Monday, January 13, 2014
Activist and Iraq war veteran Dan Choi to speak at UNT Feb. 6
The Distinguished Lecture Series event with Dan Choi has been postponed until 8 p.m. Feb. 10 (Monday).
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- West Point graduate, war veteran and former U.S. Army Lieutenant Dan Choi will speak Feb. 6 (Thursday) as part of the University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series.
Choi will speak at 8 p.m. in : UNT's Gateway Center Ballroom (Room 35), located at 801 N. Texas Blvd. The event will include remarks...
Friday, January 10, 2014
UNT teams with Nigerian faculty members to raise awareness of aging-related issues
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Faculty members from several Nigerian universities are learning how to better teach their students about issues related to aging with the help of University of North Texas gerontology faculty members. The program is part of UNT’s larger effort to improve the teaching of gerontology and raise awareness about aging issues across the globe — ultimately improving the care offered to aging residents worldwide.
Twenty-two faculty members from 11 universities and two curriculum experts from the Nigerian National Universities Commission are visiting the UNT campus in...
Friday, November 8, 2013
UNT hearing clinic helps veterans combat tinnitus
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Many veterans suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss as a result of exposure to gunfire, explosions, airplanes and harsh sounds related to military service. The University of North Texas Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic provides comprehensive research, testing, counseling and treatment devices to help vets and other individuals who suffer from this condition.
Commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus is caused by nerve damage to the inner ear; it afflicts individuals with a range of...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
UNT to honor student veterans the week of Nov. 11
Thursday, October 31, 2013
University of North Texas Speaks Out on Veterans' Reentry to Civilian Life
What: The University of North Texas Libraries Speaks Out series hosts a special Veterans Day event. Dr. Guenter Gross, UNT Regents Professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Network Neuroscience, and David Smith and Jason Gibson, two of his former students, will discuss the transition from military life to civilian life and how that experience can be improved.
When: 6 - 8 pm Nov. 14 (Thursday)...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Expert panel will talk about shedding labels, helping others in mental health forum Sept. 26 at UNT
What: Fall Forum on mental health presented by the University of North Texas College of Public Affairs and Community Service
When: 11 a.m. Sept. 26 (Thursday)
Where: UNT Coliseum, 600 Avenue D
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
UNT student wins nationally competitive scholarship to attend conference
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Tyler Brewer, a second-year Master of Public Administration student at the University of North Texas, received the nationally competitive Edwin O. Stene Academic Scholarship from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, to attend the group’s conference Sept. 22 - 25 in Boston.
In addition to the $1,000 stipend, the Stene Scholarship — which is named in memory of a Kansas University professor —...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
UNT researchers create new index to identify blight in Dallas
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In a study commissioned by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, University of North Texas researchers have identified the most blighted areas of Dallas using a newly created measurement tool that could help communities around the nation understand the cost of blight and build community support to tackle the issue.
"Blight is a drain on city resources and budget dollars, not to mention those same structures serve as havens for drugs and other criminal activity," said Bill Hall, CEO of Dallas Area Habitat...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Two students win public administration scholarships
DENTON (UNT), Texas— University of North Texas students Cassie Holtz and Francisco Gonzalez both received a Clarence Ridley Scholarship from the Texas City Management Association.
The scholarships are awarded each year to two students who are earning master of public administration degrees from Texas universities. Each student is awarded $3,500, and his or her home university is awarded $1,500 in credit toward Texas City Management Association and Texas Municipal League education...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
UNT’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service honors community members and more at appreciation dinner
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas College of Public Affairs and Community Service honored outstanding staff members, faculty members, students and community members at an April 5 appreciation dinner in UNT’s Gateway Center.
“I am humbled by the dedication and commitment of those who are so committed to strengthening their communities,” said Dr. Thomas Evenson, dean of UNT’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service. “Strengthening communities is our mission, and we feel it’s important to recognize the individuals and...