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UNT professor recipient of 2018 Marcia C. Noyes Award from the Medical Library Association

Ana Cleveland, Regents Professor at the University of North Texas, is the recipient of the 2018 Marcia C. Noyes Award, the highest honor that the Medical Library Association confers. Cleveland, the Sarah Law Kennerly Endowed Professor and in the College of Information’s Department of Information Science, will receive the award at the MLA annual meeting in Atlanta in May. Under her guidance,...

UNT lecturer chosen to co-lead Medical Library Association Training Institute

Jodi Philbrick, a lecturer at the University of North Texas, has been chosen as the co-lead instructor of the Medical Library Association Research Training Institute. The institute was developed to improve the research capacity for practicing health sciences librarians. Philbrick, who works in the College of Information’s Department of Information Science, said she is honored to be a part of...

Diane Bruxvoort named UNT's dean of libraries

The University of North Texas named Diane Bruxvoort Dean of Libraries and Librarian. Bruxvoort will begin her tenure at UNT April 1. She replaces Cathy Hartman, interim Dean of Libraries and former associate dean of libraries. “I’m excited that such a high caliber leader is joining UNT to head our Libraries,” UNT Provost Jennifer Cowley said. “Our university libraries are an incredibly...

Law created after Enron scandal has costly business impact, says UNT researcher

DENTON (UNT), Texas — New research from the University of North Texas shows that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act – an act passed in the wake of the Enron and similar corporate scandals – has expensive consequences for corporate financial reporting and many businesses operating in the U.S.Lili Sun, an associate professor of accounting at UNT, co-authored a paper detailing the effects of the act on audit...

UNT awarded almost $2 million in NSF funding to study the rules of physics

Can engineering change the basic laws of physics? That is one of the questions three professors and a former student at the University of North Texas are attempting to answer.Arup Neogi, a professor in the College of Science’s Department of Physics, is the principal investigator on a $1,997,222 National Science Foundation grant that will explore such questions.Arkadii Krokhin, also a professor...

UNT faculty member honored with Edward R. Murrow award

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Thorne Anderson, associate professor in the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, was part of a team who won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video. The winning entry, "One Crisis Away: Rebuilding a Life," was a digital news project that Anderson, a specialist in multimedia storytelling, photojournalism and visual storytelling, helped to produce for...

Outstanding UNT faculty to be honored during sixth annual awards dinner

What: Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner & CeremonyWhen: October 20 (Friday) Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by awards dinner and celebration at 7 p.m.Where: Emerald Ballroom, Union 314, 1155 Union Circle DENTON (UNT), Texas – Four University of North Texas faculty members will be among the educators celebrated for their dedication to excellence through research, service and...

UNT faculty member named honorary member of international association

DENTON (UNT), Texas - Robert L. Bland, endowed professor of local government in the University of North Texas Department of Public Administration, has been named an honorary member of the International City/County Management Association. He will be honored at the association's annual conference October 22-25 in San Antonio. Founded in 1914, ICMA provides training and professional development...

UNT faculty member honored by Wildlife Society of Mexico

  DENTON (UNT), Texas - Ricardo Rozzi, professor in the University of North Texas Department of Philosophy and Religion, has received the 2017 Enrique Beltran Prize for the Conservation of Natural Resources from The Wildlife Society of Mexico. Rozzi is the first researcher and scholar from outside of Mexico to receive the award. The prize, named for the founder of the Mexican Institute for...

U.S. DHH Services awards $1.5 million to UNT professors

UNT professors receive more than $1 million in grants to increase cultural competency in mental health services

Three University of North Texas professors have been awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to begin the work of increasing cultural competency in therapists.

Chandra Carey, associate professor and interim chair, Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services, ...

UNT announces 2017 Innovator Award winners

A University of North Texas faculty member, a graduate student and an undergraduate student have been recognized as UNT's 2017 Innovator Award winners. This is the second year the Office of Research and Innovation has recognized faculty and students for finding creative solutions to today's most pressing issues. The awards include cash awards or scholarships. "Our university is working to...

