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February 17, 2018

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February 17, 2018

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The Dallas Morning News

School Shootings Are Not Becoming the New Normal, But Our Reaction Is

Feb. 16, 2018

“Great care must also be taken to pay attention to the details of the incident, what happened before it and what happened after.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KERA-FM

Intercepting Pain by Fooling the Human Body

Feb. 14, 2018

“We know that in the case of pain, protein synthesis has to occur, but we don't really understand what the targets of that event are, nor really how it's regulated.” — Dr. Zachary Campbell, assistant professor of biological sciences read more


Indy Star

Why the Suspect in Edwin Jackson's Death Wasn't Deported a Year Ago

Feb. 11, 2018

“We live in a system where unfortunately there's human error. And it doesn't happen to just immigrants.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology.  read more


Reuters

U.S. Child Mortality Rates Remain Higher Than in Other Wealthy Nations

Feb. 8, 2018

“When that reality is coupled with easy access to guns, motor vehicles, group-oriented misbehavior and potentially illegal substances, there is a perfect storm of many risk factors that coincide and congeal simultaneously to increase risky behavior and adverse outcomes.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


The Dallas Morning News

Flu Season Could Cost D-FW Businesses Nearly $265 Million in Lost Productivity

Feb. 7, 2018

“Lead by example. If you’re the boss and you’re sick, stay home. Sometimes the organizational culture is ‘If you aren’t dying, you should be at work' and loss of productivity tends to snowball off of that.” — Dr. Doug Goodman, professor of public affairs read more


KERA-FM

How to Keep Your Brain Young

Feb. 6, 2018

“The greatest fuel for your brain is innovative thinking. It changes the brain in very dramatic ways.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


KXAS-TV

Special Goggles Help Diagnose Possible Brain Injuries

Feb. 2, 2018

"With this system, we can tell you what you look like before the game and we can tell you what you look like after the hit.” — Dr. Robert Rennaker, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering read more


KERA-FM

Imagining a Future Without Opioids

Jan. 31, 2018

“There’s no reason to think that we can’t cure many forms of chronic pain.” — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor of neuroscience read more


KDFW-TV

Fox4ward: The Hunt for a Missing Planet

Jan. 29, 2018

“This would help us understand how our solar system formed and how we came to have the planet that we have.” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor and head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education read more


KDAF-TV

How to See the 2018 Super Blood Moon in North Texas

Jan. 29, 2018

“It won’t be ’til 2033 until the entire United States will get to see a super blood moon, or a super blood moon that’s also an eclipse.” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor and head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education read more


Dallas Innovates

Harnessing Stress for Better and Happier Performance

Jan. 19, 2018

“Crucial to interpreting energy is one’s mindset — in other words, how you perceive the situation and your body’s response to it.” — Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist read more


The Dallas Morning News

Here's What Texans Can Expect in a Government Shutdown

Jan. 19, 2018

“If you have a Federal Housing Authority loan under review, it may get delayed ... that could stop you from getting your home.” — Dr. Douglas Kiel, a professor of public and nonprofit management read more


The Dallas Morning News

As Government Shutdown Begins, So Does Blame Game. But Will It Matter?

Jan. 19, 2018

“The only people who don’t have an opinion at this point probably won’t vote in a midterm election anyway.” — Dr. Robert Lowry, political science professor read more


Air and Space

Could Future Telescopes Do Without the Mirror?

Jan. 17, 2018

"The biggest advantage of using PICs in place of traditional telescope focusing is the shrinkage in size." — Dr. Qing Gu, assistant professor of electrical engineering read more


D Magazine

Guardians of the Network

Jan. 16, 2018

"One of the problems people have in the corporate sphere is, there are no clear metrics on how to invest in cybersecurity." — Dr. Alvaro Cardenas, assistant professor of computer science read more


The Dallas Morning News

Coding Clubs Give Young Dallas-Area Students a Head Start on Technology, Life Skills

Jan. 14, 2018

“The one thing about coding is that we cannot be afraid to make mistakes, because that's the only way to learn.” — Dr. Jey Veerasamy, director of the Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach read more


WFAA-TV

UT Dallas Students Launch Mission to Save a Piece of NASA History

Jan. 12, 2018

“It’s part of history. If we don’t digitize it, these tapes will just deteriorate in the long run.” — Dr. John H. L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications read more


The Dallas Morning News

Violent Crime on the Rise in Dallas, But Police Have High Hopes for New Reporting System

