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IAA 2014-15 fellows

Regents Professor of Studio Arts Harlan Butt and Department of English Lecturer David Taylor will be granted a semester off from teaching duties to work on their projects full time.

General News

Award winning films from Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria will be featured at the second annual Arab Film Festival Texas, presented by UNT's Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute.

Arts and Music, Humanities

Students at E.P. Rayzor Elementary School in the Denton Independent School District helped gather thousands of books to be sent to children in Uganda as part of a project started by UNT College of Education Associate Professor Marc Cutright.

Education, Public Service
Natalie Parde

Natalie Parde, a graduate student in the UNT College of Engineering, has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her work researching natural language processing – which makes it possible for computers to understand how humans talk and write.

Research, Science
Chelsea Wagenaar

Chelsea Wagenaar, graduate student in the Department of English at UNT, earned the 2014 Voertman/Academy of American Poets Prize. The award was presented at the UNT Rilke Prize reading on April 8 (Tuesday).

Arts and Music

The Division of University Relations, Communications and Marketing at UNTrecently received  awards for excellence in its communication materials in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District IV competition and the 2013 Collegiate Advertising Awards competition.

General News

Research Releases

The 2007-2011 drug cartel wars in Mexico's border city of Ciudad Juarez were covered mostly by veteran female reporters, who often arrived at murder scenes before law enforcement officials. And many of these women needed emotional support from each other as a result, says a UNT faculty member who spent several months researching media coverage of the crimes.

George Yancey

Is height important in matters of the heart? According to new research from Rice University and the University of North Texas, the height of a potential partner matters more to women than men, and mostly for femininity and protection.

Justin Zhong, a second-year student in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at UNT, has been named a semifinalist in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search.