June 28, 2016


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UT Dallas Computer Science Students Get New Internship Opportunity with State Farm

June 23, 2016

“This is a first here at UT Dallas. We are excited about this and we would like to replicate this program with other companies.” — Pete Poorman, director of corporate relations manager read more


Texas Economist Says Don't Mess With 'Brexit'

June 22, 2016

“International instability in Europe is not a good thing, as we’ve learned painfully over the past several decades, and so Texans have reason to be concerned about this.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more

CW 33

Brexit 101: What You Need to Know About the British EU Referendum

June 20, 2016

“The pitch has been almost exclusively that it’s good for Britain economically to be a member of the European Union.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science read more

The Dallas Morning News

Richardson Physics Professor Hoping to Create the Google Maps of Air Pollution

June 16, 2016

“Instead of the quickest route, you could imagine the least-polluted route or lowest-pollen route. That could make a big difference.” — Dr. David Lary, associate professor of physics read more


A Brexit Is Looking More and More Likely

June 16, 2016

“Given the nature of this campaign, however, the challenge for pollsters will be to determine who is most likely to show up to vote.” — Dr. Euel Elliott, professor of public policy and political economy and associate dean in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more

Texas Public Radio

The Source: Gun Violence in Spotlight After Orlando

June 16, 2016

“To have good policy, you need to have evidence, and to have that evidence, you need to have data.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


How Virtual Reality Is Gaining Traction in Health Care

June 15, 2016

“Medical VR training can ensure that healthcare professionals are aware of proper procedures and protocols, can allow them to practice those procedures without harming others, and can inform those workers what the consequences of bad practices could be.” — Dr. Ryan McMahan, assistant professor of computer science read more

The Dallas Morning News

Why Is Shaming & Blaming So Easy Online? And Whatll It Take for Us to Act Like Grownups Again?

June 14, 2016

“People aren’t listening and creating dialogue. They’re reacting and attacking and posting the first thought that comes to mind, with no consequences.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor in ATEC read more

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas Can Solve the Problem of Chronic Pain

June 13, 2016

"With so many Americans suffering from chronic pain, and with such a strong research base in Texas, the time is right for statewide initiatives toward developing new therapies for the treatment of chronic pain." — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


Are You Addicted To Facebook?

June 13, 2016

“My biggest fear about social media is about what it is replacing — conversations, thinking, problem-solving, daydreaming, outdoor activity and in-person interactions.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Provost and Ashbel Smith Professor read more

Fox 4

FOX 4Ward: Planet Life

June 13, 2016

"We're looking for a planet that’s like the Earth, so it has a really vigorous biosphere, life everywhere you look on the planet." — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor and head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education read more

Fast Company

Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

June 9, 2016

"It's paradoxical that some of the things we think are good for our brain, the brain science is showing are almost like tobacco for the brain." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair read more

Business Insider

Scientists Found Something Strange When They Looked at the Brains of Stoners

June 8, 2016

"We found that marijuana disrupts the brain's natural reward circuitry, making marijuana highly salient to heavy users." — Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth read more

DFW Child

Daddy's Home: The Rewards and Stigmas of Paternity Leave

June 2, 2016

"In the long run, employees who are offered some sort of paid paternal leave stay longer, are more committed and companies don't have to pay to retrain someone new." — Dr. Sheryl Skaggs, sociology professor read more

art and seek

The Big Screen: Studio Ghibli

June 2, 2016

"He captures the audience's imagination wonderfully. He has incredibly strong female characters. … Visually he has incredible images of flight in almost every film." — Dr. Marc Hairston, research scientist at the Center for Space Sciences read more

The Dallas Morning News

Only Threat Posed by Gunman In Dallas Family Dollar Robbery Was a Stained Shirt

May 29, 2016

"It's like when you’re driving on the highway at 70 miles per hour. You're trying to operate the car and make the best guess as to what the cars around you are going to do without all the necessary info.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

Two Dallas-Area Students End Up on List of ISIS Fighters, and Local Muslims Brace For the Fallout Yet Again

May 27, 2016

“We are at no greater risk than any other metropolitan area — no more than Chicago, Houston or any other city with a significant Muslim presence.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


