UNT has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble College as the new operator for the UNT Bookstore. Barnes & Noble College is set to take over operations of the university bookstore on Aug. 8.
Robert M. Citino, professor of history at UNT, has been selected to serve as a Visiting Professor at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Penn., during the 2013-14 academic year. He will assist in teaching core and elective courses within the college’s Department of National Security and Strategy. He will also conduct college-wide lectures and presentations, and lead faculty research and writing efforts.
Tomas Mantecon, associate professor of finance at UNT's College of Business, has been chosen to participate in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for the 2013-14 academic year.
Eric Nishimoto of Prosper, a student at the UNT Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, was named a National Winner in the Photo Illustration category of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards.
Ellie Meyer, A Radio, Television & Film senior, took first place in the UNT Fine Arts Series 12th annual Songwriter’s Competition. She received an invitation to the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival that hosts more than 100 songwriters over 18 days in May and June.
A variety of faculty and guests artists will perform this summer at UNT in conjunction with workshops presented by the College of Music.
Professor and department chair of the UNT College of Engineering’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering has filed a patent on a new laser technology he and his research associate developed for cutting and shaping bone that causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissue and bones, could speed up surgery and recovery times, and even lessen the amount of blood lost during operations.
UNT will install the advanced Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) radar on April 11 (Thursday), which will provide improved severe weather data and storm warnings to the North Texas region, just in time for the 2013 tornado season.
UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has joined Mount Sinai’s Ichan School of Medicine and Purdue University to investigate how grape seed compounds affect Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Cynthia Chandler, director of UNT's Center for Animal Assisted Therapy and author of the recently published second edition of “Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling,” is available to discuss how therapy animals can help people recover after crises.
Dr. Wendy Middlemiss, associate professor of educational psychology in the UNT's College of Education, is available to discuss how parents can help their children cope with this week's onslaught of news – from the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday to the West fertilizer plant explosion on Wednesday and the hunt for the marathon bombing suspect today.
On April 17 (Wednesday) a fire at a facility storing fertilizer led to an explosion in West, Texas, just north of Waco. UNT experts are available to speak with media about the explosion.