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.
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...