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...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
UNT student receives $30,500 Rotary Global Grant
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Gulin "Eva" Gelogullari, a graduate student at the University of North Texas, has received a $30,500 Rotary Global Grant to study at Tel Aviv University in Israel during the 2015-16 academic year.
Gelogullari, a master's student in UNT's Department of Media Arts, will use her grant to enroll in Tel Aviv University's one-year...
Monday, June 22, 2015
UNT student receives P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Dallas Morning News editor emeritus to receive Mayborn School's Shuford Award
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Bob Mong, editor emeritus of the Dallas Morning News who held many roles at the newspaper during 36 years, will receive the C.E. "Pop" Shuford Hall of Honor Award from the University of North Texas' Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism.
The Shuford Hall of Honor Award recognizes individuals for professional and educational lifetime achievement and distinguished contributions to the journalism profession. The award is named for the faculty member...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
UNT Jazz Studies graduate student wins $10,000
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Drew Zaremba, University of North Texas Jazz Studies graduate student, won the $10,000 top prize in UNT's second annual Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Awards April 7. Zaremba won for his work as founder and composer for the Unity Orchestra, a large-scale ensemble of classical and jazz musicians.
"Writing for big ensembles is my primary passion," Zaremba said.
The orchestra consists of more than 50 musicians. Zaremba plans to use the prize...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Avoidant coping interferes with military veterans' successful transition to university life, study shows
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Military veterans who use avoidant coping strategies -- denying or minimizing distressing thoughts, experiences and emotions -- are more likely to exhibit symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety. However, emotional help and support from family members reduces the negative impacts of these conditions, according to a University of North Texas study on veterans' transition to becoming college and university students.
Counseling and wellness centers at colleges and universities -- where student veterans may seek help -- should therefore have more outreach to...