Friday, May 16, 2014
UNT student wins Bass Fellowship for mariachi approach to music education
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A music education doctoral student studying at the University of North Texas College of Music is the 2014-15 recipient of the Perry R. Bass Fellowship in Music Education.
José Torres, who is specializing in ethnomusicology, was chosen for his research into the ways music diversity can improve society and help students grow personally.
"I was pleasantly surprised by the award because the kind of work I do is not necessarily mainstream; it's nontraditional," said Torres, a professional mariachi trumpet...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
UNT researcher outlines commercial opportunities for lignin in May 16 issue of "Science"
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- As options for biofuels and the number of biorefineries across the world continue to grow, biofuel producers will find themselves with large amounts of lignin, a waste product of creating biofuels and a substance that makes plants woody and firm. University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon and Research Professor Fang Chen have outlined ways companies can commercialize and profit from lignin...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
UNT engineer teams with local startup to develop portable computing system
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Associate Professor Shengli Fu has teamed with Dallas-based Myth Innovations to develop the Mi World™ Portable Computing System (PCS), which is a revolutionary next step for PCs and mobile devices. Mi World™ PCS is a secure portable computer, media server and personal cloud – all in one small device that fits a consumer's hand and allows them to carry, connect to...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
UNT faculty conducting video game study at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
What: Children ages 5-12 and their parents can participate in a University of North Texas research study examining whether playing video games can be beneficial to a child's physical and cognitive well-being.
Participants will play Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Sports
When: 1-4 p.m. May 10, 17 and 24 (Saturdays). Times for Saturdays in June, July and August to be decided.
Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth
DENTON (UNT), Texas...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
UNT engineering graduate student wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Natalie Parde, a graduate student in the University of North Texas College of Engineering, has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her work researching natural language processing – which makes it possible for computers to understand how humans talk and write.
Parde, who studies computer science and engineering, will receive $32,000 per year for up to three years as part of the research fellowship. The fellowship also...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
UNT undergraduates to show original research at University Scholars Day April 17
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Approximately 200 University of North Texas students will present the results of their original research projects during the university's Eleventh Annual University Scholars Day April 17 (Thursday).
Sponsored by the UNT Honors College, but open to all UNT students who are earning bachelor's degrees, Scholars Day gives students a chance to present their research in the same way that faculty members and other professionals present their research at conferences, either through display of research posters or by giving oral...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
UNT's Innovation Greenhouse launches Big D Big Data Hackathon
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The Innovation Greenhouse at the University of North Texas will host the Big D Big Data Hackathon beginning at 6 p.m. March 28 (Friday) through March 29 (Saturday) at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Irving, where participants will show off predictive analysis skills to judges, working professionals, entrepreneurs and more.
The Microsoft Innovation Center is located at...
Monday, February 24, 2014
UNT students earn national research placement
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Women journalists covering Mexican drug cartel murders faced death threats, psychological impact
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The 2007-2011 drug cartel wars in Mexico's border city of Ciudad Juarez were covered mostly by veteran female reporters, who often arrived at murder scenes before law enforcement officials. And many of these women needed emotional support from each other as a result, says a University of North Texas faculty member who spent several months researching media coverage of the crimes.
Tracy Everbach, associate professor of journalism in UNT's Frank W. and Sue...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Is height important in matters of the heart? New study says yes.
Feb. 10, 2014 – Is height important in matters of the heart? According to new research from Rice University and the University of North Texas, the height of a potential partner matters more to women than men, and mostly for femininity and protection.
The study, "Does Height Matter? An Examination of Height Preferences in Romantic Coupling," was conducted in two parts. Part one, which used data from the Yahoo! personal dating advertisements of 455 males (average height of 5 feet 8 inches...