Monday, September 17, 2018
UNT education professor named Fulbright Scholar
DENTON (UNT), Texas –University of North Texas educational psychology professor Darrell Hull has been named an award winner in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
For his Fulbright research, Hull will travel to Jamaica to study “unattached” youth — young people who are unemployed and are not in school or any training programs.
In Jamaica, “unattached” youth make up about 30 percent of the total youth population and have the highest unemployment rate at 22 percent.
“They don’t have the...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
UNT entrepreneurship center joins Denton’s new Angel Investment Group
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of North Texas is partnering with the Denton community to launch a new investment group in North Texas.
The Denton Angel Investment Group – whose founders include several successful entrepreneurs, two CEOs, a seasoned corporate attorney and the leader of UNT’s Murphy Center – was recently created to provide investment and strategic advisory support to...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
UNT computer science professor wins Tech Titans award
Renee Bryce, a professor in the University of North Texas, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering received the 2018 Tech Titans of the Future– University Level Award, which included a $25,000 prize.
The award honors Dallas-Fort Worth higher education institutions that encourage and support students in pursuing engineering- and technology-related disciplines.
Bryce was recognized for creating the...
Friday, August 31, 2018
In the midst of peak hurricane season, UNT researchers continue study of storm’s impact
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The impact of a hurricane lingers long after the storm surge and winds have subsided. As hurricane season peaks, University of North Texas experts are available to comment on the lasting effects hurricanes have on a community. Research projects underway at UNT are examining how Hurricane Harvey has influenced housing, tourism-based economies and more.
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Fulbright Program is accepting applications and UNT International is advising students on how to apply
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas’ International office is helping students and alumni earn a spot in one of the world’s most prestigious cultural exchanges, the...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
UNT introduces bike share program
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas has put the wheels in motion for a new bicycle sharing program.
UNT Transportation Services has partnered with VeoRide to bring a pilot program to campus that will enable students, faculty and staff to rent bikes for short periods of time.
“We are excited to offer VeoRide as an affordable option for students and a complement to our other on-...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Like father, like son: UNT student balloon artist carries on deceased dad’s family legacy
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas student Brandon Nowell says his future started in the past – with a box of poorly made balloons.
Three decades ago, Brandon’s dad, Wes, was working for UPS Inc., when a client from the Pioneer Balloon Company offered him some mis-manufactured product. Wes took the defective balloons home and soon discovered that he had a knack for creating new balloon designs. He and wife Joanie started a small balloon art and decorating business:...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
UNT names Bob Heere Director of Sport Management
DENTON (UNT), Texas - Bob Heere, president-elect of the North American Society for Sport Management, is the new Director of Sport Management at the University of North Texas.
A native of the Netherlands, Heere joins UNT after spending nearly five years as an associate professor and Ph.D. program director in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. Heere is also a visiting professor in the International Sport Management Program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
At UNT Heere will direct both the M.B....
Thursday, August 16, 2018
UNT announces top-tier advisory committee for nonprofit leadership studies
The committee, which will help steer the new bachelor’s degree program, is comprised of established leaders in the nonprofit sector
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas College of Health and Public Service is addressing the growing need for nonprofit professionals with a new undergraduate degree program that will prepare students for careers in the nonprofit sector – and some big names are leading the program’s advisory committee.
“Our faculty have strong...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
UNT research provides new insights for real estate markets on the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three years ago in Hays County, Texas, a government initiative was introduced that would reclassify thousands of subdivisions known as “flash flood alley” as prone to flooding – despite the fact that those areas were in the midst of a multiyear drought. Residents protested the reclassification because it would increase insurance premiums and affect home values, but within months, a disastrous flood struck the county....