Wednesday, January 20, 2016
PBS host Alexander Heffner to discuss millennial voters during lecture at University of North Texas
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Former Canada Minister of Justice to discuss anti-Semitism during lecture at University of North Texas
What: "The Laundering of Anti-Semitism under Universal Public Values" -- A lecture at the University of North Texas by Irwin Cotler, international human rights lawyer and former Canada Minister of Justice and Attorney General. Presented by UNT's Jewish and Israel Studies Program and Division of Student Affairs.
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 1 (Tuesday)
Where: UNT's Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Boulevard
Cost: $5 payable at the door. Free for UNT students with identification.
Friday, October 16, 2015
How to begin a conversation about racial bias? Forum at UNT to give suggestions
What: "We Can’t Stop Racism If We Can’t Talk About It" — The annual Fall Forum
presented by the University of North Texas College of Public Affairs and
Community Service. Featuring musician, author and entrepreneur Simon
Friday, September 18, 2015
UNT researchers seeking dating or engaged couples for study on aspects of romantic relationships
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Which personality characteristics and other qualities in a person lead to the best relationships for that person, as well as for his or her romantic partner?
University of North Texas doctoral psychology student Jennifer Farrell is recruiting 125 couples to take part in a study examining different aspects of romantic relationships among adults. The Study of Adult Romantic Relationships will focus on couples who have dated for at least six months, including engaged couples who are not yet married.
Both partners in a couple must be at least 18 years old and...
Thursday, September 17, 2015
UNT faculty member receives teaching award from American Political Science Association
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- John Ishiyama, University Distinguished Research Professor of political science at the University of North Texas, has received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Political Science Association.
Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 13,000 members in more than 80 countries. The APSA Distinguished Teaching Award honors an outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching of...
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Chattanooga Shooting: UNT expert available to discuss police response, campus safety
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Eric Coleman, lecturer in the UNT Department of Criminal Justice with expertise in campus safety, security administration and police response, is available to discuss a shooting reported today at a Naval Reserve Center, near a community college in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Coleman is a former associate vice president for campus safety and...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Avoidant coping interferes with military veterans' successful transition to university life, study shows
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Military veterans who use avoidant coping strategies -- denying or minimizing distressing thoughts, experiences and emotions -- are more likely to exhibit symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety. However, emotional help and support from family members reduces the negative impacts of these conditions, according to a University of North Texas study on veterans' transition to becoming college and university students.
Counseling and wellness centers at colleges and universities -- where student veterans may seek help -- should therefore have more outreach to...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
How would drivers' habits change in self-driving cars?
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Are you totally focused on driving when you're in the car? Be honest. Are you driving while talking to your kids, using your phone, eating or changing the radio station? … What if your car was self-driving? Would your driving activities or your relationship with your car change?
University of North Texas students worked to find the answers to those questions for Nissan's Research Center in Silicon Valley. The center enlisted the help of Professor Christina Wasson and her design anthropology class to find out how...
Monday, December 1, 2014
UNT psychologist, other researchers focusing on bosses' psychopathic traits, leadership
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- "Is your boss a slave-driving psycho?"
That was one of the taglines for the 2011 movie "Horrible Bosses," along with "Crazy Psycho Boss" and "Completely Incompetent Boss." "Horrible Bosses 2," a follow-up to the hit movie, opened last week.
Could an evaluation tool help employees to determine traits of psychopathy, including manipulation and ruthless exploitation of others, lack of conscience and feelings for others and impulsive and reckless behavior, in their supervisors?
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
UNT language department to host events for 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Communism had been faltering in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland for most of 1989, but Communist leaders in the German Democratic Republic -- East Germany -- had insisted that the country needed a moderate change, rather than a drastic revolution with borders to Western nations open. It was a surprise to most citizens of East Berlin on Nov. 9, 1989, when a government official announced that "permanent relocations" could be done through all border checkpoints between East Germany and West Germany, even in divided Berlin.
Very quickly, citizens living on both...