“Life of a salesman: Selling success, when the American dream is downsized” received the first place award in the first Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest sponsored by the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. The Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest is the newest writing contest offered by the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.
Leslie Jimenez, who expects to earn a master’s degree in higher education from UNT's College of Education in August, has been chosen to be part of the inaugural class of the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy. She was one of 30 people from across the country selected for the 12-month leadership academy.
Eleven UNT students will attend this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference after receiving awards that cover registration and meals and lodging during the conference. The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is held every summer by UNT's Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.
Jon Savage, a recent UNT graduate, is one of only 20 students in the nation to receive the 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award for $150,000 to attend graduate school. Savage was a member of both the McNair Scholars Program and the Honors College while he was at UNT.
The University of North Texas Sky Theater has launched its 2013 Summer Fun in the Planetarium program, offering affordable and family-friendly shows every Friday through June and July.
Jenny Wakefield, a doctoral student at UNT, has received one of two 2013 Joseph E. Pryor Graduate Fellowships from Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. Students must be ranked academically among the top 10 percent of their graduating classes to be considered for membership at their institutions’ Alpha Chi chapters.
UNT Libraries will hold a symposium that will feature speakers discussing institutional open access policies, which make university faculty members’ published scholarly research available to the public for free. UNT was the first public college or university in Texas to adopt an open access policy.
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.
Brian Richardson, associate professor of communication studies at UNT, is available to discuss the motivations of whistleblowers.
Several UNT faculty members are available to comment on topics related to the hurricane season, including preparedness, particularly on the Gulf Coast; response and recovery; the impact of hurricane warnings; and long-term records of hurricanes.