Thursday, February 14, 2019
NASA scientist to headline inaugural UNT President’s Lecture Series
Who: Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator for the science mission directorate
What: UNT President’s Lecture Series inaugural event
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 21 (Thursday)
Where: University Union Lyceum at the University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle Drive, Denton
Media: Journalists interested in attending the event and discussing the launch of the President’s Lecture Series...
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...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
UNT seeks innovative educational technology in its Ed Tech Ascend pitch competition
DENTON (UNT), Texas – From artificial intelligence to virtual reality, today’s technology-savvy students demand innovative and challenging learning experiences that bring subjects to life and allow them to experience material like never before. To stay on-top of evolving trends and keep students motivated to learn, UNT is seeking the next big thing in educational technology.
Inspired by the hit show Shark Tank®, the pitch competition – Ed Tech Ascend – offers a top prize of $20,000 and is designed to encourage creative...
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 19, 2018
UNT set to co-host international US-China Smart Education Conference in March 2019 in Denton
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Hundreds of global thought leaders, technology experts, industry leaders and educators from all learning levels are expected to participate in the international US-China Smart Education Conference March 18-20, 2019, in Denton.
This is the fourth year of the conference, and the first time it will be hosted in the United States. The University of North Texas is co-hosting the three-day conference in conjunction with Beijing Normal University.
In addition to top keynote speakers such as Virgin Galactic’s Stephen Attenborough and NetDragon’s Liu...
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.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
UNT professor studies how to squeeze more seed oil from the common pennycress weed
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
University of North Texas, PGA of America sign memorandum of understanding
FRISCO (UNT), Texas -- To develop unparalleled educational opportunities for students in fields related to sport entertainment management, the University of North Texas and the Professional Golfers' Association of America signed a memorandum of understanding on education, research and branding initiatives for both entities.
The signing of the memorandum follows the PGA of America's announced intent to relocate its headquarters to Frisco, Texas, a hotbed of sport entertainment activity and the location of UNT's Frisco campus, including its sport entertainment management program....
Monday, December 3, 2018
To fix the future, UNT program turns to the past