News Archive

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...

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...

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...

Education Research Center Projects on Tap

Researchers recently were approved for projects focusing on Texas students, teachers and schools using data from the UT Dallas Education Research Center. read more...

Study Links Men's Work Hours to Wives' Health

The longer hours men work, the healthier their wives are, according to new research by UT Dallas post-doctoral research associate Dr. Sibyl Kleiner. The study examines potential consequences of men's and women's work time on the health of their spouses. read more...

Internship EXPO Slated for March 6

Students will have the opportunity to network with social science professionals and discover summer internships through the Social Science Internship EXPO on Thursday, March 6. The event, scheduled from 2 pm to 4 pm in Galaxy Room C (SU 2.602) read more...

EPPS Hires Experts in Variety of Fields

Five tenure-track professors have joined the public policy and political economy program, and the public affairs and sociology program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Paul Battaglio

Dr. Battaglio, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, focuses his scholarship on strategic planning, motivation, conflict in the workplace, and service contracting. read more...

MPA Program Ranked #13 in North America

A new study has ranked UT Dallas's Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program 13th in North America. In compiling its list of top masters programs, Eduniversal focused on three primary factors: read more...

UT Dallas to Host 23 Teams for Mock Trial Competition

More than 200 students, including several standouts from the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, will gather at UT Dallas Feb. 14-16 to compete in a team activity that combines public speaking, acting and law. The University has been selected by the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) to host a regional mock trial competition for the second consecutive year. read more...

Fall 2013 Dean's List

Congratulations to the EPPS students who made the dean's list at the University of Texas at Dallas for the fall 2013 semester. The dean's list is published by the University's Office of Undergraduate Education at the conclusion of each fall and spring semester. read more...

EPPS Prof Named to 2 National Academy of Sciences Panels

Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at UT Dallas, recently was selected to serve on two National Academy of Sciences (NAS) expert panels. read more...

EPPS Archer Fellows Gain Experience, Friends

Three fall 2013 UT Dallas Archer Fellows who recently returned from Washington, D.C., gained an appreciation for the nation's capital and the people who contributed to their experiences. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Daniel Arce

Economics Professor Daniel Arce is investigating the impact of the WikiLeak website's release of U.S. Department of State cables. read more...

Explore the WOW with Spring Break Externships

Registration is now open for the Career Center's new "Explore the WOW!" job shadowing program. The program is designed to help students explore the "World of Work" through Spring Break externships from March 10 to March 14. read more...

Prof to Study Public Opinion's Effect on Foreign Policy

Historically, scholars have argued that public opinion has little bearing on foreign policy. But research shows that has changed in the last 10 years, according to Dr. Harold Clarke. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Nadine M. Connell

Dr. Nadine M. Connell, assistant professor of criminology, focuses her research on improving positive outcomes for youth, specifically in areas related to decreasing juvenile delinquency, understanding school violence, and innovation in substance use prevention. read more...

Archer Fellowship Preps Student for Public Health Career

To spend a semester in Washington D.C. sounds appealing to most, but earning college credit and professional experience at the same time is a nice draw that the Bill Archer Fellowship Program offers to students in the University of Texas system. read more...

Green Hall Renovations Underway

Students with classes in Green Hall will notice more than a few changes now that renovations are underway. Green Hall was one of the first buildings built on the UT Dallas campus. read more...

Faculty Spotlight — Dohyeong Kim

The research interests of Dohyeong Kim, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Political Economy and Geographic Information Sciences, are widespread, but they all contribute to one goal: to develop an information-based tool to help policy makers around the world address environmental and health risks. read more...

EPPS Prof's Research Shows Race Still Matters

Dr. Nick Vargas, an assistant professor of sociology, says he has two main goals for the SOC 3325 - Race, Ethnicity, and Community class he is teaching this spring. His first goal is to make people aware of not just the historical aspects of race, but how race continues to be a major component of the structure of today's society. read more...

Experiences Fuel EPPS Student's Passion for China

Senior Giovani Jonenson credits UT Dallas faculty for giving him the opportunity to explore his interest in China. Travel, research and networking have helped grow his passion for the country, its people and their culture. read more...

