Tuesday, April 19, 2016
UNT biologists investigate how crude oil affects Gulf of Mexico species
With funding from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, three University of North Texas biologists are investigating the effects of oil on water and fish species in the Gulf of Mexico.
UNT Associate Professor of Biology Dane Crossley, Associate Professor of Biology Aaron Roberts and Professor of Biology Warren Burggren received $2.7 million in 2015 to begin the three-year project.
Crossley is evaluating how oil impacts the ability juvenile fish to swim, eat and reproduce and is evaluating their capacity to recover from oil exposure. Burggren is evaluating the cardiovascular...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Business, industry leaders join UNT advisory boards to provide insight and advice in key research areas
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Top industry leaders and nationally recognized scholars are set to consult with faculty researchers in the Institutes of Research Excellence at the University of North Texas to provide critical insight on market-centric research, national funding opportunities and industry partnerships.
The individuals will make up the membership for each institute's Board of Advisors and will help identify opportunities for faculty to expand their solutions-based research in meaningful ways to have greater impacts in the market and on society. There will be five advisors on...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
3.14159265: UNT mathematician available to discuss Pi Day
Pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is celebrated globally every year on March 14.
University of North Texas Professor of Mathematics John Quintanilla is available to discuss the history of Pi and its resurgence in pop culture. Quintanilla can be reached at John.Quintanilla@unt.edu or at 940-565-4043.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
UNT engineering students host STEM conference for girls, parents and educators
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas Society of Women Engineers will co-host the 2016 Design Your World conference for girls in grades 6 through 12, parents and educators. Parents and educators will learn how to encourage girls to become involved in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – fields.
The conference will take place April 2 (Saturday) at UNT's Discovery Park campus. Parents...
Monday, February 15, 2016
UNT researcher elected to national board of directors
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Carnegie Classification lists UNT among Tier One research universities in latest report
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas is ranked among the nation's 115 top-tier research universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ released Monday (Feb. 1).
This achievement is commonly considered the most significant step in the evolution of a research university and marks a key milestone in UNT's commitment toward national prominence.
"We moved up in the Carnegie classifications by staying true to our roots as an institution focused on creativity as expressed through our research, scholarship and educational...
Monday, November 9, 2015
UNT associate professor Ruth West to discuss innovation at National Academies of Science conference
Monday, October 26, 2015
Explore telescopes with UNT Astronomy staff Nov. 14
What: "What telescope should I buy?" University of North Texas Astronomy staff will answer questions about how to choose the right telescope for anyone's interests. Several popular telescope models will be available for attendees to view and try out.
When: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 14 (Saturday)
Where: UNT Sky Theater planetarium, located at 1704 W. Mulberry St. in Denton, on the first floor of UNT's Environmental Education, Science and Technology building.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
UNT launches four Institutes of Research Excellence
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas launched four Institutes of Research Excellence, bringing together a critical mass of knowledge and faculty collaborating on projects designed to create a stronger platform for interdisciplinary research and partnerships with industry to create solutions and further contribute to the North Texas region's economic growth.
"These institutes build on areas where our faculty are already well-known experts and are making important contributions through their solutions-based research," UNT President...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
UNT Astronomy's high-powered telescopes open to the public for rare Sept. 27 supermoon and total lunar eclipse
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The high-powered telescopes at the University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center will be open for the public at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 (Sunday) for a watch party to view this month's rare combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse. Participants will be able to shoot photos of the moon close up with their smart phones and cameras. Admission to the watch party is $3 per person, cash or check only.
A lunar eclipse is the point in time when Earth passes directly between...