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Texas Standard

Why Do So Many Infectious Diseases Pop Up in Dallas?

Feb. 8, 2016

“In fact, there’s only been one other case of sexually transmitted Zika in the world, prior to this case in Dallas. It’s almost like the city is in competition with the rest of the world.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


dmn

Many North Texas Suburbs See Violent Crime Spikes in 2015

Feb. 7, 2016

“It’s kind of unique in a way and somewhat really hard to explain. All crime should be of concern." — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KERA

The Big Screen: The Science Of 'The Martian'

Feb. 4, 2016

“There can be winds with very high speeds, however the force they produce on objects is not the same as on Earth even if it is a very bad storm.” — Dr. Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki, physics professor read more


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Expect More Humor in Super Bowl 50 Commercials

Feb. 4, 2016

“There will be some serious ads this year, but in my opinion, we’re going to see a more upbeat Super Bowl.” — Abhijit Biswas, clinical professor of marketing read more


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Zika Virus Explained

Feb. 2, 2016

“Yes, it’s a public health emergency, but we need to be aware that the data on this is really sketchy.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


Texas Standard

Is Circuit City Back In Business?

Feb. 1, 2016

“They have to reposition the brand. Gone are all the big televisions and it really looks like a cross between an AT&T store and an Apple store.” — Dr. Daniel Rajaratnam, clinical professor of marketing read more


The Washington Post

The Surprising Psychology of Shoppers and Return Policies

Jan. 22, 2016

“Depending on whether it’s a durable good or a consumable good, whether it’s high-fashion or fast-fashion, those different segments of the market have different reasons for buying and they have different concerns for risk and quality.” — Ryan Freling, doctoral candidate in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. read more


The Dallas Morning News

Why You Shouldnt Shrug Off Danger of Measles

Jan. 19, 2016

“If you suspect you or your child has measles, never enter a health care facility before warning the staff about the possibility. A heads-up will allow the staff to protect themselves and their patients.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


IANS

Take Up a Mentally Challenging Task to Stay Sharp

Jan. 16, 2016

"The present findings provide some of the first experimental evidence that mentally-challenging leisure activities can actually change brain function and that it is possible that such interventions can restore levels of brain activity to a more youth-like state." — Dr. Denise Park, director of research at the Center for Longevity and Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


Daily Bulletin

Chino Hills Powerball Winner Still Unknown as Hoaxes Keep Appearing

Jan. 15, 2016

“I think because of the magnitude of the story, everyone wants to know who won the billion dollars. Because it’s such a national story, they want in on the story and they want in on the fame.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor in the School of Arts and Technology read more


FOX 4

FOX 4Ward: Pictures from Pluto

Jan. 10, 2016

“We’re seeing an incredible diversity in the geologic features on this world, we see older cratered plains, we see mountains and a very young surface — a frozen nitrogen sea.” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, planetary scientist and head of UT Dallas' Department of Math and Science Education read more


The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Murders Jumped 17 Percent in 2015, to 136, But Rate Among Lowest in History

Jan. 7, 2016

“You can’t put the word ‘positive’ on any of this, but it’s a good trend for the city of Dallas.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


The New York Times

Parents Monitoring Teenagers Online, and Mostly, Getting It Right

Jan. 7, 2016

“Children who felt like their parents were monitoring their activity online were noticeably less distressed by online conflict.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, Ashbel Smith Professor of Psychological Sciences read more


The Dallas Morning News

Can Body Cameras Boost Public Trust in Police? Dallas Study Hopes to Find Out

Jan. 3, 2016

“They could get useful information, but I think going forward the ideal situation is to do this randomly.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


The New York Times

Donald Trump's Unstoppable Virality

Dec. 29, 2015

“Once we see something and accept it as true, it’s really, really hard to falsify the belief.” — Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, associate professor of psychology and emerging media and communication read more


Santa Cruz Sentinel

Rhetoric Over Police Force Escalates in First Full Year Post-Ferguson

Dec. 29, 2015

“People see police in an encounter, especially if it involves a weapon, and the phones go up. So there has been a rise not only in sensitivity but in the popularity of these videos.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


Fox 4

Social Media Research by UT Dallas Professor

Dec. 26, 2015

“Parents should be quiet, silent, watchful friends, and not post or comment a lot on their children’s social media feeds; simply watch, see what their young people are posting and then talk with them about it.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, Ashbel Smith Professor of Psychological Sciences   read more


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Help Your Child Build a Better Brain

Dec. 21, 2015

“Technology is wonderful in that it gives kids global access and perspective. However, while they can go wide in breadth of information, they are hindering the ability to dive deep in knowledge.” — Dr. Lori Cook, director of the Center for BrainHealth's pediatric brain injury programs read more


usa today

Why Are Fewer NFL Players Being Arrested?

Dec. 18, 2015

“There’s always going to be ebbs and flows in very short time periods. Whether or not their policies are working, it’s too soon to tell.” — Dr. Alex Piquero,  Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


dmn

Garland ISD Launches Coding Clubs in Partnership with University of Texas at Dallas

Dec. 17, 2015

“The kids seem to have the energy and creativity, and they’re willing to try it out. We hope that they’ll carry it through in middle school and high school.” — Dr. Jey Veerasamy, director of the Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach read more


ap

There's a New Crop of Coding Toys for Techie Tykes

Dec. 16, 2015

"There's no need to rush. Younger kids may benefit, but you have to remember that it's not for everybody." — Dr. Jey Veerasamy, director of the Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach read more


dmn

At Dallas-Area Schools, Threats Test Authorities' Nerves

Dec. 15, 2015

“The real problem is going to be copycats, whether they are members of a sophisticated terrorist group or kids wanting to shut down school because of final exams. And you can’t ignore any of them.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


womens health

The Long-Term Effect of Weight Teasing on Girls

Dec. 8, 2015

“It is important that they start their teenager years feeling good about their body shape and size, and with the tools to combat societal messages idealizing thinness.” — Dr. Shayla Holub, associate professor and program head of psychological sciences  read more


new york times

Using Card and Board Games to Keep Minds Sharp

Dec. 4, 2015

“There is value in being matched with an opponent at the appropriate skill level.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at the Center for Vital Longevity, and Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


dmn

O'Donnell Institute Unveils Research Center

Dec. 1, 2015

“For all of us at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, the close study of the art object itself remains at the center of serious scholarship.” — Dr. Rick Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies read more


us news

Are Retailers Destroying Black Friday?

Nov. 27, 2015

"So, even if Black Friday sales are starting earlier each year, there will always be a Black Friday sale. You can’t take away from consumers what they are used to." — Dr. Dan Rajaratnam, clinical professor read more


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Leading D-Day Plane, C-47 That's All Brother, Heads to Dallas

Nov. 27, 2015

“Since it was the lead invasion aircraft, I would say it is an important artifice of World War II and would be worth restoring and having as a display.” — Thomas Allen, curator in the Special Collections and Archives department read more


kera

Tropical Disease In North Texas

Nov. 24, 2015

“We think about 1.5 billion people on the planet are infected with one or more of this group of diseases, but they’re neglected because largely governments and drug companies don’t really care about the poor people that are impacted.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


dallas morning news

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


dmn

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


texas standard

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


bloomberg

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


dmn

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


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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


dmn

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


texas standard

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


nbcdfw

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


cbs dfw

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


byu radio

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


tbo

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


dmn

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


nbcdfw

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


marketplace

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


guidelive

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


dmn

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


kera

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


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