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...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
UNT students and alumna receive grant to study how to support undocumented students
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas Higher Education Program doctoral candidates Nick Tapia-Fuselier, Kelsey Kunkle and alumna Catherine Olivarez recently received a research grant for their proposed study involving undocumented students— Investigating Student Affairs Professionals’ Knowledge, Awareness and Skills in Supporting Undocumented/DACAmented Students– from ...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
DC BEST Robotics hub to conduct extracurricular robotics competition
Monday, May 21, 2018
UNT graduate student named 2018 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellow
University of North Texas graduate student Charmaine Conner has been selected as a 2018 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellow.
Conner, a doctorate student in the College of Education’s Department of Counseling and Higher Education, will receive a $20,000 stipend and attend the NBCC Foundation Bridging the Gap Symposium in May in Washington, D.C.
“This award means I can carry out my dissertation without worry and that is so meaningful to me,” she said.
Conner, who is studying for her doctorate in counseling, will conduct her dissertation on the...
Monday, May 21, 2018
UNT names inaugural Presidential Early Career Professor
Angie (Wilson) Cartwright, an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education at the University of North Texas, has been selected as the school’s inaugural Presidential Early Career Professor.
“Upon receiving the news of my selection, I was excited and in a bit of disbelief,” Cartwright said. “There are so many wonderful members of the faculty here at UNT, and I am honored to be selected by the provost and the committee for this prestigious designation.”
Cartwright, who joined the UNT faculty in 2015, will receive $50,000...