Monday, November 28, 2016
UNT biologists make discovery that could lead to more health benefits from plants
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Many people know that tannins in plants have health benefits and impact the taste of fruits and drinks like tea and wine. While tannins themselves are well known, no one has ever known how plants actually put them together- until now. A team of researchers from the University of North Texas Department of Biological Sciences...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
UNT engineering professor wins lifetime achievement award
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — A major honor was recently presented to Leticia Anaya, a senior lecturer in the University of North Texas’ College of Engineering. The Regional Hispanic Contractor Association presented its 2016 Women’s Luna Lifetime Achievement Award to Anaya. She was chosen for her more than 19 years of teaching engineering technology courses at UNT, as well as her experience working in the industry.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
UNT teams up with NASA for new mission
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
UNT professor part of collaboration awarded $1 million research grant to create nuclear monitoring technology
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas engineering professor is starting a major new project in November that he hopes will help solve a critical problem in nuclear engineering.
Haifeng Zhang, an associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, is a major part of a collaboration that was recently awarded a $1 million research grant from the Department of Energy. He will be working to use an ultrasound through-wall data transmission technique to transmit...
Thursday, November 3, 2016
UNT art faculty, staff get to experiment at annual exhibition
What: Annual CVAD Faculty and Staff Exhibition, featuring a variety of media created by staff and faculty in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas
When: Nov. 14 (Monday) – Jan. 12 (Thursday) at UNT on the Square and Nov. 15 (Tuesday) – Dec. 3 (Saturday) at UNT Art Gallery. Opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 (Thursday) at both venues.
Where: UNT on the Square, 109 N...
Friday, October 14, 2016
White House invites UNT professor to speak about education for Latinas
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A psychology professor at the University of North Texas will join a White House panel dedicated to helping Latinas succeed in education.
Yolanda Flores Niemann, UNT professor of psychology, was invited by the White House to take part in the summit, Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S., on Oct. 21 (Friday). Niemann will participate in the panel Latinas in Education: Reaching Our Full Potential.
“I am honored and thrilled to discuss this issue on a national stage,” Niemann said. “Latinas play a critical role in our country and...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
UNT professor receives grant for research that could lead to alternative energy use
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of biological sciences at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a $650,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The grant is part of ongoing funding from the DOE and will be used to study the cellular storage of lipids in plants.
Chapman, whose work focuses on both basic and...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Teachers turning to social media for learning and support
DENTON, Texas (UNT) - New research from a University of North Texas learning technologies professor found social media may be the way for struggling teachers to get the help they need.
“Twitter could be a life or career saver if you can join up with the right group and can even help with burnout,” said Scott Warren, associate professor of learning technologies.
Warren began his career as a middle school teacher in a lower economic school district where he struggled to learn how to communicate with the students. His difficult time was the basis of his research into how social...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
UNT computer engineering professor wins high-profile award
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas professor Ram Dantu has received a D Magazine CIO/CTO Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer award. Dantu was named the 2016 “Outstanding Technology Advocate” by the magazine. He was the only person in academia who was even nominated.
“All of our past and present students in the lab are the reason for this amazing recognition,” said Dantu, director of the...
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.