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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...

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