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The Dallas Morning News

Though Rattled by Dallas Ambush, Most Police Departments Aren't Changing Policies

July 21, 2016

"There's a heightened awareness across the country in law enforcement that there is this huge, deep divide in our country, and that police officers are at risk because of that." — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


WPR Radio

Can Keeping Busy Help the Brain?

July 19, 2016

"Busyness enhances neural circuitry and improves cognition." — Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas read more


Newsweek

Police Departments Issuing Safety Precautions after Baton Rouge, Dallas

July 18, 2016

"One-person cars are just as safe as two-person cars. It's better to have more one-person cars out on the street than fewer two-people cars." — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


The Dallas Morning News

Texas Teachers Learn Coding at UT Dallas, Hoping to Bring Lessons to Their Classrooms

July 14, 2016

"The key thing is just the exposure. ... At least we feel better that, by the time they go to high school and college, they did try and they can seriously decide if that is something they want to pursue." — Dr. Jey Veerasamy, senior lecturer of computer science and director of the Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach read more


Dallas Innovates

UT Dallas Francesca Filbey Looks for Answers on Effects, Dependence in Her Study

July 14, 2016

“We found that this disruption of the reward system correlates with the number of problems, such as family issues, individuals have because of their marijuana use.” — Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of cognitive neuroscience of addictive behaviors at the Center for BrainHealth read more


Fortune

Here's How the UK Can Expect Theresa to Lead

July 14, 2016

"What may have secured her position as prime minister, however, was her statement following Brexit that, even though she supported staying, she would work diligently to negotiate Britain’s withdrawal from the EU." — Dr. Euel Elliott, professor of public policy and political economy read more


U.S. News and World Report

Will 'Too Big to Fail' Ever Go Away? It Hasn't Yet

July 12, 2016

“It would require an enormous political effort on the part of the Fed and the Justice Department. Witness how difficult it was to break up the Bell Telephone system in the 1970s, and multiply that by five." — Dr. Malcolm Wardlaw, assistant professor of finance and managerial economics read more


KCET

Revisiting Dorothea Lange's 'Migrant Mother': The Great Depression's Most Famous Photo

July 11, 2016

"It's a story of hope ... a story of immigrants that moved to this part of the world and were helped by the people of Nipomo, (which is) something certainly to be proud of.” — Dr. Paul Lester, clinical professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication read more


KERA

New Study Links Childhood Hunger To Violent Behavior

July 6, 2016

"I think that all of us have an active stake in making sure that our population, our neighbors, our kids, our families have at least adequate nourishment in their bodies." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


MIT Technology Review

Are Face Recognition Systems Accurate? Depends on Your Race

July 6, 2016

"If your training set is strongly biased toward a particular race, your algorithm will do better recognizing that race." — Dr. Alice O'Toole, Aage and Margareta Møller Professor read more


Dallas Innovates

UTD's Venture Development Center to Launch Incubator Program

July 6, 2016

"We don't just want to have students that will go work for somebody, we want students who are going to go hire somebody." — Olia Bosovik BS’12 MBA’15, assistant director of the Venture Development Center read more


FOX 4

FOX 4Ward: Safer Alternatives to Pain Meds

July 5, 2016

"We would like to avoid the problems that can happen when you bind receptors in respiratory centers or reward circuitry that can cause addiction by targeting pain in the peripheral nervous system." — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


CNN

To Improve Your Memory, Get Moving ... or Take a Nap

June 29, 2016

“Aerobic exercise in particular appears to increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a protein that supports memory and is also linked to neurogenesis, the birth of new brain cells.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair read more


NBC DFW

UT Dallas Computer Science Students Get New Internship Opportunity with State Farm

June 23, 2016

“This is a first here at UT Dallas. We are excited about this and we would like to replicate this program with other companies.” — Pete Poorman, director of corporate relations read more


KERA

Texas Economist Says Don't Mess With 'Brexit'

June 22, 2016

“International instability in Europe is not a good thing, as we’ve learned painfully over the past several decades, and so Texans have reason to be concerned about this.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


CW 33

Brexit 101: What You Need to Know About the British EU Referendum

June 20, 2016

“The pitch has been almost exclusively that it’s good for Britain economically to be a member of the European Union.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science read more


