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December 12, 2017

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December 12, 2017

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The Daily Beast

Were the Cuban 'Sonic Attack' Victims Actually Poisoned?

Dec. 8, 2017

"There have been long range acoustic devices, the sort of device that generates high-level sounds focused on a beam. It’s often used on cruise ships when they might encounter pirates. It’s typically used to cause discomfort and pain." — Dr. Edward Lobarinas, associate professor of hearing science  read more


The Dallas Morning News

What's the Story Behind Our Lady of Guadalupe? 5 Things to Know

Dec. 8, 2017

“This beautiful tradition is of Mexicans and Latin Americans and it’s one that goes beyond borders. La Virgen is becoming one of the most adored Catholic figures in the world.” — Dr. Rodolfo Hernández Guerrero, director of the International Center read more


Reuters

One in Three U.S. Adults With Hearing Problems Dont Seek Help

Nov. 28, 2017

“Patients may need to be prepared to (ask) for referrals for audiological screening.” — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


KXAS-TV

A Look Inside UT Dallas' One-of-a-Kind Brain Performance Institute

Nov. 23, 2017

"We have a number of programs that we offer here and we offer them to people who are healthy and people who are struggling with some sort of impairment.” — Dr. Leanne Young, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute read more


NBCDFW

UTD Team Looking to New Weapon in Fight Against Addiction

Nov. 13, 2017

"Our focus is really on trying to provide options for patients and for physicians so that we can overcome this issue with opioid addiction and opioid misuse that has had such a terrible effect on our society." — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor of neuroscience read more


Brain Training Games May Help Older Adults with Hearing Loss

Nov. 2, 2017

“It is possible that an individual who is willing to make a commitment to regular training might obtain some benefit.” — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


Reader's Digest

50 Surprising Things About Your Brain We Bet You Didnt Know

Oct. 27, 2017

"We used to think that once smart, always smart and vice versa — we now know that is wrong." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


NBCDFW

Loud Music May Not Lead to Permanent Ear Damage

Oct. 25, 2017

"For the typical young person going to common recreational events, it suggests that they're not the primary group that's going to be at risk for damage.” — Dr. Colleen Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Hearing Training Boosts Understanding in Noisy Settings by 25 Percent

Oct. 19, 2017

“Even small functional improvements can be very important for somebody who's struggling with speech and noise.” — Dr. Colleen G. Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


The Dallas Morning News

The Big Business Behind Why Dallas Researchers Want to Get Into Your Brain

Oct. 18, 2017

“Most of the time, people don't think about their brain until something goes wrong. We're looking at how can we prevent somebody from ever having to worry.” — Leanne Young PhD’16, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute read more


The Dallas Morning News

Mental Health Support Can Help Students Making Tough Transition to College

Oct. 6, 2017

“You’re not the big fish in your classes anymore, you have all kinds of personal stress, you’re away from home.” — Laura Smith, associate dean of students for health and wellness initiatives read more


KERA

Exploring the Gulf Between Dallas' Poverty Rate and Dallas' Child Poverty Rate

Oct. 3, 2017

“The real pressure for us is to make sure that our policies focus more on raising up those who are in poverty into the middle class, not simply importing middle class residents into the city.” — Dr. Tim Bray, director of UT Dallas’ Institute for Urban Policy Research and clinical professor of criminology read more


USA Today

Las Vegas Shooting Illustrates Difficulty Protecting Large Gatherings from Terrorism

Oct. 2, 2017

“That’s why these 'lone wolves' are so successful. You can’t really predict individual behavior. You don’t know where they’re going to strike.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


NPR

Breakthrough Pain Treatment or Snake Oil? You Decide

Sept. 28, 2017

"We just eventually decided that it was better to get this out there than to continue to try to raise the money, and run the risk of never getting it into the hands of people that it can help.” — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


The Dallas Morning News

Freestanding Emergency Room Operator Adeptus May Soon Emerge from Bankruptcy

Sept. 28, 2017

"You're all on, or all off. Venture capitals are cut and dry in business decisions." — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, clinical professor and director of the healthcare management program read more


The Dallas Morning News

Violent Crime Is Up, But Here's Why You Don't Need To Panic

Sept. 27, 2017

“It is worth emphasizing that violent crime and property crime remain much lower today than they were 10 years ago.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology, and Dr. Nicole L. Piquero, Robert Holmes Professor of Criminology read more


