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Alexandra Ponette-Gonzalez

Ponette-González recently received a $475,167 National Science Foundation CAREER award for a five-year analysis of the effectiveness of blackjack oaks and post oaks in capturing black carbon -- commonly emitted by diesel engines -- in urban areas.

UNT-TCC Aviation Career Education Academy

Competing with drone quad copters, calculating fuel needs for a flight plan and the chance to fly a small plane as the aircraft's co-pilot – these are just a few highlights of an aviation camp designed for high schoolers coming to North Texas. The five-day Aviation Career Education Academy, which runs June 13 – 17 (Monday – Friday), will help teens understand that when it comes to aviation and aerospace careers, the sky's the limit.

2016 Advanced Film Screening

The University of North Texas Department of Media Arts' 2016 Advanced Film Screening will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 7 (Saturday). Nine Media Arts students' films will be screened in the University Union Lyceum, located at 1155 Union Circle, Denton.

Results from a University of North Texas study found a positive connection between the use of hearing aids and improvements in cognition in older adults who had already been diagnosed with moderate dementia, but the researchers note that auditory training results in more improvement than wearing hearing aids without the training.

The International Institute of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges – a French electronic music studio known for holding an annual music festival, international composition competitions and commissioning musicians to compose works – has donated their entire archive of digital music to the University of North Texas College of Music's Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia.

Paul Voertman

Philanthropist Paul Voertman, former owner of the city's iconic Voertman's Bookstore, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of North Texas. Voertman will be presented with the degree May 13 (Friday) during the annual University-wide Commencement at Apogee Stadium.

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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.