Tuesday, September 11, 2018
UNT entrepreneurship center joins Denton’s new Angel Investment Group
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of North Texas is partnering with the Denton community to launch a new investment group in North Texas.
The Denton Angel Investment Group – whose founders include several successful entrepreneurs, two CEOs, a seasoned corporate attorney and the leader of UNT’s Murphy Center – was recently created to provide investment and strategic advisory support to...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
UNT computer science professor wins Tech Titans award
Renee Bryce, a professor in the University of North Texas, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering received the 2018 Tech Titans of the Future– University Level Award, which included a $25,000 prize.
The award honors Dallas-Fort Worth higher education institutions that encourage and support students in pursuing engineering- and technology-related disciplines.
Bryce was recognized for creating the...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
UNT names Bob Heere Director of Sport Management
DENTON (UNT), Texas - Bob Heere, president-elect of the North American Society for Sport Management, is the new Director of Sport Management at the University of North Texas.
A native of the Netherlands, Heere joins UNT after spending nearly five years as an associate professor and Ph.D. program director in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. Heere is also a visiting professor in the International Sport Management Program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
At UNT Heere will direct both the M.B....
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
UNT research provides new insights for real estate markets on the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three years ago in Hays County, Texas, a government initiative was introduced that would reclassify thousands of subdivisions known as “flash flood alley” as prone to flooding – despite the fact that those areas were in the midst of a multiyear drought. Residents protested the reclassification because it would increase insurance premiums and affect home values, but within months, a disastrous flood struck the county....
Thursday, August 2, 2018
When mathematical theories collide!
What happens to the world of math when descriptive set theory begins to merge with descriptive dynamics? According to University of North Texas College of Science Regents Professor Stephen Jackson, you get the theory of definable sets.
“The theory of definable sets is on the very forefront of mathematical logic theory. It combines descriptive sets, ‘well-behaved’ real numbers and descriptive dynamics: the mathematics of movement,” said Jackson. “I will present my findings on definable set theory at the...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Magazine names UNT Police Chief Ed Reynolds higher education Campus Safety Director of the Year
Campus Safety magazine honors school, university and hospital police chiefs, security directors and emergency managers annually
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Chief of Police Ed Reynolds earned national honors this week as Campus Safety magazine tabbed the North Texas native as its Campus Safety Director of the Year in higher education.
Reynolds, who has spent more than 20 years with the university, runs a police department entrenched in community. Under his leadership, UNT police...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UNT electrical engineering assistant professor earns prestigious Powe award
Thursday, June 7, 2018
UNT chemistry professor sees invisible problems
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas professor Oliver Chyan has developed a way for microchip manufacturers to see flaws in their chips that no one has ever seen before.
“Currently, when developing new microchips, chip makers use various combinations of materials and work through trial and error. If one part of a chip doesn’t work, they will try various fixes without really understanding the underlying chemistry problem,” said Chyan. “The scale of the microchip is so...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Four UNT professors to pursue artistic pursuits thanks to IAA fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Four University of North Texas professors will receive time to work on personal projects – ranging from writing poetry to creating a virtual reality program – after receiving an Institute for the Advancement of the Arts fellowship.
The Faculty Fellows program allows UNT faculty members to take a semester off from teaching to pursue creative research in the arts. The IAA serves to promote artistic and creative expression at UNT.
Bruce Bond, Regents Professor of English
Bond will work on a book-length poem titled “The Calling” that...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Standard recommendation on calcium intake may trigger certain cancers in African Americans, evolutionary historian says
DENTON (UNT), Texas The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences has long recommended that adults consume at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium daily, and women age 50 and older should consume even more.
What’s great advice for Americans with European ethnicity, however, may not be great advice for Americans with West African ancestry. That demographic has high susceptibility to certain cancers when exposed to America’s calcium-rich, dairy food culture, according to Constance Hilliard, University of North Texas researcher in evolutionary African history....