Thursday, July 16, 2020
UNT Esports team makes top 8 in U.S.
While the NCAA had to cancel seasons for sports it governs in March due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, collegiate esports has carried on throughout the pandemic with only some delays since players can compete virtually.
This weekend, a...
Monday, June 15, 2020
UNT to welcome new AVP for enrollment and university admissions July 1
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Michael Sanders will join the University of North Texas as associate vice president for enrollment and university admissions on July 1, serving as a strategic partner to the university’s administrators in furthering enrollment and recruitment initiatives.
Sanders will lead the admissions team in support of enrollment objectives as well as employ strategic tools to improve our recruiting and processing capacities.
“I look forward to the creativity, energy and insights Michael will bring to our...
Monday, June 8, 2020
UNT to show appreciation for its custodians with parade on campus
DENTON (UNT), Texas — With classes moved online and many faculty and staff telecommuting, life at the University of North Texas looked much different in the past few months due to COVID-19.
Not all employees can work remotely. Essential personnel, including custodians, have continued coming to campus to serve remaining UNT students in residence halls and serve critical business continuity functions.
UNT custodians have worked to maintain buildings with increased safety and sanitization measures to keep students, faculty and...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
UNT named a Bee Campus for fifth straight year for its efforts to foster pollinator habitat and education
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change have led to declining pollinator populations around the world, but University of North Texas faculty, staff and students are working together to ensure these animals have what they need to help the environment thrive.
The efforts to engage the campus in enhancing pollinator habitat and promoting pollinator conservation education have earned UNT a renewal of its Bee Campus USA certification for 2020 following a rigorous review process. UNT initially earned...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
North Texas technology company, MTX Group, recruits hundreds of UNT students for COVID-19 response
DENTON (UNT), Texas — As unemployment numbers continue to rise, there is good news for University of North Texas students and the North Texas region. A Frisco-based technology company, MTX Group, is recruiting hundreds of UNT students and alumni to support the company’s COVID-19 response programs.
MTX Group specializes in messaging applications and artificial intelligence to help government agencies respond to emergencies. The company is working with global health departments to identify at-risk...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, UNT can amplify resources for growing and better serving Hispanic student population
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is now designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), allowing it to receive additional federal funds to support and expand programs for Hispanic students.
With its growing Hispanic student population, UNT is one of a small number of Tier One research universities designated as an HSI. This designation allows UNT to apply for grants via Title III and Title V, potentially bringing between $5 million to $10 million to fuel additional support for our students and advance research. UNT...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
UNT utilizes advanced 3-D printing labs to produce face shields
At the University of North Texas, engineers and artists are working together to create face shields for faculty and students to use once laboratories on campus start to reopen.
“Our students and faculty follow strict safety protocols in our laboratories, which means they must use safety equipment such as masks, gloves, face shields, etc.,” said Mark McLellan, vice president for research and innovation. “But, as everyone knows, there is a shortage of certain equipment due to COVID-19. Fortunately, we have the tools and the talent to make our...
Friday, April 24, 2020
UNT senior takes second place in IARFC National Financial Plan Competition
Jackie Battles, a University of North Texas financial planning senior, was recently awarded second place in the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants’ National Financial Plan Competition out of 98 other teams and individuals from 15 universities across the United States.
“The entire experience has solidified my decision for wanting to work in this industry,” Battles said. “The competition provided a way for me to discover how to apply what I learned in the classroom to a...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Three UNT researchers awarded NSF CAREER grants for excellence in their fields
Thursday, February 6, 2020
UNT developing first cyber knowledge bank for open access books with $1.2M grant
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is leading a team with members from around the world to create an international data trust improving the measurement and analysis of open access book usage.
The new data trust, funded through a $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be the first of its kind for scholarly publishing, enabling universities and publishers to share and analyze data on open access works.
As a pioneer for open access, UNT was the...