UNT faculty receive $313,000 grant to help improve academic performance in local ISD’s

Three University of North Texas faculty members have received a $313,000 grant to help local school children improve academically and achieve mental wellness. The grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health will support the work of Dee Ray, Natalya Lindo and Peggy Ceballos all from UNT’s Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education. They received the grant to...

UNT rehabilitation and addiction faculty member honored by national association

DENTON (UNT), Texas - Rachita Sharma, instructor and clinical coordinator in the University of North Texas' Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services, has received the President's Award from the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. One of 11 divisions of the National Rehabilitation Association, NAMRC was formed in 1969 with a mission of promoting cultural...

UNT faculty member named Outstanding Adviser among 95 chapters of journalism honor society

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Sheri Broyles, professor of advertising in the University of North Texas' Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, has received the William H. Taft Outstanding Adviser Award from Kappa Tau Alpha, a national college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. Founded in 1910, Kappa Tau Alpha...

Australian company licenses patented technology developed by UNT professor

A patent developed by Narendra Dahotre, University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, which will allow orthopaedic surgeons to operate with new precision has been licensed by the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics. Dahotre’s research led him to develop a method for using a laser to cut, drill and shape bone, replacing the...

UNT research shows the office bully's impact on bystanders

DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas faculty member is studying the “silent epidemic” of workplace bullying from a unique perspective. “I’m looking at the bystander versus the bully or the victim – If I witness it, how does it affect me? Does it affect my relationships with co-workers or myself?” said Michele Medina, an adjunct professor. Medina completed the research this May as...

UNT research shows the office bully’s impact on bystanders

DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas faculty member is studying the “silent epidemic” of workplace bullying from a unique perspective. “I’m looking at the bystander versus the bully or the victim – If I witness it, how does it affect me? Does it affect my relationships with co-workers or myself?” said Michele Medina, an adjunct professor. Medina completed the research this May as...

UNT demonstrates first ever drone provided cell service for disaster response

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — When disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes strike, they often take down the technology emergency workers desperately need to keep in contact — cellphone service. Now a professor at the University of North Texas is working to make sure those first responders can get that vital access through an airborne communication system. “We demonstrated a portable communication...

Professor’s forgotten family-penned children’s book finally published

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Kent Chapman, an accomplished biology professor and researcher at the University of North Texas, is now also a children’s book author. Chapman actually wrote the book around 20 years ago with his two daughters when they were only 5 and 3. “The girls were learning how to read, and so one weekend we did a little project,” said Chapman. “We decided to make a silly little...

UNT professors awarded $42,000 National Science Foundation grant

Three University of North Texas professors have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of political conflict on language and culture. The $42,515 grant will allow Shobhana Chelliah, a professor in the College of Information’s Department of Linguistics who initiated the idea and her co-collaborators James Meernik and Kimi King, from the College of Liberal Arts and...

UNT receives funding for first of its kind machine

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — The University of North Texas will soon be home to a rare piece of equipment. The Army Research Office has agreed to fund $417,000 for a custom built multi-physics materials processing machine to help the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering. “This equipment will be able to apply up to 2.5 Tesla of magnetic field while deforming...

UNT professor earns national award for her dissertation

Rachel U. Mun, a University of North Texas professor, has been awarded the 2017 National Association for Gifted Children Dissertation Award. Mun, an assistant professor and program steward for the master’s concentration in gifted and talented education in the College of Education, won with a shortened version of her dissertation, titled, “Parental expectations for Asian Americans who entered...

UNT political scientist honored with Piper Professor award

DENTON (UNT), Texas — During a visit to Washington, D.C., last year, University of North Texas faculty member John Ishiyama unexpectedly met a former student, who was chief of staff for a Congressional representative from Missouri. "He was my student more than 15 years ago, but he still remembered me," said Ishiyama, University Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Political...

