September 20, 2014


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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


Learning-Disabled Siblings Graduate Thanks To Online Classes

July 1, 2014

“This is a platform and technology that makes sense to them. Their brains are able to figure out the problem-solving that's involved with it.” — Tandra Allen, head of Virtual Training Programs at UT Dallas' Center for BrainHealth read more


Middle School Girls Geek Out On Science At UT Dallas

June 27, 2014

“Even stereotypes from parents and from the teachers. They think that maybe there’s the thought that boys still outperform girls in mathematics, science and engineering. But I think that’s changing.” — Dr. Bernine Khan, director of the Science and Engineering Education Center at UT Dallas read more

MLB Found Stadium Security Inadequate, Former Dodgers Executive Says

June 20, 2014

"Essentially the offender becomes a ticking time bomb and the only thing that's going to extinguish the fuse is vengeance." — Dr. Bruce Jacobs, professor of criminology read more


Brain Games That Could Pay Off in Retirement

June 19, 2014

“Based on our findings, I would suggest that people do activities that are mentally challenging, but not so much that it becomes aversive." — Dr. Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity, and Distinguished University Chair read more


Pittsburgh Cybersquad Leads Way in Fighting Cybercrime

June 16, 2014

“[The indictments] give a warning signal that the U.S. is now going to go after hackers outside of U.S. borders. I won’t say it will stop people, but it will deter people in the future.” — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor read more


Wisconsin Stabbing Highlights Juvenile Crime Laws

June 5, 2014

"There are certainly ... individuals who seem to continue to offend regardless of any services that are offered. The real question is can we distinguish those individuals at a young age? I would say not very well." — Dr. Nadine Connell, criminology professor read more


FBI Manhunt via Social Media? Citizen Sleuthing is a Double-Edged Sword

June 2, 2014

“We all love good stories, and a real-time criminal investigation in which we can take part is as good as it gets.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor in the School of Arts and Humanities read more


Infants May Benefit from Advanced Cochlear Implants

May 28, 2014

"We always want to push the envelope, we're trying to figure out if we get them implants before 12 months, is that going to be better?" — Dr. Andrea Warner-Czyz, assistant professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

Coping With Hearing Loss, With, And Without Technology

May 27, 2014

"What we're trying to teach people here are strategies to help you communicate better with individuals and if you keep that façade that you don't need any special accommodations then that only compounds the problem." — Dr. Linda Thibodeau, professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more

Lack of Sleep Driving You Crazy?

May 26, 2014

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


Experts Say Oklahoma's Botched Execution Affecting Cases in Other States

May 25, 2014

"It's a cat-and-mouse game with the states and these groups that are litigating to abolish the death penalty," — Dr. James Marquart, professor of criminology read more


By the Numbers: Top Risks for Car Break-Ins

May 23, 2014

"Burglars tend to escape from the crime scene as soon as possible." — Dr. Yongwan Chun, assistant professor of geospatial information sciences read more


Why That Video Went Viral

May 19, 2014

"People share things they have strong emotional reactions to, especially strong positive reactions." — Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, emerging media and communication professor read more


Billion-dollar Developments Multiply

May 15, 2014

 “You have hotel, office, retail, apartments — everything right there. It’s all self-contained.” — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, clinical professor of real estate and director of real estate programs read more


Getting Rid of the Clutter Helps Increase Inner Peace

May 12, 2014

"Every object, every clutter, every piece of information will pique your attention. It's a cue; everything is connected to something else." — Dr. Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity, and Distinguished University Chair read more


Study: Teens Who Expect to Die Young Are More Likely to Commit Crime

May 11, 2014

"We can turn some of these kids around if we give them these opportunities and we give them these consistent messages." — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

Federal Study Says Climate Change Is Already Here

May 6, 2014

"What had been a normal-precipitation drought now becomes a deep-grade drought. And normal in the region becomes a low-grade drought." — Dr. Tom Brikowski, geosciences professor read more


Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

May 5, 2014

"We found quite an improvement in memory, and we found that when we tested our participants a year later, that was maintained." — Dr. Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity, and Distinguished University Chair read more


Common-Sense Advice for Saving Your Sight and Hearing

May 5, 2014

"Virtually everything we do now has the potential of causing hearing loss. Our ears weren't developed to hear noise levels, the intensity being generated today." Dr. Ross Roeser, Howard B. and Lois C. Wolf Professor for Pediatric Hearing read more


Pick Up A New Hobby To Prevent Memory Loss

April 23, 2014

"Now quilting may not seem like a mentally challenging task. But try it! If you're a novice you're cutting out all these abstract shapes, it's a very demanding and complex task." — Dr. Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity read more

Survey: 9 In 10 Texans Want Pot Decriminalized

April 21, 2014

"We found no increase in the crime rate on the state level for states that passed legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes." — Dr. Robert Morris, associate professor of criminology read more


Teens Who Expect to Die Young are More Likely to Commit Crime

April 17, 2014

"These kids who envision very short lives are also having problems in many other life domains, with failed schooling, failed jobs, failed relationship, failed health care. These social ills can’t be really divorced from one another." — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


UTD Professor Explains How the Human Brain Changes with Age

April 16, 2014

“Certain parts of the brain can also communicate like the way people in a neighborhood might interact with each other: They’re friendly and talkative to some, while less social with others." — Dr. Gagan Wig, assistant professor at UT Dallas' Center for Vital Longevity read more


UTD Professor, Student Crack Heartbleed Bug

April 15, 2014

"What it does is not only does it fix the vulnerability, but it actually sets a trap for anyone who might be seeking to exploit it — to steal these passwords or secret information." — Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science read more

Artificial Muscle Spun From Fishing Line And Thread

April 9, 2014

"Our artificial muscles can generate about 100 times the amount of mechanical power that a natural muscle can generate." — Dr. Ray H. Baughman, director of the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute read more

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