Thursday, September 12, 2019
UNT defies national trend, grows by more than 3% while doubling down on commitment to graduate more students faster with degrees that work
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is defying national higher education trends with more than 3% growth, according to the latest enrollment numbers.
The rise is no surprise for President Neal Smatresk as, under his direction, the university has doubled down on its commitment to graduating more students, faster, with degrees that work.
This afternoon, Smatresk outlined UNT’s commitment to the future in a...
Monday, September 9, 2019
U.S. News & World Report ranks UNT among the nation’s top 100 for ethnic diversity and social mobility
The University of North Texas is one of the top 100 American universities for ethnic diversity and social mobility, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best College Rankings released Monday.
The annual rankings report also rated UNT 140thamong the nation’s top public schools, marking the first time UNT earned a spot on the coveted list.
UNT has long celebrated its unique campus culture, attributing much of what makes the community special to its diversity. The report rated UNT 5...
Thursday, September 5, 2019
UNT clinic is one of three worldwide offering special testing for children with autism
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas is now accepting patients for a specialized auditory processing assessment and intervention focused on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The majority of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder experience some form of auditory processing issue, yet there are currently no set standard testing procedures for them, according to Erin Schafer, professor and director of graduate studies in audiology. Researchers at UNT’s College of Health and Public Service’s...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
UNT raising awareness about indigenous language revitalization with event series
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas is celebrating indigenous languages in a series of events this fall as part of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages.
According to the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 40 percent of the world’s estimated 6,700 languages are in danger of disappearing.
A language is not only a means of communication, it’s intertwined with the cultures, histories and identities of the people who spea...
Saturday, August 31, 2019
University of North Texas opens new residence hall named after alumnus and NFL legend Joe Greene
University of North Texas alumnus and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Greene returned to his alma mater today to cut the ribbon on a newly constructed residence hall named in his honor.
UNT President Neal Smatresk spoke about Greene’s impact on the university when the UNT System Board of Regents approved the residence hall name last year. “This is about more than just Joe Greene’s football career,” Smatresk said. “His impact on UNT goes beyond the prowess that put him in multiple halls of fame, won Super Bowls and earned him 10 trips to the Pro Bow...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Researchers at UNT find oak trees in Southern U.S. cities are natural urban air filters
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Researchers at the University of North Texas have found that two oak tree species, widespread across the southern U.S., remove black carbon from the urban atmosphere. Their findings may offer a natural way to improve climate and air quality.
The study led by Alexandra Ponette-González, principal investigator and associate professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, and graduate student Jenna Rindy in collaboration with colleagues at UNT, Baylor and the Cary Institute of...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UNT opens new biomedical engineering building
What: Biomedical engineering building ribbon cutting
When: 2 p.m. Aug. 29 (Thursday); Tours begin at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Near UNT’s Discovery Park Pavilion area, located on the northwest side of
the building, 3940 N. Elm St., Denton
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas has opened its new $12.6 million biomedical engineering building where glass-wa...
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Mark R. McLellan chosen as new vice president of research and innovation at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas ‑- Mark R. McLellan, a 30-year leader of university research programs with experience at five major institutions, was selected to oversee research and innovation at the University of North Texas as it seeks to grow its research enterprise and cement its place among the nation’s top Tier One research universities.
McLellan, whose appointment is effective Sept. 16, will lead the university in developing and implementing new strategies in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and others to transform and expand UNT’s research portfolio. He also is charged with...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Oldest “cloaked” black hole in the universe found with the help of UNT astrophysicist
University of North Texas Associate Professor Ohad Shemmer in the College of Science is part of an international team of astronomers who recently discovered evidence of the most remote "cloaked" black hole ever found.
“Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as data from Pan-STARRS, an optical-light telescope in Hawaii, we discovered the most distant obscured quasar (the bright point where mat...
Monday, August 19, 2019
UNT provides students with care in one of the only on-campus optometry offices in the nation
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Dr. Toan Tran, head optometrist at University of North Texas’s College Optical Express, knew 10 years ago when he took over the optometry office on UNT’s campus that he was offering a rare service.
College Optical Express is one of the first optometrist offices in the nation to be opened on a college campus. The idea is still unusual as very few universities have on-site eye care for students.
Currently, College Optical Express...