UNT professor gets new opportunity to combine leadership skills and science

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Pamela Padilla, an associate professor of biology at the University of North Texas and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the new College of Science has spent her career studying science, doing research in the field of genetics and teaching. Her efforts have brought her great success with everything from awards to publications. Now she has a new honor that...

UNT research professor awarded Fulbright scholarship

Rhonda Christensen, a research professor in the Department of Learning Technologies in the College of Information at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholarship. The scholarship will allow Christensen to work with faculty at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands to develop research plans to infuse technology in education. “I...

From digital data to knowledge: UNT researcher receives NSF CAREER award

DENTON, TX (UNT) – Cornelia Caragea, an assistant professor at the University of North Texas College of Engineering, has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her work in machine learning, data mining and information retrieval.  UNT now has 13 researchers who have been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award – the most prestigious recognition offered by the NSF...

UNT professor helping visually impaired students learn computer science

 DENTON (UNT), Texas - When you use a computer you typically read an article, watch a video or access information from a graph. These may seem like simple tasks, but to a person who is visually impaired, these tasks can be challenging. One University of North Texas professor knows these challenges all too well. Stephanie Ludi works in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She is...

UNT researcher’s Walmart Foundation grant aims to bring jobs back to U.S.

DENTON (UNT), Texas — A nearly $350,000 grant awarded to a University of North Texas researcher by the Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors is helping to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Bugao Xu, a professor and chair of the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing, received one of five grants in 2016 from the U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund to develop...

UNT librarian wins national award

Julie Leuzinger, associate librarian and head of library learning services at the University of North Texas, has been awarded the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy and International Relations Section Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. Leuzinger will receive the $1,000 prize during the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago in June. She...

UNT’S Teacher Education and Administration earns inaugural equity and diversity award

The University of North Texas’ College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Administration earned the inaugural Inclusive Excellence Award from UNT’s Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity. The award was presented to Jim Laney, department chair, and Miriam Ezzani, Educational Leadership Program coordinator in the department, at the Equity and Diversity Conference last...

UNT professors, students and alumni win at media arts festival

UNT professors, students and alumni win at media arts festival   Two students, four former students and two faculty members from the University of North Texas’ Department of Media Arts won awards from the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts.Xiaoqun Zhang, assistant professor in the department, won first place in the Open Paper category of the International Division for his...

Jennifer Evans-Cowley named UNT Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jennifer Evans-Cowley, a UNT alumna with more than a decade of experience in higher education leadership, has been named the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Texas. UNT President Neal Smatresk said he is excited to have an alumna leading UNT’s academic community, someone who knows firsthand the quality of a UNT education. “Jennifer brings unique...

UNT institute part of a $20 million grant to research new ways to keep soldiers safe

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — An institute with the University of North Texas’s College of Engineering is part of a new cooperative agreement established by the Army Research Laboratory. The Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute will be working with three other universities to research new ways to keep soldiers safe.  “This is a large and significant award for UNT,” said Tom McCoy,...

UNT researchers make “epigenetic” discovery while studying Gulf oil spill

           DENTON (UNT), Texas - On April 20, 2010, a massive explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico led to 11 people being killed and millions of gallons of oil spilled. The oil spill was an instant change to the environment for the animals and plants that live in that water. Since 2015, Warren Burggren and his colleagues in the RECOVER Consortium from the...

A professor worth following

  DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In the fall of 2016, a young, vibrant and already extremely successful computational chemistry professor named G. Andrés Cisneros came to the University of North Texas. However, he did not come alone. When Cisneros made the decision to leave his former university in Michigan, he offered his research assistants the opportunity to come with him.  Three of his students...

Novel mutation may be linked to prostate cancer in African-American men

Researchers at the University of North Texas have identified a novel mutation that may be associated with prostate cancer in African American men, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology. Scientists have long known that a huge variety of DNA mutations can lead to cancer. Some proteins can repair DNA mutations, but when repair proteins are mutated themselves, cancer may...