The Texas Tribune

Texas' Murder Rate Went Up Again Last Year, Remains Relatively Low

Sept. 25, 2017

“What they are cause for is for people to pay closer attention to see what’s going on at the local level, at the state level and at the national level and address those problems in those contexts.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


BBC

How the Internet Helped Labour at the General Election

Sept. 23, 2017

“Our data show that both the decision to vote and the choices these young people made at the polls were associated with the volume of news about the election that they consumed online.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Marianne Stewart, professor of political science read more


Reuters

Resistance Exercise Linked To Reduced Anxiety

Sept. 22, 2017

“Exercise can improve self-efficacy, the belief that one can succeed in particular situations, which may make someone feel more empowered.” — Dr. Dianna Purvis Jaffin, director of strategy and programs at the Brain Performance Institute read more


Mashable

Weaponized Sound Is Nothing New, But The Attacks In Cuba Are a Mystery

Sept. 20, 2017

"The problem is that infrasound is very, very diffuse, and so it's not something you can really point at a particular building and localize to a particular embassy.” — Dr. Colleen G. Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


Providence Journal

The Question Beneath Electric Boat's Ascent: Why Do We Need These Ships?

Sept. 15, 2017

“The United States is not moving quickly enough to really capture a substantial fraction of that market, and that’s a market that’s going to produce lots of jobs and lots of economic well-being for a period of many decades.” — Dr. Lloyd Dumas, professor of political economy and public policy read more


U.S. News and World Report

How Boosting the Minimum Wage Could Lower the Teen Birthrate

Sept. 14, 2017

"In the U.S. today, there are critical connections between economics, income and health." — Dr. Susan Williams McElroy, associate professor of economics and education policy read more


KXAS-TV

Dallas Council Votes to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue Wednesday

Sept. 6, 2017

"The conversation is important and it proves the power of works of art.What I felt is the person who was left out of the conversation was the artist." — Dr. Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies read more


KXAS-TV

New Wearable Sensor Can Test Blood Sugar Levels in Sweat

Sept. 6, 2017

“We made sure we used processes that will allow for mass production without adding cost.” — Dr. Shalini Prasad, professor of bioengineering read more


Duluth News Tribune

Are Breakup Posts the New Facebook Announcement for Couples?

Aug. 31, 2017

“If they’re broken up and ready to move on, then announcing that can be helpful. It’s a way of accepting that ‘This is how it’s going to be,’ and it makes it final.” — Dr. Karen Prager, psychology professor read more


The Dallas Morning News

Lawnmower Parents Are Raising a Generation of Kids Who Struggle With Adversity

Aug. 30, 2017

“If we can learn to stop deflecting failure, to stop mowing that lawn, educators and parents can collaboratively support our kids as they build the confidence to knock those weeds over themselves.” — Ramy Mahmoud, Teacher Development Center instructor read more


NBC

Why Energy-Harvesting Clothes Will Be Such a Huge Deal

Aug. 30, 2017

"There's basically no game in town which gives comparable power output to our yarns.” — Dr. Ray Baughman, Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry read more


Newsweek

Did a Cuban Secret Weapon Make U.S. Diplomats Deaf?

Aug. 29, 2017

“[Audiologists] are all scratching our heads about what the cause could be. None of us have a good explanation.” — Dr. Colleen G. Le Prell, Emilie and Phil Schepps Distinguished Professor in Hearing Science read more


Texas Tribune

How a 'Perfect Storm' of Problems Shrunk Texas' Largest Police Forces

Aug. 24, 2017

"It's kind of like the perfect storm. You've got failing pension plans, you have low pay, and then you have all sorts of political turmoil doing the job of enforcing in major cities." — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


KERA-FM

Solar Eclipse In Dallas-Fort Worth: What You'll See, How To Watch, Safety Tips and More

Aug. 17, 2017

“A total eclipse of the sun allows us to see parts of the sun we wouldn't otherwise see, at least from the ground, and that includes the corona — the upper atmosphere of the sun.” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor and head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education read more


The Dallas Morning News

Dallas-Area Rock Collector May Have Found Traces of an Ancient Cataclysm

Aug. 16, 2017

“There’s no doubt that something cataclysmic happened.” —  Dr. John Geissman, professor of geosciences read more


Reuters

Murders Surge in Florida in Decade after 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Aug. 14, 2017

“Both justifiable and unlawful homicides increased substantially after the law’s effective date. Unlawful homicides made up the majority of that increase." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


