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...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
University of North Texas and the Dallas Cowboys launch innovative online M.B.A.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The business acumen that turned a $140 million investment 30 years ago into a $5.5 billion company today soon will be in a virtual classroom.
The University of North Texas, a Carnegie Tier One research institution, and the Dallas Cowboys, named the most valuable sports franchise in the world by Forbes, have created a Master of Business Administration degree that the two organizations will begin offering in Fall 2020.
The 36-credit-hour professional online M.B.A...
Thursday, January 30, 2020
UNT College of Education online programs ranked among nation’s top 20 by U.S. News & World Report
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas College of Education online master’s programs ranked among the nation’s top 20 in multiple categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings.
This year, U.S. News & World Report included 18 new specialty rankings. UNT online master’s programs in education ranked among the top 20 nationally on two of the...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
University of North Texas Announces Fully Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program on Coursera
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas, a Carnegie Tier-One research university, will offer the first bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university on Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform.
The university has partnered with Coursera to bring its Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program to the highly accessible online platform beginning in fall 2020. Ranked among the...