Jan. 12, 2018

"NIBRS in general makes more sense for everybody. It allows you to compare from different jurisdictions as well." — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology read more


WCBS-TV

Study: 55-Year Cycle May Drive Spikes In Murder Rates

Jan. 11, 2018

“We hope that this information can illustrate that homicide rates are volatile, so it’s important to consider the size of a city and historic levels of homicide when analyzing homicide rates.” — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology read more


Saturday Evening Post

The Right Way to Fall

Jan. 9, 2018

“We definitely found that individuals with hearing loss had more difficulty with balance and gait and showed significant improvement when they had a hearing aid.” — Dr. Linda Thibodeau, professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


KXAS-TV

UT Dallas Researchers Save Historic NASA Recordings

Jan. 4, 2018

"The bulk of how everything got accomplished was through audio. People had to talk to each other.” — Dr. John H. L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications read more


KERA-FM

Listen to Unheard Audio from NASA's Apollo Missions, Dusted Off by UT Dallas Researchers

Dec. 20, 2017

“One of the things that people tend to not think about as much is the thousands of people behind the scenes, working collaboratively to make sure that the mission was going to be a success.” — Dr. John H. L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications read more


Texas Monthly

How the Tax Bills Could Affect Energy Companies

Dec. 9, 2017

“Combining them is as good as it gets, short of a flat-out tax exemption.” — John Gamino, clinical assistant professor of accounting read more


The Daily Beast

Were the Cuban 'Sonic Attack' Victims Actually Poisoned?

Dec. 8, 2017

"There have been long range acoustic devices, the sort of device that generates high-level sounds focused on a beam. It’s often used on cruise ships when they might encounter pirates. It’s typically used to cause discomfort and pain." — Dr. Edward Lobarinas, associate professor of hearing science  read more


The Dallas Morning News

What's the Story Behind Our Lady of Guadalupe? 5 Things to Know

Dec. 8, 2017

“This beautiful tradition is of Mexicans and Latin Americans and it’s one that goes beyond borders. La Virgen is becoming one of the most adored Catholic figures in the world.” — Dr. Rodolfo Hernández Guerrero, director of the International Center read more


Reuters

One in Three U.S. Adults With Hearing Problems Dont Seek Help

Nov. 28, 2017

“Patients may need to be prepared to (ask) for referrals for audiological screening.” — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


KXAS-TV

A Look Inside UT Dallas' One-of-a-Kind Brain Performance Institute

Nov. 23, 2017

"We have a number of programs that we offer here and we offer them to people who are healthy and people who are struggling with some sort of impairment.” — Dr. Leanne Young, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute read more


NBCDFW

UTD Team Looking to New Weapon in Fight Against Addiction

Nov. 13, 2017

"Our focus is really on trying to provide options for patients and for physicians so that we can overcome this issue with opioid addiction and opioid misuse that has had such a terrible effect on our society." — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor of neuroscience read more


Brain Training Games May Help Older Adults with Hearing Loss

Nov. 2, 2017

“It is possible that an individual who is willing to make a commitment to regular training might obtain some benefit.” — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


Reader's Digest

50 Surprising Things About Your Brain We Bet You Didnt Know

Oct. 27, 2017

"We used to think that once smart, always smart and vice versa — we now know that is wrong." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


NBCDFW

Loud Music May Not Lead to Permanent Ear Damage

Oct. 25, 2017

"For the typical young person going to common recreational events, it suggests that they're not the primary group that's going to be at risk for damage.” — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Hearing Training Boosts Understanding in Noisy Settings by 25 Percent

Oct. 19, 2017

“Even small functional improvements can be very important for somebody who's struggling with speech and noise.” — Dr. Colleen G. Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


The Dallas Morning News

The Big Business Behind Why Dallas Researchers Want to Get Into Your Brain

Oct. 18, 2017

“Most of the time, people don't think about their brain until something goes wrong. We're looking at how can we prevent somebody from ever having to worry.” — Leanne Young PhD’16, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute read more


The Dallas Morning News

Mental Health Support Can Help Students Making Tough Transition to College

Oct. 6, 2017

“You’re not the big fish in your classes anymore, you have all kinds of personal stress, you’re away from home.” — Laura Smith, associate dean of students for health and wellness initiatives read more


