Monday, June 13, 2016
UNT names new vice provost for Toulouse Graduate School
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Victor Prybutok, Regents Professor of decision sciences at the University of North Texas, has been named vice provost for UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.
"Dr. Prybutok is a proven leader with a strong history of supporting graduate studies at UNT," said Finley Graves, provost and vice president for academic affairs at UNT. "Not only has he previously worked within the Toulouse Graduate School, but he's also helped build our research programs within the College of Business and he's done an outstanding job overseeing the...
Friday, May 6, 2016
UNT's Science Education Research Lab wins water conservation award for work in Dallas
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas' Science Education Research Lab is seeing measurable results from environmental education efforts the lab has conducted in Dallas schools for a decade.
As a result, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has named the lab a winner of the 2016 Texas Environmental Excellence Award. The TCEQ will recognize UNT and eight other winners May 4 during the Environmental Trade Fair and Conference at the Austin...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
UNT College of Music jazz students win 8 'DownBeat' Student Music Awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas College of Music jazz students, faculty and ensembles have been honored by the national jazz and blues magazine "DownBeat"with a total of eight student music and outstanding performance awards. The awards, considered the most prestigious in jazz education, will be announced in the June issue of the magazine.
Jennifer Barnes, assistant professor of vocal jazz and mentor of the UNT Jazz Singers, earned the DownBeat Jazz Education Achievement Award while the UNT Jazz Singers won in the Graduate College Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble category....
Monday, April 25, 2016
U.S. News and World Report lists several UNT programs among the best
DENTON (UNT), Texas – U.S. News and World Report recently ranked several University of North Texas graduate school programs as some of the finest in the nation. In all, seven UNT graduate programs made the top 50 list for 2017 Best Graduate Schools. Among those with high rankings are:
- Health Librarianship, #6
- School Library Media, #8
- City Management and Urban Policy, #13
- Rehabilitation Counseling, #15
- Library and Information Studies, #21
- Public Management Administration, #29
- Audiology, #48
In January, U.S. News and...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
UNT graduate researches African American women and their hair – and hopes to use that information for an app
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Terresa Hardaway, a graduate in the design research MFA program at the University of North Texas, took on a thesis project that affected her personally and other African American women personally – her hair.
Hardaway conducted interviews with more than 100 African American women over the course of roughly two years about the social and cultural significance of their hair as more of them to choose to stop chemically relaxing their hair and go natural. The result is "...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Carnegie Classification lists UNT among Tier One research universities in latest report
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas is ranked among the nation's 115 top-tier research universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ released Monday (Feb. 1).
This achievement is commonly considered the most significant step in the evolution of a research university and marks a key milestone in UNT's commitment toward national prominence.
"We moved up in the Carnegie classifications by staying true to our roots as an institution focused on creativity as expressed through our research, scholarship and educational...
Monday, November 23, 2015
UNT design research graduate student develops app to combat human trafficking
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas design research graduate student created a smartphone app that aims to help people -- especially truck drivers -- report incidents of human trafficking.
Lisa Mercer developed Operation Compass with the goal of compiling a database that will automatically collect and sort the incidents.
The Dallas-based non-profit organization Mosaic Family Services will soon begin using the app to allow the general public to...
Friday, November 20, 2015
129% stock growth nets UNT team 2nd in TD Ameritrade virtual contest
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A team of University of North Texas students ousted more than 450 groups and captured the second place prize in the TD Ameritrade, Inc.-sponsored thinkorswim Challenge, a trading competition that challenges collegiate teams nationwide to grow their virtual stock portfolio to the max. The UNT team, SoSig, increased its portfolio by 129.02 percent, creating a final portfolio value of $1,145,078.73 at the end of four weeks of trading....
Monday, November 9, 2015
UNT students challenged to present years of research in just three minutes
What: The University of North Texas' first 3MT®, or Three Minute Thesis, competition. Nine UNT doctoral students will each have three minutes to summarize their research methods and results of their dissertations, and discuss the significance of the results. First place, runner up and people's choice winners will receive cash prizes.
When: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 21 (Saturday)
Where: Room 255 of UNT's...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
From Tehran to Denton: UNT librarian works her way back up the ladder
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Seti Keshmiripour, the new outreach and engagement librarian at the University of North Texas, faced a tough decision when she and her husband moved from Iran to Denton in 2011.
Even though she had been a head librarian at one of Iran's most prestigious research libraries in Tehran for five years and had earned a master's degree in library studies in Iran, none of her licenses were accredited in the U.S.
She could either go through a master's program again, slowly working her way back up the ladder, or she could direct...