect on Memory May Fade

Oct. 20, 2015

“The physiology that should create a dumber animal is there, but not the behavior.” — Dr. Lucien “Tres” Thompson, associate professor of neuroscience read more


Add-On Charges May Wind Up Costing Companies, Too

Oct. 19, 2015

“The firm is losing money on the base product and is earning money on the add-on.” — Dr. Xianjun Geng, associate professor of information systems read more


Creating on the Cutting Edge: An Explanation of 'Media Art'

Oct. 16, 2015

"You don't need anything to understand this art. It is beautiful, it is fun and it is free." — Dr. Charissa Terranova, associate professor of aesthetic studies read more

design news

UT Dallas Team Designs Machine for Raytheon to Win ASME Student Design Competition

Oct. 14, 2015

“The team went above-and-beyond to deliver a project that exceeded their sponsor’s expectations. I’m pleased to see them receive this acknowledgement of their outstanding work.” — Dr. Robert Hart, mechanical engineering senior lecturer read more


Dallas Launches Brain Health Revolution

Oct. 14, 2015

“It will be the first facility of its kind. We will reduce the stigma of taking care of your brain to stay fit.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair read more


When It Comes To Economic Opportunity, It Can Depend On Your ZIP Code

Oct. 14, 2015

“I think one of the values of an index like the Opportunity Index is that it at least begins to peel that layer back and help us realize that not everybody’s neighborhood looks like mine, not everyone’s experience is like mine.” — Dr. Timothy Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and clinical assistant professor of criminology read more


At UT Dallas, You Can Get A Scholarship For Mastering A Game Inspired By Minecraft

Oct. 13, 2015

“The best creative problem solvers in the world are people [who find] systems that are in place and find ways to make those systems better, to tweak them, to adjust them to do things we haven’t thought of.” — Dr. Walter Voit BS’05, MS’06, materials science and engineering professor read more


UT Dallas Alum Aziz Sancar Shares in Chemistry Nobel Prize

Oct. 11, 2015

“At that time, it was the center of DNA repair in the entire world. I had a very good time.” — Dr. Aziz Sancar PhD'77, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and UT Dallas alumnus read more

main street

Bank ATM and Overdraft Fees Reach New Highs

Oct. 10, 2015

“The increase in ATM fees and overdraft fees are simply an effort by banks to squeeze as much revenue out of customers as possible in areas which they are not price sensitive to.” — Dr. Malcolm Wardlaw, assistant professor of finance and managerial economics read more


Schnurman: Virtuous Cycle Aids Startups

Oct. 9, 2015

“The deal flow is there in Dallas. That’s why they’re making so many deals.” — Jeremy Vickers, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship read more


Texas Veterans First to Test New Cyber Rehab Technology

Oct. 6, 2015

“We’re bringing the sense of touch to telemedicine.” — Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, professor of computer science read more


How Much is Too Much in Helping Adult Children Financially?

Oct. 6, 2015

"Part of it is a sense of entitlement and an unwillingness to accept a decline in living standards. Part of it is an indifferent job market. Part of it is the fact that it seems to be more acceptable to accept help or to move back in with parents than in the past.” — Dr. David M. Cordell, clinical professor of finance read more

new york times

Seven Ways Parents Can Help 13-Year-Olds Start Their Social Media Lives Right

Oct. 5, 2015

“Students who are comfortable socially in offline interactions seem to know exactly how to use social media to get a lot of support and affirmation online.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and professor of psychological sciences read more

Parents: Here's How to Stop the Worst of Social Media

Oct. 4, 2015

"Even the parents who would be the most vigilant about monitoring, I believe, most often, wouldn't know enough to know the small hurts that sort of pile up on kids over time."  —  Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and a professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

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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

today show

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

business insider

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

US news

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

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