News Archive

Piquero Offers Analysis of Dallas Crime Rate

Why would the violent crime rate in Dallas jump in the first half of 2015 after more than a decade of either holding steady or declining? The Dallas Morning News posed that question to EPPS Criminology Professor Alex Piquero. read more...

Research Spotlight — Patrick Brandt

Dr. Patrick Brandt, associate professor of political science, is pursuing two new projects. The first examines the causes of transnational kidnappings while the second involves forecasting the spread of food-borne diseases. read more...

Study Examines Legal Odds in Refugee Cases

Immigrants seeking asylum are better off without a lawyer than with a poor quality one, according to a study by political science researchers at UT Dallas. read more...

Research Spotlight — May Yuan

Dr. May Yuan, professor of geospatial information sciences, is working on a spatial criminology project to develop a new space-time analytics approach that can identify specific locations susceptible to crimes. read more...

Research Spotlight — Nadine M. Connell

Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology, has just published two studies with colleagues Dr. Robert Morris and Dr. Alex Piquero that examine the various effects of school-based bullying and victimization over the course of the victim's life. read more...

EPPS Hosts International GIS Conference

The International GeoComputation Conference brought more than 125 scholars from around the world to The University of Texas at Dallas to discuss the latest research in this quickly growing field. read more...

EPPS' Outstanding Teachers Receive Awards

The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences recognized faculty members and graduate teaching assistants for excellent teaching at a recent ceremony. read more...

EPPS Grads Headed to Yale and Harvard law schools

Each year, EPPS graduates go on to prestigious law schools at universities across the nation. The 2015 graduating class includes two students who are going to Yale University and Harvard University law schools, ranked number one and two respectively by U.S. News and World Report. We recently sat down with them to find out the keys to their success. read more...

Criminologist Joins U.S. Department of Justice Board

Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith professor of criminology, was selected as one of 19 new appointees to the 25-member Department of Justice board of research scholars, practitioners and policymakers. read more...

EPPS Professor Assesses Response to S. Korean Crisis

The outbreak of MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) in South Korea is generating widespread fear among the population, and has even prompted the shut down of more than a thousand schools. Dohyeong Kim, an associate professor of Public Policy, Political Economy and Geographic Information Sciences, told KERA News that the reaction is due in part to the public's distrust of the government's ability to handle the health crisis. read more...

EPPS Students Win Critical Language Scholarships

The UT Dallas undergraduate students have been granted a Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes from the U.S. State Department. They will study Arabic and local dialects in Morocco, Jordan and Oman. read more...

EPPS Professors Honored at Investiture Ceremony

Families, colleagues, students and friends celebrated 11 faculty members and the benefactors who helped establish endowed chairs and professorships at the University. read more...

Piquero Provides Analysis on Violent Crime Rate

The Dallas Morning News looked to Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology, for an analysis of the recent spike in the city's violent crime rate. Although overall crime is down 2 percent in Dallas this year, violent crimes have increased 9 percent over the same time last year. read more...

Prof Offers Perspective on Local Terrorism Threat

The recent shootings outside a Garland, Texas event center that was hosting a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed, has sparked debate about the future of terrorism in North Texas. Krys Boyd, host of the KERA talk show Think, turned to Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and an international terrorism expert, for his perspective on topics ranging from freedom of speech to ISIS.
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Faculty Honored with Outstanding Teaching Awards

Students nominated EPPS faculty, lecturers, and teaching assistants in each of the school's degree areas for the EPPS Outstanding Teaching Comet Awards. Click here to see a list of this year's winners.
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Seeking Answers to Society's Important Questions

President's Viewpoint: EPPS faculty are using statistics, big data analytics, computer mapping and remote sensing to answer some of the most important social questions of our time. read more...

Professor Studies Immigration of PhD Grads

Inspired by her own experiences, Dr. Meghna Sabharwal is studying why some foreign-born science and engineering PhD graduates stay here, while others return to their home countries. read more...

