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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,...

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...

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