March 31, 2015


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Vietnam Vets Find Solace in Traveling 'Wall That Heals' at UT Dallas

Nov. 23, 2014

"It's a really great outreach to the community and to serve our local veterans, especially our aging veteran population." — Angus McColl, assistant vice president of corporate relations read more


Vietnam Vet Recalls Old Friend at Replica Memorial Wall

Nov. 21, 2014

"I remember him well. A very close friend. I named my son after him.” — Dr. Joseph Picken, executive director of the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas read more


North Texas Researchers Making Headway On PTSD Treatment

Nov. 12, 2014

“It’s basically using a magnet to stimulate areas of the brain.” — Dr. Caitlin Schraufnagel, clinical psychologist at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas read more


Soaring Suburban Poverty in Dallas Area Puts Childrens Health at Risk, Study Finds

Nov. 10, 2014

“It’s great that we’re getting more kids insured but now only half and soon a third of doctors will take Medicaid and CHIP.” — Dr. Timothy M. Bray, director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research at UT Dallas read more

The Brains of Marijuana Users Are Different, Especially If They Start Young

Nov. 10, 2014

“It suggests that there is definitely a more complicated pattern that the brain seems to be able to compensate for any kind of loss in order to keep that network maintained.” — Dr. Francesca Filbey, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth.  read more


Should You Let Your Kid Play Football?

Nov. 7, 2014

“With proper training, equipment and putting rules in place to protect young athletes, we can make all sports safer.” — Dr. Lori Cook, director of the Center for BrainHealth's pediatric brain injury program read more


Top 5 Tips For Getting A Raise At Work

Nov. 6, 2014

“Talking about money makes some people very uncomfortable.” — Dr. Robert Hicks, clinical professor of organizational behavior read more


Addressing The Evolving Challenges Of Cybersecurity

Nov. 4, 2014

"We need to make sure our machines and networks are healthy — we have to make sure that we change our passwords — and we’ve got to be several steps ahead of the attackers and that’s easier said than done." — Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, executive director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at UT Dallas. read more


Weapons at School More Likely than Adults Think

Oct. 28, 2014

“This is happening more than adults realize. We have to find ways to make sure students are going to inform the adults who can then take proper precautions necessary. Many of the problems that students encounter cannot be dealt with unless adults are informed.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminology read more


Fear on the Brain: Why Were Afraid, and How to Prevent Fear from Overwhelming Us

Oct. 27, 2014

“Kids really ruminate over these scary things because their neocortex isn’t as developed as an adult’s. They rely on their parents. They don’t have the wisdom of a fully developed brain.” — Dr. Christa McIntyre-Rodriguez, head of the undergraduate neuroscience program read more

Through O'Donnell Institute, UT Dallas Looks for New Ways to Understand Art

Oct. 24, 2014

“It’s by no means settled what art history in the 21st century is, but I think we have the right people and the right resources to make it happen.” — Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor of arts and technology read more


Revenue Off 25 Percent, ER Visits Down by Half at Presbyterian Dallas During Ebola Crisis

Oct. 22, 2014

“The American public is very willing to forgive and forget provided companies, organizations say, ‘We screwed up.'” — Dr. Abhijit Biswas, clinical marketing professor read more


UTD Study: IQ, Exposure to Violence Could Predict Which Kids Will Commit Murder

Oct. 20, 2014

“It’s not always the way people think it is. In fact, with respect to homicide, it’s nothing the way people think it is.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


Presby's Nurses Announce Support for the Hospital But Secrecy Remains

Oct. 20, 2014

"This thing has just snowballed, without question. On the one hand, there's the cost of the medical care, and then the loss of traffic and revenue because of the people that now are reluctant to use their services for the time being. So both of those are going to show up on the bottom line." — Dr. Forney Fleming, director of the Healthcare Management Program at UT Dallas read more


As It Fights Ebola, Presbyterian Sends Medical Students and Non-Essential Workers Home

Oct. 14, 2014

"Probably they want to take out as many bodies there as they possibly can until they determine how this young lady contracted the virus." — Dr. Forney Fleming, director of the Healthcare Management Program at UT Dallas read more


As Florida Prepares to Vote, Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Crime Rate, Study Says

Oct. 12, 2014

"It takes away the subjective comments about the link between marijuana laws and crime, so the dialogue can be more in tune with reality." — Dr. Robert Morris, associate professor of criminology read more


7 Wacky Sleep Facts

Oct. 8, 2014

"If you don't get enough sleep and you get in a chronic state of that, you look just like someone that has early onset Alzheimer's." — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and director of the Center for BrainHealth read more


Will Screening for Ebola at Airports Work?

Oct. 8, 2014

“It has potential to be effective even if it prevents one or two people traveling into the U.S.” — Dr. Seema Yasmin, professor in practice read more


Why You Stopped Caring About Those Celebrity Nudes

Oct. 6, 2014

"I think that, by its nature, the Internet produces a situation in which people experience a diffusion of responsibility." — Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, associate professor in Emerging Media and Communication read more


Life Lessons: Senior Moment or Dementia?

Oct. 2, 2014

"We know that some changes in memory are problematic and some are not.” — Audette Rackley, clinical researcher at the Center for BrainHealth read more

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