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kera

The Explosive Science Behind Fireworks

July 2, 2015

“They originally started off as being for the rich and then slowly became for the masses." — Dr. Amy Walker, associate professor of materials science and engineering read more


yahoo finance

5 Tips for Newlyweds Merging Bank Accounts

June 30, 2015

"Setting this purchase limit can save an argument or sense of frustration. This is very important." — Dr. Jared Pickens, senior lecturer of finance read more


kera think

Beyond Picky Eating

June 18, 2015

“The steps that we provide families with have a big impact on them feeling confident as a parent, they can do things that are going to support the child’s eating.” — Jenny McGlothlin, certified speech-language pathologist read more


kera

Camp For Homeless Children Gives Kids A Taste Of University Life

June 12, 2015

“We give them the chance to really see and understand this is what a university looks like, this is what a university feels like and that there are lots of productive activities one can experience here.” — Dr. George Fair, dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and vice president of Diversity and Community Engagement read more


bloomberg

Hackers' Favorite Target: Big Oil and All That Deadly Equipment

June 10, 2015

“Nowadays you have computers running everything. You can create blackouts or oil spills and hurt a lot of people.” — Dr. Alvaro Cardenas, assistant professor of computer science read more


dmn

The Art of Healing

June 10, 2015

“I just love this whole idea. It makes you think more expansively about what wellness really means. It’s not just the absence of sickness.” — Dr. Dennis Kratz, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities read more


motherboard

What Happens When Brain Implants Get Hacked?

June 8, 2015

"Suppose we want to push updates to the system, but if someone can remotely hack into the brain and control our brain or control our muscles, I'm not sure what the consequences would be… it could become a significant concern." — Dr. Roozbeh Jafari, associate professor of electrical engineering read more


ap

Video of Officer Who Drew Gun on Black Teens Raises Tension

June 8, 2015

"That's not the way we're trained. We're trained in policing to de-escalate problem encounters like this. ... Obviously, that officer lost his cool. No doubt about it." — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


nyt

SEAL Team 6: A Secret History of Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines

June 6, 2015

“If they send guys back in who already have the effects of a concussion, they are constantly adding a dose of a hit to an existing brain condition. The brain needs sufficient time to heal.” — Dr. John Hart, medical science director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


kera

South Korea's MERS Crisis Exposes Public Distrust Of Leaders

June 5, 2015

"In order to gain public support they should make things very clear through various media sources, and make every effort to communicate with the public without any intention to hide." — Dr. Dohyeong Kim, associate professor of public policy, political economy and geospatial information sciences read more


us news

Are Bank Fees Set to Rise?

May 27, 2015

"Some type of fee could possibly filter down to small businesses, though that's less likely. I doubt this is going to trickle down to personal accounts." — Dr. Malcolm Wardlaw, assistant professor of finance read more


dmn

Latest Home Price Gains Far Outpace Growth in Wages and Income

May 26, 2015

“This is not too surprising, given State Farm Insurance, Toyota, Liberty Mutual and all support firms that will follow them to North Texas. Demand simply exceeds supply. To me, a bubble is an artificial price pressure on housing. I see nothing artificial about our market locally.” — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, director of real estate programs read more


dmn

Parenting Program for Spanish-Speaking Mothers Expands to Five Locations

May 20, 2015

“We want to teach parents that playing is a way for children to practice skills they will use for the rest of their lives — problem-solving, for instance.” — Adriana Villa Baird, program manager for Juega Conmigo read more


dmn

Dallas Police Officers to Be Put More In Harms Way to Curb Violent Crime, Chief Says

May 11, 2015

“We don’t want to get too worried about them unless they’re sustained. Crime is never going to bottom out, and it’s never going to stay up forever.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology at UT Dallas read more


dmn

Garland Traffic Officer a Hero Who Saved Lives, Peers Say

May 4, 2015

“When you’re dealing with terrorism — particularly Middle East terrorism — you have to be thinking ‘secondary device, secondary device.’ It’s very very common to cordon off the area and do exactly what they did.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of criminology and public affairs read more


cbs

Marathon Runners Forget the Pain of the Last Race

April 29, 2015

“They are more likely to remember emotional pain. That will be a much more defining feature of the race." — Dr. Richard Addante, senior lecturer at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


msnbc

Families of Slain Hostages Cope with Cold Shoulder from US Officials

April 23, 2015

“Countries that make concessions to terrorists to get back hostages tend to have more hostages taken. If you’re signaling to the terrorists that they will get a payback, they will continue to take hostages.” — Dr. Todd Sandler, the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy read more


nyt

Older Really Can Mean Wiser

April 16, 2015

“I think they have more work to do to demonstrate that that’s the case. But this is a provocative paper, and it’s going to have an impact on the field.” — Dr. Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity and Distinguished University Chair read more


dmn

Mexico and U.S. join in Educating Students 'to Compete with the World'

