News Archive

Criminologist: NFL Not a Haven for Violent Offenders

In an op-ed published in the Dallas Morning News, EPPS professor Alex Piquero writes about his research that shows the crime rate among NFL players is not higher than among members of the national population. In a podcast with two reporters from the newspaper, Piquero says we should temper the notion that the allegations against people like Ray Rice and Johnny Manziel characterize the wider population of NFL players. read more...

EPPS Professor Honored with Endowed Chair

Dr. Paul Diehl, associate provost and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, was invested as the Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. The UT System Board of Regents created the Ashbel Smith Professorships in 1963 to honor the board's first president. Smith, who died in 1886, was surgeon general to the Republic of Texas, founder of the Texas Medical Association, and an advocate for university-level education in the state. read more...

EPPS to Play Host to State Politics and Policy Conference

The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences will host the 16th Annual State Politics and Policy Conference May 19-21, 2016 on the UT Dallas campus. This year's conference will focus on the relationship between the federal government and states with particular attention to recent issues and controversies concerning states' autonomy and the 10th Amendment. read more...

Piquero Honored for Contributions to Criminology

Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of EPPS, has been selected to receive the Western Society of Criminology President's Award. read more...

EPPS Alum is New University Archivist

Dr. Thomas Allen, who received his PhD in Public Affairs from UT Dallas in 2009 and previously a curator at the Eugene McDermott Library, has been named the new university archivist. In his new position, he will collect and catalog materials crucial to the University's history. read more...

Criminologist Featured on KERA's Think

Bullies terrorize their peers both in school hallways and online. Krys Boyd, host of KERA's Think, invited Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology to discuss her research on bullying. read more...

Study: Driving Curfews May Curb Teen Crime

The research found that driving curfews may prevent teens from committing crimes. Arrests among teens ages 16-17 fell by as much as 6 percent in states with laws that restrict nighttime driving for teens.
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EPPS Professor Earns Best Paper Award

Dr. James Harrington, assistant professor of public affairs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, received an award for his research on a financial aid program designed to prevent highly skilled students from leaving their home state for employment. read more...

Experts Address Taiwan's Future at EPPS Symposium

UT Dallas' School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences hosted a symposium on the recent historic Taiwan elections that led to a victory for the state's pro-independence party. read more...

UT Dallas MPA Program Rises in U.S. News Rankings

The Master of Public Affairs program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences jumped 36 spots to number 68 in U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of graduate schools, released last week. Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. read more...

Study Examines Bullying, Substance Abuse

Research by three UT Dallas criminologists discovered that students who were bullied in third grade did not have a greater risk of using drugs or alcohol by ninth grade. read more...

Study Doesn't Connect WikiLeaks List to Attacks

Dr. Daniel G. Arce, Ashbel Smith Professor and program head of economics, found no evidence that a secret memo published by WikiLeaks led to attacks on any of the 200 international sites listed. read more...

NBC News Features EPPS Criminologist

Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of EPPS, shared the details of his professional journey with NBC News as part of their special coverage of Latino issues. In the Q&A, he describes how he went from aspiring DJ to one of the top criminologists in the world. read more...

Athletes Need More Academic Coaching

A new UT Dallas study analyzed surveys of 19,000 student-athletes at more than 1,100 colleges and universities to determine how various factors impacted their academic performance. read more...

Teaching Excellence at Core of New Center

The Center for Teaching and Learning is focused on championing teaching excellence across the University. Eight teaching leaders will help incorporate best practices and organize programs. read more...

Study: Most NFL Arrests Not for Violent Crimes

New research suggests that NFL violence is not as common off the field as it may seem. Instead, a 24-hour news cycle and social media may make violence appear to be more widespread. read more...

UT Dallas MPA Ranked Among Top 50 in Nation

The UT Dallas Masters in Public Affairs program has been ranked number 36 in the nation, according to Top Management Degrees. The ranking combines a number of measures for its rankings including two of the most influential higher education rankings, average graduate school tuition, and average career salary. read more...

Archer Fellowship Brings Life-Changing Opportunities

Nancy Fairbank, a senior political science major and McDermott Scholar, spent the fall semester working as a Judicial Liaison at the State Department. In a post for the McDermott Blog, she describes the life-changing experience of living in Washington D.C. read more...

