Monday, March 26, 2018
UNT student is first woman to win IBM's Master the Mainframe coding contest
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The first woman to win IBM’s Master the Mainframe challenge for the North American region is a senior at the University of North Texas. College of Business student Anna McKee won first place in the final and most difficult portion of IBM’s contest, making this the second year in a row that a UNT student has won.
“Part Three was by far the most challenging,” said McKee, who is pursuing two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in business computer information systems and a Bachelor of...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
UNT student lands internal audit award to study how data analytics can improve decision-making
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Accounting firms hire a year in advance. Here’s how 94 percent of these UNT students landed job offers.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Graduation was still a year away, but the pressure was on for University of North Texas accounting students Veronica Elsberry and Brian Kennedy to get hired. Accounting is a unique profession in which most top- and mid-level firms start recruiting for new talent a year or more before students graduate. Those who miss that window often have to wait.
“The recruiting process is the hardest part of the accounting program because you’re doing it a year in advance...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
UNT experts can discuss major retailers' decisions to restrict gun sales
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and most recently Kroger, through its Fred Meyer locations, recently announced changes to their store gun sale policies following a deadly shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. Among the limitations, all three companies will end the sale of firearms to anyone under age 21.
Associate professor Francisco Guzman, and professor...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
One name, three generations: How six relatives from one Mexican family found their UNT legacy.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — It might appear that Ernesto Usabiaga is giving college a third try. Records at the University of North Texas show that his namesake attended in the 1950s, and that a similarly named Jorge Ernesto Usabiaga came in the 1980s. In truth? The 20-year-old junior is part of a family legacy of Usabiagas – all successful businessmen thriving in Mexico – who have been enrolling at UNT for decades.
Starting with the grandfather, Ernesto G. Usabiaga, who graduated in 1959, a total of five family members have completed their studies at UNT, with each alumnus working...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
UNT’s student-run restaurant opens for business Feb. 19, announces special guest chefs
What: The Club at Gateway, a student-run restaurant at the University of North Texas, will soon start its spring dining season. Designed as part of a hands-on course for hospitality management majors, students get experience in all aspects of managing a hospitality venue – including menu planning, meal preparation, marketing, staff management and budgeting.
When: Seating is from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday – Thursday from Feb. 19 (Monday) to April 26 (Thursday). The club is closed March 12 – 15, March 27 and...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
UNT beats defending champs to win at major logistics and transportation event
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A team of University of North Texas logistics and supply chain management students won the top prize at Operation Stimulus, a prestigious and highly-competitive collegiate logistics student case study competition.
Seniors Carlos Castro, Chelsea Jones and Woodrow Weaver and junior Joshua Intondi beat 19 other teams from nationally and internationally ranked logistics programs – including last year’s winner, Dalhousie University – during the contest earlier this month. Juniors Pritti Gill and Kristopher Henny also...
Monday, January 8, 2018
Air Force members pursuing doctoral degrees at UNT using education to better military logistics
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Air Force Lt. Col. John Dickens and Maj. Aaron Glassburner will both soon add Ph.D. to their already impressive credentials.
The two service members are completing their doctoral degrees at UNT as part of a unique program with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), a graduate school out of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, that provides professional training and continuing education opportunities for service members.
Much of AFIT’s training is done in-house, but the institute periodically sends...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
UNT, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay examine entrepreneurship in emerging economies in new conference
Thursday, December 14, 2017
UNT professors available to discuss net neutrality
In light of today’s planned FCC vote to repeal net neutrality, University of North Texas professors are available to discuss the following related topics:
Hua Sun, assistant professor of electrical engineering, can discuss his research on prevention of data tracking, which makes internet usage more efficient.
“We are looking for the most efficient ways of using bandwidth, of using fewer resources and paying less,” Sun said. “My research consists of three areas – private information retrieval, anonymous communications and secure computation. We are...