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April 19, 2018

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April 19, 2018

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KXAS-TV

Health Risks of Emotional Eating Among Children

April 17, 2018

“If we remember that food is for nourishment and that we should listen to our internal cues of hunger and fullness, then our kids are less likely to be at risk for being overweight and other eating problems." — Dr. Shayla C. Holub, head of the psychological sciences PhD program read more


The Globe and Mail

Is Chocolate the Key to Children's Happiness?

March 29, 2018

“It’s fine to do everything in moderation. It’s when we use food to praise or to reward that the dangers lie.” — Dr. Shayla C. Holub, head of the psychological sciences PhD program read more


The Dallas Morning News

We Can't Solve School Gun Violence Until We Understand Why It Keeps Happening

March 26, 2018

“But we do not have a thorough understanding of the causes of gun violence at our schools, and without more information, we risk creating uninformed policies with potentially harmful effects.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, associate professor of criminology read more


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Did Russians Already Try to Mess With Texas Elections and Fort Worth This Year?

March 22, 2018

"The fact that they are using Russian email addresses suggest they aren't really trying to hide anything. So maybe this is just an attempt to create some confusion and sow doubt in the overall integrity of the process." — Dr. Robert Lowry, political science professor  read more


The Dallas Morning News

Why Police Aren't Calling the Austin Bomber a Terrorist

March 22, 2018

“Until that investigation is complete, it’s hard to figure out what category this guy sits in.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


Art and Seek

The Big Screen: Feminism on Film

March 22, 2018

“I don’t think these are simple stories. And for me, that’s what makes them powerful.” — Dr. Shilyh Warren, assistant professor of film and aesthetic studies  read more


KERA-FM

UT Dallas Team Building School Shootings Database to Inform Safer Policies and Design

March 21, 2018

“Communities and schools need proper information to determine what their risk factors are and how they can best approach them.” — Dr. Nadine Connell, associate professor of criminology  read more


Houston Chronicle

Austin Bomber Seemed Quiet, Normal to Friends and Family

March 21, 2018

"What we see a lot of the time is they are quite intelligent and sophisticated, but they grow arrogant. They get arrogant, not reckless." — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


Dallas Innovates

Event to Spotlight Female Filmmaking & Its History

March 20, 2018

“We also want to celebrate the wide-ranging work women have been making since the movies began: documentaries, short fictions, and experimental films.” — Dr. Shilyh Warren, assistant professor of film and aesthetic studies read more


The National Post

How Facebook Was Used to Push Voters' Buttons

March 20, 2018

"The beginning of wisdom in the study of voting behavior is to separate what’s going on at the individual level from what it takes to produce a winning outcome, the collective result." — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor read more


The Associated Press

Authorities Hunting Clues Ask Austin Bomber to Talk to Them

March 19, 2018

“Something will come up somewhere. It will be a fingerprint on an envelope or DNA from saliva or a unique kind of detonator, or someone will just blab in a bar.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more


WBAP-AM

Fitch Ratings Says Dallas Homes Are Overvalued, Local Real Estate Analysts Disagree

March 19, 2018

“There’s a house out there for everybody. Frankly, I tell my students one of the main things you have to do is reduce your expectations.” — Dr. Randall S. Guttery, director of real estate programs read more


The Dallas Morning News

Why Mexican Elections Officials Are Working Hard to Get Out the Vote in Dallas

March 15, 2018

"These candidates are taking advantage of a political moment in the United States that they think will resonate with potential voters." — Dr. Monica Rankin, director of the UT-Dallas Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives read more


USA Today

Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke: Senate Showdown Set after Texas Primary

March 7, 2018

"O'Rourke has been pretty successful raising money, he’s drawing good crowds and he’s generating some excitement. But it’s still a Republican state and he’s running against an incumbent.” — Dr. Robert Lowry, political science professor read more


The Dallas Morning News

Texas Democrats Won the Early Voting Battle, But Republicans Won the Turnout Race

March 7, 2018

“We have a lot of divisive issues right now which are of concern to a lot of people. … People have very strong opinions on one side or the other. These are the short-term forces that push surges.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor read more


KDAF-TV

Texas Heads to the Polls Early for Primary Elections

March 6, 2018

"It's eight months until the election. We have to allow time for runoffs, but the runoffs are in May." — Dr. Robert Lowry, professor of political science read more


