March 26, 2017


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The New York Times

When the Boss Is Half Your Age

March 17, 2017

“Research shows that older workers are not as responsive to that younger boss, because they feel he or she shouldn’t be in that position.” — Dr. Orlando Richard, associate professor of management read more

The Dallas Morning News

The Myth of the Student-Athlete Is Overplayed

March 13, 2017

“Many people fall into the trap of assuming the few student-athletes they see on TV are representative of the 460,000 student-athletes in the NCAA — or the 60,000 NAIA college student-athletes, for that matter.” — Dr. Kurt Beron, professor of economics read more


Talking With Kids About Body Image

March 7, 2017

“Parents should focus on the great things our bodies can do … instead of physical appearance.” — Dr. Shayla Holub, associate professor and department head of psychological sciences read more


Top 5 New Computer Security Threats To Your Personal Information

Feb. 28, 2017

“Being aware of these kinds of attacks and always verifying and limiting what you disclose will make it less risky for you.” — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, computer science professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

As Free-Standing ERs and Insurers Fight, Patients Get Stuck With the Bill

Feb. 23, 2017

“Individuals in a desperate situation, do not behave rationally. They see a seemingly serious situation and go to the most accessible location.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, director of the bachelor's in healthcare management program read more


Brain Health as a Dallas Police Line of Defense

Feb. 23, 2017

“We hope to not only improve and positively affect the lives of the men and women in blue but also contribute to the body of neuroscience research.” — Dr. Leanne Young, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute read more

The Dallas Morning News

How Hashtag Activism Is Changing the Way We Protest

Feb. 23, 2017

“We are protesting so much that it’s over-saturated. On social media, we tend to react and attack.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor read more

The Huffington Post

Sometimes, Locking Kids Up Makes Matters Worse

Feb. 20, 2017

"Delivering effective prevention programs early in life and interventions aimed at rehabilitating juvenile offenders is essential." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

USA Today

Men Outnumber Women More Than 2-1 among Top White House Aides

Feb. 20, 2017

“We are very diverse and the diversity numbers keep going up in the U.S. So do the expectations that our bureaucrats will look like us.” — Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, associate professor of public and nonprofit management read more


Cyber Bullying: What Your Kids May Not Be Telling You

Feb. 6, 2017

“Because it’s public, it’s long lasting, the person can go back and revisit it and it is witnessed by the entire peer group.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and associate provost read more


Which Ads Are Creating Buzz For Super Bowl 51?

Feb. 3, 2017

"They are literally the mainstay or flagship brand of Super Bowl advertising." — Dr. Abhi Biswas, clinical professor of marketing read more


19 Simple Ways to Think Faster

Feb. 3, 2017

“It is never too early or too late to focus on your brain health.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Expert: Handling of Adam Jones Case 'an Aberration'

Feb. 1, 2017

“The NFL is going to take whatever time it wants. The NFL is beholden to nobody.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


So, You're Extremely Busy? Researchers Say You Likely Have Better Memory, Reasoning

Feb. 1, 2017

"I would think that the optimal relationship would be engaged and busy but not having an extreme level of stress because we know stress can be detrimental to the brain.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, Distinguished University Chair read more

The Dallas Morning News

The Curator of the Dallas Museum of Arts Powerful Islamic Art Exhibit Believes Strongly in the Declaration of Independence

Jan. 30, 2017

"I find it to be the most amazing document. It is so incredible, so powerful, so beautiful." — Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, Distinguished Scholar of Islamic Art in Residence read more

The New York Times

Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Jan. 27, 2017

“A lot more research needs to be done. But there’s the sense that tasks that are mentally demanding support and maintain cognition in older adults.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at the Center for Vital Longevity read more

France-Amerique magazine

The Researcher Cataloguing All the French Statues in the United States

Jan. 26, 2017

“Searching for a French sculpture in a country as vast as the United States is a lot like looking for a needle in a haystack.” — Laure de Margerie, director of the Census of French Sculpture in American Public Collections read more

Dallas Innovates

UT Dallas Creates Seed Fund for Startups

Jan. 24, 2017

“The vision of this fund is to really support the North Texas ecosystem and become a meaningful vehicle for economic development for our region.” — Bryan Chambers, Blackstone LaunchPad program director read more

