Thursday, January 23, 2020
University of North Texas Announces Fully Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program on Coursera
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas, a Carnegie Tier-One research university, will offer the first bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university on Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform.
The university has partnered with Coursera to bring its Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program to the highly accessible online platform beginning in fall 2020. Ranked among the...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
yMusic to perform at the University of North Texas
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Retail veteran Kristen Kendrick Bigley named new director of The CoLaboratory at UNT on the Square
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas has tapped artist and retail industry veteran Kristen Kendrick Bigley to help reimagine its Denton Square space into an experiential learning laboratory.
The CoLaboratory at UNT on the Square, which is being overhauled by UNT’s College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, will be a place where community members can shop for unique, curated gifts that are reflective of the vibrant UNT community, experience a range of programming from lectures...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
UNT scientist helps discover secret of longevity in thousand-year-old trees
Richard Dixon, a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas’ College of Science, and an international team of scientists have found that Ginkgo biloba trees aren’t programmed to die.
“Ginkgo biloba trees can live for thousands of years,” Dixon said. “And, when they die, it is generally the result of external stressors such as fire, flooding, poor nutrition, disease, parasites, etc. But, if those stressors are removed and perfect conditions existed, Ginkgo biloba could go on forever....
Thursday, January 16, 2020
UNT scientist squeezes power from a drop of liquid: Reverse electro-wetting will power new never-charge fitness tracker
Ifana Mahbub, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of North Texas, is using the latest energy-harvesting technology to develop a wireless, wearable fitness tracker that will never need to be charged.
“Reverse electro-wetting takes advantage of motion, any motion. For my fitness tracker, that motion will come from a person moving their arms and legs. But, if you think about it, there is motion all around us,” Mahbub said. “I envision...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
UNT scientist to create new tool that may lead to treatments for chronic pain and stroke recovery
Ifana Mahbub, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas, is developing a wireless recording, stimulation and power system that will allow medical researchers to study and possibly treat brain diseases such as chronic neuropathic pain and post-stroke paralysis.
“My goal is to develop a microscopic, wirelessly powered, wireless system that will record neural signals from electrodes inside the brain and provide stimulation in the form of visible light...
Monday, January 13, 2020
Acclaimed Canadian musician Tanya Tagaq to perform at UNT Feb. 4
What: Tanya Tagaq to perform at the University of North Texas
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 (Tuesday)
Where: University Union Lyceum, 1155 Union Circle, Denton
Cost: Free, no tickets required
The concert is part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series at the University of North Texas.
Canadian musician Tanya Tagaq uses a unique instrument – her throat – to express her songs that tackle tough social issues....
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
UNT Kuehne Speaker Series reports record fundraising year including $1 million gift from series benefactor
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The UNT Kuehne Speaker Series raised a record $2.6 million this year, largely because of a $1 million gift from series benefactor Ernie Kuehne.
Kuehne announced the donation during the fall Kuehne Speaker Series event and said the gift was inspired by the generosity of the founding Emerald Lifetime Members who have given at least $250,000 to support the series...
Monday, January 6, 2020
UNT scientist unlocking the secrets of plant energy
Kent Chapman, a University of North Texas Regents Professor and director of the UNT BioDiscovery Institute, is questioning decades-old assumptions in plant biochemistry to find better ways of storing and using lipids, the energy molecules found in all plants.
“Biofuels are the future and lipids are the key,” said Chapman. “The same energy molecules a plant uses to power itself can also be used to power a home or a city. Lipid molecules in plants are actually very similar in structure to molecule...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
University of North Texas fall commencement ceremonies slated for Dec. 13-14
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The first of nine University of North Texas fall commencement ceremonies begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13 with the G. Brint Ryan College of Business undergraduate ceremony in the UNT Coliseum.
The university expects more than 3,500 students will walk to celebrate completion of bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees throughout the two days of ceremonies.
The ceremonies will be held on the UNT campus in the Coliseum, 600 Avenue D, and in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 N. I-35 East, in Denton.