Thursday, June 13, 2013
Recent UNT graduate wins national scholarship
DENTON (UNT), Texas— Jon Savage of Hurst, a recent University of North Texas graduate, is one of only 20 students in the nation to receive the 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award for $150,000 to attend graduate school. His parents, Brad and Patricia Berglund, live in Fort Worth. The award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes and rewards America's promising up-and-coming artists from lower-income backgrounds with the nation's leading graduate...
Friday, June 7, 2013
UNT doctoral student receives fellowship from national academic honor society
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Jenny Wakefield of Plano, a doctoral student at the University of North Texas, has received one of two 2013 Joseph E. Pryor Graduate Fellowships from Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. The organization recognizes academic excellence in juniors, seniors and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities. Students must be ranked academically among the top 10 percent of their graduating classes to be considered for membership at...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
UNT Libraries offering project awards for digitizing historical newspapers, other collections
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Directors of archives, libraries, museums, historical societies may apply for project awards valued at $200 to $1,000 to preserve their collections via digitization and place them on the University of North Texas’ Portal to Texas History.
The UNT Libraries, which administers the portal, is accepting applications for its Rescuing Texas History program through Aug. 15 (Thursday). Twenty awards, which are the value of the digitization services provided by staff members in the UNT...
Monday, June 3, 2013
UNT criminal justice faculty member to study terrorism issues this summer in academic fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Dr. Daniel Stewart, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of North Texas, will join teaching and research professionals for a 10-day course on terrorism studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
The program from June 16 to 25 is part of an academic fellowship from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C.-based policy institute.
"I think this will be a great experience," Stewart said. "It will...
Friday, May 24, 2013
UNT to host symposium on open access to faculty members’ published research
DENTON (UNT), Texas — For the fourth year in a row, the University of North Texas Libraries will hold a symposium that will feature speakers discussing institutional open access policies, which make university faculty members’ published scholarly research available to the public for free. UNT was the first public college or university in Texas to adopt an open access policy, and the annual symposium advances the public trust in taxpayer-funded research by bringing together higher education and industry leaders who are committed to creating online...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
UNT faculty recognized for exceptional teaching, research
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
UNT’s Adventures in Autism conference takes place July 27, followed by DREAM 2013 Benefit Concert
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
UNT appoints new vice president for research
Dr. Thomas J. McCoy, vice president for research, creativity and technology transfer at Montana State University, has been named vice president for research and economic development at the University of North Texas. He will join UNT July 8.
As UNT's chief research officer, McCoy will set the university’s strategies for growing as a research university into a Tier One institution. UNT already is the most comprehensive research institution in the North Texas region and is committed to becoming a public research university on par with the best in the nation.
Friday, May 17, 2013
UNT chooses Barnes & Noble College for bookstore operations
The University of North Texas has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble College as the new operator for the UNT Bookstore.
The contract was approved by the UNT System Board of Regents at the May 16-17 meeting. The agreement between UNT and Barnes & Noble College is for 12 years.
Barnes & Noble College is set to take over operations of the university bookstore on Aug. 8.
“As UNT advances with improvement plans in the new University Union, having Barnes & Noble College on board will offer expanded services and boost offerings to students,” said...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Governor names Reynoso UNT System Student Regent