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...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
TAMS student from Plano named 2014 Intel Semifinalist
Monday, January 27, 2014
Emergency management faculty member uses NSF RAPID grant to investigate flash flood response strategies in India
The flood waters rose quickly and silently swept through the mountain towns of Uttarakhand, North India in June 2013, taking the lives of an estimated 5,700 villagers, religious pilgrims and tourists who had no time to prepare or escape. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is a destination each summer for thousands of devotees to worship in its temples. The government of India has said the actual number of people "missing and presumed dead" might never be confirmed, as bodies remain buried under...
Friday, January 24, 2014
UNT engineering professor named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
UNT study explores effectiveness of smartphone hearing aid applications
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Research conducted by University of North Texas speech and hearing sciences professor Amyn Amlani and colleagues suggests that smartphone-based hearing aid applications can be used as effective, short-term solutions for listeners with hearing loss. The study investigates the efficacy and perceived advantages of using smartphone applications as an alternative treatment option to traditional hearing aids.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
UNT Libraries to receive archives from The Dallas Way Agreement signals start of organization's archive collection
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The Dallas Way, a nonprofit organization dedicated to gathering, storing, organizing and presenting the complete history of the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, has entered into an agreement with the University of North Texas Libraries to ensure that current and future materials collected by the organization will be permanently archived, digitized and made accessible to the public.
Created in 2011, the Dallas Way consists of lay historians who...
Friday, November 22, 2013
UNT study examines whether hearing aids can restore cognition in listeners with dementia
DENTON (UNT), Texas — People experiencing hearing loss often wait years before getting hearing aids. But what impact does this delay have on cognition?
A new study to learn whether hearing aids can reduce the risk of dementia associated with hearing loss will be conducted by Dr. Amyn M. Amlani, University of North Texas associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The project received a grant award of $121,700 from...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
UNT College of Visual Arts and Design professor named President-Elect of the Interior Design Educators Council
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
UNT engineering professor receives prestigious NSF grant to research gaps in sustainability knowledge