May 31, 2016


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Using Science To Protect Antiquities: The Next Frontier Of Art Conservation

May 18, 2016

"We're fascinated by the fact that the colors in these textiles can persist with extreme brightness for hundreds and hundreds of years.” — Dr. David McPhail, Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science read more


Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

May 17, 2016

"We think it is likely that being busy is good for your cognition." — Dr. Sara Festini, research associate at the Center for Vital Longevity read more


Meghan Trainor Pulls Video Because of Photoshopped Waist

May 11, 2016

"A parent honestly needs to role model really healthy behaviors — eat a balanced diet, say no to bad diets." — Sara Asberry, registered dietitian in the Student Wellness Center read more

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Bipedal Robot Conquers Uneven Ground

May 8, 2016

"The ability of MARLO to gracefully navigate uneven terrains is very exciting for my work in prosthetics." — Dr. Robert Gregg, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and bioengineering read more


The Race for the White House

May 5, 2016

"Trump's success and Sanders’ as well reflect this deep disaffection with the political and economic establishment in this country." — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science read more


Matchmaking for Pet Lovers Gaining in Popularity

May 3, 2016

“Instead of having this huge mass of people to look at, where you don’t know where to begin. The niche websites allow you to narrow down your search to people who share a very important value.” — Dr. Karen Prager, professor of psychology read more


Education Matters: Coding Club

May 2, 2016

"They're not afraid to try. They're not afraid to fail.” — Dr. Jey Veerasamy, senior lecturer in computer science and director of computer science outreach. read more

The Washington Post

With Police Shootings in National Spotlight, a Fairfax Officer Goes on Trial for Murder

April 15, 2016

“The vast majority of police shootings are justified because the suspect was armed or threatened the life of the officer doing the shooting. As much as the criminal cases capture headlines, they are exceptionally rare.” — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more

Financial Times

'Enthusiasm Gap' Could Lead to Brexit

April 14, 2016

“If you don’t worry about turnout, Remain is ahead. It’s not the overall turnout [that matters most]. It’s the difference between the two sides.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science read more

USA Today

Fact check: Bill Clinton and the 1994 Crime Bill

April 13, 2016

“[Clinton] may be able to claim some credit, but the jury is very much still out on this.” — Dr. John Worrall, professor of criminology read more


Computer Ransom Crime on the Rise

April 13, 2016

“This is even more dangerous because you can attack a person’s machine from anywhere.” — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Q&A: UT Dallas' Nadine Connell on What Makes a Kid Into a Bully

April 13, 2016

“When we looked at trying to predict later bullying behavior, what we saw is that a lot of what was happening in family and schools seemed to make an impact.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology read more


These College Students Are Earning Scholarships For Playing Games Inspired By Minecraft

April 12, 2016

“We see a future for higher education that combines virtual and online and learning with a lot of the brick and mortar learning that goes on here at the university.” — Dr. Walter Voit, materials science and engineering professor read more

Web MD

Could This Nerve Transform Medicine?

April 12, 2016

"We see it as a potential approach for all neurological and psychiatric disorders." — Dr. Michael Kilgard, Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor read more


FOX 4Ward: Milo Autism Robot

April 11, 2016

“We have a whole emotion curriculum that teaches children how to recognize happy, sad, worry, surprise.” — Dr. Pamela Rollins, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

Los Angeles Times

Uncovering Information about Police Misconduct Might Soon Get Easier In California

April 11, 2016

“I wish there was some rhyme or reason to it all. It’s a total hodgepodge ranging from openness to secrecy. And there’s no coherent justification to any of it.” — Dr. John Worrall, professor of criminology read more

Dallas Observer

Following Bombshell Report, Texas Researchers Discuss Concussions in Football

April 4, 2016

"We've been wanting people to say 'a concussion is a brain injury, it's not that you rang your bell, it's something to be taken seriously.' I'm so excited now that we're finally recognizing that it is a brain injury." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair read more


New Insight Into Bullying

March 29, 2016

“When we work with victims we also want to work on resilience skills because we’re all going to have somebody say something thoughtless to us in the course of our lives and we need to be able to respond to that in a way that doesn’t negatively affect us.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology read more

