Wednesday, September 4, 2019
UNT raising awareness about indigenous language revitalization with event series
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas is celebrating indigenous languages in a series of events this fall as part of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages.
According to the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 40 percent of the world’s estimated 6,700 languages are in danger of disappearing.
A language is not only a means of communication, it’s intertwined with the cultures, histories and identities of the people who...
Saturday, August 31, 2019
University of North Texas opens new residence hall named after alumnus and NFL legend Joe Greene
University of North Texas alumnus and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Greene returned to his alma mater today to cut the ribbon on a newly constructed residence hall named in his honor.
UNT President Neal Smatresk spoke about Greene’s impact on the university when the UNT System Board of Regents approved the residence hall name last year. “This is about more than just Joe Greene’s football career,” Smatresk said. “His impact on UNT goes beyond the prowess that put him in multiple halls of fame, won Super Bowls and earned him 10 trips to the Pro...
Monday, July 15, 2019
UNT aims to help prevent homelessness and criminal recidivism in rural communities with $400K grant
Monday, July 1, 2019
UNT Professor invents detector for credit card skimmers
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
UNT Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and Director Ricardo Rozzi earn top honors for work in Chile
Friday, June 14, 2019
UNT offers free monthlong Russian language immersion program for high school and college students
What: The STARTALK program offers a free intensive beginning Russian language course.
When: Applications must be submitted between Feb. 1–April 1. Application forms and instructions are available at https://worldlanguages.unt.edu/resources/startalk-program
Program dates are June 1–June 28 (Monday–Friday) from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: UNT Language Building located at 108 Ave. A...
Monday, June 10, 2019
UNT esports program announces $20,000 in scholarships
In April 2018, the University of North Texas became the first public university in the state to launch a collegiate esports program. Now, UNT continues to lead the way by becoming the first public university in Texas to offer scholarships for its esports gamers. Scholarships will be awarded to current players and recruits who show the exceptional talent and team dedication needed to play at the varsity level.
“We are serious about esports,” said UNT Vice President for Student Affairs Elizabeth With. “We already have one of the best...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
James Berscheidt named vice president for marketing and communications at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas — James "Jim" Berscheidt, an award-winning industry leader in marketing and communications strategy with nearly 20 years experience in higher education, was tapped to lead the chief communications and marketing unit at the University of North Texas.
Berscheidt, whose appointment is effective May 14, is charged with overseeing the university’s brand strategy and aligning communication strategies to best promote the university’s mission to increase UNT’s national reputation for academic and community excellence. He will...
Monday, April 29, 2019
UNT to host ‘Star Wars’ conference
What: Realizing Resistance, a “Star Wars” conference
When: 6 – 8 p.m. May 2 (Thursday); 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. May 3 (Friday) and May 4 (Saturday)
Where: May 2 at Denton County Brewing Company, 200 E. McKinney St., and May 3 –4 at UNT Willis Library, 1506 W. Highland St., Denton
Cost: Free, but registration is recommended at https://...