The University of North Texas Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures will commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall with a series of free events in October and November.
UNT political scientists Kimi King and James Meernik are leading a first-of-its-kind survey to assesses how individuals are coping, if not healing, physically, mentally and socially as employers, employees, neighbors and family members in the nearly two decades since the signing of the peace accords.
Robin Underdahl of Dallas received the top prize of $3,000 and a provisional book contract with the University of North Texas Press in the Book Manuscript competition sponsored by the 2014 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.
"The 1964 Civil Rights Act: A Fifty-Year Perspective" -- presented by the UNT Department of History. Featuring Michael Phillips, author of "White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas: 1841-2001," and Leon King, who was one of the first two African-American athletes at UNT, then North Texas State Teachers College.
Valerie Hudson, co-author of "Sex and World Peace," professor and the George H. W. Bush Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, will give a lecture at UNT on the link between state security and women's security.
Faculty members from several Nigerian universities are learning how to better teach their students about issues related to aging with the help of UNT gerontology faculty members. The program is part of UNT’s larger effort to improve the teaching of gerontology and raise awareness about aging issues across the globe — ultimately improving the care offered to aging residents worldwide.
Ami Moore, a UNT associate professor in the Department of Sociology, is researching the hidden reality among young adult men who have sex with other men (MSM) in resource-poor countries such as Togo where jobs are scarce. Moore believes that advocacy and research can help expose the high-stakes issues associated with MSM.
UNT political science doctoral student Christine Balarezo has been awarded a 20-month post-doctoral Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to research Israeli government anti-trafficking policies and strategies at the University of Haifa in Israel beginning in January.
UNT political science freshman Eryn MasciaMascia and partner Kendal Carnley, a senior from Texas Wesleyan University, won the Moot Court Champion title Nov. 2 at an invitational Texas A&M University School of Law tournament. Judges chose them based on their presentation, persuasion, interpretation and knowledge of the law.
Five UNT students studying computer science, sociology and business reaped awards at the first-ever LeadingAge HackFest Oct. 25 – 27 in Dallas for designing technological tools that can be used to improve the lives of older adults.