The Washington Post

What One Snarky Facial Expression Could Teach Us about the Evolution of Language

March 28, 2016

"In evolutionary terms, we tend to think about language overtaking expression and non-linguistic vocalization as the primary form of human communication — and forget the importance of facial expression ... in understanding how humans ultimately ended up evolving toward language" — Dr. Alice O'Toole, Aage and Margareta Møller Professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Deep Space Ventures has $20M to Fund More D-FW Tech Startups

March 24, 2016

"We are not going to produce billion-dollar companies by putting a couple thousand dollars in." — Jonathan Shapiro director for Cybersecurity Business Development read more

Agence France-Presse

Autonomous IS Cells Are Worst Nightmare for Security: Experts

March 23, 2016

“These are security personnel's worst nightmare. Because they're almost impossible to prevent, they can hit almost any soft target possible.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more

Boston Herald

Cruz Calls for Security Crackdown in Muslim Neighborhoods

March 22, 2016

“We’re doing everything we possibly can in the law enforcement arena within the democratic framework.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


Little Research into Benefits of Wearing Earplugs to Concerts

March 7, 2016

"Most concerts are both loud enough, and long enough, that they are likely to exceed the total daily exposure allowed by workplace safety regulations." — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Professor in Hearing Science read more


Outlet Center Growth Signals Malls Aren't Dead

Feb. 29, 2016

"When positioned properly, outlet channels can bring in not only incremental dollars from customers who would otherwise not buy from the regular retail stores, but it also serves as an entry point for certain kinds of customers.” — Dr. Gonca Soysal, assistant professor of marketing read more

The Dallas Morning News

Yes, Your Teenagers Brain Is Crazy

Feb. 29, 2016

“Ask them open-ended questions. They’re struggling, too, and know they’re not adults and that they don’t think like adults. Get your child to do the talking.” — Dr. Jacque Gamino, director of the Adolescent Reasoning Initiative at the Center for BrainHealth read more

fox business

Last Stand in Texas for Cruz Before Super Tuesday

Feb. 26, 2016

“Cruz has to win Texas by more than just a couple points. If he doesn’t win and beat Donald Trump in his home state then his campaign is done and the money will dry up.” — Dr. Thomas Brunell, professor of political science read more


Pot Habit Early in Life May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

Feb. 26, 2016

"The difference in association with marijuana use was striking between the two groups.” — Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of cognitive neuroscience of addictive behaviors at the Center for BrainHealth read more

NBC News

What I've Learned: Our Talk with Top-Ranked Criminologist Alex Piquero

Feb. 24, 2016

"The hope is that those kinds of research questions lead to answers that can help prevent crime through the right kind of interventions." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Washington Post

Secret Police? Virginia Considers Bill to Withhold All Officers Names

Feb. 24, 2016

“There’s no data on retaliatory actions against police officers. And even if the problem exists, I’m not convinced that hiding their names is the solution.” — Dr. John Worrall, professor of criminology read more


Electromagnetic Fields from Cellphone Towers Can Amplify Pain In Amputees, Study Finds

Feb. 24, 2016

“We hope that medical doctors will now look to nerve injures perhaps or nervous system conditions that may then be related in the future to this type of hypersensitivity conditions." — Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega, associate professor of bioengineering read more


6 Simple Ways to Accelerate Your Mental Performance

Feb. 18, 2016

“It seems it is not enough just to get out and do something — it is important to get out and do something that is unfamiliar and mentally challenging and that provides broad stimulation mentally and socially.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at the Center for Vital Longevity read more


DISD Partners with UTD to Help Children Overcome Language Barriers

Feb. 18, 2016

“It’s not because they’re not smart. It’s because they don’t have the language skills to set that foundation to show: ‘This is what I know. This is what I can do.'” — Jessica Carter, clinical faculty member in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

At 85, Rep. Sam Johnson Has Rivals' Respect But Still Has Rivals

Feb. 15, 2016

“Really the only place an incumbent might be worried about losing is in the primary.” — Dr. Thomas L. Brunell, professor of political science  read more

High-Fat Foods Affect Brain Health: UTD Researchers

Feb. 15, 2016

"Diet really does have a significant impact on your brain, and it degrades brain function. What it looks like we're doing with a high-fat diet is aging the brain prematurely." — Dr. Lucien “Tres” Thompson, associate professor of neuronal mechanisms of memory and aging  read more

4 Texas Universities Recognized for Research Work, But Are They Tier One?

Feb. 14, 2016

“This change in classification for UT Dallas is merely a milepost in our ongoing strategic plan to build UT Dallas into a research university of the highest quality, one that has true national and international impact.” — Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, president ad interim read more

Texas Standard

Why Do So Many Infectious Diseases Pop Up in Dallas?

