November 24, 2014


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Vietnam Vets Find Solace in Traveling 'Wall That Heals' at UT Dallas

Nov. 23, 2014

"It's a really great outreach to the community and to serve our local veterans, especially our aging veteran population." — Angus McColl, assistant vice president of corporate relations read more


Vietnam Vet Recalls Old Friend at Replica Memorial Wall

Nov. 21, 2014

"I remember him well. A very close friend. I named my son after him.” — Dr. Joseph Picken, executive director of the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas read more


North Texas Researchers Making Headway On PTSD Treatment

Nov. 12, 2014

“It’s basically using a magnet to stimulate areas of the brain.” — Dr. Caitlin Schraufnagel, clinical psychologist at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas read more


Soaring Suburban Poverty in Dallas Area Puts Childrens Health at Risk, Study Finds

Nov. 10, 2014

“It’s great that we’re getting more kids insured but now only half and soon a third of doctors will take Medicaid and CHIP.” — Dr. Timothy M. Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas read more

The Brains of Marijuana Users Are Different, Especially If They Start Young

Nov. 10, 2014

“It suggests that there is definitely a more complicated pattern that the brain seems to be able to compensate for any kind of loss in order to keep that network maintained.” — Dr. Francesca Filbey, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth.  read more


Should You Let Your Kid Play Football?

Nov. 7, 2014

“With proper training, equipment and putting rules in place to protect young athletes, we can make all sports safer.” — Dr. Lori Cook, director of the Center for BrainHealth's pediatric brain injury program read more


Top 5 Tips For Getting A Raise At Work

Nov. 6, 2014

“Talking about money makes some people very uncomfortable.” — Dr. Robert Hicks, clinical professor of organizational behavior read more


Addressing The Evolving Challenges Of Cybersecurity

Nov. 4, 2014

"We need to make sure our machines and networks are healthy — we have to make sure that we change our passwords — and we’ve got to be several steps ahead of the attackers and that’s easier said than done." — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, executive director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at UT Dallas. read more


Weapons at School More Likely than Adults Think

Oct. 28, 2014

“This is happening more than adults realize. We have to find ways to make sure students are going to inform the adults who can then take proper precautions necessary. Many of the problems that students encounter cannot be dealt with unless adults are informed.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology read more


Fear on the Brain: Why Were Afraid, and How to Prevent Fear from Overwhelming Us

Oct. 27, 2014

“Kids really ruminate over these scary things because their neocortex isn’t as developed as an adult’s. They rely on their parents. They don’t have the wisdom of a fully developed brain.” — Dr. Christa McIntyre-Rodriguez, head of the undergraduate neuroscience program read more

Through O'Donnell Institute, UT Dallas Looks for New Ways to Understand Art

Oct. 24, 2014

“It’s by no means settled what art history in the 21st century is, but I think we have the right people and the right resources to make it happen.” — Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor of arts and technology read more


Revenue Off 25 Percent, ER Visits Down by Half at Presbyterian Dallas During Ebola Crisis

Oct. 22, 2014

“The American public is very willing to forgive and forget provided companies, organizations say, ‘We screwed up.'” — Dr. Abhijit Biswas, clinical marketing professor read more


UTD Study: IQ, Exposure to Violence Could Predict Which Kids Will Commit Murder

Oct. 20, 2014

“It’s not always the way people think it is. In fact, with respect to homicide, it’s nothing the way people think it is.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


Presby's Nurses Announce Support for the Hospital But Secrecy Remains

Oct. 20, 2014

"This thing has just snowballed, without question. On the one hand, there's the cost of the medical care, and then the loss of traffic and revenue because of the people that now are reluctant to use their services for the time being. So both of those are going to show up on the bottom line." — Dr. Forney Fleming, director of the Healthcare Management Program at UT Dallas read more


As It Fights Ebola, Presbyterian Sends Medical Students and Non-Essential Workers Home

Oct. 14, 2014

"Probably they want to take out as many bodies there as they possibly can until they determine how this young lady contracted the virus." — Dr. Forney Fleming, director of the Healthcare Management Program at UT Dallas read more


As Florida Prepares to Vote, Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Crime Rate, Study Says

Oct. 12, 2014

"It takes away the subjective comments about the link between marijuana laws and crime, so the dialogue can be more in tune with reality." — Dr. Robert Morris, associate professor of criminology read more


7 Wacky Sleep Facts

Oct. 8, 2014

"If you don't get enough sleep and you get in a chronic state of that, you look just like someone that has early onset Alzheimer's." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and director of the Center for BrainHealth read more


Will Screening for Ebola at Airports Work?

