The gala, the largest College of Music fundraiser of the year, helps to ensure the college can continue to attract the best young musicians in the world. Last year alone, 550 of the 1,600 music students at UNT received merit-based scholarships.
Three UNT College of Business students won the Intermodal Association of North America's fourth annual Intermodal Challenge at the 2014 Intermodal EXPO this September in Long Beach, California, making it the second year in a row that UNT students took top honors in the competition.
The UNT Department of Mathematics will offer free American Math Competitions for middle and high school students in the North Texas region during the 2014-15 academic year. UNT is the first university in the DFW area to host the competitions, which help students strengthen their math skills.
Experimental musicians from around the world will gather at UNT for a conference and series of evening performances delving into the art of electroacoustic music and intermedia.
The exhibit will feature rare first editions and part-issue editions of works by Victorian authors including Charles Dickens George Meredith and William Makepeace Thackeray. Dr. J. Don Vann, UNT Professor Emeritus in the Department of English, a Victorian literature scholar and founder of the Denton Dickens Fellowship, curated this exhibit.
A UNT College of Education doctoral student will examine these questions this fall in a doctoral dissertation about "Parenting Style, Frequency of Electronic Communication with Parents, and the Development of Autonomy in First-Year, First-Semester College Students."
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that the West African nations could have 1.4 million cases of the Ebola virus by Jan. 20 without effective methods to contain it.
Joseph Oppong, professor of geography at UNT and current U.S. representative to the International Geographical Union Commission on Health and the Environment, is available to discuss how geography has impacted the spread of the Ebola virus and how the current outbreak compares to other pandemics.
U.S. officials have announced that several Arab states have offered to fly airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq alongside the efforts of the U.S. military, and France has sent fighter jets on a reconnaissance mission over Iraq -- taking a step closer to becoming an ally to the U.S. in efforts to defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq. UNT faculty members can comment on President Obama's plans to establish a broad coalition against ISIS, and the world response.