Friday, September 15, 2017
UNT to hold Refugee Summit Oct. 2
What: "Seeking a Safe Haven: UNT Refugee Summit 2017" — A one-day workshop
at the University of North Texas on issues faced by refugees, focusing on
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Texas Senate Bill 4 is topic of UNT’s Constitution Day program Sept. 14
What: "Sanctuary Cities: A Discussion About Senate Bill 4" — The University of North
Texas' Constitution Day program, featuring Texas Reps. Ramon Romero Jr. and
Monday, August 21, 2017
University of North Texas faculty member will discuss Aug. 21 televised address on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan
President Donald Trump is expected to reveal a new U.S. military strategy for the war in Afghanistan in his televised address Monday evening (Aug. 21). The following University of North Texas faculty member will watch the speech and is available for interviews about the strategy and the language and tone of the speech:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
UNT faculty available to discuss topics related to North Korea threat
The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss topics related to the evolving North Korea threat of a nuclear strike against the U.S.:
J. Michael Greig is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor in UNT's ...
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...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
UNT emergency management researchers to study factors for recovery after disaster
DENTON (UNT), Texas — This past October marked four years since Hurricane Sandy became the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history when it hit the New Jersey coast, causing about $75 billion in property damage. Thousands of homes destroyed or heavily damaged by the storm have not been rebuilt, and many residents who evacuated have not returned to their communities
A research team from University of North Texas will determine why some communities recover from natural disasters...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
UNT Speech and Hearing Center offers reading program for students in second to seventh grades
DENTON (UNT), Texas — For most of his time in elementary school, Shannon Freeman's 9-year-old son, Porter, has struggled with reading. He currently reads below his level in his fourth-grade class. Freeman, an Aubrey resident, has noticed Porter looking at only the first letter of a word before guessing what the word is, and not completely reading through lists of instructions, causing him to make mistakes.
"He was tested during pre-K and kindergarten and characterized as a slow learner," Freeman...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
UNT political scientist honored with Piper Professor award
DENTON (UNT), Texas — During a visit to Washington, D.C., last year, University of North Texas faculty member John Ishiyama unexpectedly met a former student, who was chief of staff for a Congressional representative from Missouri.
"He was my student more than 15 years ago, but he still remembered me," said Ishiyama, University Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Political...
Monday, April 24, 2017
Political scientists available to discuss Trump's first 100 days in office
Donald Trump's first 100 days as president end this Saturday, April 29. Those 100 days have been marked by criticism over Trump's failed efforts to convince Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and his failure to enact executive orders to limit U.S. immigration of those in certain nations with ties to terrorism.
However, Trump successfully filled the vacant seat on the Supreme Court with Neil Gorsuch, who was sworn in...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
UNT behavior analysis students helping dogs to serve veterans with disabilities
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Going against the friendly nature of his breed, Drill Bit, a young yellow Labrador, had started to be afraid of certain types of people. Sometimes he would bark if someone he didn't know looked at him, particularly if the person showed intimidating body language. Drill Bit's behavior interfered with his training as a Patriot PAWS service dog.