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NBC 5: Service Delivery Robots Helping People Social Distance in Frisco

May 27, 2020

“Robots and autonomous system can help in many ways. We are replicating ourselves in these machines.” — Dr. Yonas Tadesse, associate professor of mechanical engineering


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Community Impact Newspaper: UT Dallas Expert Says Primary Care Industry Poised for Seismic Shift Post-Coronavirus

May 26, 2020

“You’re going to see more attentiveness to what the demands are of the community.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Think: Building a Democracy Not Dominated By Dollars

May 26, 2020

“…Something being legal or illegal doesn’t mean the same thing it used to mean in the system we have now.” — Dr. Lloyd Dumas, professor of economics and political economy


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CBS News: Hand Sanitizer Left in Hot Vehicles Can Explode

May 22, 2020

“If the alcohol evaporates, the hand sanitizer is less efficient. It is the alcohol that kills the germs.” — Dr. Mihaela Stefan, Eugene McDermott Professor


Fox 4: UT Dallas Provides Overview of North Texas COVID-19 Cases

May 20, 2020

“We think it’s important that people understand how many people are currently actively under infection.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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Fox 4: UT Dallas Professor Holds Shoe Box Graduation Ceremony for Seniors

May 19, 2020

“Milestones are really important, and our class community was really strong. I wanted to do something on the last day of class to honor them.” — Dr. Salena Brody, senior lecturer


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The Dallas Morning News: UT Dallas Study Finds Family Violence Increased 12.5% During Shelter-at-Home Orders

May 19, 2020

“Just because it was done for the right reasons doesn’t mean it did not have some ill effect.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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The Dallas Morning News: UT Dallas Researchers Create Ventilator Valve Designed to Help COVID-19 Patients Breathe

May 14, 2020

“We’re excited to be able to use 3D-printing technology to manufacture equipment that could save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the health care workers caring for them.” — Dr. Walter Voit BS’05, MS’06, associate professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering


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Community Impact Newspaper: UTD Engineers Develop, Manufacture Ventilator Valve in High Demand by Hospitals

May 12, 2020

“We had somewhere around 50 to 70 devices that we printed and manufactured.” — Dr. Walter Voit BS’05, MS’06, associate professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering


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KRLD-AM: There’s A New Tool To Fight COVID-19 Thanks to Some UT Dallas Researchers

May 11, 2020

“It’s a little plastic component that fits on the backside of a ventilator system.” — Dr. Walter Voit BS’05, MS’06, associate professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering


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The Dallas Morning News: Why Has Dallas Been Enthralled By Hair? It’s Complicated.

May 8, 2020

“What the pandemic shows is our inability to separate individual good and the collective good.” — Dr. Matthew Brown, director of the UT Dallas Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology


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Dallas Innovates: With a $3M Grant, UTD Research Team Begins Work on a Deep-Sea Wind Turbine

May 7, 2020

“It’s a great research opportunity, and it’s a great project for the students. We’ll be designing, building, and testing in the wind tunnel and the wind and wave tank.” — Dr. Todd Griffith, associate professor of mechanical engineering


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Fox 4: Could Smart Watches Track the Coronavirus?

May 4, 2020

“I think right now wearables on a scale of one to 10 as far as usefulness are like a four or five for a pandemic.” — Dr. Alex Edsel, senior lecturer


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The Dallas Morning News: Does North Texas’ Geographic Sprawl Give It an Advantage in the Fight Against Coronavirus?