The Denver Post

Experts Give Mixed Reviews to Denver Police Department's Proposed Use-of-Force Policy

Jan. 23, 2017

“Officers are going to make that judgment in a hair's second. It’s going to be difficult for them, I think.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology read more


Yoga, Meditation Helping Students in South Dallas Schools

Jan. 23, 2017

"Meditation and yoga changes particularly the brain areas that are involved in memory and attention. These are the areas developing the most in kids.” — Dr. Julia Evans, professor of cognitive neuroscience and language science read more

Texas CEO Magazine

What Happens If NAFTA Goes Away?

Jan. 21, 2017

“Even if NAFTA is here to stay, executives, state officials and other stakeholders need to remember an important lesson: free trade is not free.” — Dr. Mike W. Peng, Jindal Chair of Global Strategy read more


This UV-Light Controlled Adhesive Could Help Ordinary Humans Become Spider-Man

Jan. 18, 2017

“The nice features of this work are the fact that it’s fast, reversible, [it] returns to adhesion quite fast, and it’s light responsive.” — Dr. Taylor Ware, assistant professor of bioengineering read more

Business News Daily

Want to Go Global? Try a Regional Expansion Strategy

Jan. 18, 2017

"[Companies] do not want so much diversity that their skill set and capabilities are not fungible in other countries.” — Dr. Toyah Miller, associate professor of organizations, strategy and international management read more

The Dallas Morning News

Lewisville-Based Adeptus Faces Class-Action Suit over Excessive Fees at Free-Standing ERs

Jan. 10, 2017

"I'm not surprised this kind of litigation would emerge. It's a reflection of how chaotic this portion of the industry is right now. It's the billing and economics that are often suspect." — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, director of the bachelor's in healthcare management program read more

The Dallas Morning News

Who Needs Stress? We All Do. Here's Why

Jan. 9, 2017

"Stress, properly conceived of, is a challenge that can be incredibly enriching for the brain." — Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist read more

Five Thirty Eight

Fact-Checking Won't Save Us From Fake News

Jan. 4, 2017

“We should have the sense of responsibility that anything you click on will affect other people. I always tell my students: ‘Click like you mean it.’” — Dr. Angela Lee, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication read more


How Stress Can Make You Stronger, According to Science

Jan. 3, 2017

“Norepinephrine in the right levels has remarkable properties in the human brain—it acts as a sort of fertilizer, growing new connections between neurons and even new brain cells.” — Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth read more

US News and World Report

Broke Cities: Is There a Way to Predict Local Fiscal Struggles?

Jan. 3, 2017

“Cities with lower property tax collections relative to total local revenues were more likely to experience fiscal distress.” — Dr. Evgenia Gorina, assistant professor of public affairs read more

San Antonio Express-News

Homicides in S.A. hit a 21-year high. Why?

Jan. 1, 2017

“Crime is a huge, complicated issue. Indeed, we as criminologists have a very poor understanding of why crimes go up and down.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

The Human Cost of Trafficking

Dec. 27, 2016

“Being abused is the only way of life many of these boys and girls have known, and they may possess very little hope of escaping to something or someone better.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

A New Year's Resolution That Doesn't Involve Your Weight

Dec. 24, 2016

“Focus on people's internal qualities, the positive things they are doing, and their abilities, rather than on physical appearance.” — Dr. Shayla Holub, associate professor and department head of psychological sciences read more

The New Yorker

The Long-Term Costs of Fining Juvenile Offenders

Dec. 24, 2016

“I hate to use the words ‘vicious cycle,’ because it’s used for everything. But, in this case, it really does basically spin around like a hamster wheel.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


Fort Worth Mom Arrested after Calling for Help

Dec. 22, 2016

“Officers are taught and trained over and over again that when you go to neighborhood disturbances there's going to be people yelling at you and you've just got to be professional through the whole thing.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

UTD Study Finds Correlation Between Penalties On the Field and Arrests Off It

Dec. 14, 2016

"Players who received the highest number of penalties — those in the top 10 percent of penalties — had an average of 1.5 arrests per player, including violent and nonviolent arrests." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