EPPS Initiative Part of New Crowdfunding Tool

Nadine Connell, an assistant professor of criminology, is spearheading Mentor MAPS, an initiative that shines a light on the benefits of mentoring. Now, alumni friends and family can help turn Dr. Connell's idea into reality through Impact UTD the University's crowdfunding platform. read more...

IPE Major Elected Student Government President

Caitlynn Fortner, a junior majoring in international political economy, and her running mate, Grant Branam, were recently elected president and vice president of the UT Dallas student body. Their one-year terms begin May 1. read more...

Research Spotlight — Rodney J. Andrews

Rodney Andrews

As the gap in college completion rates continues to widen between rich and poor students, Dr. Rodney Andrews and his colleagues are examining the effects of targeted scholarship programs offered at Texas' flagship universities. The programs offer financial aid and a suite of services. read more...

Investiture Ceremony Honors EPPS Faculty

UT Dallas celebrated two of EPPS most accomplished faculty members with one of the highest academic honors the University can bestow, an Investiture Ceremony. Dr. Daniel G. Arce and Dr. May Yuan, both Ashbel Smith Professors, are among 11 faculty members that were honored.
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Study Challenges Solitary's Effectiveness

A new study by Dr. Robert Morris of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences finds that solitary confinement does not deter inmates from committing further violence in prison. read more...

Nobel Laureate to Speak on Gendercide in UT Dallas Talk

Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate and Harvard University professor Amartya Sen will address "Global Gendercide and Women's Empowerment for Sustainable Growth" in a lecture co-sponsored by the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.

His talk, which is set for Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building lecture hall, will be the inaugural event in the Jaya Lecture Series, hosted by the UT Dallas Asia Center. read more...

EPPS Plays Host to Korean Students

A new internship program created by UT Dallas professor Dr. Dohyeong Kim is teaching urban policy and architecture students from South Korea about how Dallas is building its future. read more...

Study Shows Lack of Mental Health Care for Inmates

New research by UT Dallas criminologist Dr. Nadine M. Connell has found that a substantial number of prison inmates have not received treatment for mental health conditions. read more...

Author to Discuss Journey to Justice on March 12

Michael Morton, who was released in 2011 after spending 25 years in prison following a wrongful murder conviction, will discuss his journey to justice at a lecture on March 12. Morton, author of Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace, will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Alexander Clark Center. A reception and book signing will follow and beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Register before March 9 for this lecture sponsored by the school of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. read more...

EPPS Professor Featured on PBS News Hour

High-profile hostage cases involving Islamic State kidnappers have ignited fierce debate about whether the U.S. government should be paying ransom to free American citizens. In an interview on the PBS News Hour, Todd Sandler, the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, said that would only help fund more terrorism. read more...

Political Science Prof Heads New Honors College

Dr. Ted Harpham will be the dean of the new Honors College, which will better coordinate programs that advance excellence in undergraduate education at UT Dallas.
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PA Faculty and Alum Develop Analytical Model for City

Ted Benavides, Executive in Residence in the Public Affairs Program, along with two alumni of the PA doctoral program recently offered an assessment of city services in the Dallas suburb of Sachse in the wake of the 2008 Great Recession. read more...

EPPS Students Excel in Debate

DThe UT Dallas debate team has started off the new year with strong results against a slew of competition. In the first half of the Texas Two-Step held last month at UT Dallas, juniors Jacob Loehr and Anthony Ogbuli advanced to the final round before losing 2-1 to a team from The University of Texas at Austin. read more...

EPPS Researchers Offer News Analysis

Reporters turned to EPPS researchers for expert opinions on both local and international news stories at the start of the new year. read more...

UT Dallas GIS Program Gets Top Ranking

A new ranking of Top Graduate Geography Programs for Spatial Careers includes UT Dallas among the leading schools for students interested in GIS-related graduate studies. The UT Dallas Geospatial Information Sciences program received a top ranking in both the GIScience/Computation and Spatial Analysis/Statistics categories. read more...

