UNT Libraries will hold a symposium that will feature speakers discussing institutional open access policies, which make university faculty members’ published scholarly research available to the public for free. UNT was the first public college or university in Texas to adopt an open access policy.
Professor and department chair of the UNT College of Engineering’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering has filed a patent on a new laser technology he and his research associate developed for cutting and shaping bone that causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissue and bones, could speed up surgery and recovery times, and even lessen the amount of blood lost during operations.
Dahlia Porter, assistant professor of English at UNT, is one of 20 junior faculty and doctoral and postdoctoral students in the U.S. to receive an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.
The event showcases the research projects of undergraduate students at Texas colleges and universities to legislators, with up to 60 students giving poster presentations. While most of the colleges and universities are requested to send one student, those that have been classified as emerging research universities, including UNT, will send two students.
Katherine Lester, a senior geography major, and Daniel Munro, a senior biology major and Honors College student, have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which are given to students who plan to earn research-focused master’s and doctoral degrees in science, social science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
UNT will install the advanced Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) radar on April 11 (Thursday), which will provide improved severe weather data and storm warnings to the North Texas region, just in time for the 2013 tornado season.
Irán Román, an undergraduate student in the UNT-Howard Hughes Medical Center Undergraduate Researchers Program, has earned a placement in the Stanford Summer Research Program at Stanford University in California.
Mary Amanda “Mandy” Stewart has earned the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from PDK International for research that she conducted while earning a doctoral degree in literacy and language studies from UNT's College of Education.
UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has joined Mount Sinai’s Ichan School of Medicine and Purdue University to investigate how grape seed compounds affect Alzheimer’s disease.
UNT researchers have identified new compounds that may lead to new drugs to treat forms of hereditary cardiomyopathy, a disease that weakens the heart and can lead to heart failure. UNT Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students Alysha Joseph and Diana Wang worked with Biology Associate Professor Douglas Root on the project.