Friday, July 27, 2018
UNT’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference names Biography Fellowship recipient
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Author Alison Owings, who is known for her stereotype-challenging oral-history based books, will receive unique guidance in writing her fourth piece, “The Book of Del: A Life Before, During and After Homelessness.”
Owings is the winner of the Biography Fellowship awarded during the University of North Texas’ 2018 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, held July 20 – 22. Given in conjunction with the Mayborn conference,...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Magazine names UNT Police Chief Ed Reynolds higher education Campus Safety Director of the Year
Campus Safety magazine honors school, university and hospital police chiefs, security directors and emergency managers annually
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Chief of Police Ed Reynolds earned national honors this week as Campus Safety magazine tabbed the North Texas native as its Campus Safety Director of the Year in higher education.
Reynolds, who has spent more than 20 years with the university, runs a police department entrenched in community. Under his leadership, UNT police...
Monday, July 16, 2018
UPDATE August 25 -After 27 hours and 34 minutes, UNT history professor Andrew Torget set a new world record for longest history lesson while also raising more than $12,000 for the The Portal to Texas History.
UPDATE: After 27 hours and 34 minutes, UNT history professor Andrew Torget set a new world record for longest history lesson while also raising more than $12,000 for the The Portal to Texas History.
DENTON (UNT), Texas - University of North Texas History Professor Andrew Torget is trying to become a part of history himself by securing a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Torget will begin his attempt to spend...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
DC BEST Robotics hub to conduct extracurricular robotics competition
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Journalists, authors take on the balance between news, storytelling and entertainment at Mayborn Conference
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Stroke survivor to discuss his recovery and experiences with aphasia at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States with more than 795,000 people suffering one each year, according to the...
Monday, June 11, 2018
UNT Ph.D. graduate develops method to protect nanoelectronics
DENTON (UNT), Texas – In a paper published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, University of North Texas Ph.D. graduate student Benjamin Sirota explains a new method for protecting nanoelectronics that will result in longer-lasting components with better electronic stability.
“When dealing with electronics at the nanoscale , exposure to foreign substances can have devastating effects,” said Sirota. “Remember, we are dealing with electronics at the smallest scale. Main electronic components such as...
Monday, June 4, 2018
UNT launches bachelor’s degree in nonprofit leadership studies this fall
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Texas is home to the second largest number of nonprofit organizations in the nation – behind California – according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. Forecasts indicate a strong outlook for jobs in the nonprofit sector and, as the number of nonprofits grow, there will be increased demand for skilled workers.
The University of North Texas College of Health and Public Service is addressing...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Four UNT professors to pursue artistic pursuits thanks to IAA fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Four University of North Texas professors will receive time to work on personal projects – ranging from writing poetry to creating a virtual reality program – after receiving an Institute for the Advancement of the Arts fellowship.
The Faculty Fellows program allows UNT faculty members to take a semester off from teaching to pursue creative research in the arts. The IAA serves to promote artistic and creative expression at UNT.
Bruce Bond, Regents Professor of English
Bond will work on a book-length poem titled “The Calling” that...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Standard recommendation on calcium intake may trigger certain cancers in African Americans, evolutionary historian says
DENTON (UNT), Texas The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences has long recommended that adults consume at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium daily, and women age 50 and older should consume even more.
What’s great advice for Americans with European ethnicity, however, may not be great advice for Americans with West African ancestry. That demographic has high susceptibility to certain cancers when exposed to America’s calcium-rich, dairy food culture, according to Constance Hilliard, University of North Texas researcher in evolutionary African history....