Wednesday, December 7, 2016
UNT program granted millions from the Chilean government for new research center
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A University of North Texas conservation program has gotten a major financial boost. The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve near Puerto Williams, Chile is part of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, a consortium led by UNT in the US, and other Chilean universities and institutions. The Chilean government awarded the program $15 million dollars for the construction of a new Sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Center. “This is a historic day for Cape Horn,” Ricardo Rozzi, the director of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and a UNT professor of philosophy...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
UNT engineer part of collaboration receiving $10 million for nuclear waste disposal research
Monday, November 28, 2016
UNT biologists make discovery that could lead to more health benefits from plants
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Many people know that tannins in plants have health benefits and impact the taste of fruits and drinks like tea and wine. While tannins themselves are well known, no one has ever known how plants actually put them together- until now. A team of researchers from the University of North Texas Department of Biological Sciences...
Monday, October 24, 2016
UNT students awarded diversity scholarship
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Two students studying math at the University of North Texas have won the Actuarial Diversity Scholarship, an annual scholarship program administered through The Actuarial Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to students who are intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession.
TJ Gebreyohannes and Lindsey Whiting are two out of only four winners from Texas. Both were...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
UNT professor receives grant for research that could lead to alternative energy use
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of biological sciences at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a $650,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The grant is part of ongoing funding from the DOE and will be used to study the cellular storage of lipids in plants.
Chapman, whose work focuses on both basic and...
Monday, October 10, 2016
UNT Collab Lab kick-off event to feature Steely Dan's Jeffrey Baxter
DENTON, Texas (UNT) ― A kick-off event for the UNT Collab Lab, “From Steely Dan to Cybersecurity: Asymmetrical Thinking in a Hyper-Connected, Collaborative World,” will take place Nov. 10 on Level 3 in the University Union, 1155 Union Circle.
"The Collab Lab will be at the intersection of technology and creativity," said Michael Monticino, special assistant to the UNT president. "The most innovative discoveries arise from combining ideas across disciplines. The Collab Lab will be where creative recombination fueled by technology happens."
Combining inspiration with state-of-the...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Inaugural LASER program to address future of human-robot interaction
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Self-driving cars. Automated factory workers. Even home health care aides.
As robots become increasingly common in our everyday life, so will interactions between humans and robots.
To address that future, the xREZ Art + Science Lab at the University of North Texas will host “Bonding with Bots: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction” on Oct. 6.
The event is the inaugural North Texas Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous, or LASER, an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together with the public for informal...
Friday, September 30, 2016
UNT's Department of Library and Information Sciences becomes Department of Information Science
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A name change is taking place within the University of North Texas' College of Information. As of Oct. 1, the Department of Library and Information Sciences will be known as the Department of Information Science.
"The name change not only reflects the progressive nature of the programs served by the department to support the students, but also aligns well with the strategic direction of the College of Information," said Kinshuk (who goes by one name), the dean of the College of Information.
Monday, September 19, 2016
UNT researchers collaborate on cancer breakthrough
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- A team of researchers working in two countries and several universities, including the University of North Texas, has made a major discovery that could help fight some deadly forms of cancer.
In 2013, the team announced that it had connected a single protein that contain an iron-sulfur center, to some of the most lethal types of breast cancers. Since then, that protein has been connected to at least four other types of cancer. Now the researchers say their lab results show they've found a way to suppress that protein and in turn stop tumor growth.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
UNT research team helping create early cancer detection device
DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances of being successfully treated, according to the World Health Organization. Now research teams at the University of North Texas and the Polish Academy of Sciences are working in collaboration to create a chemical sensor device that could detect cancer at an early stage.
"Cancer, if detected and treated in the early stages is no longer a death threat," said Francis D'Souza, a University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT's Department of Chemistry. "However, early...