Friday, September 9, 2016
UNT Dean Kinshuk receives international award
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- The University of North Texas College of Information dean Kinshuk (who goes by one name) is the winner of the 2016 Distinguished Development Award by the Association for Education Communications and Technology's (AECT).
"We are so proud that our College of Information dean is the winner of such prestigious award," said Finley Graves, provost and vice president for academic affairs at UNT. "This high honor truly shows how influential Kinshuk is and what a wonderful addition is he to our university."
The award is based on Kinshuk's accomplishments in the...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
UNT research team helping create early cancer detection device
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances of being successfully treated, according to the World Health Organization. Now research teams at the University of North Texas and the Polish Academy of Sciences are working in collaboration to create a chemical sensor device that could detect cancer at an early stage.
"Cancer, if detected and treated in the early stages is no longer a death threat," said Francis D'Souza, a University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT's Department of Chemistry. "However, early...
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Exhibition features 40 years of work – often inspired by nature – by UNT Regents professor Harlan W. Butt
What: Extraordinary Journey: 40 Years of Art Metalwork by Harlan W. Butt, an exhibition of works by the University of North Texas Regents professor of art that feature images of nature and incorporate text, including his own poetry.
When: The exhibition runs from Oct. 15 (Saturday) to Dec. 3 (Saturday). The artist talk will take place at 3 p.m. and the opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m., both on Oct. 15.
Where: UNT ArtSpace Dallas,...
Monday, August 8, 2016
UNT professor finds dual language incentive not widely used
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas education professor's research revealed new insight into a state program aimed at encouraging students to learn multiple languages. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given to students who prove they have attained proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate high school.
The program was signed into Texas law in 2013, but it is voluntary for school districts. UNT assistant professor of bilingual and ESL education Ricardo Gonzalez-Carriedo and former doctoral student Alexandra Babino worked together to see how...