May 3, 2020

“It sure seems that there is something to that because what congestion does, what density does is put susceptible people in a close space together.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


Fox 4: UT Dallas Creates New COVID-19 Modeling Websites

May 1, 2020

“Our real focus here was to make information readily available to the public and to government leaders who sometimes find lots of data from lots of sources.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas


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KRLD-AM: UT Dallas Professor Calls Reopening Texas a ‘Smart Start’

April 30, 2020

“This means that we transition, and we do so very purposefully and intentionally.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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WFAA Channel 8: UT Dallas Researchers Say They’re in Final Stages of Creating Rapid Tests for Respiratory Viruses Like COVID-19

April 29, 2020

“We’re actively looking for opportunities to get the technology out of the lab to the real world, especially in the current coronavirus pandemic.” — Dr. Zhenpeng Qin, assistant professor of mechanical engineering


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Good Morning Texas: Trackables & COVID-19

April 29, 2020

“The technology is there, but it really hasn’t been tested. It hasn’t been commercialized.” — Dr. Alex Edsel, senior lecturer


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WFAA Channel 8: COVID-19 Social Media Tips

April 23, 2020

“We all want to share information that’s valuable, but not all information is treated equally. The best policy is to have factual proof when you do post.” — Dr. Janet Johnson, lecturer


CBS 11: How To Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 Spam, Hackers

April 23, 2020

“These scammers are preying on people’s fears and anxiety. Cybercriminals make this information look so real.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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Dallas Morning News: Elective Surgeries Resume in North Texas, But Many Are Taking ‘Baby Steps’

April 22, 2020

“No one wants to be the first so they’re taking baby steps.” – Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


Dallas Business Journal: COVID-19 Is Changing Business — And That Could Mean New Work-From-Home Efforts

April 21, 2020

“Small companies – they don’t have the resources to do that, and really small businesses don’t even think about those kind of issues. They just need the bodies around.” — Dr. Doug Kiel, professor of public and nonprofit management


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NBC 5: Brain Breaks and Deep Breaths to Help Ease the Stress

April 20, 2020

“When I think about the amount of stress and pressure that we’re all under, that I experience myself, it all comes down to our brain and the behaviors and habits we are willing to try or change and put into motion.” — Jennifer Zientz, head of clinical services at the Center for BrainHealth


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Chicago Tribune: David Brown Tapped To Lead Chicago police

April 14, 2020

“For a long period of time, you could not get data from the city of Dallas. He was very forward-looking. He’s like, ‘Look folks, we have to get this data out’ to reporters … to researchers like me, and to Joe and Jane Citizen.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


Fox 4: Coronavirus Could Change the Future of Healthcare

April 13, 2020

“This is new and this is unique. So for us, a pandemic of this nature is watch and learn.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


Community Impact Newspaper: Businesses Find Ways to Survive Under COVID-19 Restrictions

April 8, 2020

“The problem, though, is that they also don’t have the resources of a juggernaut, so they tend to throttle down a lot faster too.” — Paul Nichols, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Good Morning Texas: What To Do With College Students Who Are Home Early

April 1, 2020

“It can be really challenging at first, getting adjusted, because this is a new normal for everybody.” — Dr. Aisha Evans, psychologist with the Student Counseling Center


The Dallas Morning News: Pandemic Highlights Shortage of Personnel Looming Over Texas

March 27, 2020

“The supplies will not be the shortcoming, it will be personnel.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


Fox 4: Cook Children’s Sees Spike in Child Abuse Cases Likely from COVID-19 Stress

March 25, 2020

“Hopefully the agencies around the community in North Texas are going to look at this as a wake-up call. There is a lot of research that shows that when people go hungry, they tend to be more impulsive and to lash out.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


PBS NewsHour: How the Dallas Street Choir Grants Homeless Residents a Voice

February 28, 2020

“I think the arts in general are a powerful tool to tear down walls and barriers and perceptions and stigmas and stereotypes, to show that we’re much really more the same than not.” — Dr. Jonathan Palant, director of choral activities


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Focus on the Arts: Why UT Dallas Is a Guitarist’s Dream

February 27, 2020

“It’s one of the better known competitions on the international stage.” — Dr. Enric Madriguera, Russell Cleveland Professor in Guitar Studies


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Good Morning Texas: The History of Mardi Gras

February 25, 2020

“It may not seem like it, but in fact Mardi Gras is a religious holiday.” — Dr. Ben Wright, assistant professor


NBC DFW: Is Augmented Reality the Next Generation of Medical Training?

