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February 22, 2017

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The Huffington Post

Sometimes, Locking Kids Up Makes Matters Worse

Feb. 20, 2017

"Delivering effective prevention programs early in life and interventions aimed at rehabilitating juvenile offenders is essential." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


USA Today

Men Outnumber Women More Than 2-1 among Top White House Aides

Feb. 20, 2017

“We are very diverse and the diversity numbers keep going up in the U.S. So do the expectations that our bureaucrats will look like us.” — Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, associate professor of public and nonprofit management read more


WFAA-TV

Cyber Bullying: What Your Kids May Not Be Telling You

Feb. 6, 2017

“Because it’s public, it’s long lasting, the person can go back and revisit it and it is witnessed by the entire peer group.” — Dr. Marion Underwood, dean of graduate studies and associate provost read more


KRLD-AM

Which Ads Are Creating Buzz For Super Bowl 51?

Feb. 3, 2017

"They are literally the mainstay or flagship brand of Super Bowl advertising." — Dr. Abhi Biswas, clinical professor of marketing read more


Parade

19 Simple Ways to Think Faster

Feb. 3, 2017

“It is never too early or too late to focus on your brain health.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


The Cincinnati Enquirer

Expert: Handling of Adam Jones Case 'an Aberration'

Feb. 1, 2017

“The NFL is going to take whatever time it wants. The NFL is beholden to nobody.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KERA-FM

So, You're Extremely Busy? Researchers Say You Likely Have Better Memory, Reasoning

Feb. 1, 2017

"I would think that the optimal relationship would be engaged and busy but not having an extreme level of stress because we know stress can be detrimental to the brain.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, Distinguished University Chair read more


The Dallas Morning News

The Curator of the Dallas Museum of Arts Powerful Islamic Art Exhibit Believes Strongly in the Declaration of Independence

Jan. 30, 2017

"I find it to be the most amazing document. It is so incredible, so powerful, so beautiful." — Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, Distinguished Scholar of Islamic Art in Residence read more


The New York Times

Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Jan. 27, 2017

“A lot more research needs to be done. But there’s the sense that tasks that are mentally demanding support and maintain cognition in older adults.” — Dr. Denise C. Park, director of research at the Center for Vital Longevity read more


France-Amerique magazine

The Researcher Cataloguing All the French Statues in the United States

Jan. 26, 2017

“Searching for a French sculpture in a country as vast as the United States is a lot like looking for a needle in a haystack.” — Laure de Margerie, director of the Census of French Sculpture in American Public Collections read more


Dallas Innovates

UT Dallas Creates Seed Fund for Startups

Jan. 24, 2017

“The vision of this fund is to really support the North Texas ecosystem and become a meaningful vehicle for economic development for our region.” — Bryan Chambers, Blackstone LaunchPad program director read more


The Denver Post

Experts Give Mixed Reviews to Denver Police Department's Proposed Use-of-Force Policy

Jan. 23, 2017

“Officers are going to make that judgment in a hair's second. It’s going to be difficult for them, I think.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology read more


KXAS-TV

Yoga, Meditation Helping Students in South Dallas Schools

Jan. 23, 2017

"Meditation and yoga changes particularly the brain areas that are involved in memory and attention. These are the areas developing the most in kids.” — Dr. Julia Evans, professor of cognitive neuroscience and language science read more


Texas CEO Magazine

What Happens If NAFTA Goes Away?

Jan. 21, 2017

“Even if NAFTA is here to stay, executives, state officials and other stakeholders need to remember an important lesson: free trade is not free.” — Dr. Mike W. Peng, Jindal Chair of Global Strategy read more


Gizmodo

This UV-Light Controlled Adhesive Could Help Ordinary Humans Become Spider-Man

Jan. 18, 2017

“The nice features of this work are the fact that it’s fast, reversible, [it] returns to adhesion quite fast, and it’s light responsive.” — Dr. Taylor Ware, assistant professor of bioengineering read more


Business News Daily

Want to Go Global? Try a Regional Expansion Strategy

Jan. 18, 2017

"[Companies] do not want so much diversity that their skill set and capabilities are not fungible in other countries.” — Dr. Toyah Miller, associate professor of organizations, strategy and international management read more


The Dallas Morning News

Lewisville-Based Adeptus Faces Class-Action Suit over Excessive Fees at Free-Standing ERs

