Thursday, September 11, 2014
UNT Regents Professor earns prestigious American Chemical Society award
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
L-3 Mission Integration donates equipment to UNT College of Engineering
Thursday, August 28, 2014
UNT researchers receive $327,000 NSF grant to study disaster preparedness of Native American communities
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Two University of North Texas researchers have received a $327,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
United Nations War Crimes Tribunal uses UNT survey to study impact of war on victims and witnesses
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Not all scars of war fade for those who have witnessed or experienced its horrors. Scars run deep in the case of the Yugoslav Wars of 1991–2001, in which genocide, torture, rape and other inhumane acts destroyed entire communities as well as individuals. The justice system can put a criminal in jail, but what of justice for the victim? What remedy can heal suffering wrought by crimes against humanity?
University of North Texas political scientists...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Online gaming competition advancing next generation electronics
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The public can compete for prizes in the latest version of an online gaming competition that's helping University of North Texas researchers improve the efficiency of the next generation of electronic gadgets, such as smartphones and medical devices. The competition for UNTANGLED II: Unbound runs Aug. 21 (Thursday) to Sept. 10 (Wednesday), and 20 gift cards will be awarded to the overall best players. The game can be accessed at the Untangled website.
Monday, August 18, 2014
UNT psychology research team seeking adolescents for study on risky behaviors
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Middle school and high school students can receive up to $50 for participating in one of two yearlong research studies at the University of North Texas' Teen ST.A.R. Laboratory, located in the Department of Psychology.
Researchers in Teen ST.A.R, or Teen Stress and Alcohol Research, examine the factors that may lead to adolescents starting risky behaviors, such as alcohol and substance abuse. Anxiety, poor self-image and how teens interpret their own physical...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Local company turns to UNT researchers to study harvesting power of its new wind turbine
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A Carrollton company is turning to researchers at the University of North Texas to examine its newest wind turbine, which it hopes can solve a difficult problem -- harvesting power when wind speeds are low.
If UNT researchers validate BE-Wind's design, it could overcome a barrier preventing wind turbines from being widely accepted by individual homeowners and within urban areas with dense populations.
Created by BE-Wind, the Evolution...
Monday, August 4, 2014
Fitness may help middle school students avoid depression, UNT study says
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- If your sixth grader is physically fit when he or she enters middle school, will he or she be less likely to become depressed before entering high school?
A University of North Texas study suggests that the answer is yes.
A team of researchers led by Camilo Ruggero, assistant professor in the UNT Department of Psychology, measured the levels of depression and cardiorespiratory fitness in 437 students from six middle schools in the Denton...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
UNT forensic chemist creates analysis device for U.S. Department of Justice to detect fraudulent documents
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Associate Professor of Chemistry Guido Verbeck has created a device for the U.S. Department of Justice that will allow investigators to analyze inks, paints, papers and other materials criminals use to create counterfeit documents.
The device is a re-creation of the original nanomanipulator Verbeck invented in 2006, which allows users to extract and analyze chemicals at the nanoscale, even within the ridges of a fingerprint.
"This new device is set...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
UNT student earns Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas senior Clifford Morrison, of Hughes Springs, has received a $5,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship for his first year of graduate school. Morrison is one of eight students from Texas colleges and universities to win a fellowship this year.
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. To be eligible for...