February 20, 2020

“You will be able to talk to him about what symptoms he’s had … anything that might be indicative of how somebody feels when they have potentially had a stroke.” — Marjorie Zielke PhD’07, research professor


Think: Here’s Why What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

February 19, 2020

“How you think about [stress] depends on how you experience it.” — Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist


PBS NewsHour: Exhibit Uses Brain Science To Inform Art

February 18, 2020

“I was excited by the possibility because we don’t often have these opportunities to have a science-meets-art kind of conversation.” — Dr. Daniel C. Krawczyk, Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral Brain Sciences


CBS DFW: Monday Morning Quarterbacking The Super Bowl Ads

February 4, 2020

“This is mostly about big brands.” — Dr. Abhijit Biswas, clinical professor of marketing


Dallas Innovates: How Area Universities Prepare Tech Workers for Rapid Change

February 3, 2020

“Animation is only going to get bigger—and that’s not only in animation feature films or animation in games.” Dr. Anne Balsamo, Arts and Technology Distinguished University Chair


The Dallas Morning News: Baylor’s Health Plan Worked for Employees

February 2, 2020

“The key to a good ACO is organization and orchestration of resources, and Baylor’s proven they’re very effective at that.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


KERA News: Food Delivery Robots Roll Onto UT Dallas Campus

January 28, 2020

“We are always on the lookout for innovative new programs and platforms, and we really have a culture that embraces a new technology. So, we’re the perfect campus for this.” — Pam Stanley, director of food and retail service


Dallas Business Journal: AT&T Takes Crown as Largest Dallas-Area Company in Market Value

January 24, 2020

“This clearly shows the importance of data and communications regionally and globally.” — Paul Nichols, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


People Newspapers: UT Dallas Aims To Teach Younger Students, Too

January 24, 2020

“What we are finding is that this is a critical part of the recipe: to experience math and science in the everyday.” — Dr. Iolani Connolly, director of the Science and Engineering Education Center


The Dallas Morning News: UT Dallas Researchers Create Fridges with a Twist

January 23, 2020

“We’ve already had inquiries from commercial manufacturers for refrigerators interested in our work.” — Dr. Ray Baughman, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry


Scientific American: A Simple Twist of Thermodynamics Could Lead to Greener Refrigeration

January 21, 2020

“This area of cooling is very hot right now.” — Dr. Ray Baughman, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry


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The Dallas Morning News: Choirs Unite in Song To Bring North Texas and the Borderlands Closer Together

January 17, 2020

“The message is, ‘We’re more alike than different.’” — Dr. Jonathan Palant, director of choral activities


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The Dallas Morning News: Antarctica Adventurer, Former UTD President Robert Rutford Remembered for Charting New Courses

January 9, 2020

“He didn’t need to take credit for anything. He just wanted to see things happen.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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Reuters: Gun Homicides of Teens Rise After ‘Stand Your Ground’ Self-Defense Law

January 2, 2020

“It is possible that individuals are becoming more likely to use lethal force if they perceive their lives to be in danger because they believe that the law will protect them.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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Houston Chronicle: Wind, Solar Face Future Without Subsidies

December 26, 2019

“The name of the game is to make them bigger without increasing cost, so we need more intelligent turbines.” — Dr. Mario Rotea, department head of mechanical engineering and Erik Jonsson Chair


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Screens in the Classroom: Tool or Temptation?

