Thursday, May 22, 2014
National award recognizes UNT for helping students stay sober and successful in school
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- When Robert Ashford got accepted at the University of North Texas, he knew what he needed to do. The undergraduate in social work and psychology set out to establish a student-run organization that would help students maintain a substance-free lifestyle and promote success in school. Ashford created and became president of the Eagle Peer Recovery association, and in less than a year it has grown to help more than 600 UNT students --...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
UNT anthropologist uses EAGER award to study collaborative decision-making
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- When two people disagree about something each feels passionately about, communication can be frustrating. When groups must work together to meet common goals, communication can be even more challenging. University of North Texas professor of anthropology Christina Wasson has received a National Science Foundation EAGER grant of nearly $25,000 to study collaborative decision-making...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
UNT senior awarded for leadership, service through social work
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- When Jordan Holley enrolled in the Introduction to Social Work class at the University of North Texas, she had no idea the class would change her life. But it did. And the social work major and graduating senior has been changing the lives of others ever since, both as an advocate for disenfranchised populations and as a leader for fellow social workers.
UNT's Social Work program, based in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, recently...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Denton students, community gather thousands of books to help children in Uganda in project started by UNT faculty member
Students at E.P. Rayzor Elementary School in the Denton Independent School District helped gather thousands of books to be sent to children in Uganda as part of a project started by University of North Texas College of Education Associate Professor Marc Cutright.
"We all appreciate the opportunity to connect," said Abbas Tashakkori, professor and chair of the...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
UNT celebrates Earth Week April 21-25
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas will celebrate Earth Week April 21–25 (Monday-Friday) with tree plantings, festivals, art exhibitions, educational forums, award ceremonies and more.
In 2009, UNT created a sustainability office to oversee initiatives related to energy, water and resource conservation. In addition to operational projects, UNT Sustainability also oversees educational and outreach programs to encourage sustainable behaviors. This year marks the university's sixth year of Earth...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Study stars, make robots and more this June at Grandparents University® at UNT
What: Grandparents University® -- Grandparents (or other family members) and their grandchildren from ages 7 to 12 can take classes and get a taste of university life in this summer camp offered by the University of North Texas
When: June 19 and 20 (Thursday and Friday)
Where: UNT campus
- $417 for event only (no housing) for two people;
- $463 for housing and event for two people;
- $496 for event only (no housing) for three people;
- $595 for housing and...
Friday, March 21, 2014
More than 2,500 UNT students, alumni, to devote day to community service
What: The Big Event -- The University of North Texas' largest single day of community service. More than 2,500 students, staff members and alumni will give up a Saturday morning to do 40 service projects at 70 locations in Denton County, including the UNT campus. Many of the students will represent student organizations.
When: 8 a.m.–2 p.m. March 29 (Saturday).
Where: The volunteers will begin the day by meeting in the mall area outside UNT's...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Academic, business leaders to discuss community engagement at UNT conference
Monday, January 27, 2014
Emergency management faculty member uses NSF RAPID grant to investigate flash flood response strategies in India
The flood waters rose quickly and silently swept through the mountain towns of Uttarakhand, North India in June 2013, taking the lives of an estimated 5,700 villagers, religious pilgrims and tourists who had no time to prepare or escape. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is a destination each summer for thousands of devotees to worship in its temples. The government of India has said the actual number of people "missing and presumed dead" might never be confirmed, as bodies remain buried under...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
UNT study explores effectiveness of smartphone hearing aid applications
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Research conducted by University of North Texas speech and hearing sciences professor Amyn Amlani and colleagues suggests that smartphone-based hearing aid applications can be used as effective, short-term solutions for listeners with hearing loss. The study investigates the efficacy and perceived advantages of using smartphone applications as an alternative treatment option to traditional hearing aids.