Thursday, October 25, 2018
UNT physics professor eyes the skies for distant quasars
University of North Texas College of Science associate professor of physics Ohad Shemmer, in collaboration with the University of Wyoming, recently received an $800,000 National Science Foundation grant to observe infrared light from more than 400 distant quasars.
“At sufficiently large distances, the details of quasars are no longer detectable in the visible spectrum,” said Shemmer. “Using the Gemini-North telescope in Hawaii with its infrared sensors, we will be able to observe these details in order...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
UNT educational psychology professor shares SIDS risk factors, offers safe infant sleep practices
DENTON (UNT), Texas – As a new mom, University of North Texas educational psychology associate professor Wendy Middlemiss was dissatisfied with information on safe infant sleep. She made infant sleep research a priority and dedicated years of study to best practices for parents when it comes to bedtime for babies.
Each year, the CDC estimates there are 3,500 sleep-related deaths among babies in the U.S. October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Mankiyali is disappearing. Can UNT help preserve it before it’s gone?
There are an estimated 7,000 languages spoken all over the world. It is possible that as many as half of those languages will be gone by the end of the century. University of North Texas College of Information associate professor Sadaf Munshi wants to learn everything about Mankiyali before it is gone.
“The National Science Foundation awarded us a $284,000 grant to document and preserve Mankiyali, a severely endangered language,” Munshi said. “The language exhibits a number...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
UNT professor's research shows benefits of spore-based probiotic supplements— but, buyer beware, most probiotics may offer little to no benefit
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DENTON (UNT), Texas - Over the counter probiotic products are found in most drug and grocery stores promising to restore and promote gut health. Brian McFarlin, a professor in the University of North Texas Departments of...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Look around - we’re in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution
Friday, October 5, 2018
Texas historical records group honors UNT Libraries for archiving NBC5/KXAS/WBAP records
Thursday, October 4, 2018
UNT professor brings home more than $1 million in cybersecurity research grants
University of North TexasCollege of Engineering Assistant Professor Hassan Takabi recently received more than $1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation.
The first grant is for $515,974 and will be spent developing a computer defense against malicious insiders who leverage basic computer access into unauthorized computer entry.
“If a person from inside a system tries to access data they shouldn’t, we are going to put false paths and...
Monday, September 24, 2018
UNT is greener than green
TheUniversity of North Texas will continue using 100 percent renewable energy for electricity for two more years, thanks to a $120,000 grant from the university’s We Mean Green Fund. The fund, which is contributed to by UNT students through an environmental services student fee, is used for student-led environmental sustainability projects across campus such as energy/water conservation, waste reduction, recycling, sustainable campus dining and other student projects.
“At this time,...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
UNT professor to discuss impacts of oil spills on fish
University of North Texas Department of Biological Sciences professor Aaron Roberts will present his research on the impacts of oil spills on fish at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 (Wednesday) in the Lyceum (room 226) of the University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle Dr. The event, part of an on-going series called SMART Talks sponsored by the College of Science, is free and open to the public.
“On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a deep-water oil rig in the...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
UNT Professor's latest invention heats up biofuel research