April 9, 2015

“We need to learn how to understand our differences, challenge what we already understand and find answers or identify further questions for where we don’t have an understanding, for the future of North America.” — Rodolfo Hernandez, director of International Partnership Development at UT Dallas read more


cnn

Robots Help in Fight Against Autism

April 2, 2015

“Milo creates that bridge — where he is humanoid, has a human-like face but is cartoonish so children on the spectrum are engaged with him.” — Dr. Pamela Rollins, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


dmn

Unique Dallas County Juvenile Court Teaches Minority Boys to be Men

March 20, 2015

“We should continue to experiment with new approaches and alternatives to sentencing, treatment and rehabilitation.” — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology at UT Dallas read more


Older Really Can Mean Wiser

March 17, 2015

“I think they have more work to do to demonstrate that that’s the case. But this is a provocative paper, and it’s going to have an impact on the field.” — Dr. Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity, and Distinguished University Chair read more


dmn

Partners, Goals and More for Energizing Workouts

March 16, 2015

“Habits do basically get imprinted in the brain. When you fall out of the habit, your brain still has that as part of its makeup. It’s like a memory savings.” — Dr. Dan Krawczyk, associate professor at the Center for BrainHealth read more


dmn

Staving Off the Sounds of Silence

March 10, 2015

“If a patient has hearing loss at only certain frequencies, we can change those frequencies without changing the other frequencies. It’s getting so much better every year.” — Dr. Ross Roeser, executive director emeritus for the Callier Center read more


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The Sunny Side of Cholesterol

March 9, 2015

“What ends up happening is that higher intakes of fat can lead to plaque buildup on artery walls The bigger we are, the harder our heart is having to pump.” — Sara Asberry, registered dietitian at UT Dallas read more


nyt

Before Starting as a Coach, It Helps to Go Into Training

March 6, 2015

“I knew if coaching was going to move from a vocation to a profession, it needed to move onto the college setting in some form, not just for quality, but for legitimacy.” — Dr. Robert Hicks, clinical professor of organizational behavior read more


dfp

Frida Kahlo's Turbulent Life Tailor-Made for Opera

March 4, 2015

"What attracted me was not just the drama and colorful atmosphere, but also her multidimensional character." — Robert Xavier Rodriguez, the Endowed Chair in Art and Aesthetic Studies  read more


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Beware of Earnings Reports From Companies With New CEOs

Feb. 22, 2015

"We found that CEOs overstate earnings more in the first three years than in later years, and that this overstatement increases reported [return on assets] by about 25 percent on average." — Dr. Ashiq Ali, accounting professor read more


pbs-newshour

Whats the Price of Paying for Hostages? The Economics behind Funding and Fighting Terrorism

Feb. 19, 2015

"The research I’m trying to do right now is to look at to what extent, when one country pays off, whether they become more of the victims of future hostage-taking than those countries that say we will never negotiate, and they stayed alive." — Dr. Todd Sandler, the Vibhooti Shukla Professor of Economics and Political Economy read more


dmn

Citigroup Whistleblower Still on the Trail of the Too-Big-to-Fail

Feb. 14, 2015

“Too many times, people find themselves in situations that they’ve never imagined. I want my students to think about it now, so that when it happens, they’ll be forearmed.” — Richard Bowen, professor of accounting read more


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Nanotech Material at UT Dallas is Revolutionary

Feb. 7, 2015

"I develop beautiful technology, but I want to see it made into products. What makes me particularly happy with this particular technology is its wonderful scope in the products that it can enable." — Dr. Ray Baughman, the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry and director of the NanoTech Institute read more


science-daily

Tool Provides Unique Insight for Those With Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb. 3, 2015

"Deficits of this nature may manifest in a lessened ability to problem solve in unexpected situations and understand others' point of view." — Dr. Asha Vas, research scientist at UT Dallas' Center for BrainHealth read more


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Some Suburban Crimes Up, But Population Growth in North Texas Keeps Rates Lower

Feb. 1, 2015

“It’s what is known as a guardianship problem. You have a lot of targets — tangible products. You have a lot of opportunity in that there are a lot of them and they are probably not guarded at a level to prevent crimes.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


voice of america

White House Pre-Speech Release Creates Social Media Storm

Jan. 21, 2015

“Instead of being a speech it becomes a conversation. ... The White House is trying to pull us in and say ‘you should care’ no matter which side you're on.” — Dr. Janet Johnson clinical assistant professor read more


