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...
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...