Monday, November 23, 2015
UNT design research graduate student develops app to combat human trafficking
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A University of North Texas design research graduate student created a smartphone app that aims to help people -- especially truck drivers -- report incidents of human trafficking.
Lisa Mercer developed Operation Compass with the goal of compiling a database that will automatically collect and sort the incidents.
The Dallas-based non-profit organization Mosaic Family Services will soon begin using the app to allow the general public to...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
UNT launches four Institutes of Research Excellence
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas launched four Institutes of Research Excellence, bringing together a critical mass of knowledge and faculty collaborating on projects designed to create a stronger platform for interdisciplinary research and partnerships with industry to create solutions and further contribute to the North Texas region's economic growth.
"These institutes build on areas where our faculty are already well-known experts and are making important contributions through their solutions-based research," UNT President...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Chronic insomnia may impact effectiveness of flu vaccine in otherwise healthy people, UNT study says
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year's influenza vaccine, which is usually available by October, reduces healthy adults' odds of contracting flu by 70 to 90 percent.
However, the vaccine may be less effective in otherwise healthy individuals who suffer from chronic insomnia. A University of North Texas study showed that those in this group had lower amounts of influenza antibodies before and after immunization. Although past sleep deprivation studies found links between lack of sleep and decreased immune...
Friday, September 18, 2015
UNT researchers seeking dating or engaged couples for study on aspects of romantic relationships
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Which personality characteristics and other qualities in a person lead to the best relationships for that person, as well as for his or her romantic partner?
University of North Texas doctoral psychology student Jennifer Farrell is recruiting 125 couples to take part in a study examining different aspects of romantic relationships among adults. The Study of Adult Romantic Relationships will focus on couples who have dated for at least six months, including engaged couples who are not yet married.
Both partners in a couple must be at least 18 years old and...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
UNT engineering researchers earn 2015 Tech Titan Award
Monday, August 24, 2015
UNT professor named Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Nandika D'Souza, University of North Texas Regents Professor of mechanical and energy engineering and associate dean of undergraduate studies in UNT's College of Engineering, has been named the 2015 Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator. The award is presented to educators who make significant contributions to the engineering field.
"The Society of Women Engineers has enabled students and professional engineers...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
UNT researcher earns Phytochemical Society of North America lifetime career award
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has earned the Phytochemical Society of North America's Phytochemical Pioneer Award.
The award recognizes significant contributions to phytochemical research over a scientist's career. Dixon accepted the award Aug. 11 at the organization's annual meeting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
"The Phytochemical Society of North...
Monday, July 27, 2015
Men's satisfaction with their faces, investment in appearance linked to grooming product loyalty, UNT study says
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Women have long been portrayed in popular culture as being more concerned about their appearance than men, but research from the University of North Texas indicates that men become committed to brands of grooming products based on how satisfied they are with specific parts of their bodies and how invested they are in their appearance. The research also shows that gay men are more likely than heterosexual men to be dissatisfied with various parts of their bodies.
Monday, July 6, 2015
UNT astronomer available to discuss NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, Kuiper Belt
NASA launched the New Horizons craft in January 2006 to explore the outermost edges of our solar system for the first time.
On July 14 (Tuesday), the craft will make its closest approach to Pluto and will head toward the Kuiper Belt, a band of debris left over from the formation of our solar system that is located nearly 4 billion miles from Earth’s orbit.
Director of the UNT Astronomy program and NASA Ambassador Ron DiIulio is available for...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Biology professor, Nicoladie Tam, wins 2015 UNT Scholarly Works Outstanding Contributor Award