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UT Dallas Professor Runs Math Tutoring Program in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Jan. 16, 2015

"If students are failing school, through this program they will benefit. And secondly, all my volunteers — if they do this volunteer work, their lives will be enriched.” — Dr. Gil Sik Lee, electrical engineering professor read more


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Keeping Better Tabs on Suspicious Persons

Jan. 12, 2015

"Using the data we already have about jihadist activity and terrorists, we can build psychological profiles of at-risk individuals." — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, executive director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at UT Dallas read more


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Dallas-Area Insurers See Spike in Calls About Quake Policies

Jan. 11, 2015

"I wouldn't buy it because it's such a rare occurrence. At some point, you have to self-insure some stuff in your life or you'll be broke." — Dr. Randall Guttery, Jindal School’s director of real estate programs read more


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Charlie Hebdo Attack: Frances Economy Wont Suffer, Experts Say

Jan. 9, 2015

"The economy has a tremendous way of equilibrating and adjusting to risk. People know the security forces will do their job, and a central bank can take action if needed." Dr. Todd Sandler, economics professor read more


d-magazine

Will Texas Close Its Healthcare Gap?

Jan. 7, 2015

“There are a lot of smaller hospitals throughout this state that are not going to be able to sustain these hits without additional help. Our safety-net hospitals are basically strained to financial capacity already.” — Dr. Forney Fleming, director of the Jindal School’s master of science in health care management program read more


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Dallas Murder Rate Falls to Lowest Point Since 1930

Jan. 7, 2015

"There are entire classes, entire books written on this — studies galore. Nobody has reached any kind of consensus on what’s driving this kind of decline.” — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more


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Texas Researchers Seek World War II Vets for Study on Memory, Identity

Jan. 5, 2015

"What struck me very much as a researcher is the extremely good memory, especially of the pilot veterans who actually remembered many details of their mission flights and they were extremely proud of it." — Dr. Hanna Ulatowska, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences professor read more


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Looking for Hope for Brain Injuries, Alzheimers and More

Jan. 5, 2015

“When you stimulate this nerve, your brain says, ‘Whoa, something just happened,’ but you don’t actually notice it. It’s underneath your conscious perception.” — Dr. Michael Kilgard, the Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


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My Experiment in Skipping — Literally, Skipping — Through New York City

Dec. 16, 2014

"Skipping is a perfectly fine way of locomotion, but it requires more metabolic energy than walking does at most speeds, or running does at high speeds." — Dr. Robert Gregg, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and bioengineering read more


dallas-observer

100 Dallas Creatives: No. 35 Artist Organizer Heyd Fontenot

Dec. 9, 2014

“I really love group shows because I feel like you get to contextualize work. You get to make something new out of work that already exists.” — Heyd Fontenot, director of CentralTrak, the artists' residency for The University of Texas at Dallas read more


cbs-news

Scientists Develop Artificial Skin That Can Feel Rain and The Touch of a Hand

Dec. 9, 2014

"Now that advanced bionic limbs are being designed to mimic the mechanical functions of biological limbs, the big challenge is to effectively interface these limbs with the human nervous system." — Dr. Robert Gregg, assistant professor of bioengineering and mechanical engineering read more


nbc-dfw

Dr. Seema Yasmin on Flu Season

Dec. 9, 2014

“Any flu vaccine protects us against three sometimes four different strains of the flu.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


cbs-dfw

Data Brokers Know Your Income, Politics, And Much More

Dec. 4, 2014

"I think people don’t know that these bits and pieces that they disclose in different places can be integrated to create a better picture of you." — Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, associate professor of computer science read more


cbs-dfw

Paid Parking Lots New Target For Credit Card Hackers

Dec. 3, 2014

"Defending them is a difficult task. For defenders you have to make it 100 percent secure. For attackers if they find 1 percent that's not secure, they get in." — Dr. Zhiqiang Lin, assistant professor of computer science read more


yahoo-health

Many Older Adults Dont Seek Help For This Condition

Nov. 27, 2014

“While the brain disease is a frightening diagnosis, scientific discoveries are bringing new hope for those living with the disease and those at risk for developing it.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and director of the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas read more


wfaa

Millions Turn to Twitter in Ferguson Aftermath

Nov. 25, 2014

"We're just not watching. We're not passive viewers. We're active viewers now, and we can actively become a part of the story and talk about it just like the people on television." — Dr. Janet Johnson, clinical assistant professor in Emerging Media and Communication read more


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