EPPS Students Take Home Highest Honors at Model UN

Even though most were first-time competitors, UT Dallas students demonstrated the academic preparation and diplomatic savvy needed to take home the highest honors in a recent United Nations simulation held in the nation's Capitol. read more...

Study Shows Terrorism Decreases Investment

In recent years, developing nations have been common terrorism targets. UT Dallas professor Todd Sandler says these attacks are reducing foreign investment in these countries because potential investors are seeking safer locations. read more...

UT Dallas Institute Assesses Child Well-Being

Researchers at UT Dallas' Institute for Urban Policy Research compiled the data for a report on Dallas County children that offers a better understanding of the socioeconomic and health issues they face. read more...

Dean Discusses Future of EPPS

During the recent "Meet the Dean" event, sponsored by UTD Student Government, Dr. Denis Dean, the dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, described a school that is rapidly expanding to accommodate a steady increase in the student population. read more...

UT Dallas to Host Annual GIS Day Event

UT Dallas will celebrate its fourth annual GIS Day on Nov. 20 in the new Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building - Main Hall, and showcase its own geospatial information sciences programs at the event. read more...

1st Generation Immigrants Less Likely to Commit Serious Crimes

New research from Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology, shows more than 80 percent of first-generation immigrants, or individuals born outside the U.S., are less likely to commit serious crimes and less likely to be chronic offenders. read more...

EPPS Faculty in the News

EPPS faculty members Dr. Nadine Connell and Dr. Sheryl Skaggs made headlines this week as as they offered their expertise on news stories discussing the rising social issues of bullying and youth unemployment. read more...

EPPS Student Lands Internship at State Department

Public policy graduate student Daniel Hinson's internship with the State Department has afforded him the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C., New York and potentially a career in foreign affairs. read more...

Scholarship Opportunities Plentiful for EPPS Students

Scholarships are one of the best ways to finance a college education, and there are many available to EPPS students. The key is to know where to look. Dr. Douglas Dow discussed some of the best opportunities for EPPS students and also offered advice to those who might want to apply. read more...

Meet the EPPS Dean on Oct. 24

Students are invited to come meet Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, on Thursday, October 24 at 3 p.m. in the Green Hall Atrium. The event, sponsored by the UT Dallas Student Government is designed to encourage students to make their voices heard. read more...

New Minor in Public Health

After years of anticipation from faculty and students alike, UT Dallas has added a Minor in Public Health to its academic offerings. According to Sociology Professor Dr. Richard Scotch, students have shown considerable interest in the program. read more...

Grant Funds Study of Teachers, Principals

The Texas Schools Project, housed under the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, aims to enable education research that will benefit students in Texas. With a $1.475 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the TSP is exploring teacher quality and how principal leadership affects student performance. read more...

Archer Fellows Describe Studies, Work in Washington D.C.

Nine UT Dallas undergraduates were selected to spend the spring semester in Washington, D.C., as part of the Bill Archer Fellow Program offered by the Archer Center. The six juniors and three seniors were among 36 undergraduate participants selected from throughout the UT System. read more...

EPPS Alum and NY Times Best-Selling Author to Speak

New York Times best-selling author and EPPS alumnus Dr. Britt Berrett will be speaking on health care policy as part of the inaugural EPPS Alumni Master Lecture Series on Thursday, October 17. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in the Founders Building Second Floor Atrium and will be followed by a reception at 5:00pm. read more...

Career Advice and a Slice Oct. 11

Join the Career Center and industry professionals at noon on Friday, October 11, in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms. There will be three 15-minute rotations during which you will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from three different industries of your choice. read more...

Religions Lecture Kicks Off Diversity Series

A talk from a UT Dallas professor about world religions will launch the Diversity Lecture Series, which will last through October in recognition of National Diversity Awareness Month. read more...

UT Dallas Salutes Veterans

Are you a UT Dallas student and a veteran of the U.S. armed forces? Make plans to attend a special MRE luncheon on Wednesday, October 2, where you will receive information on everything from academic advising catered to veterans’ needs to career planning focused on life after military. read more...

Criminology Lecture Series Kicks Off Tuesday, October 1

The Criminology Program is proud to announce the first in a series of lectures featuring nationally renowned experts in the field of criminology. Jerry Watson, Chief Legal Officer to Allegheny Casualty, International Fidelity and Associated Bond (AIA) will be the first lecture in the series. read more...