Moot Court Team Primed to Make its Points

Alen Samuel and Vrithika "Vinni" Anandham, both senior political science majors at UT Dallas, will compete in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Championship Tournament. read more...

EPPS Alumnus Delivers Keynote at Doctoral Hooding

Earning a Ph.D. requires setting lofty goals, overcoming adversity, and believing in yourself. That was the message EPPS alumnus, Dr. Michelle Adams, delivered at the December doctoral hooding ceremony. read more...

EPPS Frosh Reflects on First Semester

Semester One: Check. When I started here at UT Dallas almost five months ago, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had never been to Texas let alone gone to a Texas school. I didn't know what to expect from the school, from the professors, from my peers.
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Partnership to Improve Resources for Victims

UT Dallas researchers are working with Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support in a planning grant designed to better serve victims of domestic violence in Texas.
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Team Examines Effects of Employer Policies

A study by UT Dallas public affairs researchers found that family-friendly policies are beneficial for increasing productivity of employees in public organizations. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Clint Peinhardt

Political scientist Clint Peinhardt is currently completing a book with UT Dallas economist Todd Sandler for Oxford University Press. The book, entitled The Political Economy of Transnational Cooperation, examines different types of global problems from the common framework of collective action theory. read more...

Archer Fellow Lands Internship with Brookings Institution

Curtlyn Kramer, a senior majoring in Public Affairs in UT Dallas's School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, has recently accepted an internship position at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. read more...

Introducing Texas Connects

Texas Connects is an online funding newsletter for the nonprofit and public sector provided by the Public Affairs and Sociology faculty at UT Dallas. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Asli Leblebicioglu

Asli Leblebicioglu's research program is centered on international trade and financial linkages between countries. Her current work focuses on how global financial conditions affect domestic and international investment decisions. read more...

EPPS researcher examines Childrens' Health, Insurance

Texas' uninsured rate for children remains among the highest in the nation, according to the latest report from researchers at UT Dallas and Children's Health. read more...

New Dean's Suite Bears the Name of EPPS Alum

Dean Denis Dean and the administrative team of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences recently inaugurated a new dean's suite named after one of the school's distinguished alumni. read more...

Life After the UT Dallas MPA

I enrolled in the Master of Public Affairs program at UT Dallas in order to help solidify my position within the City of Richardson and prepare myself for advancement. The real benefit I found in the coursework and degree was a firm understanding of the role of the public sector in society. read more...

UT Dallas to Host Annual GIS Day Event

UT Dallas will celebrate its fifth annual GIS Day on Nov. 19 in Green Hall, and showcase its own geospatial information sciences programs at the event. read more...

EPPS Students Share Archer Experiences

Ten UT Dallas undergraduates and one graduate student learned the ins and outs of the federal government while gaining experience in their fields during internships in Washington, D.C. read more...

Criminologists Try to Determine Who Will Kill

A study co-authored by Dr. Alex Piquero shows that the similarities between people who will commit homicide and those who won't outweigh their differences.
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GIS, Economics Programs Name New Hires

Dr. Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, believes the new professors will help the school increase interdisciplinary activities. read more...

Criminal Justice Forum Slated for November 1

On Saturday, November 1, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office is partnering with the John Marshall Pre-Law Society and the Office of Undergraduate Education for a Criminal Justice Forum, a first of its kind in Dallas County. read more...

Meet the EPPS Dean on Thursday, Oct. 30

Students are invited to come meet Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy, on Thursday, October 30 at 3 p.m. in the Green Hall Pit. Cupcakes will be served. read more...

Brown Bag Lecture Series Kicks off Oct. 24

On Friday, October 24, the Department of Public Affairs and Sociology will kick off the 2014 Brown Bag Lecture Series with a presentation by Dr. Jeffrey L. Brudney. The lecture is scheduled from 11:00am – 1:00pm in Green Hall 2.302. read more...