Trump's Potential Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Is a Titan in the Oil Industry

Dec. 12, 2016

“He's sort of a diplomat for energy. I mean I could see him as a slam-dunk for energy secretary as an example, you know, because he is the resident expert.” — Dennis McCuistion, clinical professor read more

The Associated Press

An Officer and a Refugee: New Policeman Straddles Worlds

Dec. 8, 2016

"Where there is indeed a fairly significant refugee population, the enlightened police departments are reaching out to those communities and trying to say, 'Let's build some bridges, let's build some trust.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dallas On Pace to Have the Most Murders Since 2009

Dec. 8, 2016

"We're still a lot safer than we were in the 1990s. But we've really got to be paying attention to these upticks." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


You Probably Suffer from Scattered Brain Syndrome

Dec. 8, 2016

“Technology is actually rewiring our brains to be addicted to interruption, as we anxiously wait for the next ping signaling a new email, text or social media post.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more

The Dallas Morning News

Expanding Computer Science Education Is Good for Kids, Good for Economy

Dec. 5, 2016

“Providing such computational thinking in our education system has the potential to foster creativity and significantly advance the problem-solving skills of K-12 students across all content areas in school.” — Dr. Joseph Ferrara, director of the Institute for Instructional Excellence read more


Your Mind Works More Like Sherlock Holmess Than You Think

Dec. 5, 2016

“There’s a certain humbling here. We like to think of our brains and memories as being highly individualistic, idiosyncratic. … But perhaps in our brains, we aren’t the individuals we thought we were.” — Dr. Michael Rugg, director of the Center for Vital Longevity read more

The Wall Street Journal

Nerve Treatment When Drugs Fail

Dec. 5, 2016

“The vagus nerve is the way the body tells the brain what’s going on.” — Dr. Michael Kilgard, Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Does the US Pay More Than Its Fair Share to NATO?

Dec. 1, 2016

"The U.S. has national interests around the world, and these include securing allies against common enemies such as North Korea and China, as well as addressing terrorism and other threats." — Dr. Paul Diehl, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science read more

The News and Observer

Charlotte Police Officer Will Not Face Charges in Shooting That Led to Days of Unrest

Nov. 30, 2016

“You just can’t wait until something else happens ... The onus is on the police department to take a positive approach and look for what good can come out of this.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


How to Spot a Fake Shopping App

Nov. 24, 2016

“You enter a credit card number in the app to buy something, your credit card number gets stolen.” — Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science read more

The Motley Fool

Heres Why Most Retailers Should Open on Thanksgiving

Nov. 23, 2016

"My suggestion is that retailers should open for a few hours in the evening of Thanksgiving Day, or better still, open at midnight on Thursday or the early hours of Black Friday to get a piece of the pie.” — Dr. Dan Rajaratnam, clinical professor of marketing read more


Non-Opioid Drug Developed in Dallas

Nov. 21, 2016

“Our idea has been to try to target chronic pain at the source in the sensory nervous system where pain signals originate. We want to reverse that or at least inhibit it without having side-effects in the brain." — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

The Charlotte Observer

Activists Ask Why Review of CMPD Includes Protests, But Not Fatal Police Shooting

Nov. 18, 2016

“The guy had a gun. This is pretty cut and dry. I don’t understand (the controversy). That’s Monday-morning quarterbacking.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

At Dallas' Only Free Wall, Graffiti Taggers Can Spray to Their Art's Content

Nov. 18, 2016

“Kids who tag see it as a way to relieve boredom, cope with stress, fit in and rebel a little bit.” — Dr. Lynne Vieraitis, associate professor of criminology read more


Marijuana Use May Impair Your Coordination

Nov. 18, 2016

"While we found many inconsistent results between studies, the general consensus supports [the idea that there are] cognitive and motor impairments associated with cannabis use." — Dr. Shikha Prashad, postdoctoral research scientist read more


Unpleasantries: Avoid Starting an Email With I Hope This Finds You Well

Nov. 17, 2016

"A challenge for those of us like me who want to write an email for humans with a beating heart is to find a way to make a sympathetic connection with the reader so that our email is read in a human voice." — Dr. McClain Watson, director of business communication programs read more

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