Thursday, July 20, 2017
Australian company licenses patented technology developed by UNT professor
A patent developed by Narendra Dahotre, University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, which will allow orthopaedic surgeons to operate with new precision has been licensed by the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics.
Dahotre’s research led him to develop a method for using a laser to cut, drill and shape bone, replacing the current technology of drills, saws, osteotomes (chisels) and burs. The technology is being developed for use in humans with the expected value of allowing for greater accuracy and quality of bone...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Narendra Dahotre named interim associate vice president for research and innovation at UNT
Narendra Dahotre, University Distinguished Research Professor in materials science and engineering at UNT, has been named interim associate vice president of research and innovation at the University of North Texas.
Dahotre, a former chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in UNT’s College of Engineering, will serve a one-year appointment effective immediately, while the university conducts a nationwide search to...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia highly effective for military personnel, in largest clinical trial to date, UNT study says
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Cognitive behavioral therapy, which traditionally includes regular, and often weekly, visits to a clinician, is recommended by the American College of Physicians and other organizations for treatment of chronic insomnia.
For military personnel, internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy appears to be an effective alternative to meeting regularly with a therapist, although it is about half as effective as traditional methods, according to results of a study conducted by Daniel Taylor, University of North Texas professor of psychology and director of...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
UNT research shows the office bully's impact on bystanders
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas faculty member is studying the “silent epidemic” of workplace bullying from a unique perspective.
“I’m looking at the bystander versus the bully or the victim – If I witness it, how does it affect me? Does it affect my relationships with co-workers or myself?” said Michele Medina, an adjunct professor. Medina...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
UNT demonstrates first ever drone provided cell service for disaster response
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — When disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes strike, they often take down the technology emergency workers desperately need to keep in contact — cellphone service. Now a professor at the University of North Texas is working to make sure those first responders can get that vital access through an airborne communication system.
“We demonstrated a portable communication system that can be attached to a drone,” said...
Monday, May 15, 2017
UNT professors awarded $42,000 National Science Foundation grant
Friday, May 12, 2017
UNT TAMS student wins Goldwater Scholarship, another takes honorable mention
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Amber Lu, a student from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas has been named a 2017 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Winner.
“It’s a really humbling experience,” said Lu. “It could have easily been any of the other nominees. Being surrounded by these peers is amazing, they are all doing such amazing research and they just make me want to do better.”
Lu, a 16-year-old from Sugar Land, has been working on research at UNT with chemistry professor William Acree to find the best way to purify fossil fuels. She was named a...
Thursday, May 11, 2017
UNT research team analyzing effectiveness of trees in capturing air pollution
DENTON (UNT), Texas — It may not be long before residents of Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and surrounding counties feel the vicious heat of summer and, on certain days, hazy conditions caused by particle pollution in the air. When particulate matter levels in the air are high, anyone sensitive to them may need to limit time spent outdoors, particularly outdoor exercise.
Planting trees in certain urban areas may improve air quality because the trees' leaves and branches in summer foliage become "urban air filters,"...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
UNT's College of Information receives national research award
Thursday, April 27, 2017
UNT increases international connections with Beijing university partnership
The continued collaboration between the University of North Texas and Beijing Normal University will result in a joint lab that will focus on smart learning technologies.
UNT President Neal Smatresk and BNU President Dong Qi signed an agreement continuing a multiple-year partnership between the two schools, while attending the U.S.-China Smart Learning Conference in Beijing, China, last month with College of...