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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


Science

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


KTVT-TV

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


KTVT-TV

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


Livescience

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


Observer

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


The Dallas Morning News

Gun Violence Cuts Short American Life Expectancy and We Can't Even Talk About It

Nov. 17, 2016

“Guns are a relevant, public health threat and good medicine requires honest discussions about everything from eating habits to gun ownership.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


The Dallas Morning News

How a 1950s Political Theory Predicted Defeat for Clinton

Nov. 15, 2016

"Unlike Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton also had difficulty connecting with ordinary people, and polls indicate that many voters neither trusted nor liked her." — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


The Dallas Morning News

'Flaming Critters' and Counterculture Fantasies Abound In Dallas Artist's Immersive Exhibit

Nov. 15, 2016

“As a culture, it is my hope that we can change our attitude toward living artists and what it means to dedicate one's life to making art.” — Heyd Fontenot, director of CentralTrak read more


WFAA-TV

Best Way to See the Supermoon

Nov. 14, 2016

"There’s a universe outside your cellphone, your smartphone, your TV. So come look at the natural world out here.” — Dr. Marc Hairston, research scientist read more


KXAS-TV

Racial Concerns in Dallas Police Chief Selection

Nov. 14, 2016

“This will be a very tempting job for a lot of police officers around the country who are looking to be in charge of a major department in a major city that's a very desirable place to live and work." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KDFW-TV

Experts Say Trump Will Likely Keep Parts of Obamacare

Nov. 12, 2016

“Get rid of the individual mandate. It’s very unpopular with the public and almost impossible to enforce.” — Dr. John McCracken, clinical professor of health care management read more


The Associated Press

Polling Misfires to Be Explored After Unexpected Trump Win

Nov. 11, 2016

"We've got to filter our surveys as we try to pick out those people that are really going to vote. We all have the problem of not getting likely voters right." — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


KTVT-TV

UT Dallas Working on Better Treatment Options for Brain Injuries

Nov. 11, 2016

“As a Marine you see these guys coming back with injuries and the doctors really can’t do anything for them.” — Dr. Robert Rennaker, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering read more


The New York Times

What Went Wrong In This Year's Presidential Polls?

Nov. 11, 2016

"We've got to filter our surveys as we try to pick out those people that are really going to vote. We all have the problem of not getting likely voters right." — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


WNET-TV

The Whistleblower

Nov. 10, 2016

“What was going on was wrong, and people were going to be harmed.” — Richard Bowen, senior lecturer in accounting read more


The Dallas Morning News

Cranberries Don't Prevent or Cure Urinary Tract Infections

Nov. 10, 2016

"Besides the effect of keeping you hydrated, the berries aren’t effective in treating or preventing UTIs." — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


KTVT-TV

Social Media Expert Says Election Healing Starts Online

Nov. 9, 2016

“As a country we need to acknowledge that maybe we do have a problem. Maybe we do need to start compromising more.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor read more


The National Post

How Do-or-Die Florida Was the Start of Trumps Improbable Hopscotch Path to Victory and The White House

Nov. 9, 2016

“Trump had a path to victory, but it was a pretty narrow one, and it all started in the northern part of Florida really, and moved up from there.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


Houston Chronicle

Final Verdict Nears On Clinton V. Trump

Nov. 5, 2016

“There's this line that both of these candidates are terrible. And how do we know? Well, because each one may lose to the other." — Dr. Thomas Brunell, professor of political science read more


The Washington Post

Should Corporations Be Able to Sue Foreign Governments? The US Could Owe Billions

Nov. 3, 2016

“U.S. multinational corporations can file cases whenever they want. That means the U.S. government can’t filter cases, and diplomats can be sucked into disputes that they might prefer not to be involved in.” — Dr. Clint Peinhardt, associate professor of political science, public policy, and political economy read more


cnet

Apple IPhone Tech Helps Reinvent the Hearing Aid

Nov. 3, 2016

"They want to be able to adjust the things we're adjusting, which we've went through extensive training to [learn].” — Dr. Chelsea Jividen, master clinician at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders read more


The Baltimore Sun

Investigative Files Provide New Insights into Korryn Gaines' 6-Hour Standoff with Baltimore County Police

Nov. 3, 2016

"When you have this outside line to Facebook and social media, it's just a compounding factor. You're only going to be able to control the media to a certain degree." — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


KTVT-TV

How Social Media Can Cost Someone Their Job

Nov. 2, 2016

“You have to be aware that data doesn’t die. Everyone has a camera phone now that you can easily take a screen shot of anything.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor read more


Dallas Observer

New Report Shows City of Dallas Faltering in its Fight Against Domestic Violence

Oct. 31, 2016

"Dallas has a unique coordinated response team. You all support each other.” — Dr. Denise Paquette Boots, associate professor of criminology read more


WFAA

Win or Lose, the GOP is at a Crossroad

Oct. 27, 2016

"It's relatively easy to recuperate in politics. The voters have a short term memory on these types of things.” — Dr. Thomas Brunell, professor of political science read more


FOX 4

Should Parents Worry About Halloween Candy?

