Wednesday, December 7, 2016
UNT program granted millions from the Chilean government for new research center
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A University of North Texas conservation program has gotten a major financial boost. The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve near Puerto Williams, Chile is part of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, a consortium led by UNT in the US, and other Chilean universities and institutions. The Chilean government awarded the program $15 million dollars for the construction of a new Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center. “This is a historic day for Cape Horn,” Ricardo Rozzi, the director of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and a UNT professor of philosophy...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
UNT TAMS wins fourth-place prize of $30,000 at national Siemens competition
Thursday, December 1, 2016
UNT faculty member studying air pollution and your risk for heart attack & stroke
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — In a report released this year, the World Health Organization revealed that more than 90 percent of the world’s population lives in areas with high levels of air pollution, and that every year, close to three million deaths are linked to outdoor air pollution. Many of those deaths are due to cardiovascular disease or stroke, and now a University of North Texas assistant...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
UNT engineer part of collaboration receiving $10 million for nuclear waste disposal research
Monday, November 28, 2016
UNT biologists make discovery that could lead to more health benefits from plants
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Many people know that tannins in plants have health benefits and impact the taste of fruits and drinks like tea and wine. While tannins themselves are well known, no one has ever known how plants actually put them together- until now. A team of researchers from the University of North Texas Department of Biological Sciences...
Monday, November 21, 2016
UNT TAMS student's research on detecting mercury leads to spot in national Siemens Competition
DENTON (UNT), Texas — When Prateek Kalakuntla learned that between 6,000 and 12,000 children in Flint, Michigan, may experience serious health problems because their drinking water contained high levels of lead, he wondered about a solution.
“This is a problem in developing countries. Communities need a low-cost way to detect mercury, lead and other toxins,” he said.
So Kalakuntla, a student at the University of North...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
UNT teams up with NASA for new mission
Thursday, November 3, 2016
UNT TAMS student named regional finalist in 2016 Siemens competition
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
UNT professor receives grant for research that could lead to alternative energy use
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of biological sciences at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a $650,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The grant is part of ongoing funding from the DOE and will be used to study the cellular storage of lipids in plants.
Chapman, whose work focuses on both basic and...
Monday, October 10, 2016
UNT Collab Lab kick-off event to feature Steely Dan's Jeffrey Baxter
DENTON, Texas (UNT) ― A kick-off event for the UNT Collab Lab, “From Steely Dan to Cybersecurity: Asymmetrical Thinking in a Hyper-Connected, Collaborative World,” will take place Nov. 10 on Level 3 in the University Union, 1155 Union Circle.
"The Collab Lab will be at the intersection of technology and creativity," said Michael Monticino, special assistant to the UNT president. "The most innovative discoveries arise from combining ideas across disciplines. The Collab Lab will be where creative recombination fueled by technology happens."
Combining inspiration with state-of-the...