UNT music library head named president of the Music Library Association

Mark McKnight, head of the University of North Texas Music Library, was named president of the Music Library Association. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity for the next two years to serve as president of the Music Library Association, an organization I have been a part of for more than 30 years,” said McKnight. “Whatever measure of success I have had in my profession has been...

UNT professor fighting children’s cancer using math

DENTON (UNT), Texas – When you think of cancer fighters, you most likely don’t think of mathematicians, but Xuexia “Helen” Wang is both. She is a biostatistics professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Texas and she is using her statistics skills to help the smallest of cancer patients. Wang’s goal is to figure out the best treatment for individual pediatric...

UNT professor fighting children's cancer using math

DENTON (UNT), Texas – When you think of cancer fighters, you most likely don’t think of mathematicians, but Xuexia “Helen” Wang is both. She is a biostatistics professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of North Texas and she is using her statistics skills to help the smallest of cancer patients. Wang’s goal is to figure out the best treatment for individual pediatric...

Making a cotton plant easier to harvest, more profitable

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A field full of planted cotton, all ready to harvest at the exact same time, exactly when wanted: It's a farmer's dream and could soon become a reality. A researcher from the University of North Texas has discovered a way to get cotton plants to bloom in mass at the time of year that's most beneficial to the farmer. Brian Ayre, an associate professor in the Department of...

UNT research breakthrough: synthetic imprinted polymers recognized by DNA

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas professor is part of an international team who just made a breakthrough in DNA research. Using a polymer matrix, the team was able to imprint a sequence of a single strand DNA. Francis D'Souza, a University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT's Department of Chemistry worked with researchers from The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the...

UNT officials to break ground Jan. 24 on innovative new art building project

What: Groundbreaking for the construction and renovation of the Art Building for the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North TexasWhen: 1 p.m. Jan. 24 (Tuesday)Where: Art Building, Lightwell Gallery, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton DENTON (UNT), Texas - University of North Texas officials will break ground at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 (Tuesday) on a new four-story, 128,354-square-foot...

UNT engineer part of collaboration receiving $4.5 million for superconductive wire research

        DENTON (UNT), Texas - Marcus Young, a University of North Texas assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is part of a new project aimed at improving superconductive wires.           Young is collaborating with Superconductor Technologies Inc., TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Plasma Science and Fusion...

Innovative choreography on tap at UNT’s Faculty Dance Concert Feb. 9-12

What: Faculty Dance Concert: Standing on Shoulders, featuring original dance works choreographed by guest artist William “Bill” Evans and teachers from the Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas.When: 8 p.m. Feb. 9-11 (Thursday-Saturday) and 2 p.m. Feb. 12 (Sunday).Where: University Theatre, Radio Television Film and Performing Arts Building.Cost: Tickets cost $7.50...

UNT on the Square exhibition features ceramic works by faculty member Jerry Austin

What: Currents: A Survey of Recent Works, an exhibition of ceramics from retiring University of North Texas associate professor Jerry Austin.When: Feb. 8 (Wednesday) to March 4 (Friday) at UNT on the Square. The reception will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 (Thursday).Hours: 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a....

New genomics laboratory positions UNT at frontier of science

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — A new state-of-the-art laboratory at the University of North Texas will advance next-generation research in genomics, one of the fastest-growing fields in modern science. Part of the university’s BioDiscovery Institute, the Genomics Center provides in-house DNA sequencing, as well as computational and statistical analysis of genetic data. Genomics, the field of DNA...

UNT musician named to percussion Hall of Fame

DENTON (UNT), Texas -  An internationally recognized musician and jazz studies professor at the University of North Texas has been inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. Ed Soph received the honor in November at the Percussive Arts Society international conference in Indianapolis. The Hall of Fame recognizes the industry’s top leaders in percussion performance, education and...

