August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Facility Fees Costing Some Patients Thousands

June 14, 2017

“You can’t go to an emergency room and expect to pay urgent care prices. They are 90 percent more expensive.” — Keith Thurgood, clinical professor read more


AIDS Quilt Moves to Downtown Atlanta and Into Digital Realm

June 12, 2017

"This is not a dead monument. This is a living memorial. Its work is not done." — Dr. Anne Balsamo, dean of the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication read more

Denton Record Chronicle

DIY Fix for Ozone Possible, Group Says

June 12, 2017

"Our goal is to deploy them on a larger scale." — Dr. David Lary, associate professor of physics read more

The Washington Post

How Attitudes about Gender May Have Helped Hillary Clinton in 2016

June 12, 2017

“She had more votes to ‘gain’ from people with progressive attitudes than she had votes to ‘lose’ from those with traditionalist views.” — Drs. Harold Clarke and Marianne Stewart, professors in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences read more

The Dallas Morning News

From Age to Race to Region, the Face of Entrepreneurship Is Changing

June 12, 2017

“The more diverse set of skills and experiences you have, the more open you are to solving problems in innovative and different ways." — Olia Bosovik, assistant director of the Venture Development Center read more

The Baltimore Sun

Data Show Consent Decrees Worth Their Costs

June 12, 2017

“Ultimately, we found that the risk of litigation in consent decree jurisdictions was reduced between 22 and 36 percent depending on the model used.” — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more

The Orange County Register

Frida Kahlo's Life Was an Opera, So Why Not Turn It Into One?

June 8, 2017

"I wanted to portray Frida as a fighter — someone who took all of this hardship and pain and turned it into her art.” — Dr. Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Chair in Art and Aesthetic Studies read more

BBC Focus Magazine

How to Fall to Your Death and Live to Tell the Tale

June 6, 2017

“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

The Dallas Morning News

What Drove Dallas' $100 Million Walnut Hill Medical Center to Bankruptcy?

June 6, 2017

“The changing business of health care requires leaders to think and act differently.” — Dr. Keith Thurgood, clinical professor of health care leadership and management read more

Today show

Greedy Lung Cancer Cells Slurp Up Sugar, Study Finds

May 26, 2017

“Our findings indicate that GLUT1 could be a potential target for new lines of drug therapy, especially for the squamous subtype of cancer.” — Dr. Jung-whan “Jay” Kim, assistant professor of biological sciences read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dancing to the End: Elledanceworks Wraps Up 20 Years of Elevating Women

May 24, 2017

“To be female in this world — we wanted to express what that means, the strength you bring to that, the femininity you bring to that, the anger you bring to that, the congeniality.” — Michele Hanlon, associate dean in the School of Arts and Humanities read more

The Washington Post

Do Federal Consent Decrees Improve Local Police Departments? This Study Says They Might

May 24, 2017

“If, at the end of the day, it saves police departments money, it’s money well spent.” — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more


As Newark Dumps Millions Into Police Consent Decree, Study Asks 'Do They Work?'

May 23, 2017

"Thus far, a growing body of evidence reveals support for the consent decree process." — Dr. John Worrall, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Security Plans for Dallas-Area Concerts Under Review After Manchester Attack

May 23, 2017

“I hope that everybody now understands we live in the age of terrorism, and it behooves everyone everywhere to be on guard and keep their eyes open for suspicious activity.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

Earth Magazine

When and How Did Plate Tectonics Begin On Earth?

May 23, 2017

“I’m interested to see what metallogenesis can tell us about the beginnings of plate tectonics.” — Dr. Robert Stern, professor of geosciences read more

Allen American

Mental Health: Crisis or Not? Counselors, Students Weigh In

May 19, 2017

“You may have some biological factors at play as late adolescent/early adulthood is the time when many mental health issues, which the person was genetically predisposed to all along, typically emerge.” — Spencer Scott, Student Counseling Center staff psychologist read more

The Dallas Morning News

White Dallas Officers Don't Disproportionately Use Force Against Minorities, Study Says

May 18, 2017

"We now know that the differences that a lot of people think exist because of these horrific events that we see on TV, video footage, that's not the norm." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more


Juvenile-Detention Fees Hurt Kids, Families

May 17, 2017

“The fees harm the kids, they harm the families, and they ultimately harm the communities." Dr. Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

What Does Edgy Art Have To Do With Startups? UT Dallas New Director of Entrepreneurship Explains

May 13, 2017

"In some ways, it’s not complicated. We want to enable the next generation of new ventures." — Steve Guengerich, executive director of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. read more

The Dallas Morning News

Before Jordan Edwards, 8 Times Police Videos Showed the Real Story

May 8, 2017

"People want information as quick as possible. But sometimes speed is the enemy of correctness." — Dr. Alex R. Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology read more

The Dallas Morning News

What Happens to Texas if the U.S. Withdraws from NAFTA?

May 8, 2017

“As a state, Texas has benefited the most from NAFTA's contributions and will suffer the most from NAFTA's collapse.” — Dr. Mike Peng, O.P. Jindal Chair of Management read more

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Zap! Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?

May 4, 2017

"[TNT] would allow people to be able to engage across all kinds of cultural boundaries that currently exist." — Dr. Michael P. Kilgard, Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

If You Don't Know What a Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich Is, Then It Is Probably Hurting You

May 4, 2017

“The U.S has much to gain from lowering its corporate tax rate, but extending this rate to unincorporated businesses is more problematic.” — Dr. Seth H. Giertz, associate professor of economics read more

The Dallas Morning News

Dishing A Little Dirt on the 'Clean Eating' Diet Craze

May 3, 2017

"We find the term 'clean eating' can be very triggering for people who already obsess about food." — Sara Asberry, nutritionist and registered dietician read more

The Christian Science Monitor

Does Walter Scott Plea Deal Offer a Path Forward for Justice in Police Killings?

May 3, 2017

“Police are learning that the highest respect that a police officer can give to the community is that everybody’s life is critically important.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

5 Things You Should Know To Toast Cinco De Mayo But Probably Dont

May 1, 2017

"Other countries around the world are adopting Cinco de Mayo to celebrate the Mexican culture, so thank you, the U.S." — Dr. Rodolfo Hernández Guerrero, senior advisor to the Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives read more

The Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Police Officers Rarely Disciplined for Using Excessive Force

April 29, 2017

“I’ve looked at several police departments and found that a remarkably small amount of excessive-force complaints are sustained.” — Dr. Robert Taylor, criminology professor read more

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Carjackings in Milwaukee Show Early Drop This Year, But Victims Relive Pain

April 29, 2017

“With auto theft, you’re breaking into a vehicle and you have no idea who is watching you, you have no idea if the owner is a few feet away in the apartment or house.” — Dr. Bruce Jacobs, criminology professor read more

The Dallas Morning News

Why Female Doctors Should Consider Dallas over Houston

April 27, 2017

"There is no reason there should be a higher percentage of males other than it has been a cultural behavior in medicine. That's one factor you can't see in snapshot data." — Dr. Britt Berrett PhD'09, clinical professor in health care management read more

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