December 11, 2019

“The dividing line is everyone wants to do what is right, but no one knows what that is.” — Dr. Karen Huxtable-Jester, senior lecturer


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Here’s Why Charles Schwab and Other Finance Companies Keep Coming to North Texas

December 10, 2019

“If there’s a shortage of available talent, they can just hire from existing companies.” — Frank Anderson, senior lecturer of finance


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Scientists Find a Weak Spot in Some Superbugs’ Defenses

December 10, 2019

“It is critical that we understand how daptomycin resistance works at a molecular level, so that we can design strategies to reverse it.” — Dr. Kelli Palmer, Fellow, Cecil H. and Ida Green Chair in Systems Biology Science


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Reading Between the Lines of Dallas Mayor’s Tough Letter on Crime

December 5, 2019

“It’s fair for the mayor to demand that his team do the best job they can.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of criminology


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Ice Age Superhighway: Camels and Giant Sloths Once Commuted Along Path of I-35

November 25, 2019

“You didn’t want to be anywhere close to the ice sheet in wintertime.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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Navigating Thanksgiving With Your Picky Eater

November 19, 2019

“They’re focused on seeing cousins, watching the game or the parade. Trying carrots is the last thing they want to do.” — Jenny McGlothlin, Callier Center speech-language pathologist


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New Technology Developed In North Texas To Help Police Bust Drivers High On Marijuana

November 13, 2019

“This is truly a breakthrough, novel technology.” — Dr. Shalini Prasad, Cecil H. and Ida Green Professor in Systems Biology Science


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How The Dallas Museum Of Art’s New Exhibition Is Broadening The Idea Of Visual Communication

November 11, 2019

“When you have one sense more activated, it can really change your thinking. And I tired to focus on that.” — Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in Behavioral Brain Sciences


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Is the FTC Changing How It Defines a Pyramid Scheme? This North Texas Skin Care Firm Thinks So

November 6, 2019

“It forces people to lose trust in the financial system.” — Dr. Umit G. Gurun, Ashbel Smith Professor of accounting


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At Tumultuous Time for U.S.-Mexico Relations, UTD Gives Its Top Arts Award to Mexican Diplomat

November 4, 2019

“I hope that, through this simple recognition of cross-border cultural diplomacy, we can begin to repair the rifts and misunderstandings that have come between our two nations.” — Dr. Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies


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A Healthy Dose of Fear? 3 Ways Being Scared Can Improve Your Health

October 30, 2019

“Fear itself can be really debilitating unless you’ve had some exposure to it and developed some resilience.” — Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez, associate professor of psychology


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Texas Instruments Makes Its Largest Donation Ever to UTD’s Engineering Program

October 30, 2019

“I am grateful to Texas Instruments for helping us achieve this goal and look forward to the impact these new faculty members will make in their fields, for our students and for the economic well-being of our region.” — Dr. Richard C. Benson, president and Eugene McDermott Distinguished University Chair of Leadership


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UT Dallas Works to Ensure Success of Its First-Generation Students

October 29, 2019

“It’s not just about academic performance — it’s also about making sure that these students have a group of peers with the same experience.” — Courtney Brecheen MPA’09, associate dean of undergraduate education


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Esports Team at UT Dallas in Richardson Blazes Trail for Competitive Video Gaming

October 25, 2019

“Some of our biggest majors are computer science, video game design … So esports is a perfect fit.” — Greg Adler, head coach of esports


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Researchers at UT Dallas Advance Fight to End Cancer

October 24, 2019

“All of those things create an ecosystem that is terrific for supporting and enabling this state-of-the-art cancer research.” — Dr. Joseph Pancrazio, vice president for research


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Fort Worth Police Shooting Shatters Community Trust

October 23, 2019

“It’s like a broken bone. The bone needs to be put in a cast so it doesn’t fracture some more.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Boris Johnson Wants Brexit by October 31. Parliament Won’t Let Him Have It.