Career Help in Green Hall

Do you need help polishing up your resume or finding an internship opportunity? Drop-in career assistance is now available three days a week in Green Hall 2.410. You can meet one-on-one with Career Center staff on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. No appointment is necessary. read more...

Euro Crisis Lecture: September 26

On Thursday, September 26, from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in the San Antonio Room in Green Hall (GR 2.326), the Department of Public Policy and Political Economy will host a lecture by German Professor Dr. Sascha Mölls. He will be delivering a speech titled: “The Euro Crisis & Capital Markets - A German Perspective.” read more...

UT Dallas Pi Alpha Alpha Wins National Best Chapter Award

The UT Dallas chapter of the national public administration honor society Pi Alpha Alpha chapter has received the national award for the Best Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter for the 2012-2013 academic year.The purpose of the Chapter Award of Excellence is to recognize excellence in programming and chapter management in pursuit of Pi Alpha Alpha’s goals of scholarship, leadership, and excellence in graduate education in public affairs and administration. read more...

EPPS Freshmen Among New Terry Scholars

Two EPPS freshmen, Colton Hattersley and Hannah Hubbard, are among the largest incoming Terry Scholars class ever. The 44 incoming scholars represent a 41 percent increase over last year's group and bring the total number of UT Dallas students in the Terry Scholars Program to 84. Their combined awards this year from the Terry Foundation total $1.38 million. read more...

Brown Bag Lecture Series Kicks off Sept. 27

On Friday, September 27, the Department of Public Affairs and Sociology will kick off the 2013 Nonprofit Management and Leadership Brown Bag Lecture Series with visiting scholar Dr. Jessica Sowa, Associate Professor of Public Affairs from the University of Colorado, Denver. Dr. Sowa will be presenting her research on “High Performance Work Systems in Nonprofit Human Service Organizations.” read more...

EPPS Student Says UT Dallas Makes Financial Sense

UT Dallas undergraduates graduate with less debt than most students in the country, according to new data from U.S. News and World Report. Colin Phillips, a junior political science major, says financial concerns were a major factor for him in deciding where to attend college. “There were a lot of choices at UT Dallas. I could apply for scholarships and choose work-study programs, which made more sense for me,” read more...

Award-Winning Prof Named Economics Head

EPPS has appointed Dr. Daniel Arce to be head of the economics program. He has taught for 22 years, the last seven of them at UT Dallas. He was recently honored with a UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. read more...

New GIS Course Combines Mapping, Real Estate Analysis

The UT Dallas Mercury is spotlighting a new special topics course in geospatial information science with a focus on real estate analysis being offered by EPPS this fall. The professor, Wayne Gearey, is senior vice president of location intelligence at Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and real estate company, and has published research alongside professors from the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia and the University of Texas. read more...

New Internship Program Takes EPPS Students to Ireland

Nine UT Dallas students saw the world through Irish eyes in Dublin and came home smiling after spending the summer in the University's first work program of its kind. The internships provided a customized, two-month experience with organizations that ranged from financial institutions to creative agencies to advocacy groups. read more...

Economics Prof Honored with Regents Teaching Award

Established by the Board of Regents in 2008, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards complement a range of System-wide efforts that underscore the Board's commitment to ensuring the UT System is a place of intellectual exploration and discovery, educational excellence and unparalleled opportunity. read more...

EPPS-travaganza Slated for August 28

Welcome back EPPS Comets! Come celebrate Welcome Week at the EPPS-travaganza, Wednesday Aug. 28th 1pm-3pm North entrance of Green Hall. Games, Delish Fair Food, prizes, fun and more! The EPPS celebration is part of Welcome Week at UT Dallas. read more...

Welcome Week Kicks Off August 25

We'd like to extend a special invitation to all EPPS freshmen and transfer students to join Dean Denis Dean and EPPS faculty at the University Convocation on Sunday, August 25 at 4 p.m. in the Activity Center. The ceremony marks the official kick off of UT Dallas Welcome Week activities open to all students. Be sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. when we'll host the annual EPPS-travaganza on the north side of Green Hall. There will be games, food and prizes. read more...