UNT receives reaffirmation of accreditation

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The University of North Texas recently received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges. Accreditation offers assurance that universities meet rigorous standards set by their accrediting bodies and required by the federal government. In reaffirming UNT’s accreditation, the commission noted that there were...

UNT researchers team up with ice hockey gurus to grow the game globally

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Soccer and American football are consistently ranked among the top sports in the world, with an estimated 4 billion soccer enthusiasts globally and a projected revenue of more than $13 billion for the NFL in 2016. In contrast, ice hockey – the most popular winter sport in the world – generates less than a third of the NFL’s revenue with $4.1 billion annually for the...

UNT program granted millions from the Chilean government for new research center

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A University of North Texas conservation program has gotten a major financial boost. The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve near Puerto Williams, Chile is part of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, a consortium led by UNT in the US, and other Chilean universities and institutions. The Chilean government awarded the program $15 million dollars for the...

UNT faculty member studying air pollution and your risk for heart attack & stroke

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — In a report released this year, the World Health Organization revealed that more than 90 percent of the world’s population lives in areas with high levels of air pollution, and that every year, close to three million deaths are linked to outdoor air pollution. Many of those deaths are due to cardiovascular disease or stroke, and now a University of North Texas assistant...

UNT researcher aids in rare study on terrorism beyond Western universities

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — In the early hours of April 2, 2015, terrorists in Kenya launched an attack on a university full of students. Hours later, 147 people, mostly from Garissa University College, were dead. Traumatic incidents of this type and survivor resiliency have been widely studied in the West. However, in Africa, where such violence is a growing concern, research is scarce about how...

UNT engineer part of collaboration receiving $10 million for nuclear waste disposal research

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — University of North Texas Materials Science and Engineering associate professor Jincheng Du is part of a new energy frontier research center, or EFRC, funded by Department of Energy that will work to make nuclear waste disposal safer for a longer period of time. “It is very exciting,” said Du. “It will be a great opportunity for UNT and our students working on this...

UNT biologists make discovery that could lead to more health benefits from plants

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Many people know that tannins in plants have health benefits and impact the taste of fruits and drinks like tea and wine. While tannins themselves are well known, no one has ever known how plants actually put them together- until now. A team of researchers from the University of North Texas Department of Biological Sciences just made this major discovery. Now, the...

UNT engineering professor wins lifetime achievement award

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — A major honor was recently presented to Leticia Anaya, a senior lecturer in the University of North Texas’ College of Engineering. The Regional Hispanic Contractor Association presented its 2016 Women’s Luna Lifetime Achievement Award to Anaya. She was chosen for her more than 19 years of teaching engineering technology courses at UNT, as well as her experience working in...

UNT teams up with NASA for new mission

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A new partnership with NASA has the University of North Texas aimed at getting students excited about space science. UNT’s Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning, IITTL, established a five- year partnership with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Heliophysics Education Consortium. “The goal is to take the passion the NASA scientists...

UNT professor awarded $1 million research grant to create nuclear monitoring technology

DENTON (UNT), Texas —  A University of North Texas engineering professor is starting a major new project in November that he hopes will help solve a critical problem in nuclear engineering.Haifeng Zhang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, was recently awarded a $1 million research grant from the Department of Energy. He will be working to use ultrasound through-wall...

UNT professor part of collaboration awarded $1 million research grant to create nuclear monitoring technology

DENTON (UNT), Texas —  A University of North Texas engineering professor is starting a major new project in November that he hopes will help solve a critical problem in nuclear engineering.Haifeng Zhang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, is a major part of a collaboration that was recently awarded a $1 million research grant from the Department of Energy. He will be...

UNT art faculty, staff get to experiment at annual exhibition

What: Annual CVAD Faculty and Staff Exhibition, featuring a variety of media created by staff and faculty in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North TexasWhen: Nov. 14 (Monday) – Jan. 12 (Thursday) at UNT on the Square and Nov. 15 (Tuesday) – Dec. 3 (Saturday) at UNT Art Gallery. Opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 (Thursday) at both venues.Where: UNT on the...

