Thursday, April 18, 2019
Severe storms rip roofs off of UNT’s Rafes Observatory buildings
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center in Denton suffered serious damage from storms that moved through the area Wednesday night. As a result, all scheduled activities at the center have been canceled.
“This is quite a hit for us. We were planning on a large crowd for this Saturday’s open house and star watching party– our first in almost two months of rainy Saturdays,” said Ron “Starman” Diiulio, astronomy laboratory...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Amanda and G. Brint Ryan give largest gift in UNT history
$30 million will propel UNT’s G. Brint Ryan College of Business to greater excellence
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is celebrating the creation of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business through a $30 million commitment — the largest gift in university history — from alumnus G. Brint Ryan and his wife, Amanda.
The gift will provide ongoing support for business research through academic endowments, as well as funds to support strategic program initiatives to ensure the...
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;