Student Seeks New Direction for Map Symbols

As it becomes more crucial for tourist maps to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds, some symbols on maps can be unclear. One UT Dallas student has a solution. read more...

Former Death Row Inmate to Speak at UT Dallas

Juan Roberto Meléndez-Colón, who spent more than 17 years on Florida's death row for a crime he did not commit, will be speaking at UT Dallas on Thursday, October 2 at 3 p.m. in the second floor Founders Atrium. read more...

Professors to Study Views on ISIS, Ukraine Conflict

Two researchers in the UT Dallas School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences have received a grant to study the dynamics of public attitudes toward U.S. and global security. read more...

Sociology Student Finds Passion for Rugby

UT Dallas sociology senior Lauren Featherstone initially tried women's rugby after a challenge from her staff at the student newspaper The Mercury. Now, the rough-and-tumble sport has given her more stamina and self-confidence than she ever imagined. read more...

GIS Experts to Explore Spatial Data Error

Two researchers within UT Dallas' School of Economics, Political and Policy Sciences will explore uncertainty in spatial data with a grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health. read more...

Study Finds Factors for Reporting of Weapons

Dr. Nadine Connell and doctoral student Nina Barbieri found that academic achievement and knowledge of security measures increased teens' likelihood of reporting a knife or gun at school. read more...

Grad Student Works for Agency from Afar

Hillary Corwin's Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship fits her goal of becoming a researcher and professor, and allowed her to work from the comforts of her home or anywhere she chose. read more...

EPPS Prof Receives Top Teaching Honor

Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology, is among six UT Dallas faculty members who were recognized recently as top educators in The University of Texas System. They each earned a 2014 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award along with 90 fellow faculty members from across the UT System's 15 academic and health institutions. read more...

Professor to Study Mining's Effect on Jaguars

Dr. Anthony Cummings received a grant to fund a trip to Guyana, where he wants to see whether there is any correlation between the 2008 economic crisis and the number of jaguars killed there. read more...

Study Finds Big Gap in Oil Spill Compensation

Dr. Dohyeong Kim, doctoral student Soojin Min and Korean scholars discovered that South Korea had approved only 11 percent of the compensation claims by residents after the Hebei Spirit oil spill. read more...

Moot Court Preparing Students to Make Cases

While moot court coach Anne Dutia has seen students join for different reasons, she has watched all of them grow as public speakers and scholars, including many who have gone on to success in law school. read more...

EPPS Welcomes Students in New Social Science LLC

The first day of classes also marked the beginning of a new initiative for EPPS students: a new Social Science Living Learning Community (LLC). read more...

EPPS Organization Fair Slated for Sept. 3

Take time out of your lunch hour on Wednesday, September 3 to attend the EPPS Organization Fair, scheduled for noon to 1 in the second floor Founders Building atrium. read more...

GIS Lecturer Dives Deep into Abyss on Expedition

Dr. Ignacio Pujana, a senior lecturer at UT Dallas, has one thing in common with director James Cameron: Each has spent time squeezed into a submersible vehicle to study the Mariana Trench. read more...

Course Focuses on Global Warming and Other Changes

Global warming is a hot topic in the news and political circles around the world. Now, UT Dallas students will have the opportunity to learn more about global environmental changes by taking a course offered through the Geospatial Science program. read more...

Economics Program Head Named Chaired Professor

Dr. Daniel Arce, head of the Economics Program, has been named an Ashbel Smith Professor in Economics. An endowed professorship is the highest academic award that the University can bestow on a faculty member. read more...

Study Rebuts Bad Reputation of 'No Child'

The public perception that No Child Left Behind has increased burnout and lowered job satisfaction among teachers is unfounded, according to a study co-authored by Dr. James R. Harrington. read more...