Feb. 8, 2016

“In fact, there’s only been one other case of sexually transmitted Zika in the world, prior to this case in Dallas. It’s almost like the city is in competition with the rest of the world.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


Many North Texas Suburbs See Violent Crime Spikes in 2015

Feb. 7, 2016

“It’s kind of unique in a way and somewhat really hard to explain. All crime should be of concern." — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


The Big Screen: The Science Of 'The Martian'

Feb. 4, 2016

“There can be winds with very high speeds, however the force they produce on objects is not the same as on Earth even if it is a very bad storm.” — Dr. Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki, physics professor read more


Expect More Humor in Super Bowl 50 Commercials

Feb. 4, 2016

“There will be some serious ads this year, but in my opinion, we’re going to see a more upbeat Super Bowl.” — Abhijit Biswas, clinical professor of marketing read more

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Zika Virus Explained

Feb. 2, 2016

“Yes, it’s a public health emergency, but we need to be aware that the data on this is really sketchy.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more

Texas Standard

Is Circuit City Back In Business?

Feb. 1, 2016

“They have to reposition the brand. Gone are all the big televisions and it really looks like a cross between an AT&T store and an Apple store.” — Dr. Daniel Rajaratnam, clinical professor of marketing read more

The Washington Post

The Surprising Psychology of Shoppers and Return Policies

Jan. 22, 2016

“Depending on whether it’s a durable good or a consumable good, whether it’s high-fashion or fast-fashion, those different segments of the market have different reasons for buying and they have different concerns for risk and quality.” — Ryan Freling, doctoral candidate in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. read more

The Dallas Morning News

Why You Shouldnt Shrug Off Danger of Measles

Jan. 19, 2016

“If you suspect you or your child has measles, never enter a health care facility before warning the staff about the possibility. A heads-up will allow the staff to protect themselves and their patients.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


Take Up a Mentally Challenging Task to Stay Sharp

Jan. 16, 2016

"The present findings provide some of the first experimental evidence that mentally-challenging leisure activities can actually change brain function and that it is possible that such interventions can restore levels of brain activity to a more youth-like state." — Dr. Denise Park, director of research at the Center for Longevity and Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

Daily Bulletin

Chino Hills Powerball Winner Still Unknown as Hoaxes Keep Appearing

Jan. 15, 2016

“I think because of the magnitude of the story, everyone wants to know who won the billion dollars. Because it’s such a national story, they want in on the story and they want in on the fame.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor in the School of Arts and Technology read more


FOX 4Ward: Pictures from Pluto

Jan. 10, 2016

“We’re seeing an incredible diversity in the geologic features on this world, we see older cratered plains, we see mountains and a very young surface — a frozen nitrogen sea.” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, planetary scientist and head of UT Dallas' Department of Math and Science Education read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Murders Jumped 17 Percent in 2015, to 136, But Rate Among Lowest in History

Jan. 7, 2016

“You can’t put the word ‘positive’ on any of this, but it’s a good trend for the city of Dallas.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The New York Times

Parents Monitoring Teenagers Online, and Mostly, Getting It Right

Jan. 7, 2016

“Children who felt like their parents were monitoring their activity online were noticeably less distressed by online conflict.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, Ashbel Smith Professor of Psychological Sciences read more

The Dallas Morning News

Can Body Cameras Boost Public Trust in Police? Dallas Study Hopes to Find Out

Jan. 3, 2016

“They could get useful information, but I think going forward the ideal situation is to do this randomly.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The New York Times

Donald Trump's Unstoppable Virality

Dec. 29, 2015

“Once we see something and accept it as true, it’s really, really hard to falsify the belief.” — Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, associate professor of psychology and emerging media and communication read more

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