January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019


In Print & On Air includes general interest media coverage of UT Dallas students, faculty, staff and leadership and their achievements. To receive In The News, an occasional email bulletin featuring selected media coverage of UT Dallas, subscribe online.

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With Teresa May Losing Brexit Vote, Texas and the U.S. Also Stand to Lose

Jan. 16, 2019

“Any time there’s instability there, it’s very much of concern to us here in the United States generally, and in Texas, of course, as well.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science read more

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Japanese Cartoons, Texas Voices: The Story Behind the Rise of the Anime Dubbing Industry

Jan. 13, 2019

“Texas can employ non-union actors to do voiceover work and so pay them less, thus keeping the costs down.” Dr. Marc Hairston, research scientist read more

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Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

Jan. 8, 2019

“It would certainly be a whole new ballgame if Medicare would cover hearing aids.” — Dr. Jackie Clark, clinical professor read more

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These Are the Best Ways to Improve Your Memory

Jan. 7, 2019

“Our research has shown that significant memory gains emerge when individuals engage in regular aerobic exercise for 50 minutes three times a week.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair in BrainHealth read more

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There’s a Real Rock Wall in Rockwall, But Its Origin Is Up for Debate

Dec. 26, 2018

“It's a natural phenomenon, no doubt.” — Dr. John W. Geissman, professor of geosciences read more

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The Earth’s Shell Has Cracked and We’re Drifting on the Pieces

Dec. 18, 2018

“You need to break continents and continental shelves apart, and separate one ocean from another, for speciation to occur.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences read more

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Why So Many Tech Platforms for Residential Real Estate are Launching in Houston

Dec. 3, 2018

“The real estate industry has been a laggard when it comes to innovation and technology.” — Bryan Chambers, director of Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas read more

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With New Irving Headquarters, OnRobot Aims to Equip More Companies with Robots

Nov. 28, 2018

“Companies that previously would have used human labor are now embracing, or at least looking into, robots.” - Dr. Nicholas Gans, clinical associate professor read more

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This Life with Gracie: Red States, Black Lives Matter

Nov. 13, 2018

“I think that with many social issues — especially those that are at the intersection of race and ethnicity — our job as researchers is to not just describe what people feel but also try to understand the factors that relate to what they feel.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

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Student Researchers Build New Technology For Better Hearing Devices

Nov. 7, 2018

“Most implant recipients are only seeing a small percentage of the auditory stimuli that you and I get with full hearing capability.” — Dr. John H.L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications read more

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Cruz-O’Rourke Hogs The Attention, But Texas Ballot Is Loaded

Nov. 6, 2018

“The conventional wisdom is that high voter turnout — period — helps Democrats, but I don’t know quite how that translates into early voting.” — Dr. Robert C. Lowry, professor of political science  read more

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Ted Cruz defeats Beto O’Rourke in highly charged Texas race for Senate

Nov. 6, 2018

“If young voters turnout again, they might develop a habit of voting that sticks with them for the rest of their lives.” — Dr. Robert C. Lowry,
professor of political science read more

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Americans Can’t Escape Long-Disproven Body Stereotypes

Nov. 6, 2018

“Waist-to-hip ratio, for example, was the most important feature in women. For men, an important feature is shoulder width relative to waist size.” — Ying Hu, research assistant read more

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UT Dallas Dramatically Expands Its Horizons with a Major Gift of Rare Art, a New Museum

Nov. 2, 2018

“... to have a great collection, unlike that in any other university in the United States or indeed anywhere outside of Switzerland, is a huge deal.” — Dr. Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies read more

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The U.S. Leads the World in Healthcare Spending. Does It Pay Off?

Oct. 25, 2018

“In simplistic terms, the cost of healthcare is not sustainable. What are the answers going to be? We don’t know yet.” — Dr. Forney Fleming, clinical professor of management read more

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Verify Fast Facts: Am I the Only One Not Planning for Retirement?

Oct. 24, 2018

“Tell a 25-year-old that the most important thing for them to do is plan for retirement and they’re not going to hear it.” — Dr. David Cordell, clinical professor of finance read more


The Case For, and Against, Talking Politics at Work

Oct. 19, 2018

“Political campaigns and election season create a tension between our shared identities as human beings, citizens and workers.” — Dr. McClain Watson, clinical associate professor read more

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Who Won the Final Texas Debate Between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke?

Oct. 17, 2018

“I’m not sure anything he said will cause Cruz supporters to change their minds.” — Dr. Robert C. Lowry, professor of political science read more

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UT Dallas Fast Talkers Share The Thrill Of Debate

Oct. 15, 2018

“Usually things like ‘um’ ... [are used] because you’re fighting to figure out what to say next.” — Scott Herndon, director of debate read more

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Why Fewer NFL Players Are Being Arrested Since 2014

Oct. 11, 2018

“It was critical that the NFL responded to the high-profile, high-visibility cases in the manner they did.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

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New Research Aims To Unlock The Puzzle Of PTSD

Oct. 10, 2018

“Six months out, they still were doing really well, maybe even going a little bit better in terms of their improvement, while the folks that didn't were leveling off or sort of rebounding back up and having a few more symptoms again.” — Dr. John Hart, Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience read more

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How Good — And How Secure — Is Facial Recognition Technology?