The Dallas Morning News

Walmart Is about to Open a Technology Research Center in Plano's Granite Park

March 6, 2018

"The reality is Walmart has some of the most sophisticated IT operations there are. This is an opportunity that students won't get in many other places." — Pete Poorman, director of corporate relations read more


The Dallas Morning News

More than Crunches: 7 Tips to Keep Your Brain as Sharp as Your Body

March 5, 2018

"Science is showing for the first time in 30 years that our brain is the most modifiable part of our body and easiest to strengthen, more than our heart or teeth.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


Strict State Gun Laws Linked to Fewer Suicides and Murders

March 5, 2018

“While these results do not call for the elimination of firearms, the results convincingly show that strengthening state firearm policies through a variety of ways reduces both firearms suicides and homicides.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


Daily Mail

DARPA Is Looking for Ways to 'Slow Biological Time' to Improve Soldiers' Chances of Survival on the Battlefield

March 5, 2018

“By stimulating the vagus nerve during the learning process, we're artificially releasing these chemicals to enhance those connections active during learning.” — Dr. Robert Rennaker, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering read more


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Can't Be Bothered on Election Day? Here's What Happens When You Don't Vote

March 2, 2018

"The chances that your vote will make or break a literal tie are infinitesimally small. But one could argue that every vote counts in Texas primaries because the winner has to get a majority of the votes cast in order to avoid a runoff." — Dr. Robert Lowry, professor of political science read more


The Dallas Morning News

With Top-of-the-Ticket Races All But Decided, Lesser-Known GOP Races Benefiting from Media Boost

March 2, 2018

“Competition is always a very important factor for turnout. When you have a clear and powerful candidate like Abbott is, then this is not encouraging turnout.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor read more


The Dallas Morning News

Texas Democrats' Early Voting Totals Should 'Shock Every Conservative to Their Core,' Abbott Email Says

Feb. 27, 2018

“With the presence of Trump and the incredibly bitter politics in Washington, we just don’t know how that’s going to play out, but it could be influential in races across the country.” — Dr. Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor read more


WRR-FM

Focus on the Arts: The UTD Guitar Competition and Festival

Feb. 26, 2018

"This year, we have more international players, and I’m pleasantly surprised with that." — Dr. Enric Madriguera, Russell Cleveland Director of Guitar Studies read more


KXAS-TV

Program Takes Seniors Into Virtual Reality, Improves Brain Function

Feb. 23, 2018

"The more that you can help people to engage in the memories that were very meaningful to them in a certain time of their life, it actually triggers this kind of happiness and remembering that calms their mood and lets them see empowerment.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Polls Opened Tuesday. Are Texans Voting?

Feb. 21, 2018

“Texas Republicans have been dominant in statewide races as well as many local areas.” — Dr. Robert Lowry, political science professor read more


Wired

The Quest to Recreate the Olympics with Mechanical Turk

Feb. 18, 2018

“It was magical, which is really what they’re selling on this platform — your work magically gets done for you — but I just couldn't believe there were people who would participate in this way.” — xtine burrough, associate professor of arts, technology, and emerging communication read more


WGN-AM

Dr. Katz on 'Foreign' Medical Conditions

Feb. 18, 2018

“There are some cases where under mental pressure people can affect different accents.” — Dr. William Katz, professor of linguistics read more


The Dallas Morning News

School Shootings Are Not Becoming the New Normal, But Our Reaction Is

Feb. 16, 2018

“Great care must also be taken to pay attention to the details of the incident, what happened before it and what happened after.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


KERA-FM

Intercepting Pain by Fooling the Human Body

Feb. 14, 2018

“We know that in the case of pain, protein synthesis has to occur, but we don't really understand what the targets of that event are, nor really how it's regulated.” — Dr. Zachary Campbell, assistant professor of biological sciences read more


Indy Star

Why the Suspect in Edwin Jackson's Death Wasn't Deported a Year Ago

Feb. 11, 2018

“We live in a system where unfortunately there's human error. And it doesn't happen to just immigrants.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology.  read more


Reuters

U.S. Child Mortality Rates Remain Higher Than in Other Wealthy Nations

Feb. 8, 2018

“When that reality is coupled with easy access to guns, motor vehicles, group-oriented misbehavior and potentially illegal substances, there is a perfect storm of many risk factors that coincide and congeal simultaneously to increase risky behavior and adverse outcomes.” — Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