KERA

Exploring the Gulf Between Dallas' Poverty Rate and Dallas' Child Poverty Rate

Oct. 3, 2017

“The real pressure for us is to make sure that our policies focus more on raising up those who are in poverty into the middle class, not simply importing middle class residents into the city.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of UT Dallas’ Institute for Urban Policy Research and clinical professor of criminology read more


USA Today

Las Vegas Shooting Illustrates Difficulty Protecting Large Gatherings from Terrorism

Oct. 2, 2017

“That’s why these 'lone wolves' are so successful. You can’t really predict individual behavior. You don’t know where they’re going to strike.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


NPR

Breakthrough Pain Treatment or Snake Oil? You Decide

Sept. 28, 2017

"We just eventually decided that it was better to get this out there than to continue to try to raise the money, and run the risk of never getting it into the hands of people that it can help.” — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


The Dallas Morning News

Freestanding Emergency Room Operator Adeptus May Soon Emerge from Bankruptcy

Sept. 28, 2017

"You're all on, or all off. Venture capitals are cut and dry in business decisions." — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, clinical professor and director of the healthcare management program read more


The Dallas Morning News

Violent Crime Is Up, But Here's Why You Don't Need To Panic

Sept. 27, 2017

“It is worth emphasizing that violent crime and property crime remain much lower today than they were 10 years ago.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology, and Dr. Nicole L. Piquero, Robert Holmes Professor of Criminology read more


The Texas Tribune

Texas' Murder Rate Went Up Again Last Year, Remains Relatively Low

Sept. 25, 2017

“What they are cause for is for people to pay closer attention to see what’s going on at the local level, at the state level and at the national level and address those problems in those contexts.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


BBC

How the Internet Helped Labour at the General Election

Sept. 23, 2017

“Our data show that both the decision to vote and the choices these young people made at the polls were associated with the volume of news about the election that they consumed online.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Marianne Stewart, professor of political science read more


Reuters

Resistance Exercise Linked To Reduced Anxiety

Sept. 22, 2017

“Exercise can improve self-efficacy, the belief that one can succeed in particular situations, which may make someone feel more empowered.” — Dr. Dianna Purvis Jaffin, director of strategy and programs at the Brain Performance Institute read more


Mashable

Weaponized Sound Is Nothing New, But The Attacks In Cuba Are a Mystery

Sept. 20, 2017

"The problem is that infrasound is very, very diffuse, and so it's not something you can really point at a particular building and localize to a particular embassy.” — Dr. Colleen G. Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


Providence Journal

The Question Beneath Electric Boat's Ascent: Why Do We Need These Ships?

Sept. 15, 2017

“The United States is not moving quickly enough to really capture a substantial fraction of that market, and that’s a market that’s going to produce lots of jobs and lots of economic well-being for a period of many decades.” — Dr. Lloyd Dumas, professor of political economy and public policy read more


U.S. News and World Report

How Boosting the Minimum Wage Could Lower the Teen Birthrate

Sept. 14, 2017

"In the U.S. today, there are critical connections between economics, income and health." — Dr. Susan Williams McElroy, associate professor of economics and education policy read more


KXAS-TV

Dallas Council Votes to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue Wednesday

Sept. 6, 2017

"The conversation is important and it proves the power of works of art.What I felt is the person who was left out of the conversation was the artist." — Dr. Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies read more


KXAS-TV

New Wearable Sensor Can Test Blood Sugar Levels in Sweat

Sept. 6, 2017

“We made sure we used processes that will allow for mass production without adding cost.” — Dr. Shalini Prasad, professor of bioengineering read more


Duluth News Tribune

Are Breakup Posts the New Facebook Announcement for Couples?

Aug. 31, 2017

“If they’re broken up and ready to move on, then announcing that can be helpful. It’s a way of accepting that ‘This is how it’s going to be,’ and it makes it final.” — Dr. Karen Prager, psychology professor read more


The Dallas Morning News

Lawnmower Parents Are Raising a Generation of Kids Who Struggle With Adversity

Aug. 30, 2017

“If we can learn to stop deflecting failure, to stop mowing that lawn, educators and parents can collaboratively support our kids as they build the confidence to knock those weeds over themselves.” — Ramy Mahmoud, Teacher Development Center instructor read more


NBC

Why Energy-Harvesting Clothes Will Be Such a Huge Deal

Aug. 30, 2017

"There's basically no game in town which gives comparable power output to our yarns.” — Dr. Ray Baughman, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry read more


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