Oct. 8, 2014

“It has potential to be effective even if it prevents one or two people traveling into the U.S.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


Why You Stopped Caring About Those Celebrity Nudes

Oct. 6, 2014

"I think that, by its nature, the Internet produces a situation in which people experience a diffusion of responsibility." — Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, associate professor in Emerging Media and Communication read more


Life Lessons: Senior Moment or Dementia?

Oct. 2, 2014

"We know that some changes in memory are problematic and some are not.” — Audette Rackley, clinical researcher at the Center for BrainHealth read more


DeSoto High School Taking Part In Sports Concussion Study

Sept. 26, 2014

"Our goal is to be able to identify those markers so that we can pull those students out early to prevent a concussion or significant brain injury down the road.” — Dr. Robert Rennaker, head of the Department of Bioengineering read more


6 Ways to Tame Tinnitus

Sept. 26, 2014

"Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. Like fever or pain, it signals that something in the auditory system has gone wrong." — Dr. Ross J. Roeser, head of the audiology program at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders read more


You Asked: Do Brain Games Keep My Mind Sharp?

Sept. 24, 2014

“Skip the Sudoku and get out and exercise,” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and director of the Center for BrainHealth read more


How Dallas Became a Biomedical Hotbed

Sept. 23, 2014

“What’s fascinating about the next generation of biomedical devices is that ... we’re going to leverage miniaturization and encapsulation technologies and have devices with thousands of electrodes that are able to rethink how the body is processing and treating information.” — Dr. Walter Voit, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering read more


Too Much Screen Time is Harmful for Children; What Can Parents Do?

Sept. 22, 2014

“I’m amazed oftentimes by the perspectives young people are able to take because they’re engaging with people at a global level. They have world perspectives, being able to promote and synthesize new ideas.” — Dr. Lori Cook, director of the Center for BrainHealth's pediatric brain injury programs read more


Senior Moment or Dementia?

Sept. 19, 2014

“We know that some changes in memory are problematic and some are not.” — Audette Rackley, researcher and head of special programs at Center for BrainHealth read more


How to Explain Death to Your Child

Sept. 16, 2014

"Many adults believe children are too young to understand the gravity of death, but dismissing children's perceptive abilities is a mistake." — Dr. Emily Touchstone, clinical assistant professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


Dallas Police Drug Squad Sees Jump in Heroin Smuggling

Sept. 14, 2014

"It's really hard work. It's long hours of boredom, lots of surveillance, lots of patience." — Dr. Robert W. Taylor, professor of criminology read more


3 Cop Watchers Arrested in Confrontation at Arlington Traffic Stop

Sept. 9, 2014

“Anything that the officer does is going to be videotaped ... to see if the officer acted inappropriately.” — Dr. Robert W. Taylor, professor of criminology read more


Biotechnology to the Rescue

Sept. 2, 2014

“The hope is that if we can restore some normal activity, then the natural ability of the brain to use those circuits will keep diseases from getting worse.” — Dr. Michael Kilgard, professor of neuroscience read more


North Texas Police Agencies: Military Weapons Not What People Think

Aug. 30, 2014

“There is a realization in police departments that they’re depending on people in the community to be their eyes and ears, and they have to build trust and be on good terms with one another. And dressing up in SWAT gear and carrying Uzis and riding in tanks and all that doesn’t really help that.” — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more


Tips on Dealing with Bullying

Aug. 28, 2014

“The first sign parents should look for is anxiety about going back to school. If students are hanging out with new friends or are not hanging out with any friends, parents need to start asking what's going on.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology read more


UT Dallas Professor Dives Deep Into The Mysterious Mariana Trench

Aug. 28, 2014

“The light starts to go continually down —  getting bluer and bluer and eventually disappear altogether and then completely dark.” — Dr. Ignacio Pujana, a senior lecturer in the Department of Geosciences  read more