EPPS Alum Lands Unusual Job

When Kimberley Cole graduated with a master's degree in political economy from UT Dallas, she expected to pursue a finance career. Instead she ended up working in the property unit of the Dallas Police Department, where she oversees a 52,000-square-foot warehouse filled with more than 2 million pieces of evidence. Cole was recently featured in a Dallas Morning News article. read more...

Sociology Major Receives Outstanding Student Award

Jessica D'Souza, a McDermott Scholar who earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and a minor in biology in May, is the recipient of this year's Outstanding Student Award. The Office of Undergraduate Education established the Outstanding Student Award in 2013 to provide public recognition to one outstanding senior graduating each year from UT Dallas. read more...

Undergrads Win Critical Language Scholarships

Addison Larson, an international political economy sophomore, is spending this summer learning Arabic in Oman, while Adam Mendonca is studying Mandarin in Suzhou, China, after both were awarded the scholarships from the U.S. State Department. read more...

EPPS Dean Suite Under Renovation

This summer, Green Hall's third-floor balcony, located off the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) dean's suite, is being enclosed. The space will be repurposed to house the dean's suite and six faculty offices. read more...

Prof Stepping Down as Academic Senate Leader

Dr. Murray J. Leaf, the associate professor of anthropology and political economy, who has been active in the Academic Senate since 1975 and will now serve as one of its vice speakers, called his service "an honor and privilege". read more...

Fulbright Winner Is Bound for Venezuela

Braeden Mayer BS'13 credits his professors for cultivating his interest in Latin America. Thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship, he will experience more of the region as an English teacher in Venezuela. read more...

IPE Student Attends UN Meeting

Nada Alasmi, who completed her MS in International Political Economy in May, recently attended the fifty-seventh session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. read more...

No Child Left Behind Study Makes Headlines

Nearly a decade after the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that NCLB has negatively impacted the teaching profession by eroding job satisfaction and work commitment. read more...

EPPS Prof Named Foundation Fellow

Dr. Rodney Andrews, director of the Texas Schools Project, has been chosen for a Greater Texas Foundation grant program that will help support his project on student success in college. read more...

MPA Student Shows Gratitude for Professors

Chris Packard is celebrating his inspirational professors — and the master's degree he'll complete this summer — by placing 22 bricks engraved with messages of gratitude on Legacy Lane. read more...

EPPS Alum Who Survived Bombing Lends Perspective

On Nov. 10, 2011, Tiffany Ornelas de Tool BA'06, MPA'08 scrambled for cover as the Sudanese Armed Forces dropped bombs on the refugee camp where she had been working for a month. Her description of that dramatic day provides perspective on the conflict in northern Africa. read more...

MPA Grad Reflects on her UT Dallas Experiences

Laura Gorecki, who graduated in this past spring with her MPA, says graduation is such an exciting time, but it is also very stressful, and a little sad. "I am very excited to move on to the next adventure in life, but I still do not know what I am doing after graduation, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at here and I am sad to be leaving." read more...

New GIS Method Yields Insights into Vehicle Burglary Rates

UT Dallas researcher Dr. Yongwan Chun refined a mathematical model technique — eigenvector spatial filtering — in his examination of vehicle thefts in Plano, Texas, and found that home values, vacancy rates and proximity to a highway play big roles in the crime. read more...

EPPS Graduates Celebrate Their Accomplishments

Members of the EPPS Class of 2014 joined with hundreds of family members and friends to celebrate their UT Dallas graduation at the spring commencement ceremony. Commencement speaker Megan Simons urged graduates to take pride in their accomplishments. read more...

Center to Host Conference for Terrorism Researchers

Twenty terrorism scholars from around the world will gather at The University of Texas at Dallas this week to network with fellow contributors to the study of terrorism and policy at the Terrorism and Policy Conference. read more...

EPPS Students Honor Top Teachers

For a fourth year, students in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences recognized faculty with nominations for best teachers of the year at an awards ceremony last month. read more...

