Thursday, March 16, 2017
Jennifer Evans-Cowley named UNT Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jennifer Evans-Cowley, a UNT alumna with more than a decade of experience in higher education leadership, has been named the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Texas.
UNT President Neal Smatresk said he is excited to have an alumna leading UNT’s academic community, someone who knows firsthand the quality of a UNT education.
“Jennifer brings unique expertise to help us continue our momentum as a Tier One research university because she understands how to best support student and faculty success and plan for growth,” said UNT President...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
UNT institute part of a $20 million grant to research new ways to keep soldiers safe
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
UNT researchers make “epigenetic” discovery while studying Gulf oil spill
DENTON (UNT), Texas - On April 20, 2010, a massive explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico led to 11 people being killed and millions of gallons of oil spilled. The oil spill was an instant change to the environment for the animals and plants that live in that water. Since 2015, Warren Burggren and his colleagues in the RECOVER Consortium from the Department of Biological...
Monday, March 6, 2017
A professor worth following
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In the fall of 2016, a young, vibrant and already extremely successful computational chemistry professor named G. Andrés Cisneros came to the University of North Texas. However, he did not come alone.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Novel mutation may be linked to prostate cancer in African-American men
Researchers at the University of North Texas have identified a novel mutation that may be associated with prostate cancer in African American men, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
Scientists have long known that a huge variety of DNA mutations can lead to cancer. Some proteins can repair DNA mutations, but when repair proteins are mutated themselves, cancer may arise. Knowing which mutations are linked to which...
Monday, February 27, 2017
UNT music library head named president of the Music Library Association
Mark McKnight, head of the University of North Texas Music Library, was named president of the Music Library Association.
“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity for the next two years to serve as president of the Music Library Association, an organization I have been a part of for more than 30 years,” said McKnight. “Whatever measure of success I have had in my profession has been possible largely through my involvement with MLA and I am extremely grateful to have the chance to give...
Monday, February 20, 2017
UNT professor fighting children's cancer using math
DENTON (UNT), Texas – When you think of cancer fighters, you most likely don’t think of mathematicians, but Xuexia “Helen” Wang is both. She is a biostatistics professor in the Department of Mathematics...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Making a cotton plant easier to harvest, more profitable
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A field full of planted cotton, all ready to harvest at the exact same time, exactly when wanted: It's a farmer's dream and could soon become a reality.
A researcher from the University of North Texas has discovered a way to get cotton plants to bloom in mass at the time of year that's most beneficial to the farmer. Brian Ayre, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, is tapping into the genetic pathways of...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
UNT research breakthrough: synthetic imprinted polymers recognized by DNA
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas professor is part of an international team who just made a breakthrough in DNA research. Using a polymer matrix, the team was able to imprint a sequence of a single strand DNA.
Francis D'Souza, a University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT's Department of Chemistry worked with researchers from The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the University of Milan in Italy to accomplish this feat.
The possibility of relatively simple and low-cost...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
UNT officials to break ground Jan. 24 on innovative new art building project