UNT Ph.D. candidate Jessica Beckham has spent years researching Texas bumblebee populations and observing how urban green spaces and community gardens are preserving different species.
Bob Mong, editor emeritus of the Dallas Morning News who held many roles at the newspaper during 36 years, will receive the C.E. "Pop" Shuford Hall of Honor Award from the University of North Texas' Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism.
Juniors in Denton ISD who rank in the top 20 percent of their class will earn guaranteed admission to UNT. In addition, this year's Denton ISD seniors who rank in the top 20 percent will be grandfathered into the program, receiving automatic admission to UNT.
Drew Zaremba, UNT Jazz Studies graduate student, won the top prize in UNT's second annual Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Awards April 7. Zaremba won for his work as founder and composer for the Unity Orchestra, a large-scale ensemble of classical and jazz musicians.
Vishnu Dantu, a second-year student in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at UNT, has been named a 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. UNT leads Texas universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars in math, science and engineering with 55 Goldwater Scholars named since 1996.
Faculty members from UNT and other universities and colleges around the nation will present their poetry, film, photography and essays inspired by the Mesa Verde region in a new exhibition and book, Sushi in Cortez: Interdisciplinary Essays on Mesa Verde.
UNT doctoral student Michael Jones will meet and network with Nobel Prize winners during the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which will bring together laureates in physiology, medicine, physics and chemistry.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to formally announce her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, (April 12). On Monday (April 13), Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, joining already-declared candidates Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul.
UNT political scientists are available for media interviews about Clinton, Rubio and other declared and possible presidential candidates.
A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, has been charged with murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man after video recording of the shooting was released by several media outlets.
Meredith Clark, an assistant professor in UNT's Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, is available to discuss social media response to the shooting.