Heartbleed Hack Still a Threat Six Months After Discovery

Aug. 27, 2014

“Underneath the tip of that iceberg every web-facing server that used OpenSSL for encrypted communication was vulnerable.” — Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science  read more


Ice Bucket Challenge Makes a Splash

Aug. 25, 2014

"Certainly within American society there's an expectation that when we can, we help others. It's going to look poorly upon you since everyone is doing it." — Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, associate professor of arts and humanities read more


Data on Police Shootings Is Hard to Find

Aug. 20, 2014

“We need data to make decisions. Data should be the underpinning for everything we do.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners

Aug. 19, 2014

"Brain injuries are devastating and right now there's not a lot of technology out there to help protect these kids." — Dr. Robert Rennaker, head of the Department of Bioengineering read more


'Grit' May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say

Aug. 19, 2014

"We know what to do to get good grades, what to do to stay in military school, and what to do to win in contests such as spelling bees. The rules are pretty clear on what the achievement is and what success is in these domains. But what about creative achievement?"  — Dr. Magdalena Grohman, associate director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology read more


Professors Taking Their Research from the Lab to the Marketplace

Aug. 12, 2014

"We want to be able to serve as advocates to researchers.” — Dr. Asha Rajagopal, director of technology commercialization read more


Despite Bloody Stretch, Murder Rate Falling in Dallas

Aug. 6, 2014

"We are healthier than most, that's for sure." — Dr. Denise Paquette Boots, associate criminology professor read more


Trinity Christian Football Using High-Tech Measures to Track Concussions

Aug. 6, 2014

"We think when your head rotates fast, that might be what's causing some of these concussions and injuries. That’s what we're trying to do with this device." — Dr. Robert Rennaker, head of the Department of Bioengineering read more


Think: Containing Ebola In The U.S.

Aug. 4, 2014

"It's understandable that people are scared." — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


UTD Professor Maps Out Prominent Births, Deaths

Aug. 1, 2014

“We showed with this paper that it is possible to take qualitative events, like those collected by librarians, art historians and regular people, and throw them on a huge pile, and out of this pile find patterns.” — Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor for arts and technology  read more


Big Data Reveals How Cities Beckoned the Brainy for 2,000 Years

July 31, 2014

"People in the past were not so different from us. It's very strange to think my odds of moving a long distance are similar." — Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor for arts and technology read more


When It Is — and Isn't — Worth Meeting in Person

July 25, 2014

"You want to make sure that this is a serious potential customer or client, not just a tire-kicker." — Jackie Kimzey, executive director of UT Dallas' Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship read more


Reporter/Doctor Talks Of The Flight 17 Death Of Her Mentor, AIDS Researcher Joep Lange

July 22, 2014

"Science is almost about following the pack. Joep was a very brave, singular voice on prestigious panels saying, 'We can get HIV/AIDS treatments to the poorest of the poor, and not only can we, but we have to.'" — Dr. Seema Yasmin, communications professor in practice read more


Dallas-Area Buyers Will Have to Shell Out Even More This Year for Homes

July 17, 2014

“Look at Toyota — their people are coming here and getting a bargain. ... It's crazy to have three to 10 offers on a house." — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, director of real estate programs read more


Will Ottawa's Wireless Market Meddling Offer Any Payoff for Consumers?

July 7, 2014

"Maybe people hate the Big Three, but if they had won that spectrum, they may have deployed it. It seems like the government is trying to do something good for customers. It's not clear that it's ultimately successful or ultimately in the best interests of the country." — Dr. Kyle Hyndman, assistant professor of managerial economics read more


Was Frisco Boy's Case a Domestic Violence Homicide or a Wrongful Arrest?

July 5, 2014

"They may not have had the training to recognize the cultural differences that would differentiate this child's death from others that they were trained to respond to." — Dr. Denise Paquette Boots, associate professor of criminology read more


Dallas Legal Community Bracing for Influx of Immigration Cases

July 2, 2014

"The laws here are incredibly convoluted. It's hard for people who live in this country and study it for a living to understand it, so you can only imagine the situation that these children are in." — Dr. Banks Miller, assistant professor of political science read more

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