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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
           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...
  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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
        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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 $...
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...
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...
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...

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