The Dallas Morning News

Flu Season Could Cost D-FW Businesses Nearly $265 Million in Lost Productivity

Feb. 7, 2018

“Lead by example. If you’re the boss and you’re sick, stay home. Sometimes the organizational culture is ‘If you aren’t dying, you should be at work' and loss of productivity tends to snowball off of that.” — Dr. Doug Goodman, professor of public affairs read more


KERA-FM

How to Keep Your Brain Young

Feb. 6, 2018

“The greatest fuel for your brain is innovative thinking. It changes the brain in very dramatic ways.” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth read more


KXAS-TV

Special Goggles Help Diagnose Possible Brain Injuries

Feb. 2, 2018

"With this system, we can tell you what you look like before the game and we can tell you what you look like after the hit.” — Dr. Robert Rennaker, Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering read more


KERA-FM

Imagining a Future Without Opioids

Jan. 31, 2018

“There’s no reason to think that we can’t cure many forms of chronic pain.” — Dr. Ted Price, associate professor of neuroscience read more


KDFW-TV

Fox4ward: The Hunt for a Missing Planet

Jan. 29, 2018

“This would help us understand how our solar system formed and how we came to have the planet that we have.” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor and head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education read more


KDAF-TV

How to See the 2018 Super Blood Moon in North Texas

Jan. 29, 2018

“It won’t be ’til 2033 until the entire United States will get to see a super blood moon, or a super blood moon that’s also an eclipse.” — Dr. Mary Urquhart, associate professor and head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education read more


Dallas Innovates

Harnessing Stress for Better and Happier Performance

Jan. 19, 2018

“Crucial to interpreting energy is one’s mindset — in other words, how you perceive the situation and your body’s response to it.” — Dr. Ian Robertson, T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist read more


The Dallas Morning News

Here's What Texans Can Expect in a Government Shutdown

Jan. 19, 2018

“If you have a Federal Housing Authority loan under review, it may get delayed ... that could stop you from getting your home.” — Dr. Douglas Kiel, a professor of public and nonprofit management read more


The Dallas Morning News

As Government Shutdown Begins, So Does Blame Game. But Will It Matter?

Jan. 19, 2018

“The only people who don’t have an opinion at this point probably won’t vote in a midterm election anyway.” — Dr. Robert Lowry, political science professor read more


Air and Space

Could Future Telescopes Do Without the Mirror?

Jan. 17, 2018

"The biggest advantage of using PICs in place of traditional telescope focusing is the shrinkage in size." — Dr. Qing Gu, assistant professor of electrical engineering read more


D Magazine

Guardians of the Network

Jan. 16, 2018

"One of the problems people have in the corporate sphere is, there are no clear metrics on how to invest in cybersecurity." — Dr. Alvaro Cardenas, assistant professor of computer science read more


The Dallas Morning News

Coding Clubs Give Young Dallas-Area Students a Head Start on Technology, Life Skills

Jan. 14, 2018

“The one thing about coding is that we cannot be afraid to make mistakes, because that's the only way to learn.” — Dr. Jey Veerasamy, director of the Center for Computer Science Education & Outreach read more


WFAA-TV

UT Dallas Students Launch Mission to Save a Piece of NASA History

Jan. 12, 2018

“It’s part of history. If we don’t digitize it, these tapes will just deteriorate in the long run.” — Dr. John H. L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications read more


The Dallas Morning News

Violent Crime on the Rise in Dallas, But Police Have High Hopes for New Reporting System

Jan. 12, 2018

"NIBRS in general makes more sense for everybody. It allows you to compare from different jurisdictions as well." — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology read more


WCBS-TV

Study: 55-Year Cycle May Drive Spikes In Murder Rates

Jan. 11, 2018

“We hope that this information can illustrate that homicide rates are volatile, so it’s important to consider the size of a city and historic levels of homicide when analyzing homicide rates.” — Dr. Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology read more


Saturday Evening Post

The Right Way to Fall

Jan. 9, 2018

“We definitely found that 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 in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences read more


KXAS-TV

UT Dallas Researchers Save Historic NASA Recordings

Jan. 4, 2018

"The bulk of how everything got accomplished was through audio. People had to talk to each other.” — Dr. John H. L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications read more


KERA-FM

Listen to Unheard Audio from NASA's Apollo Missions, Dusted Off by UT Dallas Researchers

Dec. 20, 2017

“One of the things that people tend to not think about as much is the thousands of people behind the scenes, working collaboratively to make sure that the mission was going to be a success.” — Dr. John H. L. Hansen, Distinguished Chair in Telecommunications read more


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