Public Affairs Students Serve as Consultants

Students in classes taught by Dr. L. Douglas Kiel got experience working with governmental and nonprofit organizations. Kiel said it's his way of creating students' path to building networks. read more...

CG3i Turns Research into Real-World GIS Innovations

When Christopher Franklin came to UT Dallas in 2010 to pursue a PhD in Geospatial Information Science (GIS), he did so because he knew how influential geospatial information could be. read more...

EPPS Students Take the Helm of Student Government

Student Goverment president Brooke Knudtson, a political science major, says Student Government representatives need to be intentional about engaging with international and graduate students.

Newly elected president Brooke Knudtson and vice president Nancy Fairbank drew a record voting turnout with their three-pronged pledge: to encourage more campus spirit, engage the campus community and establish more traditions. read more...

Youth Who Fail to Envision Future Commit More Crimes

A UT Dallas study shows that teen offenders who don't view long lives ahead of them are more likely to continue committing crimes and engage in more serious offenses. read more...

UT Dallas Team Creates Plan for Global Action

Students recently attended a Clinton Global Initiative University conference to refine their action plan to help provide English tutoring and job preparation skills to international refugees in North Texas. read more...

EPPS Student Wins State Department Scholarship

Addison Larson, a junior International Political Economy major, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship by the U.S. State Department for the summer of 2014. She will be spending the summer in Ibri, Oman, where she will be immersed in Arabic language studies. read more...

EPPS Celebrates Green Hall Renovations

After nearly half a semester of renovations and construction, UT Dallas has unveiled the new and improved atrium for Green Hall. Students and faculty alike celebrated the reopening of the atrium with pizza and hot dogs. read more...

EPPS Students Invited to Clinton Conference

Three students from UT Dallas, including two EPPS majors, recently attended the seventh annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference, where they met student leaders from across the country and worked toward improving the world alongside those leaders. read more...

Alumnus Presides as Administrative Law Judge

Britt Clark BA'06 honed his speaking skills on the UT Dallas debate team. The young administrative law judge for the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is still having an impact on campus. read more...

"Life After EPPS" Networking Event

On April 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the International Political Economy Student Association and Omicron Delta Epsilon will be hosting their second annual alumni networking event, "Life After EPPS" at the McDermott Suite (MC 4.4). read more...

Study: Medical Cannabis Doesn't Raise Crime

According to a study by Dr. Robert Morris, legalization of medical cannabis is not an indicator of increased crime. It actually may be related to reductions in certain types of crime. read more...

UT Dallas Prof Recognized for Influential Research

Dr. Young-Joo Lee, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at UT Dallas, was honored by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Public Administration Review (PAR) as a co-author for one of the 75 most influential articles ever published in PAR. read more...

Meet the EPPS Dean on March 28

Students are invited to come meet Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, on Friday, March 28 at 3 p.m. in the Hoch Seminar Room, GR 3.606. The event, sponsored by the UT Dallas Student Government is designed to encourage students to make their voices heard. read more...

Dr. Michelle Adams to Deliver Alumni Master Lecture

Dr. Michelle Adams, the founder of Marketing Brainology and 2014 Distinguished EPPS Alumnus, will deliver the Alumni Master Lecture - "Predicting Human Behavior: Why the World Will Belong to Economics and Neuroscientists" on Thursday, March 27. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Jonas Bunte

Jonas Bunte, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Economy, is an expert in politics of finance. His work analyzes how distributional consequences of financial flows provide domestic actors the incentive for political action. read more...

Slideshow: Students Find Fresh Start - From Move-In Day to Finals

Monica Lisot During the past school year, communications specialist Paul Bottoni and former student photographer Kevin Yang chronicled the first semesters of four freshmen for the spring edition of UT Dallas Magazine. Daniel Colina, Monica Lisot, Carlos Rodriguez and Jamesha Taylor were among the first residents of the new Residence Hall West. Here are their journeys. read more...

