Monday, February 15, 2016
UNT researcher elected to national board of directors
Thursday, February 11, 2016
New UNT study to evaluate how psychological interventions help athletes recover from ACL surgery
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- When Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu tore his right ACL during the last part of the 2015 regular season -- after suffering the same injury in December 2013 -- he said he would not rush his physical rehabilitation this time. Mathieu acknowledged that he did not play his best during the 2014 season because he did not return fully healed.
A new University of North Texas study will determine the effectiveness of different psychological interventions in improving athletes' physical rehabilitation after...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Carnegie Classification lists UNT among Tier One research universities in latest report
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas is ranked among the nation's 115 top-tier research universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ released Monday (Feb. 1).
This achievement is commonly considered the most significant step in the evolution of a research university and marks a key milestone in UNT's commitment toward national prominence.
"We moved up in the Carnegie classifications by staying true to our roots as an institution focused on creativity as expressed through our research, scholarship and educational...
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...