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Gizmodo

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


TIME

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


KDFW-TV

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


NPR

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


BBC

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


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


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