October 23, 2019

“And they’ll delay and delay on that, hoping the mood of the country will change. You’ve got this sort of perfect deadlock.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science


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Why UT Southwestern and Children’s Health Had to Join Forces: To Start Rowing in the Same Direction

October 14, 2019

“It’s a real plus for the community, but they have strong cultures and personalities, and blending them won’t be easy.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Refrigerators of the Future May Be Inspired by the Weird Physics of Rubber

October 11, 2019

“People don’t usually think of fishing line as elastic, but if you exert so much twist that it coils… it can do some heating and cooling. We were amazed.” — Dr. Ray Baughman, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry


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Meet Paul Nichols, the New Director of UTD’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

October 8, 2019

“I definitely look at the history we’ve done and go, ‘Okay, well where do we go from there?” — Paul Nichols, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


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Dallas Closer to Fulfilling Promise of Monitoring Neighborhood Air Pollution

October 7, 2019

“It’s like shining a light that helps us see what’s going on so we can then make the obvious response.” — Dr. David J. Lary, associate professor of physics


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Jurors in Amber Guyger Murder Trial Are Considering Texas’ Castle Doctrine

October 2, 2019

“I think the jury will have to think very carefully about this issue: perception versus reality, and whether they can get in Ms. Guyger’s head/state of mind during that evening.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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North Texas Political Analyst Says Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump Will Impact 2020 Elections

September 27, 2019

“You don’t want to appear to be in a state like Texas and in a Congressional district like that to be on the left wing of the Democratic party.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science


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Carrollton PD, University of Texas at Dallas Team Up to Reduce Response Times

September 24, 2019

“It’s a pretty common problem, especially for cities down here in the South that are growing a lot over time.” — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology


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Video Games More Often Blamed When School Shooters are White

September 24, 2019

“As much as we can, we hope that attitudes and perceptions to people and their behaviors are based on objective science and not myths and stereotypes that create division.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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There’s No Shame in Kids Snacking

September 11, 2019

“We need to help parents to shift from thinking of snacks purely as a stop-gap to capitalizing upon them as a meal.” — Jenny McGlothlin, Callier Center speech-language pathologist


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Lost Continent Revealed in New Reconstruction of Geologic History

September 11, 2019

“The Mediterranean is a dog’s breakfast.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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Governor Greg Abbott Issues 8 Executive Orders In Response to Deadly Mass Shootings

September 6, 2019

“We have to make sure an individual’s liberty and an individual’s security and their legal rights are not harmed in this situation.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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What the Data Say About Police Shootings

September 6, 2019

“Collecting data in and of itself is a good mechanism to hold police agencies accountable.” — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice


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Fearless Steps: UT Dallas Engineers Make History by Preserving Lunar Landing Audio

August 28, 2019

“We thought this would preserve history and help identify people behind the scenes who quite frankly would have never been given credit.” — Dr. John H.L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications


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UT Dallas Professor Helps Invent Traffic Lights That Talk to Each Other and Reduce Congestion

August 21, 2019

“As the population continues to swell around big cities, we need to optimize urban layouts and roadway infrastructures to sustain human traffic.” — Dr. Rym Zalila-Wenkstern, associate professor of computer science


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How UT Dallas Evolved from a Small Research Center into One of the Fastest-Growing Universities in Just 50 years

August 19, 2019

“We want to create additional opportunities for our students to engage in arts or at least to witness.” — Dr. Richard C. Benson, president and Eugene McDermott Distinguished University Chair of Leadership


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Would an Anthem-HCSC Merger Impact North Texas?

August 15, 2019

“We live in interesting times and conventional strategy and timid tactics have gone by the wayside.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Dallas’ Sudden Spike in Homicides Has Officials Perplexed

August 15, 2019

“Police themselves can do very little about preventing homicides from occurring in the first place because homicides are very situational.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Celebrity Favorite Keto Diet May Stop a Type of Lung Cancer in its Tracks by Cutting Off its Sugar Fuel, Study Finds

August 14, 2019

“Maybe we can manipulate our own biological system a little bit or activate something we already have in place in order to more effectively combat cancer.” — Dr. Jung-whan “Jay” Kim, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology


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Tips for Keeping Kids Hydrated in the Texas Heat

August 7, 2019

“For a child that’s 9 to 13 years old, they need nine to 10 cups of water a day. For a younger child, they need six to eight.” — Jenny McGlothlin, Callier Center speech-language pathologist