White House invites UNT professor to speak about education for Latinas

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A psychology professor at the University of North Texas will join a White House panel dedicated to helping Latinas succeed in education. Yolanda Flores Niemann, UNT professor of psychology, was invited by the White House to take part in the summit, Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S., on Oct. 21 (Friday). Niemann will participate in the panel Latinas in...

UNT professor receives grant for research that could lead to alternative energy use

DENTON (UNT), Texas – Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of biological sciences at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a $650,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The grant is part of ongoing funding from the DOE and will be used to study the cellular storage of lipids in plants. Chapman, whose work focuses on both basic and applied aspects of the regulation...

Teachers turning to social media for learning and support

DENTON, Texas (UNT) - New research from a University of North Texas learning technologies professor found social media may be the way for struggling teachers to get the help they need. “Twitter could be a life or career saver if you can join up with the right group and can even help with burnout,” said Scott Warren, associate professor of learning technologies. Warren began his career as a...

UNT computer engineering professor wins high-profile award

DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas professor Ram Dantu has received a D Magazine CIO/CTO Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer award. Dantu was named the 2016 “Outstanding Technology Advocate” by the magazine. He was the only person in academia who was even nominated. “All of our past and present students in the lab are the reason for this amazing recognition,” said...

UNT researchers collaborate on cancer breakthrough

DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- A team of researchers working in two countries and several universities, including the University of North Texas, has made a major discovery that could help fight some deadly forms of cancer. In 2013, the team announced that it had connected a single protein that contain an iron-sulfur center, to some of the most lethal types of breast cancers. Since then, that protein...

Computer engineering professor named finalist for award

DENTON (UNT), Texas – UNT professor Ram Dantu has been named a D CEO CIO/CTO award finalist. Dantu is the only academic nominated and is named among top chief information and chief technology officers in North Texas. Dantu began conducting research and teaching at UNT in 2003, when he took over as the director of the Center for Information and Computer Security. He worked in the industry for...

New discovery could change how many materials are designed

DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- New research published this week in the online publication Nature is challenging a theory that is more than 50 years old and could change how some materials are designed in the future. A team of researchers, including professor Rajiv Mishra and post-doctoral researcher Mageshwari Komarasamy of the University of North Texas' College of Engineering, did experimental...

Outstanding UNT faculty to be honored during fifth annual awards dinner

What: Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner & CeremonyWhen: September 22 (Thursday) Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by awards dinner and celebration at 7 p.m.Where: HUB Club, Apogee Stadium, level three; 251 S. Bonnie Brae Street, Denton, Texas, 76207Cost: $35More information: To register online. DENTON (UNT), Texas – Three University of North Texas faculty members will be among more...

UNT Dean Kinshuk receives international award

DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- The University of North Texas College of Information dean Kinshuk (who goes by one name) is the winner of the 2016 Distinguished Development Award by the Association for Education Communications and Technology's (AECT). "We are so proud that our College of Information dean is the winner of such prestigious award," said Finley Graves, provost and vice president for...

UNT research team helping create early cancer detection device

DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances of being successfully treated, according to the World Health Organization. Now research teams at the University of North Texas and the Polish Academy of Sciences are working in collaboration to create a chemical sensor device that could detect cancer at an early stage. "Cancer, if detected and treated in the early...

Exhibition features 40 years of work – often inspired by nature – by UNT Regents professor Harlan W. Butt

What: Extraordinary Journey: 40 Years of Art Metalwork by Harlan W. Butt, an exhibition of works by the University of North Texas Regents professor of art that feature images of nature and incorporate text, including his own poetry.When: The exhibition runs from Oct. 15 (Saturday) to Dec. 3 (Saturday). The artist talk will take place at 3 p.m. and the opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m., both...