News Releases

Monday, April 24, 2017

Pamela Padilla, an associate professor of biology at the University of North Texas and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the new College of Science has spent her career studying science, doing research in the field of genetics and teaching. Her efforts have brought her great success with everything from awards to publications. Now she has a new honor that comes with a new career focus. She was recently accepted to an advanced leadership institute and wants to help bring new leadership skills to her fellow scientists.

Fulbright Scholarship 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017

Rhonda Christensen, a research professor in the Department of Learning Technologies in the College of Information at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholarship.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The sleek and stylish models strutting down the catwalk May 6 will be displaying the culmination of University of North Texas’ seniors hard work and dedication. ArtWear, the annual juried exhibition at the UNT Union Ballroom, located at 1155 Union Circle, Denton, is showcasing the work of 32 students from the College of Visual Arts and Design fashion design program this year.

UNT College of Music student Henry Beal performs on the University of North Texa
Friday, April 21, 2017

It has been 70 years since the University of North Texas launched the now-acclaimed Jazz Studies program – the first of its kind in the U.S. In honor of this milestone, the College of Music will be releasing Legacy — Neil Slater at North Texas – a four-CD box set – at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. Along with hundreds of archival photos spanning the career of Slater, Professor Emeritus and the longest-tenured director of the One O’Clock Lab Band, the box set includes a 160-page booklet containing notes written by dozens of former band members and colleagues.

UNT Jazz Singers release new CD titled “Groovin’ Hard.”
Thursday, April 20, 2017

A newly released CD by the award-winning University of North Texas College of Music’s Jazz Singers weaves together traditional and contemporary jazz, with rock, big band swing and even Brazilian flare. Titled “Groovin’ Hard,” the CD includes nine pieces, five of which were arranged by current or former UNT students. All of the pieces – save one – were arranged specifically for the group.

Elizabeth Murakami
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elizabeth Murakami, professor and director of programs in Educational Leadership in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M-San Antonio, has been selected to serve as the Mike Moses Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership at the University of North Texas.

UNT received recognition for transfer student excellence for the second year in
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The University of North Texas has been listed as a member of the second annual Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll by Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for students at two-year colleges. The award identifies top four-year colleges and universities that have created “dynamic pathways to support community college transfer.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cornelia Caragea, an assistant professor at the University of North Texas College of Engineering, has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her work in machine learning, data mining and information retrieval. 

UNT now has 13 researchers who have been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award – the most prestigious recognition offered by the NSF for young researchers. 

Daniel Pinilla, UNT College of Music performance and jazz studies doctoral stude
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

University of North Texas College of Music performance and jazz studies doctoral student Daniel Pinilla has won the $10,000 top prize in UNT’s 2017 Sherman-Barsanti Inspiration Awards. Pinilla was awarded the honor April 5 for his project involving the development of a series of workshops for children in rural Colombia who have been traumatized by armed conflict.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Registration is now open for a symposium at the University of North Texas that will tackle education issues through an unusual format. “Education as Experimentation:Possibilities Beyond Outcome-Based Learning,” will take place June 17–18 (Saturday-Sunday) for art educators, artists, designers, museum educators and philosophers, with session leaders coming from as far as the United Kingdom.

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