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8chan Owner Defends Website, Online Forum Connected To 3rd Mass Shooting Suspect This Year

August 7, 2019

“They use not just single encryption but double, triple, quadruple so they encrypt it many times.” — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Louis A. Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor


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Texans: Mark Your Calendar. You Can Shop Tax-Free for Clothes, School Supplies Aug. 9-11

August 5, 2019

“The sales tax holiday can be a great way to save, if the shopper is smart about it.” — Dr. Daniel Rajaratnam, clinical professor of management


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In Dallas, How Art and Culinary Skills Are Helping Juvenile Offenders Stay Out of Jail

July 31, 2019

“People were really concerned at the beginning of that because, ‘Oh, crime’s going to skyrocket’ … we didn’t see that. In fact, just the opposite.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Engineers Restore Audio Recordings from Apollo 11 Mission

July 22, 2019

“This was really the first time where m any of our students were listening to people who literally made history… and a lot of people behind the scenes.” — Dr. John H.L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications


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UT Dallas Celebrates Personal Ties with NASA 50 Years After ‘One Small Step for Man’

July 22, 2019

“One of the big questions that we wanted to answer… was the notion of putting humans and maybe habitats on the moon.” — Dr. Rod Heelis, Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics


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Can Insect Enzymes and Brain Implants Offer a Future Without Opioids?

July 19, 2019

“If we could replace the entire opioid pharmacopoeia, I think everybody would be really happy.” — Dr. Ted Price, Eugene McDermott Professor of Neuroscience


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Everyday Improvements You Can Make Right Now to Boost Your Brain Health and Extend Your ‘Mindspan’

July 17, 2019

“Cognitive brain health declines because we let it.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair in BrainHealth


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Texas Cemetery Fence That Marked Racial Divide Comes Down

July 9, 2019

“It should be applauded that these physical barriers are finally coming down.” — Dr. Whitney Stewart, assistant professor


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Some Calling for Independent Probe of Fatal Texas Drug Raid

July 3, 2019

“But I see no reason why the DA should not continue to be involved in this process as well as having this independent investigation and let the facts come out when the facts come out.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Hundreds of Richardson ISD Parents Continue to Opt Out of Vaccines

June 21, 2019

“Immunizations are supposed to protect you, but really it’s about protecting the entire community.” Dr. Zachary Simoni, senior lecturer of sociology


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Hispanics Account for 40% of D-FW Population Gain, but the Fastest Growth is Among Asians

June 21, 2019

“They’re business owners and consumers and they’re contributing every day to the local economy.” Monique Wedderburn, director of the UT Dallas Asia Center


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What Jumpstarted Earth’s Plate Tectonics? New Clues Point to Ancient Glaciers

June 6, 2019

“This is something that is happening under our feet, and it took 50 years to recognize it. How long will it take us to figure out what’s not happening anymore?” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences


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Activists Call for More Homicide Detectives as Dallas Sees Bloodiest Month Since 1990s

June 4, 2019

“When you compare us to Chicago or Baltimore, we are on the low side. People lose sight of that comparison.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology


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Nerve Stimulation Therapy Lessens Disability in Stroke Patients, Research Finds

June 4, 2019

“Although remarkable advances have been made in acute stroke treatment, stroke is still a leading cause of disability.” — Dr. Seth Hays, assistant professor of bioengineering


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Sustainable Living: How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

May 22, 2019

“What I ask of people is to keep stewardship top of mind whenever they make choices.” — Gary Cocke, associate director for energy conservation and sustainability


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Helping Kids or Building Empires? Why Children’s Hospitals Are Popping Up in Dallas Suburbs

May 10, 2019

“The economics are driving this, not health care public policy.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management


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Many Older U.S. Gun Owners Don’t Store Firearms Safely

April 19, 2019

“The absolute safest way to store firearms in the home to reduce risk is to keep the firearms locked and unloaded.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology