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DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A University of North Texas conservation program has gotten a major financial boost. The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve near Puerto Williams, Chile is part of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, a consortium led by UNT in the US, and other Chilean universities and institutions. The Chilean government awarded the program $15 million dollars for the construction of a new Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center.

Prateek Kalakuntla, from Plano, was the sixth Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science student selected for the national finals of the annual Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. He received fourth place for synthesizing a substance to detect mercury and other toxins in water.  

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, President Obama-era federal websites will find a new home at the University of North Texas. 

Sue Dinaro always loved being an elementary school teacher, and after four years, she was on her way to becoming a master teacher. But when she moved from New Mexico to Texas after her husband’s job was relocated, she knew she’d have to look for something else. Little did she know that accepting the position five years ago at UNT would put her one step closer to going back to the classroom.

In a report released this year, the World Health Organization revealed that more than 90 percent of the world’s population lives in areas with high levels of air pollution, and that every year, close to three million deaths are linked to outdoor air pollution. Many of those deaths are due to cardiovascular disease or stroke, and now a University of North Texas assistant professor of Biological SciencesAmie Lund, is researching that connection.

In one of the first studies on terrorism outside of Western universities, University of North Texas researcher Marc Cutright helped led a qualitative inquiry into what practices might best help those individuals heal and complete their academic goals.

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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.