A Letter From Dean Holmes Concerning COVID-19

Our mission in EPPS is to prepare current and future leaders to tackle the challenges facing our society and economy. The unprecedented changes that  have occurred around the world and in our communities over the last few months have made abundantly clear the great urgency to continue in this mission.  read more...

‘The Trade Lady’ Leila Afas to Speak at UT Dallas

Toyota International Public Policy Director Leila Afas will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 27, 2020 Leaders & Luminaries Series. Afas’ topic will be How to Be Your Company's Secretary of State.  read more...

Denise Boots Elected as 2nd Vice President for ACJS 2020 Executive Board

This is a four year commitment on the Executive Board. Dr. Boots will progress in rank from the 2nd Vice President to 1st Vice President to President and then Immediate Past President starting in March of this year at the ACJS 57th Annual Meeting.  read more...

UT Dallas EPPS Celebrates 146 Graduates at Fall Commencement

The EPPS commencement ceremony honored 146 students. Madeleine Keith BA'19, political science, lead the Fall 2019 Commencement Speech on behalf of EPPS. read more...

UT Dallas and Graduates Set to Cap Off Year at Fall Commencement

The University of Texas at Dallas honors its newest alumni in its 50th Anniversary celebration year during seven fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 16-18 in the Activity Center. read more...

UT Dallas 10th Annual GIS Day Recap

The UT Dallas GIS Student Organization and the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences celebrated the 10th annual GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Local high schools joined UT Dallas students, staff, and faculty on the UT Dallas campus for a series of events that showcased the Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS) program. read more...

IUPUI Director of Muslim Philanthropy Initiative Visits PNM

The Public and Nonprofit Management program (PNM)  recently hosted Dr. Shariq Siddiqui, a nonprofit veteran with 20 years experience, at the UT Dallas campus. read more...

UT Dallas GISSO to Host 10th Annual GIS Day

UTD Dallas GISSO and EPPS will celebrate its 10th annual GIS Day on Nov. 13, 2019 and showcase its geospatial information sciences (GIS) program at the event. read more...

2019 CNN Heroes Finalist Visits EPPS Class

Richard Miles, founder of Miles for Freedom, visited the Capital Punishment & Public Policy course on Oct. 30, 2019 as a guest speaker. That same day, Miles was named as one of the 10 national finalists for the CNN Heroes Award. read more...

New Associate Deans in EPPS

EPPS has announced a new leadership team with the appointment of Dr. Banks Miller as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Dr. Denise Paquette Boots as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education.  read more...

Brian Berry Receives Prestigious Award

Dr. Brian Berry has been selected to receive the 2020 Stan Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography. This annual award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) recognizes an individual geographer or team that has demonstrated originality, creativity, and significant intellectual breakthroughs in geography. read more...

UT Dallas ICMA Chapter Holds Inaugural Meeting

The inaugural meeting for the new UT Dallas ICMA chapter took place on Sept. 19, 2019. The student chapter of the International City/County Manager Association was created to bring together EPPS students interested in local government management. read more...

Alex Piquero Listed Among the World’s Most-Cited Scientists in New Database

EPPS Criminology Professor Alex Piquero has been ranked #4 among the most cited criminologists in the world. The ranking method is a based on new, more accurate standardized citation metrics developed by scientists led by Stanford University. read more...

Recap: DA John Creuzot Speaks at UT Dallas

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot was featured at the Leaders & Luminaries Lecture sponsored by the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at UT Dallas. read more...

The PEP Talk We All Need: A New Podcast on Policy, Economics, and Politics

In a time where conversations on current affairs may seem polarizing, confusing or even corrupt, understanding policy, economics, politics, and their related issues is more important than ever. read more...

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Announces New Dean

Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes has been named dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at UT Dallas. Holmes, professor of political science, public policy and political economy, had served as interim dean since June 2018. read more...

A Message from President Benson: Being a Comet in This Moment

The University will do all that it can to help minimize the disruption in students' lives while ensuring that it provides them with the greatest possible safety. read more...

Graduate Programs Ranked Among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

The University’s programs in audiology, speech-language pathology and business earn high marks in rankings released March 17. read more...

Regental Professor Will Receive American Association of Geographers Award

Dr. Brian Berry, one of the pioneers of modern geography, has been selected to receive the 2020 Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography. read more...

COVID-19 Update: President Benson Announces Changes to UT Dallas Operations

Spring break will be extended by one week, and classes will resume in an online format on March 30 in response to the spread of COVID-19. read more...

Study Finds No Acceleration in Crime from Formula 1 Race

A team led by Dr. Alex Piquero focused on the annual Austin race in the most extensive academic look at the crime potential for a Formula 1 Grand Prix event. read more...

New Map, Comet Calendar Offer Greater User Experience, Engagement

The University updated its online map and Comet Calendar with interactive features that will make the campus more accessible to faculty, staff, students and visitors. read more...

Old Mobile Phone Technology May Help Curb Traffic Deaths in Nigeria

Dr. Latifur Khan and Dr. Dohyeong Kim are part of a research team that received a grant to improve the accuracy of accident locations in developing countries where there are few smartphone users. read more...

University Honors King, Shows Commitment to Community During 'Dream Week'

Students and other volunteers packaged thousands of meals for area children at a service project that was just one of several activities celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during “Dream Week.” read more...

New Master's Degree Combines Public Policy with Cybersecurity

Beginning in the fall, the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and the Department of Computer Science will offer the degree to help prepare graduate students to meet growing demands for cyber professionals. read more...

New Year Brings New Construction, Nearly Completed Science Building

Students returning for the spring semester will see plenty of projects moving forward, including a pedestrian promenade along Rutford Avenue and an expansion at Northside. read more...

Class of 2019: Economics Grad Demonstrates High Degree of Diligence

David Goodrich dug deep to develop the true grit required to finish his economics degree while juggling a full-time job and a growing young family. read more...

University Professors Earn Honors for Highly Cited Research

Four University researchers are among the most-cited in the world this year and were awarded distinctions by Clarivate Analytics. read more...

University, Graduates Set To Cap Off Year at Fall Commencement

UT Dallas will add a golden anniversary touch to commencement as it honors its newest class of graduates next week. Find all the details — from the ceremony schedule to parking — for this fall’s festivities. read more...

Study Finds Crime Risk Rises in Areas Near Major Amusement Parks

Dr. Alex Piquero and a research team found that crime rates increased 19% in places where one attractor such as a bar or hotel was added near Universal Studios Florida. read more...

Photos: Homecoming Was Full of Dazzle and Sparkling Comet Spirit

UT Dallas students celebrated the University’s 50th anniversary during activities that included a chalk art contest, a nighttime 5K run, a talent show, a cardboard boat regatta and plenty of music, games, food and giveaways. read more...