Friday, May 31, 2019
UNT statistician develops risk prediction model for childhood cancer survivors to avoid anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy
University of North Texas associate professor Xuexia “Helen” Wang first noticed a correlation between anthracycline, a class of chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer patients, and cardiomyopathy, a type of heart disease, in childhood cancer survivors when she worked as a researcher for City of Hope in 2010.
Since then, she has dedicated her career to better understanding cancer, cancer-treatments and the side effects.
“Childhood cancer survivors are at a five- to 15-fold increased risk of anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy,...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
James Berscheidt named vice president for marketing and communications at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas — James "Jim" Berscheidt, an award-winning industry leader in marketing and communications strategy with nearly 20 years experience in higher education, was tapped to lead the chief communications and marketing unit at the University of North Texas.
Berscheidt, whose appointment is effective May 14, is charged with overseeing the university’s brand strategy and aligning communication strategies to best promote the university’s mission to increase UNT’s national reputation for academic and community excellence. He will...
Monday, May 6, 2019
Hanchen Huang named Fellow of ASM International
Hanchen Huang, new dean of the University of North Texas College of Engineering, recently was elected Fellow of the ASM International for his distinguished contributions to the fields of materials science and engineering.
Elected by his peers, Huang received the ASM International Fellow for his scientific contributions in developing a theoretical framework of nanorod growth, technological contributions in inventing metallic...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Outstanding UNT faculty honored during annual awards dinner
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas recently celebrated four faculty members for their dedication to excellence through research, service and education as part of the eighth annual Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner and Ceremony on April 25 at UNT’s Apogee Stadium HUB Club.
The ceremony was supported by the UNT Foundation, which accepts, invests and manages private gifts, endowed funds and other assets for the benefit of the...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
UNT appoints new College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences dean
The University of North Texas welcomes Tamara Brown as its new executive dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
Brown will be responsible for the largest college on campus, which has 9,000 students and is made up of more than 22 academic departments and programs such as anthropology, media arts and political science.
“I am pleased to have someone of Dr. Brown’s caliber taking charge of our award-winning College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. She has an amazing...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
UNT: Home to the experts' experts
University of North Texas College of Science professors Richard Dixon and Vladimir Shulaev have so much expertise in their respective fields they’ve become the go-to source for expert researchers. In short, the duo are literally the experts’ experts.
The two UNT faculty were recently listed among the top one percent of researchers in their field to be cited by other researchers, according to Clarivate Analytics, a company dedicated to helping...
Thursday, February 21, 2019
UNT Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference announces theme, dates, contests and speakers
DENTON (UNT), Texas — An annual event for journalists, writers and lovers of great...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
UNT Equity and Diversity Conference Feb. 28
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
UNT tax pro offers tips for the 2019 filing season
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The 2019 tax season is officially underway, but there are a few factors that could complicate your Internal Revenue Service filing this year. There’s a looming threat for a second U.S. government shutdown, as well as new changes from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts being implemented this year.
University of North Texas tax expert Peggy Jimenez, a clinical assistant professor...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Safe driving plans: real deal or crash and burn?
DENTON (UNT), Texas — You’ve likely heard of “safe driving plans” like Progressive’s “Snapshot” and State Farm’s “Drive Safe and Save,” but do they actually save drivers – or even the companies that offer them – money?
The answer, is yes, according to a University of North Texas researcher. However, there’s something that could save individuals even more.
The key? It’s you, the driver, or more specifically, your data, says...