Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Big-name retailers shop student ideas to grow their business
DENTON (UNT), Texas — JCPenney and Mud Pie Texas are giving University of North Texas students a unique learning opportunity to gain real-world experience in their chosen careers before they graduate.
The retailers are among a growing number of organizations turning to UNT students for a fresh perspective on ways to grow their businesses.
Projects designed for UNT’s Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing task students with identifying and sol...
Monday, May 6, 2019
Hanchen Huang named Fellow of ASM International
Hanchen Huang, new dean of the University of North Texas College of Engineering, recently was elected Fellow of the ASM International for his distinguished contributions to the fields of materials science and engineering.
Elected by his peers, Huang received the ASM International Fellow for his scientific contributions in developing a theoretical framework of nanorod growth, technological contributions in inventing metallic g...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
City of Denton and UNT Partner to Conduct Full-Scale Disaster Exercise on Friday, May 3
Denton, TX (May 2, 2019) – The City of Denton and the University of North Texas (UNT) are collaborating to conduct a full-scale disaster exercise on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UNT Apogee Stadium and Discovery Park. The exercise – named “Operation Thunderstruck” – will simulate a large-scale disaster to test the response capabilities and emergency operations of first responders, hospitals, and other agencies.
Annual Drill to Evaluate Crisis Plan and Response
The City of Denton engages in a full-scale disaster exercise each...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Outstanding UNT faculty honored during annual awards dinner
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas recently celebrated four faculty members for their dedication to excellence through research, service and education as part of the eighth annual Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Dinner and Ceremony on April 25 at UNT’s Apogee Stadium HUB Club.
The ceremony was supported by the UNT Foundation, which accepts, invests and manages private gifts, endowed funds and other assets for the benefit of the univers...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
ArtWear 2019 features runway creations from UNT senior fashion design students
Media: Media is invited to attend. Watch ArtWear 2018 video here.
What: ArtWear 2019, the annual juried exhibition of graduating seniors’ work in the fashion design program at the University of North Texas
When: 6 p.m. May 4 (Saturday)
Where: UNT Union Ballroom, 1155 Union Circle, Denton
Cost: $40 general admission or $25 for UNT student/faculty/staff. Purchase tickets o...
Monday, April 29, 2019
UNT to host ‘Star Wars’ conference
What: Realizing Resistance, a “Star Wars” conference
When: 6 – 8 p.m. May 2 (Thursday); 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. May 3 (Friday) and May 4 (Saturday)
Where: May 2 at Denton County Brewing Company, 200 E. McKinney St., and May 3 –4 at UNT Willis Library, 1506 W. Highland St., Denton
Cost: Free, but registration is recommended at https://digi...
Friday, April 26, 2019
UNT to offer free speech and hearing tests May 1
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center, located at 907 W. Sycamore St. in Denton, is offering free speech and hearing screenings as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month.
Hearing screenings will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1. Additionally, speech and language screenings will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Hearing tests will determine the presence or absence of hearing loss and the need for amplification,” said Cassie Thomas, senior lecturer in the...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Two UNT science students enter the annals of chemistry
University of North Texas chemistry students Kortney Melancon and Brooke Otten have been credited with the discovery of a new chemical bond, which will forever carry their names.
The Otten-Melancon bond is a fundamental find that shows two supposedly inert metals, gold and copper, interacting at the subatomic level.
“Gold and copper are closed-shell metals. Unlike many metal atoms, they don’t adopt or give up electrons. They have “shells” of electrons that stay in place. This mea...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Spring commencement marks 100 years of four-year bachelor’s degrees for UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas —This spring will bring a special anniversary for the University of North Texas – 100 years of awarding four-year bachelor’s degrees.
In 1919, five students became the first to receive four-year bachelor’s degrees from what was then called North Texas State Normal College.
During spring commencement ceremonies May 9 – 11 (Thursday – Saturday), more than 4,800 students are expected to receive bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees from UNT.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Severe storms rip roofs off of UNT’s Rafes Observatory buildings
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center in Denton suffered serious damage from storms that moved through the area Wednesday night. As a result, all scheduled activities at the center have been canceled.
“This is quite a hit for us. We were planning on a large crowd for this Saturday’s open house and star watching party– our first in almost two months of rainy Saturdays,” said Ron “Starman” Diiulio, astronomy laboratory dir...