News Center Digest
News Center Digest compiles the most recent UT Dallas news by category. Dates indicate the first day of publication.
Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth, presented Make Your Brain Smarter: It’s Not What You Think at a TEDx conference earlier this month in Washington D.C. Her 10-minute talk took aim at long-standing beliefs about what smart is and provided proven strategies to expand “brain span” to more closely match the lengthening human lifespan.
UT Dallas electrical engineering major Michelle Corn describes her junior year as “an amazing experience.” Through the Green Fellows Program, Corn was one of a dozen UT Dallas students who recently completed a semester of full-time research with faculty mentors at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. “I had the opportunity to be in an operating room during brain surgery and to work in a neuro-oncology laboratory, which is completely outside my area of study,” Corn said.read more
For the third year, students in the School of Economics, Policy and Political Science rewarded faculty with nominations for best professors of the year at an awards ceremony last month. Students nominated professors from each of the seven degree areas within EPPS for Outstanding Teaching Comet Awards, and a winner was selected in each. The winners received crystal apples engraved with their names.
The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology will host a three-day conference on May 22-24, which will conclude its 2013 lecture series, “The Heart of Medicine.” The conference will delve into the world of ethics, morals, and medicine with presentations, discussions, panels and workshops.read more
(May 20, 2013)
“We also found that these men were more likely to be repeat offenders and at a much higher rate.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, professor of criminology