Jan. 10, 2017

"I'm not surprised this kind of litigation would emerge. It's a reflection of how chaotic this portion of the industry is right now. It's the billing and economics that are often suspect." — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, director of the bachelor's in healthcare management program read more


The Dallas Morning News

Who Needs Stress? We All Do. Here's Why

Jan. 9, 2017

"Stress, properly conceived of, is a challenge that can be incredibly enriching for the brain." — Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist read more


Five Thirty Eight

Fact-Checking Won't Save Us From Fake News

Jan. 4, 2017

“We should have the sense of responsibility that anything you click on will affect other people. I always tell my students: ‘Click like you mean it.’” — Dr. Angela Lee, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication read more


TIME

How Stress Can Make You Stronger, According to Science

Jan. 3, 2017

“Norepinephrine in the right levels has remarkable properties in the human brain—it acts as a sort of fertilizer, growing new connections between neurons and even new brain cells.” — Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth read more


US News and World Report

Broke Cities: Is There a Way to Predict Local Fiscal Struggles?

Jan. 3, 2017

“Cities with lower property tax collections relative to total local revenues were more likely to experience fiscal distress.” — Dr. Evgenia Gorina, assistant professor of public affairs read more


San Antonio Express-News

Homicides in S.A. hit a 21-year high. Why?

Jan. 1, 2017

“Crime is a huge, complicated issue. Indeed, we as criminologists have a very poor understanding of why crimes go up and down.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology read more


The Dallas Morning News

The Human Cost of Trafficking

Dec. 27, 2016

“Being abused is the only way of life many of these boys and girls have known, and they may possess very little hope of escaping to something or someone better.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


The Dallas Morning News

A New Year's Resolution That Doesn't Involve Your Weight

Dec. 24, 2016

“Focus on people's internal qualities, the positive things they are doing, and their abilities, rather than on physical appearance.” — Dr. Shayla Holub, associate professor and department head of psychological sciences read more


The New Yorker

The Long-Term Costs of Fining Juvenile Offenders

Dec. 24, 2016

“I hate to use the words ‘vicious cycle,’ because it’s used for everything. But, in this case, it really does basically spin around like a hamster wheel.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KDFW-TV

Fort Worth Mom Arrested after Calling for Help

Dec. 22, 2016

“Officers are taught and trained over and over again that when you go to neighborhood disturbances there's going to be people yelling at you and you've just got to be professional through the whole thing.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


The Dallas Morning News

UTD Study Finds Correlation Between Penalties On the Field and Arrests Off It

Dec. 14, 2016

"Players who received the highest number of penalties — those in the top 10 percent of penalties — had an average of 1.5 arrests per player, including violent and nonviolent arrests." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


NPR

Trump's Potential Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Is a Titan in the Oil Industry

Dec. 12, 2016

“He's sort of a diplomat for energy. I mean I could see him as a slam-dunk for energy secretary as an example, you know, because he is the resident expert.” — Dennis McCuistion, clinical professor read more


The Associated Press

An Officer and a Refugee: New Policeman Straddles Worlds

Dec. 8, 2016

"Where there is indeed a fairly significant refugee population, the enlightened police departments are reaching out to those communities and trying to say, 'Let's build some bridges, let's build some trust.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


The Dallas Morning News

Dallas On Pace to Have the Most Murders Since 2009

Dec. 8, 2016

"We're still a lot safer than we were in the 1990s. But we've really got to be paying attention to these upticks." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


BBC

You Probably Suffer from Scattered Brain Syndrome

Dec. 8, 2016

“Technology is actually rewiring our brains to be addicted to interruption, as we anxiously wait for the next ping signaling a new email, text or social media post.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


The Dallas Morning News

Expanding Computer Science Education Is Good for Kids, Good for Economy

Dec. 5, 2016

“Providing such computational thinking in our education system has the potential to foster creativity and significantly advance the problem-solving skills of K-12 students across all content areas in school.” — Dr. Joseph Ferrara, director of the Institute for Instructional Excellence read more


Science

Your Mind Works More Like Sherlock Holmess Than You Think

Dec. 5, 2016

“There’s a certain humbling here. We like to think of our brains and memories as being highly individualistic, idiosyncratic. … But perhaps in our brains, we aren’t the individuals we thought we were.” — Dr. Michael Rugg, director of the Center for Vital Longevity read more


The Wall Street Journal

Nerve Treatment When Drugs Fail

Dec. 5, 2016

“The vagus nerve is the way the body tells the brain what’s going on.” — Dr. Michael Kilgard, Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor read more


The Dallas Morning News

Does the US Pay More Than Its Fair Share to NATO?

