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...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
United Nations War Crimes Tribunal uses UNT survey to study impact of war on victims and witnesses
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Not all scars of war fade for those who have witnessed or experienced its horrors. Scars run deep in the case of the Yugoslav Wars of 1991–2001, in which genocide, torture, rape and other inhumane acts destroyed entire communities as well as individuals. The justice system can put a criminal in jail, but what of justice for the victim? What remedy can heal suffering wrought by crimes against humanity?
University of North Texas political scientists...
Friday, August 1, 2014
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference awards $12,000 in cash prizes for writing competitions
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Robin Underdahl of Dallas received the top prize of $3,000 and a provisional book contract with the University of North Texas Press in the Book Manuscript competition sponsored by the 2014 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.
In "Shoot the Conductor," Underdahl, a freelance writer and former instructor for the Writers' Garret, will capture the life of conductor and violinist Anshel Brusilow, who taught in UNT's...
Friday, March 28, 2014
50-year perspective of Civil Rights Act is subject of UNT Texas History Symposium
What: "The 1964 Civil Rights Act: A Fifty-Year Perspective" -- The 2014 Texas History Symposium presented by the University of North Texas Department of History. Featuring Michael Phillips, author of "White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas: 1841-2001," and Leon King, who was one of the first two African-American athletes at UNT, then North Texas State Teachers College.
When: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 12 (Saturday)
Where: UNT's Environmental Education, Science and...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Author of "Sex and World Peace" visits UNT to discuss women's role in state security
Friday, January 10, 2014
UNT teams with Nigerian faculty members to raise awareness of aging-related issues
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Faculty members from several Nigerian universities are learning how to better teach their students about issues related to aging with the help of University of North Texas gerontology faculty members. The program is part of UNT’s larger effort to improve the teaching of gerontology and raise awareness about aging issues across the globe — ultimately improving the care offered to aging residents worldwide.
Twenty-two faculty members from 11 universities and two curriculum experts from the Nigerian National Universities Commission are visiting the UNT campus in...
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sexual behaviors bring high-stakes risks for men in Togo and Ghana
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Sociologist Ami Moore listened carefully as Philippe, a male college student in Togo, Africa, explained to her that he regularly receives money from a married man in exchange for sex.
“I use his money to pay for my college tuition and take care of myself,” said Philippe.
Philippe’s story is an all too common but hidden reality among young adult men who have sex with other men (MSM) in...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
UNT political science doctoral student receives Fulbright to study human trafficking record in Israel
DENTON (UNT), Texas — After being ranked for years by the U.S. Department of State as one of the worst offenders of human trafficking in the world, Israel now scores in the top tier of countries considered to be in full compliance with anti-trafficking standards.
Factors that account for this change and its impact on the region have not been studied extensively until now. Christine Balarezo, a doctoral student of political science at the University of North Texas, has been awarded a 20-month post-doctoral...