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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... Read more

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. “... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more