The Dallas Morning News

Richardson Physics Professor Hoping to Create the Google Maps of Air Pollution

June 16, 2016

“Instead of the quickest route, you could imagine the least-polluted route or lowest-pollen route. That could make a big difference.” — Dr. David Lary, associate professor of physics read more


Fortune

A Brexit Is Looking More and More Likely

June 16, 2016

“Given the nature of this campaign, however, the challenge for pollsters will be to determine who is most likely to show up to vote.” — Dr. Euel Elliott, professor of public policy and political economy and associate dean in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


Texas Public Radio

The Source: Gun Violence in Spotlight After Orlando

June 16, 2016

“To have good policy, you need to have evidence, and to have that evidence, you need to have data.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


Healthline

How Virtual Reality Is Gaining Traction in Health Care

June 15, 2016

“Medical VR training can ensure that healthcare professionals are aware of proper procedures and protocols, can allow them to practice those procedures without harming others, and can inform those workers what the consequences of bad practices could be.” — Dr. Ryan McMahan, assistant professor of computer science read more


The Dallas Morning News

Why Is Shaming & Blaming So Easy Online? And Whatll It Take for Us to Act Like Grownups Again?

June 14, 2016

“People aren’t listening and creating dialogue. They’re reacting and attacking and posting the first thought that comes to mind, with no consequences.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor in ATEC read more


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas Can Solve the Problem of Chronic Pain

June 13, 2016

"With so many Americans suffering from chronic pain, and with such a strong research base in Texas, the time is right for statewide initiatives toward developing new therapies for the treatment of chronic pain." — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


CBS DFW

Are You Addicted To Facebook?

June 13, 2016

“My biggest fear about social media is about what it is replacing — conversations, thinking, problem-solving, daydreaming, outdoor activity and in-person interactions.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Provost and Ashbel Smith Professor read more


Fox 4

FOX 4Ward: Planet Life

June 13, 2016

"We're looking for a planet that’s like the Earth, so it has a really vigorous biosphere, life everywhere you look on the planet." — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor and head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education read more


Fast Company

Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

June 9, 2016

"It's paradoxical that some of the things we think are good for our brain, the brain science is showing are almost like tobacco for the brain." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair read more


Business Insider

Scientists Found Something Strange When They Looked at the Brains of Stoners

June 8, 2016

"We found that marijuana disrupts the brain's natural reward circuitry, making marijuana highly salient to heavy users." — Dr. Francesca Filbey, director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth read more


DFW Child

Daddy's Home: The Rewards and Stigmas of Paternity Leave

June 2, 2016

"In the long run, employees who are offered some sort of paid paternal leave stay longer, are more committed and companies don't have to pay to retrain someone new." — Dr. Sheryl Skaggs, sociology professor read more


art and seek

The Big Screen: Studio Ghibli

June 2, 2016

"He captures the audience's imagination wonderfully. He has incredibly strong female characters. … Visually he has incredible images of flight in almost every film." — Dr. Marc Hairston, research scientist at the Center for Space Sciences read more


The Dallas Morning News

Only Threat Posed by Gunman In Dallas Family Dollar Robbery Was a Stained Shirt

May 29, 2016

"It's like when you’re driving on the highway at 70 miles per hour. You're trying to operate the car and make the best guess as to what the cars around you are going to do without all the necessary info.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


The Dallas Morning News

Two Dallas-Area Students End Up on List of ISIS Fighters, and Local Muslims Brace For the Fallout Yet Again

May 27, 2016

“We are at no greater risk than any other metropolitan area — no more than Chicago, Houston or any other city with a significant Muslim presence.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


KERA FM

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


HealthDay

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


FOX 4

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


Gizmag logo

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


KERA-FM

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


WFOR-TV

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


KARK TV

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


ABC Radio National

Costa Rica: The Happiest Country on Earth

April 18, 2016

“Economically I think Costa Rica has made necessary adjustments, particularly after the economic crisis it endured of the 1980s.” — Dr. Monica Rankin 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


nbcdfw

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


KERA-FM

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 4

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


kera

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


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