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...
Monday, December 4, 2017
UNT tax expert weighs pros/cons of Congress’ tax reform bill
DENTON (UNT), Texas — As Congress moves toward the final stages of passing a tax reform bill, University of North Texas tax expert Govind Iyer is available for interviews on what the plan means for taxpayers. Iyer has studied tax reform, income distribution via taxation, and polarization of inequality for 21 years, and is an endowed professor of taxation in UNT’s Department of Accounting.
What is the central issue?
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
UNT’s student money management center earn three major awards from national association
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Law created after Enron scandal has costly business impact, says UNT researcher
DENTON (UNT), Texas — New research from the University of North Texas shows that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act – an act passed in the wake of the Enron and similar corporate scandals – has expensive consequences for corporate financial reporting and many businesses operating in the U.S.
Lili Sun, an associate professor of accounting at UNT, co-authored a paper detailing the effects of the act on audit fees and found that companies are paying more than ever for external...