Oct. 26, 2016

“We want kids to learn how to manage sweets and to be able to eat them in moderation. If we teach them to manage those things early on, then they’re better able to do that as adults.” — Jenny McGlothlin, clinician at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders read more


KERA

How Autonomous Cars Work

Oct. 25, 2016

“I think what will be more likely in the near future is that the vehicles will have the ability to communicate with each other via the internet with civil infrastructure or with authorities.” — Dr. Nicholas Gans, clinical associate professor of electrical engineering read more


The Dallas Morning News

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Fear. Hint: It Could Save Your Life

Oct. 24, 2016

"It gives us extra strength and stamina, increases our heart rate and sends blood to muscles to fight long and hard and run fast." — Dr. Christa McIntyre, associate professor of neuroscience read more


KERA

How Polls Work

Oct. 24, 2016

“This idea that you have a duty to vote as a citizen turns out to be a very important predictor of whether you really do vote.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


The Dallas Morning News

DFW Home Sales on Track for Record Year, Even as High-End Market Cools

Oct. 20, 2016

"Millennials are the largest sector of homebuyers now. So this increased demand from first and second time homebuyers is forcing upward pressure on prices." — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, real estate programs director read more


DMN

What an Expert on Italian Art Thought of the 'Sistine Chapel' at Fair Park

Oct. 19, 2016

“Arranged on a tunnel-like metal armature less than 10 feet over the viewer's head, the physicality of The Creation of Adam and the despair of The Flood can be studied up close for as long as one's neck can stand.” — Dr. Mark Rosen, associate professor of aesthetic studies read more


D Magazine

UT Dallas Engineer Robert Rennaker Wants to Rewire Your Brain

Oct. 19, 2016

"What I bring to the table is an assessment of what needs to be done to help people. As a former Marine, I am acutely aware of our veterans and the price they have paid." — Dr. Robert Rennaker, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering read more


WFAA-TV

Why Are Political Campaign Yard Signs Becoming Obsolete?

Oct. 18, 2016

"The negativity associated with both campaigns has done a couple things: suppressed activity by voters, and secondly, made them perhaps go into hiding. They don't want to say who they're for." — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


Dallas Morning News

Why Halloween Candy Isn't as Scary as You Might Think

Oct. 17, 2016

"Children need to learn to manage sweets and to keep sweets in proportion to the other food they eat." — Jenny McGlothlin, clinician at Callier Center for Communication Disorders read more


Preston Hollow People

Learning to Learn the Smart Way

Oct. 14, 2016

"I think kids are overwhelmed by information, there's just so much out there. So we teach them to be very selective, how to select what’s most important and how to think deeply and understand the meaning of the information." — Dr. Jacquelyn Gamino, director of the Center for BrainHealth's Adolescent Reasoning Initiative read more


San Antonio Express-News

Clinton, Trump Both Boast Wall Street Ties, But Clinton Dominates in Donations

Oct. 12, 2016

"They want to hedge their bets, and if they think they have a sure winner, they're going to go to that person." — Dr. Euel Elliott, professor of public policy and political economy read more


ap

Use Price Matching to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table

Oct. 6, 2016

“You need at least some segment of customers to regulate the pricing behavior of retailers,” — Dr. Nanda Kumar, associate professor of marketing read more


The New York Times

Could Officers Have Avoided Shooting Keith Scott? Experts Weigh In

Oct. 5, 2016

“When a person is armed, that person poses a danger immediately to members of the public and the police officers. So de-escalation at that point is a lot trickier.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


The Dallas Morning News

Four Women in Dallas Have Received Uterine Transplants in Groundbreaking Surgical Trial

Oct. 5, 2016

"We need to consider the 'what if' now ... well before all glitches are worked out and it becomes widespread." — Dr. Carie Tucker King, clinical professor of arts and technology read more


CBS DFW

Possible Fireworks at Vice Presidential Debate? Expert Weighs In

Oct. 4, 2016

“While everyone will look for the knockout blow kind of moment, I’m sure everybody has the zingers prepared for the right circumstance, it’s just not the temperament for either of them.” — Scott Herndon, director of debate read more


The Greeley Tribune

How Did Unchecked Social Media Threats of Clowns, Killing Unleash Panic in Greeley?

Oct. 1, 2016

“But with social media there’s so many people involved in this collective community all over the country and if one person starts it, it can get around the country instantly. Before, it took days.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor read more


The Montgomery Advertiser

Reality TV Camera's Presence at Heart of Excessive Force Claim

Oct. 1, 2016

“In the small number of studies that do exist, especially on body cams, we do see a lower level of complaints filed against officers.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


The Dallas Morning News

Citing Black Lives Matter, AT&T CEO Urges Employees to Have Difficult Conversations About Race

Sept. 30, 2016

"It doesn't just disappear when you get to work." — Dr. Orlando Richard, an associate professor of organizations, strategy and international management read more


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