National Geographic Features GIS Professor's Research

Anthony Cummings, assistant professor of Geospatial Information Sciences, is among the first researchers to investigate how logging, gold mining and hunting are affecting jaguars and other big wild cats in his native Guyana. His research has attracted the attention of National Geographic, which recently interviewed him about his findings. read more...

EPPS Celebrates 2015 Fall Graduates

The University, family and friends celebrated the accomplishments of 2015 fall graduates during commencement ceremonies. The commencement speaker for EPPS was Anna Shapovalova, who earned her bachelors and masters degrees in International Political Economy in less than four years. read more...

Agency Discusses Career Options at GIS Day

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency led a panel discussion that was part of GIS Day, an annual event that showcases UT Dallas' geospatial information sciences programs. read more...

EPPS Profs to Measure Mindsets of Hong Kong Voters

Two UT Dallas political scientists are studying voter behavior in Hong Kong elections, providing some of the first data on that city's public attitudes about electoral democracy. read more...

Institute Collects Dallas' Domestic Violence Data

The Institute for Urban Policy Research, an EPPS research group, completed a report for the Dallas Domestic Violence Taskforce that details the city's response to the problem. read more...

Criminology Professor Offers News Analysis

In the aftermath of a mass shooting like the one in San Bernardino, it's natural for people to feel angry. But Criminology Professor Alex Piquero told the local CBS news affiliate, it's important not to attribute a mass attack to a mass group, especially without knowing all the facts. read more...

EPPS Students Excel in Debate

The UT Dallas debate program offers students a chance to compete against top teams in the country, and teaches them how to be strong advocates for themselves and their positions. read more...

EPPS Hosts former UN Ambassador Thomas Pickering

The School of Economic Political and Policy Sciences recently hosted former Ambassador Thomas Pickering at a forum on "Global Security Threats," co-sponsored by American Friends of Bucerius, The American Council on Germany, and Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations (DCFR). Pickering had many diplomatic appointments during his career, including serving as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1989 to 1992. read more...

Grants Bring Together Computer, Political Scientists

Researchers have received nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation to collaborate on projects that will track information in international conflicts and examine Colombia's efforts to protect its infrastructure from attacks. read more...

UT Dallas to Host Annual GIS Day Event

UT Dallas will celebrate its sixth annual GIS Day on Nov. 18 in the ATEC Building, and showcase its own geospatial information sciences programs at the event. A panel from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will also be presenting on their STEM research and education programs. read more...

GeoInformatics: The Present, Future, and Getting Involved

We want smart cities, responsible use of our natural resources, infrastructure that moves with the population, and our cars to know where the nearest Starbucks is. Without Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS), the science of using hardware, software, and data to analyze and display location-based information, none of that is possible. Join Dr. Denis Dean and other GIS luminaries from UT Dallas at Café Brazil on Monday, November 16 at 7 p.m.l for a discussion on this leading edge topic. read more...

Program Lands on Map as Center for Excellence

The geospatial information sciences program has been named a Center for Academic Excellence as part of a new initiative to prepare future workers in homeland and global security. read more...

New Hires Add Expertise in Economics, Conflicts

Dr. Denis Dean, dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, said that the five tenure-track faculty members will boost the research and teaching prowess at UT Dallas. read more...

EPPS Prof to Direct Teaching-Learning Initiatives

Dr. Paul Diehl has joined UT Dallas as associate provost and director of teaching-learning initiatives. Diel also has been appointed as Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science in EPPS. read more...

Race, Punishment and the Michael Vick Experience

More than 8 years after his conviction for promoting an interstate dog fighting ring, NFL player Michael Vick remains a divisive figure. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ recent decision to sign him as a quarterback reignited the fire storm. In an interview with ESPN, EPPS Criminologist Alex Piquero explains the research behind the public opinion. read more...

Relative Crime Factor Found in Future Drug Abuse

A new study has found that having family or friends involved in crime was the best predictor of whether a youth offender would become a long-term marijuana user or heavy drinker. read more...

Sociology Professor Receives Top Honor

A research article co-authored by Dr. Sheryl L. Skaggs, associate professor of sociology, has been selected as one of 16 papers awarded the nominee honor in the annual competition for the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. read more...

