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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...

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