Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Safe driving plans: real deal or crash and burn?
DENTON (UNT), Texas — You’ve likely heard of “safe driving plans” like Progressive’s “Snapshot” and State Farm’s “Drive Safe and Save,” but do they actually save drivers – or even the companies that offer them – money?
The answer, is yes, according to a University of North Texas researcher. However, there’s something that could save individuals even more.
The key? It’s you, the driver, or more specifically, your data, says...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A new partnership between the UNT Onstead Institute and Denton ISD receives a grant from The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation
DENTON (UNT), Texas - A three-year partnership between the...
Monday, December 10, 2018
UNT professor honored by the American Mathematical Society
University of North Texas Regents Professor Stephen Jackson was recently accepted as a fellow by the American Mathematical Society.
The Fellows of the AMS designation recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.
Jackson’s decade-plus work with definable set theory is one of the reasons he was honored by the society. In August, he shared his findings on the theory at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio...
Thursday, December 6, 2018
UNT professor studies how to squeeze more seed oil from the common pennycress weed
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
UNT BioDiscovery Institute team develops ways to improve the environmental footprint of alfalfa for livestock
A team of scientists in the University of North Texas’ BioDiscovery Institute, led by College of Science professor and Royal Society Fellow Richard Dixon, has developed ways for the common alfalfa plant to produce types of tannin that will allow for better digestion by sheep and cattle with less release of environmentally unfriendly greenhouse gasses.
“Alfalfa is high in protein and makes a great forage crop. But, too much alfalfa isn’t necessarily good...
Friday, November 9, 2018
Feminist scholars to analyze current state of global politics at UNT event Nov. 12
What: Feminist Struggles in Dark Times: A Transnational Dialogue – Seven female scholars come together to weigh in on the current state of politics across the world, as well as how feminism is essential to modern times, at a...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
UNT professor develops ‘Smart Energy’ for ‘Smart Cities’
University of North Texas College of Engineering’s Saraju Mohanty is working with a global consortium to design the city of the future one piece at a time.
“We are working with the Indian Institutes of Technology in India, the European Union and 23 other countries on a Mission Innovation Global Alliance project to develop the futuristic technology needed to build a smart city,” said Mohanty, a professor in the ...
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...