Criminologist Tackles Perception of NFL Players

A study led by Dr. Alex Piquero refutes the impression that criminal activity is an epidemic in the National Football League. The research into the arrest rates for NFL players is making local and national news. read more...

EPPS Organization Fair Slated for Sept. 8

Take time out of your lunch hour on Tuesday, September 8 to attend the EPPS Organization Fair, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the second floor Founders Building atrium. read more...

Criminology Prof Says Kids Can Be Identify Theft Targets

As students across North Texas head back to class, experts are warning parents to think about more than bus schedules and school supplies. Protection against Identity theft should also be a top priority. In an interview with the local NBC affiliate, Criminology Program Head Dr. Lynne Vieraitis explains why. 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...

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 — 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...

University to Celebrate Diversity Advocates, Contributions

Dr. George Fair The seventh annual Diversity Awards Ceremony and Soirée will honor student, faculty, staff and business leaders who have helped create a welcoming and inclusive environment on campus. read more...

University Honors Newest Endowed Chairs, Professors

Colleen Le Prell with her daughter Families of the faculty honorees as well as colleagues, students and friends attended UT Dallas' Investiture Ceremony, which recognized the five individuals and the benefactors who establish endowed chairs and professorships. read more...

Report Shows Impact of Realize the Vision Campaign

Thank you. Alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, faculty, and matching funds provided $273.3 million to support academic and research programs, scholarships and faculty chairs, and campus enhancements. read more...

Alumnus to Preserve History as University Archivist

Dr. Thomas Allen Dr. Thomas Allen PhD'09 will collect and catalog materials crucial to the University's history, relying on his love of the subject and experience to help preserve UT Dallas' past for future generations. read more...

Program Fosters Teaching Excellence in Grad Students

Simon Beck The new Graduate Teaching Certificate offered at UT Dallas is preparing graduate students to become more effective and inspiring college instructors. read more...

Study: Driving Curfews May Curb Teen Crime

Dr. Monica Deza A UT Dallas study found that driving curfews may prevent teens from committing crimes. Arrests among teens ages 16-17 fell by as much as 6 percent in states with laws that restrict nighttime driving hours for teens. read more...

Ceremony to Celebrate 5 Faculty Members, Donors

UT Dallas Investiture medallion The University of Texas at Dallas will recognize the accomplishments of five recently endowed faculty members at an Investiture Ceremony and reception on Tuesday. read more...

Experts to Address Taiwan's Future at Symposium

Dr. K.C. Lee UT Dallas' School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences will host a free symposium this Friday on the recent historic Taiwan elections that led to a victory for the state's pro-independence party. read more...

Graduate Programs Rise in U.S. News Rankings

BSB Building The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science climbed three spots in U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of graduate schools. read more...

Study: Bully Victimization Does Not Lead to Substance Abuse

Dr. Nadine Connell Research by three UT Dallas criminologists discovered that students who were bullied in third grade did not have a greater risk of using drugs or alcohol by ninth grade. read more...

More than 1,200 Students Named to Dean's List

UT Dallas logo Last semester, 1,264 undergraduates made the dean's list. It honors students who completed at least 12 credit hours during the semester with a GPA among the top 10 percent of all students within their respective schools. read more...

Students, Alumni Network with Companies at Career Expo

UT Dallas Career Fair More than 3,400 students and alumni filed into the Activity Center's Main Gym for a chance to speak one on one with campus recruiters from 177 companies such as Texas Instruments, Wal-Mart and Intel. read more...

Study Doesn't Connect WikiLeaks List to Any Terrorist Attacks

Dr. Daniel G. Arce In a new study, Dr. Daniel G. Arce, Ashbel Smith Professor and program head of economics, found no evidence that a secret memo published by WikiLeaks in 2010 led to attacks on any of the 200 international sites listed. read more...

Study: NCAA Athletes Need More Coaching on Academics

Dr. Kurt Beron A new UT Dallas study analyzed surveys of 19,000 student-athletes at more than 1,100 colleges and universities in all three NCAA divisions to determine how various factors impacted their academic performance. read more...

Feedback Sought for Ways to Increase Student Success

Student Success A committee is gathering suggestions from the campus and the community on ways to improve student learning as part of the latest reaffirmation process by which the University is evaluated for accreditation. read more...