Dec. 1, 2016

"The U.S. has national interests around the world, and these include securing allies against common enemies such as North Korea and China, as well as addressing terrorism and other threats." — Dr. Paul Diehl, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science read more


The News and Observer

Charlotte Police Officer Will Not Face Charges in Shooting That Led to Days of Unrest

Nov. 30, 2016

“You just can’t wait until something else happens ... The onus is on the police department to take a positive approach and look for what good can come out of this.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


KTVT-TV

How to Spot a Fake Shopping App

Nov. 24, 2016

“You enter a credit card number in the app to buy something, your credit card number gets stolen.” — Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science read more


The Motley Fool

Heres Why Most Retailers Should Open on Thanksgiving

Nov. 23, 2016

"My suggestion is that retailers should open for a few hours in the evening of Thanksgiving Day, or better still, open at midnight on Thursday or the early hours of Black Friday to get a piece of the pie.” — Dr. Dan Rajaratnam, clinical professor of marketing read more


KTVT-TV

Non-Opioid Drug Developed in Dallas

Nov. 21, 2016

“Our idea has been to try to target chronic pain at the source in the sensory nervous system where pain signals originate. We want to reverse that or at least inhibit it without having side-effects in the brain." — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


The Charlotte Observer

Activists Ask Why Review of CMPD Includes Protests, But Not Fatal Police Shooting

Nov. 18, 2016

“The guy had a gun. This is pretty cut and dry. I don’t understand (the controversy). That’s Monday-morning quarterbacking.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


The Dallas Morning News

At Dallas' Only Free Wall, Graffiti Taggers Can Spray to Their Art's Content

Nov. 18, 2016

“Kids who tag see it as a way to relieve boredom, cope with stress, fit in and rebel a little bit.” — Dr. Lynne Vieraitis, associate professor of criminology read more


Livescience

Marijuana Use May Impair Your Coordination

Nov. 18, 2016

"While we found many inconsistent results between studies, the general consensus supports [the idea that there are] cognitive and motor impairments associated with cannabis use." — Dr. Shikha Prashad, postdoctoral research scientist read more


Observer

Unpleasantries: Avoid Starting an Email With I Hope This Finds You Well

Nov. 17, 2016

"A challenge for those of us like me who want to write an email for humans with a beating heart is to find a way to make a sympathetic connection with the reader so that our email is read in a human voice." — Dr. McClain Watson, director of business communication programs read more


The Dallas Morning News

Gun Violence Cuts Short American Life Expectancy and We Can't Even Talk About It

Nov. 17, 2016

“Guns are a relevant, public health threat and good medicine requires honest discussions about everything from eating habits to gun ownership.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


The Dallas Morning News

How a 1950s Political Theory Predicted Defeat for Clinton

Nov. 15, 2016

"Unlike Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton also had difficulty connecting with ordinary people, and polls indicate that many voters neither trusted nor liked her." — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


The Dallas Morning News

'Flaming Critters' and Counterculture Fantasies Abound In Dallas Artist's Immersive Exhibit

Nov. 15, 2016

“As a culture, it is my hope that we can change our attitude toward living artists and what it means to dedicate one's life to making art.” — Heyd Fontenot, director of CentralTrak read more


WFAA-TV

Best Way to See the Supermoon

Nov. 14, 2016

"There’s a universe outside your cellphone, your smartphone, your TV. So come look at the natural world out here.” — Dr. Marc Hairston, research scientist read more


KXAS-TV

Racial Concerns in Dallas Police Chief Selection

Nov. 14, 2016

“This will be a very tempting job for a lot of police officers around the country who are looking to be in charge of a major department in a major city that's a very desirable place to live and work." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KDFW-TV

Experts Say Trump Will Likely Keep Parts of Obamacare

Nov. 12, 2016

“Get rid of the individual mandate. It’s very unpopular with the public and almost impossible to enforce.” — Dr. John McCracken, clinical professor of health care management read more


The Associated Press

Polling Misfires to Be Explored After Unexpected Trump Win

Nov. 11, 2016

"We've got to filter our surveys as we try to pick out those people that are really going to vote. We all have the problem of not getting likely voters right." — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more


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