Using Science To Protect Antiquities: The Next Frontier Of Art Conservation

May 18, 2016

"We're fascinated by the fact that the colors in these textiles can persist with extreme brightness for hundreds and hundreds of years.” — Dr. David McPhail, Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science read more


Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

May 17, 2016

"We think it is likely that being busy is good for your cognition." — Dr. Sara Festini, research associate at the Center for Vital Longevity read more


Meghan Trainor Pulls Video Because of Photoshopped Waist

May 11, 2016

"A parent honestly needs to role model really healthy behaviors — eat a balanced diet, say no to bad diets." — Sara Asberry, registered dietitian in the Student Wellness Center read more

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Bipedal Robot Conquers Uneven Ground

May 8, 2016

"The ability of MARLO to gracefully navigate uneven terrains is very exciting for my work in prosthetics." — Dr. Robert Gregg, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and bioengineering read more


The Race for the White House

May 5, 2016

"Trump's success and Sanders’ as well reflect this deep disaffection with the political and economic establishment in this country." — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science read more


Matchmaking for Pet Lovers Gaining in Popularity

May 3, 2016

“Instead of having this huge mass of people to look at, where you don’t know where to begin. The niche websites allow you to narrow down your search to people who share a very important value.” — Dr. Karen Prager, professor of psychology read more


Education Matters: Coding Club

May 2, 2016

"They're not afraid to try. They're not afraid to fail.” — Dr. Jey Veerasamy, senior lecturer in computer science and director of computer science outreach. read more

The Washington Post

With Police Shootings in National Spotlight, a Fairfax Officer Goes on Trial for Murder

April 15, 2016

“The vast majority of police shootings are justified because the suspect was armed or threatened the life of the officer doing the shooting. As much as the criminal cases capture headlines, they are exceptionally rare.” — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more

Financial Times

'Enthusiasm Gap' Could Lead to Brexit

April 14, 2016

“If you don’t worry about turnout, Remain is ahead. It’s not the overall turnout [that matters most]. It’s the difference between the two sides.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science read more

USA Today

Fact check: Bill Clinton and the 1994 Crime Bill

April 13, 2016

“[Clinton] may be able to claim some credit, but the jury is very much still out on this.” — Dr. John Worrall, professor of criminology read more


Computer Ransom Crime on the Rise

April 13, 2016

“This is even more dangerous because you can attack a person’s machine from anywhere.” — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Q&A: UT Dallas' Nadine Connell on What Makes a Kid Into a Bully

April 13, 2016

“When we looked at trying to predict later bullying behavior, what we saw is that a lot of what was happening in family and schools seemed to make an impact.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology read more


These College Students Are Earning Scholarships For Playing Games Inspired By Minecraft

April 12, 2016

“We see a future for higher education that combines virtual and online and learning with a lot of the brick and mortar learning that goes on here at the university.” — Dr. Walter Voit, materials science and engineering professor read more

Web MD

Could This Nerve Transform Medicine?

April 12, 2016

"We see it as a potential approach for all neurological and psychiatric disorders." — Dr. Michael Kilgard, Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor read more


FOX 4Ward: Milo Autism Robot

April 11, 2016

“We have a whole emotion curriculum that teaches children how to recognize happy, sad, worry, surprise.” — Dr. Pamela Rollins, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

Los Angeles Times

Uncovering Information about Police Misconduct Might Soon Get Easier In California

April 11, 2016

“I wish there was some rhyme or reason to it all. It’s a total hodgepodge ranging from openness to secrecy. And there’s no coherent justification to any of it.” — Dr. John Worrall, professor of criminology read more

Dallas Observer

Following Bombshell Report, Texas Researchers Discuss Concussions in Football

April 4, 2016

"We've been wanting people to say 'a concussion is a brain injury, it's not that you rang your bell, it's something to be taken seriously.' I'm so excited now that we're finally recognizing that it is a brain injury." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair read more


New Insight Into Bullying

March 29, 2016

“When we work with victims we also want to work on resilience skills because we’re all going to have somebody say something thoughtless to us in the course of our lives and we need to be able to respond to that in a way that doesn’t negatively affect us.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology read more