EPPS Students Among the Ranks of 2013 McDermott Scholars

Congratulations to IPE major Caitlynn Fortner and political science major Nancy Fairbank who are among the 21 students that make up the UT Dallas McDermott Scholars Program 2013 incoming class. The entering cohort was chosen from nearly 1,200 high school students in 30 states and five countries who had initially expressed interest in the program. read more...

Going Beyond the Western Borders

Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, an assistant professor of public affairs at UT Dallas, recently co-edited a new book, "Public Administration in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan." It compiles the work of leading scholars to provide a comprehensive analysis of the public administration settings in that area of the world. read more...

Student Wins State Dept. Award to Study in Oman

Growing up in a home where her mother studied linguistics, Irene Morse was surrounded by a love for languages. Hearing the cadence and rhythms of different languages gave her a curiosity about other cultures as well. read more...

EPPS Alumnus Makes List of Top Young Professionals

Three UT Dallas alumni were among the top young business achievers named to the annual "40 Under 40" list compiled by the Dallas Business Journal. Dan Healy, an alumnus of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, is one of the three. read more...

University Mourns Longtime Economics Professor Irving Hoch

UT Dallas is mourning the loss of longtime economics professor Dr. Irving Hoch, who taught at UT Dallas for 18 years. Hoch died May 25 at age 86. Former colleagues have had nothing but praise for Hoch, said Dr. Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. read more...

GIS Researchers Receive Grant to Explore Spatial Data Error

griffith 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 Uncovers Factors in Teens' Reporting of Weapons at School

Nadine Connell Dr. Nadine Connell and doctoral student Nina Barbieri discovered that academic achievement and knowledge of security measures increased the likelihood that high school students would report a knife or gun at school. read more...

Graduate Student Serves as Intern for Government Agency from Afar

Hillary Corwin Hillary Corwin's Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship is an experience that fits her long-term goal of becoming a researcher and professor but doesn't interfere with her current schoolwork. read more...

Criminology Professor Stresses Teaching, Research and Service

Dr. Alex Piquero Dr. Alex Piquero said he is honored to have received awards for his contributions in all three areas. After 20 years in education, including the past three at UT Dallas, he recently was recognized with a 2014 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. read more...

Professor to Explore Relationship between Jaguars, Miners

Dr. Anthony Cummings Dr. Anthony Cummings recently received a grant from the National Geographic Society to fund a trip this winter 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 Wide Gap in Compensation from '07 South Korean Oil Spill

Dr. Dohyeong Kim UT Dallas' Dr. Dohyeong Kim, second-year doctoral student Soojin Min and two 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 Their Cases after Graduation

Anne Dutia While UT Dallas 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 competition success in law school. read more...

Services Expand to Make Navigating Campus Easier

skybridges Multiple transportation options, hundreds of new parking spaces, skybridges for pedestrians and signs for drivers are among the ways UT Dallas is working to make it easier to get around our growing campus. read more...

More than 900 Named to Dean's List for Spring 2014 Semester

The University of Texas at Dallas The spring 2014 semester dean's list 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...

Award Recipient Balances Career, Community Service

Aubrey Meyers When she isn't working at a large Dallas law firm, Aubrey Lavery Meyers BS'05 MBA'06 mentors pre-law students at UT Dallas and provides pro bono legal counsel for clients of the Dallas-based Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. read more...

Study: Negative Reputation of No Child Left Behind Undeserved

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

Undergrads Win Critical Language Scholarships to Study Overseas

CLS logo 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...

Recipient of Outstanding Student Award Is A Leader On, Off Campus

Jessica D As Dr. Carol Cirulli Lanham put it, Jessica D'Souza "didn't rest on her laurels." The recent graduate was recognized for her dedication to UT Dallas and the community with the Outstanding Student Award. read more...

Fulbright Recipient Relishes Opportunity to Teach in Venezuela

Braeden Mayer Braeden Mayer BS'13 credits his professors at UT Dallas for cultivating his interest in Latin America. Thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship, the international political policy graduate will get to experience more of the region as he teaches English next year in Venezuela. read more...

Researcher Joins Class of Greater Texas Foundation Fellows

Dr. Rodney Andrews Dr. Rodney Andrews, director of the Texas Schools Project, has been named a member of the second cohort of Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellows, a three-year grant program that will help support his project on student success in college. read more...