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...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Applications being taken for financial awards for registration of 2015 Mayborn conference
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Online applications are being accepted through April 15 (Wednesday) for financial awards to cover university and college students' registration fees for this summer's Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Non-students will also be considered for some of the awards.
The conference, hosted by the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas for an 11th straight year, will be held July 17-19 (Friday-Sunday) at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
UNT on the Square's April exhibition displays paintings, drawings from art students
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
U.S. News & World Report ranks UNT's rehabilitation counseling program among top in nation
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- The rehabilitation counseling program in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of North Texas has been ranked 15th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report's newly released 2016 guidebook of Best Graduate Schools.
"The national reputation of the rehabilitation counseling program at UNT remains consistently strong," said Dean Tom Evenson. "The fact that the UNT master's program is consistently ranked among the top programs, most of which include...
Monday, March 2, 2015
UNT play therapy conference trains clinicians in ways to strengthen parent-child relationships
What: Hosted by the University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy, a two-day workshop will train play therapists who provide mental health services to children and families. The workshop will fulfill partial prerequisite requirements toward certification as child-parent relationship therapy facilitators, as well as continuing education credits.
When/Where: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 5 and 6 (Thursday and Friday) in the forum of UNT's Willis Library, located at 1506 W...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Research from UNT's Castleberry Peace Institute to be presented at UNT on the Square March 11
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas faculty and graduate students will displays posters to illustrate their research conducted in UNT's Castleberry Peace Institute during a free program at UNT on the Square March 11 (Wednesday).
The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, located at 109 North Elm Street on the west side of the Denton Courthouse Square. The posters will illustrate the latest findings on the causes and consequences of violence and conflict around the world.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Author of "Nickel and Dimed" among keynote speakers at 2015 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
UNT students' documentaries to be shown at this month's Thin Line festival
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Knowing that her great-grandfather, Zachary Taylor Faulkner, lived in Sunflower County, Mississippi, University of North Texas student Sharie Vance wondered if she was related to the state's most famous Faulkner – the writer William Faulkner, who lived three counties away in Oxford. In January 2013, Vance, a graduate student in UNT's Department of Media Arts, traveled with her father to find out more information about her great-grandfather.
While she didn't find a direct connection from her family to William Faulkner, Vance...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
How would drivers' habits change in self-driving cars?
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Are you totally focused on driving when you're in the car? Be honest. Are you driving while talking to your kids, using your phone, eating or changing the radio station? … What if your car was self-driving? Would your driving activities or your relationship with your car change?
University of North Texas students worked to find the answers to those questions for Nissan's Research Center in Silicon Valley. The center enlisted the help of Professor Christina Wasson and her design anthropology class to find out how...