The Washington Post

What One Snarky Facial Expression Could Teach Us about the Evolution of Language

March 28, 2016

"In evolutionary terms, we tend to think about language overtaking expression and non-linguistic vocalization as the primary form of human communication — and forget the importance of facial expression ... in understanding how humans ultimately ended up evolving toward language" — Dr. Alice O'Toole, Aage and Margareta Møller Professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Deep Space Ventures has $20M to Fund More D-FW Tech Startups

March 24, 2016

"We are not going to produce billion-dollar companies by putting a couple thousand dollars in." — Jonathan Shapiro director for Cybersecurity Business Development read more

Agence France-Presse

Autonomous IS Cells Are Worst Nightmare for Security: Experts

March 23, 2016

“These are security personnel's worst nightmare. Because they're almost impossible to prevent, they can hit almost any soft target possible.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more

Boston Herald

Cruz Calls for Security Crackdown in Muslim Neighborhoods

March 22, 2016

“We’re doing everything we possibly can in the law enforcement arena within the democratic framework.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


Little Research into Benefits of Wearing Earplugs to Concerts

March 7, 2016

"Most concerts are both loud enough, and long enough, that they are likely to exceed the total daily exposure allowed by workplace safety regulations." — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Professor in Hearing Science read more


Outlet Center Growth Signals Malls Aren't Dead

Feb. 29, 2016

"When positioned properly, outlet channels can bring in not only incremental dollars from customers who would otherwise not buy from the regular retail stores, but it also serves as an entry point for certain kinds of customers.” — Dr. Gonca Soysal, assistant professor of marketing read more

The Dallas Morning News

Yes, Your Teenagers Brain Is Crazy

Feb. 29, 2016

“Ask them open-ended questions. They’re struggling, too, and know they’re not adults and that they don’t think like adults. Get your child to do the talking.” — Dr. Jacque Gamino, director of the Adolescent Reasoning Initiative at the Center for BrainHealth read more

fox business

Last Stand in Texas for Cruz Before Super Tuesday

Feb. 26, 2016

“Cruz has to win Texas by more than just a couple points. If he doesn’t win and beat Donald Trump in his home state then his campaign is done and the money will dry up.” — Dr. Thomas Brunell, professor of political science read more


Pot Habit Early in Life May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

Feb. 26, 2016

"The difference in association with marijuana use was striking between the two groups.” — Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of cognitive neuroscience of addictive behaviors at the Center for BrainHealth read more

NBC News

What I've Learned: Our Talk with Top-Ranked Criminologist Alex Piquero

Feb. 24, 2016

"The hope is that those kinds of research questions lead to answers that can help prevent crime through the right kind of interventions." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Washington Post

Secret Police? Virginia Considers Bill to Withhold All Officers Names

Feb. 24, 2016

“There’s no data on retaliatory actions against police officers. And even if the problem exists, I’m not convinced that hiding their names is the solution.” — Dr. John Worrall, professor of criminology read more


Electromagnetic Fields from Cellphone Towers Can Amplify Pain In Amputees, Study Finds

Feb. 24, 2016

“We hope that medical doctors will now look to nerve injures perhaps or nervous system conditions that may then be related in the future to this type of hypersensitivity conditions." — Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega, associate professor of bioengineering read more


6 Simple Ways to Accelerate Your Mental Performance

Feb. 18, 2016

“It seems it is not enough just to get out and do something — it is important to get out and do something that is unfamiliar and mentally challenging and that provides broad stimulation mentally and socially.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at the Center for Vital Longevity read more


DISD Partners with UTD to Help Children Overcome Language Barriers

Feb. 18, 2016

“It’s not because they’re not smart. It’s because they don’t have the language skills to set that foundation to show: ‘This is what I know. This is what I can do.'” — Jessica Carter, clinical faculty member in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

At 85, Rep. Sam Johnson Has Rivals' Respect But Still Has Rivals

Feb. 15, 2016

“Really the only place an incumbent might be worried about losing is in the primary.” — Dr. Thomas L. Brunell, professor of political science  read more

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