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
Friday, November 8, 2013
UNT hearing clinic helps veterans combat tinnitus
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Many veterans suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss as a result of exposure to gunfire, explosions, airplanes and harsh sounds related to military service. The University of North Texas Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic provides comprehensive research, testing, counseling and treatment devices to help vets and other individuals who suffer from this condition.
Commonly known as “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus is caused by nerve damage to the inner ear; it afflicts individuals with a range of...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Dr. David Schultz named associate vice president for research and economic development
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Dr. David Schultz, chair of the Department of Physics in the University of North Texas College of Arts and Sciences, has been named associate vice president for research and economic development.
“The big excitement for me is being able to help improve the infrastructure, support and culture for research and creative activities across the university,” Schultz said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to assist faculty and...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
UNT's high performance computing service receives an upgrade
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas’ high performance computing (HPC) system, known as Talon, has been replaced with Talon 2.0, an advanced system that will accommodate a continually growing base of computational research.
UNT first invested in the Talon HPC system in 2009. Since the 2009 installation, the number of researchers using the system for various projects has grown by hundreds. Users conduct research in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, materials science, computer science,...