University of Texas at Dallas Startup Aims to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Relief Drugs

Aug. 11, 2017

“As more people started to work on this issue, they started to find that not only is it unlikely that opioids are helping, there still have been very few, if any, clinical trials to show that opioids work for chronic pain.”  — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor. read more


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Here's What Parents Keep in Their Freezers in Case the Unthinkable Happens

Aug. 4, 2017

“The least likely things can cause the most fear, and that’s why we worry about them.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminolgy. read more


KXAS-TV

UT Dallas Teaches Speech, Confidence at Listening Summer Camp

July 31, 2017

“Sometime they may feel isolated because they don’t know other children with cochlear implants, but here the children have a sense of support and this environment builds up their confidence." — Melissa Sweeney, head of speech pathology read more


The Dallas Morning News

Are Breakup Posts the New Facebook Announcement for Couples?

July 19, 2017

“If they're broken up and ready to move on, then announcing that can be helpful. It's a way of accepting that 'This is how it's going to be,' and it makes it final.” — Dr. Karen Prager, professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies read more


Dallas Business Journal

Commentary: International Students Bring Surprising Benefit to DFW

July 18, 2017

“Having many full-time international students gives us a distinct advantage. Globalized business requires that we learn from other cultures and that they learn from us.” — Dr. Hasan Pirkul, dean of the Naveen Jindal School of Management read more


KDFW-TV

Will the Next Dallas Police Chief Be a Woman?

July 12, 2017

“I think at the end of the day citizens are going to want a police chief who is going to do the job. I think they are going to look past an individual’s demographic.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KERA-FM

This Coin-Sized Sensor Could Help Detect Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Without Finger Pricking

July 12, 2017

"India is said to be the diabetes capital of the world. There is large prevalence but low awareness. How do I increase the reach for essentially just diagnosing people?" — Dr. Shalini Prasad, professor of bioengineering read more


Today show

Brain Health Program Aims to Help Police Deal Better With Stressful Situations

July 11, 2017

"We're really improving the overall function of their brain, and they're better able to be attentive, to block out things that aren't important.'' — Dr. Leanne Young, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute read more


KERA-FM

Study: White Dallas Police Officers Don't Use Force Disproportionately Against Minorities

July 10, 2017

"The data we had access to showed no clear pattern that white officers were targeting minorities.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


The Dallas Morning News

Trump Administration Prompts New Era of Strategic Activism

July 2, 2017

"The marches were about increasing the visibility of African-American citizens and making it known that people were law-abiding and worthy of consideration and leadership.” — Dr. Kimberly Hill, assistant professor of history read more


The Dallas Morning News

To Move Forward After Dallas Ambush, We Must Explore Why Police Use Force

June 29, 2017

“Building equitable, just and thriving communities requires that citizens and the governments that represent their interests trust one another.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KERA-FM

What You Need To Know About The Cost Of Health Care And Its Complicated History

June 28, 2017

“I think consumers have a responsibility to push health care providers to be transparent on their pricing. I think we’ve got to demand that." — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, clinical professor in health care management read more


WFAA-TV

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment

June 26, 2017

“We can now reinforce healthy brains and inoculate against decline.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


The Dallas Morning News

Officers Who Are Divorced, In Debt More Likely To Use Deadly Force, UT Dallas Study Finds

June 22, 2017

"Done well, this should help departments recruit and retain the best officers who can work with the community to keep our cities safe." — Dr. Jon Maskaly, assistant professor of criminology read more


Reuters

Nearly 1,300 U.S. Kids Die from Gunshot Wounds Each Year

June 19, 2017

“It is important to note that firearm injuries and especially deaths are typically not isolated events.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KDFW-TV

UTD Study Shows Link Between Low Self-Control and Deadly Force Used By Officers

June 19, 2017

"Police departments can and should develop and employ screening devices to help them identify applicants who may need more additional vetting." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


Dallas Morning News

More than 150 Years Later, Many Seek to Keep Juneteenth Relevant

June 16, 2017

"The real power of the holiday is in that people exercised that freedom to find their relatives and their loved ones and make sure that they could enjoy that freedom together." — Dr. Kimberly Hill, assistant professor of history read more


Russian Hackers Targeted Dallas

June 15, 2017

"They like to steal the data or manipulate the data. They may want to change the outcome of the election." — Dr. Zhiqiang Lin, associate professor of computer science  read more


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