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...
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...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
UNT Decision Sciences scholar awarded for lifetime achievement
University of North Texas Regents Professor Victor Prybutok was recently awarded the 2018 Decision Sciences Institute’s Lifetime Distinguished Educator Award.
Prybutok, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School, received the award for exceptional contributions to teaching and learning in the disciplines of decision sciences over the course of a career. During his time in higher education, Prybutok has published over 200 journal articles and given more than 300 presentations worldwide.
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 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.
Friday, December 7, 2018
UNT appoints new College of Engineering dean
The University of North Texas appointed Hanchen Huang as its new dean of the College of Engineering. Huang’s appointment begins Jan. 1, 2019.
In his role at UNT, he will have authority over research, outreach and curriculum.
“I’m excited that Dr. Huang chose to lead UNT’s College of Engineering as it continues to grow its student body and expand its reach as a nationally recognized engineering program,” UNT Provost Jennifer Cowley said. “Dr. Huang brings with him a wealth of...
Monday, December 3, 2018
To fix the future, UNT program turns to the past
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Adam D. Fein named vice president for digital strategy and innovation at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Adam D. Fein, an industry leader in online and innovative education with nearly 20 years experience, was tapped to oversee digital strategy and innovation at the University of North Texas as it seeks to become a global leader in online learning experiences and educational technology.
Fein, whose appointment is effective Nov. 1, will lead the university’s key initiatives in educational technology, online and blended learning. He is charged with identifying new directions and opportunities to improve UNT’s academic quality, reach and performance in the...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
UNT achieves record-setting fundraising totals for second year in a row
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The generosity of the University of North Texas family reached an all-time high this year with more than $36.6 million raised to benefit students, research and programming. This is the second consecutive year the Division of Advancement has achieved record-setting fundraising results.
“The outstanding accomplishments of our Advancement team will allow us to build upon the momentum happening across...
Monday, October 8, 2018
Outstanding UNT faculty honored during annual awards dinner
Four University of North Texas faculty members were among the educators celebrated for their dedication to excellence through research, service and education. The awards were presented during the seventh annual Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner and Ceremony Oct. 5 at the University Union’s Emerald Ballroom. 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 university, including faculty and students.