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...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
NSA, NSF grants help UNT fight security breaches, improve cybersecurity workforce
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Grants totaling more than $1.4 million from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation are adding to the University of North Texas’ efforts to improve cybersecurity education – and ultimately fight cybercrime – in the U.S.
The National Security Agency recently awarded a nearly $250,000 grant to UNT to create a cybersecurity career roadmap to help government entities, businesses and professional organizations connect current and future cybersecurity professionals with the trainings they need for their careers.
The grant coincides with...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
New finance book gives money management tips to 20-somethings
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Local experts are sharing unique, financial lessons with young adults just starting their careers.
The Wealth Builder Challenge is a new book written by Dave Ragan, a University of North Texas adjunct professor and the vice president of financial planning at Grunden Financial Advisory,Inc., and Ricky Grunden Sr...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
UNT wants to be the go-to resource for solving business challenges
What: UNT Family Business Breakfast – A networking event designed to give local businesses the chance to secure free help growing their enterprises. The event is hosted by the University of North Texas Department of Management’s Family Business Initiative.
When: 8 – 10 a.m. Oct. 27 (Friday).
Where: The Ballroom (Room 314 A/B) of the UNT University Union, located at...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
UNT announces 2017 Innovator Award winners
A University of North Texas faculty member, a graduate student and an undergraduate student have been recognized as UNT's 2017 Innovator Award winners.
This is the second year the Office of Research and Innovation has recognized faculty and students for finding creative solutions to today's most pressing issues. The awards include cash awards or scholarships.
"Our university is working to expand its multi-disciplinary research and offer faculty and students opportunities for them to bring innovation to light," UNT President Neal Smatresk said. "Our faculty discoveries help move...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Students get a taste for entrepreneurship
What: The University of North Texas' student-run restaurant, the Club at Gateway Center, will soon start serving three-course, gourmet lunches. The club opens for a limited time twice a year and gives students experience running a business.
When: Seating from 11 a.m. to noon on weekdays Oct. 2 (Monday) – Dec. 1 (Friday). Closed Nov. 23 and 24 (Thursday and Friday).
Where: Inside the Gateway Center,...
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Student creation for retail’s top show lands UNT team spot on HSN with designer
DENTON (UNT), Texas — An idea created on campus is giving three University of North Texas graduates the opportunity of a lifetime – a live appearance on the HSN television shopping network. They will appear in a cell in the 7-9 p.m. (Eastern) slot Aug. 4 (Friday).
Thanks to a unique handbag design, the former students won the National Retail Federation’s 2016 Student Challenge at the annual “BIG Show” in New York...
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Back-to-school – UNT faculty share tips for shopping, preparing for the school year and work-life balance
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The start of the school year is weeks away, with many districts starting by the end of the month. Several University of North Texas experts are available for comment on a variety of topics.
How to prepare children for a great school year
Wendy Middlemiss, associate professor of educational psychology, can provide tips on how families can help students transition to the next grade and make the most out of time inside and outside of the classroom....
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Purchase with a purpose: UNT student forms nonprofit after 2016 Dallas police shootings
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas student found his calling for helping others following last year’s July 7 ambush of police officers in downtown Dallas, which left five officers dead.
“The Dallas shooting was bad, but it sparked a fire in me and I’m going to let that fire shine bright,” said Ipinoluwa “Ipi” Adedokun, a junior majoring in finance.
Following the shooting, Adedokun wanted to help children who lost parents that night, but he didn’t know how – so he started a group in...