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...
Monday, November 18, 2013
UNT political science freshman earns Moot Court Champion title
Thursday, November 7, 2013
UNT students earn awards at LeadingAge HackFest for designing technology tools to help older residents
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Five University of North Texas students studying computer science, sociology and business reaped awards at the first-ever LeadingAge HackFest Oct. 25 – 27 in Dallas for designing technological tools that can be used to improve the lives of older adults.
First place — Global EngAge
David Adamo Jr., a doctoral student in computer science, and his four teammates from other universities clinched first place...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
University of North Texas Speaks Out on Veterans' Reentry to Civilian Life
What: The University of North Texas Libraries Speaks Out series hosts a special Veterans Day event. Dr. Guenter Gross, UNT Regents Professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Network Neuroscience, and David Smith and Jason Gibson, two of his former students, will discuss the transition from military life to civilian life and how that experience can be improved.
When: 6 - 8 pm Nov. 14 (Thursday)...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Play therapy conference to address victims of child abuse
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Play therapy can play a vital role in the successful treatment of victims of child sexual abuse.
To provide counselors and play therapists with the tools they need, the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas will host a fall conference aimed at helping children heal.
“Our goal is to make the world a safer place for children and to better train the professionals who help them,” said...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Town hall to focus on employment in autism community
DENTON (UNT), Texas — In the United States, roughly one in 88 children has autism spectrum disorder, a staggering increase over the past decade.
As those children grow up and enter the workforce, employers will require much education about the developmental disorder, which affects social and communication skills.
The University of North Texas, in partnership with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will sponsor a town hall Oct. 21 for small business owners, entrepreneurs and adults with autism and their families.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
UNT political science professor awarded Fulbright Specialist Grant
DENTON (UNT), Texas — James Meernik, professor of political science at the University of North Texas, has received a Fulbright Specialist Grant to work with colleagues at Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan. The grant award is given for short-term faculty and professional exchanges, typically lasting two to six weeks, to facilitate new research topics and teaching methods.
Meernik specializes in...
Monday, September 30, 2013
UNT Jewish Studies Program to host two guest speakers