Thursday, September 19, 2013
UNT Honors College to celebrate 10th issue of student research publication
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas alumnus Chris Hensen knew he’d have to complete a research paper for his study abroad trip to the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia when he was selected for the trip in 2003.
But Hensen didn’t imagine that his paper on defendants using orders and duress from superior officers as a defense would be published — and later lead to his becoming editor-in-chief of a graduate student journal at American University in...
Monday, August 5, 2013
Plant science discoveries open doors for new bioproducts
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- New discoveries in plant biology may allow UNT researchers for the first time to create new bioproducts from lignin, including carbon fiber and improved animal feedstock. The discoveries also will help scientists around the world better understand lignin, a substance that makes plants woody and firm.
University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon, who also works...
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...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Two scholars earn award at graduate student research symposium
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas doctoral students Nicole Park of Lewisville and Kimberlee Flatt of Princeton, Texas, earned third place in the education, humanities and social science category at the 4th Annual Federation of North Texas Area Universities Graduate Student Research Symposium at Texas Woman's University.
Their award came for a poster presentation titled "Leadership in Special Education: Using Human Systems Dynamics to Address Sticky Issues."...
Friday, June 7, 2013
UNT doctoral student receives fellowship from national academic honor society
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Jenny Wakefield of Plano, a doctoral student at the University of North Texas, has received one of two 2013 Joseph E. Pryor Graduate Fellowships from Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. The organization recognizes academic excellence in juniors, seniors and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities. Students must be ranked academically among the top 10 percent of their graduating classes to be considered for membership at...
Friday, June 7, 2013
UNT newest partner of U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas has become a partner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center (BESC). With the addition of UNT, the BESC is now an 18-partner consortium consisting of more than 300 members from university, industrial and private foundation associates studying ways to generate biofuels.
UNT Distinguished Research Professor of Biology Dr. Richard Dixon will work with the center...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
UNT a member of research group awarded $8.5 million to study new materials for the U.S. Department of Defense
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas is a member of a research group recently awarded $8.5 million to investigate new materials for U.S. Department of Defense technologies.
The five-year project involves a multidisciplinary group of researchers from five universities, including UNT; Duke University; Brigham Young University; Central Michigan University and University of Maryland, College Park.
“In our research we use supercomputers to discover and design...
Friday, May 24, 2013
UNT to host symposium on open access to faculty members’ published research
DENTON (UNT), Texas — For the fourth year in a row, the University of North Texas Libraries will hold a symposium that will feature speakers discussing institutional open access policies, which make university faculty members’ published scholarly research available to the public for free. UNT was the first public college or university in Texas to adopt an open access policy, and the annual symposium advances the public trust in taxpayer-funded research by bringing together higher education and industry leaders who are committed to creating online...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Professor’s laser technology could change the way surgeons operate
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- When surgeons need to cut or shape bone during surgery, they use a number of conventional tools including saws, drills, hammers, chisels and grinders. These tools often cause undue damage to surrounding tissues or other bones, slow down surgeries and leave patients with lengthy recovery times.
A University of North Texas professor has filed a patent on a new laser technology he and his research associate developed for cutting and shaping bone that causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissue and bones, could speed up...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Faculty member receives bibliography fellowship