Monday, July 6, 2015
UNT astronomer available to discuss NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, Kuiper Belt
NASA launched the New Horizons craft in January 2006 to explore the outermost edges of our solar system for the first time.
On July 14 (Tuesday), the craft will make its closest approach to Pluto and will head toward the Kuiper Belt, a band of debris left over from the formation of our solar system that is located nearly 4 billion miles from Earth’s orbit.
Director of the UNT Astronomy program and NASA Ambassador Ron DiIulio is available for...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
UNT researchers awarded millions to study effects of oil on Gulf of Mexico species
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Three University of North Texas biology researchers were awarded $2.7 million from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to study the effects of oil on different animal species and water in the Gulf of Mexico.
UNT Assistant Professor of Biology Dane Crossley, Professor of Biology Warren Burggren and Assistant Professor of Biology Aaron Roberts will receive $2.7 million over three years for the research.
Crossley will evaluate the performance of juvenile fish after an oil...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
UNT doctoral student to meet Nobel Prize winners in Germany
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas doctoral student Michael Jones will meet and network with Nobel Prize winners during the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which will bring together laureates in physiology, medicine, physics and chemistry.
Thousands of young scientists apply to attend the event each year. Jones is one of 672 attendees from 88 countries who will participate in this year's event, which takes place from June 28–July 3...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
UNT researchers confirm long-held assumption in materials science field
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Until now, researchers and professionals in the materials science field have only assumed that as a material becomes more brittle, it also becomes less tough. University of North Texas researchers have confirmed that assumption and will present their work at the 23rd annual World Forum on Advanced Materials in Lincoln, Nebraska, in May.
UNT Regents Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Witold Brostow, working...
Monday, February 9, 2015
Developing new building materials
Research studying cold-formed steel and its applications as a construction material could make buildings more structurally sound and less susceptible to damage brought by natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
Cheng Yu, associate professor and coordinator of UNTs construction engineering technology program, is leading that research at UNT's College of Engineering...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
UNT College of Engineering joins research consortium
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas College of Engineering has joined the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium (CFSRC), which brings together leading research teams across North America to provide the world's most comprehensive research on cold-formed steel structures.
"Joining the consortium gives UNT and partner institutions an opportunity to combine our expertise and research facilities to advance research and knowledge on cold-formed steel," said...
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Join UNT Astronomy for lunar eclipse viewing Oct. 8
What: Lunar eclipse viewing through high-powered telescopes and an educational discussion with UNT astronomy experts
When: 3 – 6 a.m. on Oct. 8 (Wednesday)
Where: UNT's Rafes Urban Astronomy Center, located at 2350 Tom Cole Road in Denton
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has teamed with University of North Texas Astronomy to offer free viewing of the Oct. 8 lunar eclipse at UNT's...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Department of Defense unit awards UNT researcher grant aimed at reducing combat threats
Friday, September 19, 2014
UNT College of Visual Arts & Design symposium focuses on innovative art and technology
What: The University of North Texas' College of Visual Arts and Design presents the Tactical Robotics Symposium: Latin American Media Art at the Intersection of the Pedagogy
When: Public event is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1 (Wednesday); workshops for UNT students are on Oct. 2.
Where: Art Building, Room 223, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, at the corner of Mulberry and Welch streets
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
UNT researcher named American Society of Plant Biologists president-elect
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has been named president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologists.
Dixon will begin a one-year term as the organization's president-elect beginning Oct. 1, 2014, will serve as president for one year beginning Oct. 1, 2015, and will serve as past-president for one year beginning Oct. 1, 2016.
"I am excited to serve this important organization at a time...