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
Monday, September 9, 2013
$1.2 million grant trains special education teachers focusing on autism intervention
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A new University of North Texas grant project called Project STArT — or Systematic Training for Autism Teachers — will provide on-the-job coaching and full scholarships to special education teachers who are seeking master’s degrees in special education with a concentration in autism intervention, thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Over five years, about 40 teachers are expected to be trained...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
UNT to host conference on using digital resources in research, teaching
What: Digital Frontiers 2013 — A three-day conference sponsored by the University of North Texas’ Digital Scholarship Co-Operative that will bring together scholars, librarians, students and others who are interested in scholarly activities that take advantage of digital technology
When: Sept. 19-21 (Thursday-Saturday)
Where: Forum on the first floor of UNT’s Willis Library, which is located one block east of Highland Street and...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
UNT researcher studying married couples' conflicts, including "repair attempts" during fights
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Day-to-day and year-to-year living with a spouse usually includes some arguments over money, housework and childcare, among other topics. But spouses who understand how their husbands and wives fight could learn "repair attempts" to use during a fight, and so may become closer to their spouses as a result, according to a University of North Texas doctoral student in the Department of Psychology who has started a new study on married couples' arguments.
Marciana Ramos, who received her master's degree in...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Two scholars earn award at graduate student research symposium
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas doctoral students Nicole Park of Lewisville and Kimberlee Flatt of Princeton, Texas, earned third place in the education, humanities and social science category at the 4th Annual Federation of North Texas Area Universities Graduate Student Research Symposium at Texas Woman's University.
Their award came for a poster presentation titled "Leadership in Special Education: Using Human Systems Dynamics to Address Sticky Issues."...