Mark McLellan

Mark R. McLellan Chosen as New Vice President of Research and Innovation

Mark R. McLellan, a 30-year leader of university research programs with experience at five major institutions, was selected to oversee research and innovation at the University of North Texas as it seeks to grow its research enterprise and cement its place among the nation’s top Tier One research universities. 

Portrait of Ohad Shemmer

Oldest "Cloaked" Black Hole in the Universe Found with the Help of UNT Astrophysicist

University of North Texas Associate Professor Ohad Shemmer in the College of Science is part of an international team of astronomers who recently discovered evidence of the most remote "cloaked" black hole ever found. The team’s paper “Discovery of the first heavily obscured QSO candidate at z > 6 in a close galaxy pair“ appears in the August 2019 issue of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

From left, Lari Gibbons, Fabiana Claure, Panayiotis Kokoras, and Corey Marks, were named as 2019 IAA fellows.

Four UNT Professors to Pursue Creative Research Thanks to IAA Fellowship

Four University of North Texas professors will receive time to work on personal projects – ranging from writing poetry to creating a new method of printmaking – after receiving an Institute for the Advancement of the Arts fellowship. The Faculty Fellows program allows UNT faculty members to take a semester off from teaching to pursue creative research in the arts. The IAA serves to promote artistic and creative expression at UNT.

The researchers measured the amount of black carbon particles captured by post oak and live oak trees.

Researchers at UNT Find Oak Trees in Southern U.S. Cities are Natural Urban Air Filters

Researchers at the University of North Texas have found that two oak tree species, widespread across the U.S. South, remove black carbon from the urban atmosphere. Their findings may offer a natural way to improve climate and air quality.

UNT College of Engineering Regents Professor Miguel Acevedo

UNT Professor Earns $2.5 Million National Science Foundation Grant to Help Tackle Food Insecurity

UNT College of Engineering Regents Professor Miguel Acevedo now has $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation over five years to dig deep in tackling the growing global problem of food insecurity. “I’ve long been a proponent of using interdisciplinary research to find ways to increase food security all while preserving environmental quality,” said Acevedo.

Congratulations to Patrice Lyke for receiving the Outstanding Advising Award

Patrice Lyke, faculty advisor for English, has received the NACADA Global Award for Outstanding Advising by Faculty. She is accepting the award at the NACADA annual conference in Louisville, KY on October 20th.

UNT professor receives major recognition for glass research

University of North Texas professor Jincheng Du’s glass research is a labor of love that has resulted in a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, sponsored by the Department of State, the International Commission on Glass’s W.E.S. Turner Award and Corning’s 2019 Gordon S. Fulcher Distinguished Scholar Award.

UNT Provides Students with Care in One of the Only On-Campus Optometry Offices in the Nation

Dr. Toan Tran, head optometrist at UNT's College Optical Express, knew 10 years ago when he took over the optometry office on UNT’s campus that he was offering a rare service. College Optical Express is one of the first optometrist offices in the nation to be opened on a college campus. The idea is still unusual as very few universities have on-site eye care for students.