Oct. 8, 2018

“This new kind of algorithm is much better at being able to generalize identity across variable images.” — Dr. Alice O’Toole, Aage and Margareta Møller Professor read more

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Can the Baylor-Memorial Hospital Merger Lower the Costs of Health Care for Texans?

Oct. 7, 2018

“They’ve demonstrated superior financial acumen.” — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD’09, director of the Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management read more

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4 Toys to Give Kids a Head Start in STEM Without Screen Time

Oct. 6, 2018

“The earlier they can get hands-on experience, the better. This helps to demystify careers they don’t have family models for.” — Dr. Roger F. Malina, Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair read more

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A Sneak Peek into One-of-a-Kind Smart Home in Dallas

Sept. 25, 2018

“Some of the information can be misused and also some of the devices that are remotely controlled can cause some issues.” — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, professor of computer science read more

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Poverty in Collin County in 2018 is Worse Than You Might Think

Sept. 20, 2018

“There’s a cancer that is slowly eating at the fabric of our society. … It’s indifference. Indifference is difficult to root out.” — Dr. Timothy Bray, the director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas read more

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UT Dallas Professor on the Strides and Setbacks of Facial Recognition Technology

Sept. 19, 2018

“Now we are able to use these algorithms to learn lots of different images of a face and map all of those wildly different images onto a single identity.” — Dr. Alice O’Toole, Aage and Margareta Møller Endowed Professor read more

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Believe the Data: More Immigration Does Not Lead to More Crime

Sept. 15, 2018

“Immigrants do not commit crime at higher rates than native-born Americans, and more immigration, in the aggregate, does not lead to more crime.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

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Falling Is More Dangerous Than You Think — Here’s How to Prevent It

Sept. 14, 2018

“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 of communication disorders read more

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This DFW University Features One of the Top-Ranked Graduate Programs in the Nation

Sept. 10, 2018

“Our No. 9 ranking reflects our strong relationship with our industry advisors. They help us ensure we answer company needs by producing graduates who have the skills they require.” – Dr. Shawn Alborz, director of the MS supply chain management and MS management science programs read more

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Prosecutor Suggests Stronger Charge Against Dallas Officer Who Killed Neighbor

Sept. 10, 2018

“The amount of time taken for officer-involved shootings can be long, and they are very in-depth and detailed.” — Dr. Jon Maskály, assistant professor of criminology read more

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When Your Prescription Drug Is Tainted With a Chemical ‘Used to Make Rocket Fuel’

Sept. 7, 2018

“Patients have to be advocates for their own health and know that they must contact their providers for answers.” — Luba Ketsler BS’99, senior lecturer of economics read more

National Geographic

Here’s What’ll Happen When Plate Tectonics Grinds to a Halt

Aug. 29, 2018

“The question is a good one, and yes, it will end eventually. I don't believe any estimated time of death for plate tectonics.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences read more

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UT Dallas Program Aims to Close Gender Gap Through Connections, Inspiration

Aug. 24, 2018

“Through our programs, we are closing the gap not only on our campus, but in the K-12 space and the career space.” — Dr. Janell Straach, computer science senior lecturer read more

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It’s Destination Dallas for Upwardly Mobile Mexicans, Who Are Strengthening Their Homeland’s Economic Ties with the U.S.

Aug. 17, 2018

"The movement of people is a much more complex phenomenon. And it makes perfect sense that people looking to invest would want to do so in places they know are safe." — Dr. Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero, director of international partnership development read more

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UT Dallas Professor Designing ‘Smart’ Material That Changes Shape to Heal Wounds

Aug. 15, 2018

“What we're after is creating a series of plastics that change in response to some sort of environmental cue.” — Taylor Ware MS’11, PhD’13, assistant professor of bioengineering read more

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UT Dallas Students Move into Their Dorms

Aug. 14, 2018

"We offer full service move-in. The parents drive up, their cars are completely unloaded they don't have to move in a thing themselves.” — Matt Grief, associate vice president for Student Affairs read more

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Capital Factory Exec Sees More Dallas Family Offices Investing in Tech Startups

Aug. 13, 2018

“There’s strong evidence that more family offices are interested and investing directly in technology startups as well as working more closely with venture funds.” — Bryan Chambers, director of Blackstone LaunchPad read more

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Fox4ward: Is Rudeness on the Rise?

Aug. 8, 2018

“We’re bombarded with all of this information, and a lot of it can be characterized as uncivil.” — Dr. Shelley Lane, associate professor of communication read more

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