Monday, September 19, 2016
UNT researchers collaborate on cancer breakthrough
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- A team of researchers working in two countries and several universities, including the University of North Texas, has made a major discovery that could help fight some deadly forms of cancer.
In 2013, the team announced that it had connected a single protein that contain an iron-sulfur center, to some of the most lethal types of breast cancers. Since then, that protein has been connected to at least four other types of cancer. Now the researchers say their lab results show they've found a way to suppress that protein and in turn stop tumor growth.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Faculty available for comment on final Trump-Clinton debate
Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will debate for a final time Wednesday (Oct. 19) at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The topics are expected to include debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and fitness to be president.
The following University of North Texas faculty members will provide previews and analysis of this week’s debate:
Michael Carroll, director of the UNT ...
Monday, September 19, 2016
Computer engineering professor named finalist for award
DENTON (UNT), Texas – UNT professor Ram Dantu has been named a D CEO CIO/CTO award finalist. Dantu is the only academic nominated and is named among top chief information and chief technology officers in North Texas.
Dantu began conducting research and teaching at UNT in 2003, when he took over as the director of the Center for Information and Computer Security. He worked in the industry for more...
Thursday, September 15, 2016
New discovery could change how many materials are designed
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- New research published this week in the online publication Nature is challenging a theory that is more than 50 years old and could change how some materials are designed in the future.
A team of researchers, including professor Rajiv Mishra and post-doctoral researcher Mageshwari Komarasamy of the University of North Texas' ...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
UNT Fine Arts Series welcomes Humans of New York creator
What: Humans of New York: An Evening with Brandon Stanton welcomes the creator of the popular blog Humans of New York who will discuss his photography and stories with UNT students and guests. The event is part of the University of North Texas Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series in conjunction with the UNT Distinguished Lecture Series.
When: 7 p.m. Sept. 28 (Wednesday).
Where: UNT Coliseum, 600 Ave. D, Denton.
Cost: Free for students, $10 for guests of students, $20 for...
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Outstanding UNT faculty to be honored during fifth annual awards dinner
What: Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner & Ceremony
When: September 22 (Thursday) Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by awards dinner and celebration at 7 p.m.
Where: HUB Club, Apogee Stadium, level three; 251 S. Bonnie Brae Street, Denton, Texas, 76207
More information: To register online.
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Three University of North Texas faculty members will be among more than 20 educators...
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...