Wildenthal Begins New Role as University President Ad Interim

Dr. Hobson Wildenthal Dr. Hobson Wildenthal has assumed the responsibilities of president ad interim of the University and has set priority on a seamless transition between the presidential administration of Dr. David E. Daniel and the administration of the next president of UT Dallas. read more...

Entrepreneurial Graduates Tap into Growing Craft Beer Industry

Michael Peticolas UT Dallas alumni are helping lead an explosion of craft beer breweries throughout North Texas. Along the way, they've collected national beer awards, patented new tap systems and used crowdfunding to market their ventures. read more...

Reception to Honor Daniel on His Last Day as University President

Dr. David E. Daniel Students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni and community members, will have the opportunity to thank Dr. David E. Daniel for his service and wish him well at his new position in Austin. The event will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Galaxy Rooms in the Student Union Building. read more...

Richardson Police Volunteer Earns Real Hero Award

on right, Joshua Gonzalez, recipient of the Real Hero Award, Richardson Police UT Dallas student Joshua Gonzalez recently received the Richardson Real Hero Award for his volunteer work - more than 2,200 hours - with a youth program operated by the Richardson Police Department. read more...

Over 1,000 Students Earn Spots on Dean's List for Spring Semester

UT Dallas logo For the spring 2015 semester, 1,028 undergraduate students made the dean's list. It contains the names of students who completed at least 12 credit hours during the semester with a grade-point average among the top 10 percent of all students within their respective schools. read more...

Refugees Burdened by Inexperienced Lawyers

Dr. Banks Miller Immigrants seeking asylum are better off without a lawyer than with a poor quality one, according to a study by political science researchers at UT Dallas. The attorney's capability is a primary factor in whether an applicant will win asylum or be deported. read more...

Juneteenth Celebration to Commemorate Day That Defined Freedom

Juneteenth at UT Dallas UT Dallas will celebrate Juneteenth at 5 p.m. on Friday with an event featuring barbecue, live music, games, a health fair and a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. read more...

EPPS' Outstanding Teachers Receive Awards

on right, Dr. Donald Arbuckle The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences recognized faculty members and graduate teaching assistants for excellent teaching at a recent ceremony. read more...

Rings, Sentiments at Ceremony a Reflection of Dedication to Education

UT Dallas Ring Ceremony 2015 A resounding message was delivered by UT Dallas ring recipients at a recent ceremony: The support of family, friends, classmates, and University faculty and staff is crucial to reaching the graduation milestone. read more...

Criminologist Joins U.S. Office of Justice Programs' Advisory Board

Dr, Alex Piquero Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith professor of criminology in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, was selected as one of 19 new appointees to the 25-member board of research scholars, practitioners and policymakers. read more...

Distinguished Professors, Benefactors Celebrated at Investiture Ceremony

Dr. Daniel Cohen with his daugheter Families of the faculty honorees as well as colleagues, students and friends attended the April 2 event that recognized 11 individuals and the benefactors who helped establish endowed chairs and professorships at the University. read more...

Three to Study Overseas Through Critical Language Scholarships

Josette Rophael The UT Dallas undergraduate students have been granted a Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes from the U.S. State Department. They will study Arabic and local dialects in Morocco, Jordan and Oman. read more...

Exceptional Student Employees Earn Recognition

Andrew Grant Five student workers have been recognized by their supervisors for their professionalism, work ethic and performance as part of National Student Employment Week. Andrew Grant, a lead Comet Cab driver, was named Student Employee of the Year. read more...

Jonsson School Grad Leaves His Mark on Robotics Lab

Hazen Eckert As a freshman, Hazen Eckert asked to join Dean Mark Spong's team and immediately made a lasting impact on its work. He will graduate this week with his second bachelor's degree from UT Dallas, this one a double major of computer science and computer engineering. read more...