Tuesday, January 15, 2019
UNT seeks innovative educational technology in its Ed Tech Ascend pitch competition
DENTON (UNT), Texas – From artificial intelligence to virtual reality, today’s technology-savvy students demand innovative and challenging learning experiences that bring subjects to life and allow them to experience material like never before. To stay on-top of evolving trends and keep students motivated to learn, UNT is seeking the next big thing in educational technology.
Inspired by the hit show Shark Tank®, the pitch competition – Ed Tech Ascend – offers a top prize of $20,000 and is designed to encourage creative...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Award-winning journalist to head UNT Mayborn School of Journalism
DENTON (UNT), Texas — An award-winning journalist turned academic will help re-shape the landscape of journalism education for the North Texas region.
Andrea Miller, an accomplished researcher on the topics of breaking news, crisis communications, local reporting and other journalism issues, has been named the new dean for the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas.
“We’re truly excited to have a journalism professional of Dr. Miller’s caliber to spearhead the Mayborn school,” said UNT Provost...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
UNT set to co-host international US-China Smart Education Conference in March 2019 in Denton
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Hundreds of global thought leaders, technology experts, industry leaders and educators from all learning levels are expected to participate in the international US-China Smart Education Conference March 18-20, 2019, in Denton.
This is the fourth year of the conference, and the first time it will be hosted in the United States. The University of North Texas is co-hosting the three-day conference in conjunction with Beijing Normal University.
In addition to top keynote speakers such as Virgin Galactic’s Stephen Attenborough and NetDragon’s Liu...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Events and experts wrap up the holidays at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is tooting it’s horn for the holidays with fun events like TUBACHRISTMAS and experts who can weigh in on seasonal stories.
For interviews or press passes: Contact Monique.Bird@unt.edu or 940-369-7782.
Monday, December 3, 2018
To fix the future, UNT program turns to the past
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
UNT educational psychology professor shares SIDS risk factors, offers safe infant sleep practices
DENTON (UNT), Texas – As a new mom, University of North Texas educational psychology associate professor Wendy Middlemiss was dissatisfied with information on safe infant sleep. She made infant sleep research a priority and dedicated years of study to best practices for parents when it comes to bedtime for babies.
Each year, the CDC estimates there are 3,500 sleep-related deaths among babies in the U.S. October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
UNT hosts event on autism, featuring Sesame Street’s Julia
Who: “Sesame Street’s” Julia, the first Muppet with autism;
Maria Galarza, assistant vice president, Sesame Workshop;
Susan Nichols, associate executive director at the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center;
Karen Toussaint, assistant professor in UNT’s Department of Behavior Analysis and a researcher with the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center;
Monday, September 24, 2018
What’s the shape of business education in Texas? State deans’ group brings 2018 conference to UNT.
Media: Journalists interested in covering the event should contact Monique.Bird@unt.edu or 940-369-7782.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Higher ups from business schools across the state are headed to the University of North Texas College of Business for an annual event meant to bring together the top leadership from Texas’ business-education programs.
The Council of Texas Business Deans will hold its yearly conference and meeting on Sept...
Monday, September 17, 2018
UNT education professor named Fulbright Scholar
DENTON (UNT), Texas –University of North Texas educational psychology professor Darrell Hull has been named an award winner in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
For his Fulbright research, Hull will travel to Jamaica to study “unattached” youth — young people who are unemployed and are not in school or any training programs.
In Jamaica, “unattached” youth make up about 30 percent of the total youth population and have the highest unemployment rate at 22 percent.
“They don’t have the...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
UNT visiting professor offers insight into new Texas school grading system
In 2015, the Texas legislature passed a bill creating an A-F grading system for public schools. The grade assigned to each school will be based on student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR test. The new system goes into effect today and UNT visiting professor Stephen Waddell explains why the new system might not be the best way to go.
What will these rankings – good or bad – mean for schools?
“These rankings are going to be very problematic for a lot of school districts,” Waddell said...