Wednesday, August 7, 2013
UNT biologist available to discuss air quality and health issues
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- On what may be the hottest day of 2013, Texas residents are encouraged to stay indoors as much as possible, stay hydrated and avoid strenuous activity during the warmest hours.
University of North Texas Assistant Professor of Biology Amie Lund is available for interviews to discuss possible health impacts of air pollution during the hottest days of summer. Lund researches how air pollution and other environmental stressors can trigger heart attacks and strokes, and ho...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
UNT journalism professor available to discuss sale of Washington Post to Amazon.com founder
Many newspaper veterans may be fearful about the outcome of the sale of the Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, but a University of North Texas journalism professor calls the sale “a positive sign that ‘old school’ management approaches to running a newspaper are outdated.”
Cornelius “Neil” Foote Jr., assistant professor in UNT’s Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, says the sale “is indicative of the disruptive change happening in the newspa...
Monday, August 5, 2013
UNT receives a $1.5 million estate gift from former State Rep. Alonzo Jamison
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – The University of North Texas has received $1.5 million from the estate of alumnus Alonzo Jamison ('39) to support the UNT President's Loyalty Fund.
The gift, which creates and endows the Alonzo and Elizabeth Jamison Endowment Fund, will provide the university with an estimated $60,000 annually, in perpetuity, which will be used by the president to fund scholarships, strengthen academic programs, enrich co-curricular experiences or support research.
Jamison, known as a champion for Denton's universities and the interests of farmers and r...
Monday, August 5, 2013
Plant science discoveries open doors for new bioproducts
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- New discoveries in plant biology may allow UNT researchers for the first time to create new bioproducts from lignin, including carbon fiber and improved animal feedstock. The discoveries also will help scientists around the world better understand lignin, a substance that makes plants woody and firm.
University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon, who also works...
Friday, August 2, 2013
UNT faculty members available to comment on impact of annual tax-free shopping weekend
After previously taking place the third weekend of August the past 13 years, Texas’ annual tax-free shopping weekend is scheduled for Aug. 9-11 this year. The weekend was moved up after a Texas Senate bill changed the dates to give parents more time for back-to-school shopping, with the first day of school earlier than the last week of August for some schools.
Two University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss topics related to the tax-free shopping weekend. Shoppers will save $8 for every $100 they spend on most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks....
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Governor appoints three to UNT System Board of Regents
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Fort Worth businessman James R. "Rusty" Reid and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. Gov. Perry also reappointed Regent Gwyn Shea to a new six-year term on the board. The appointments are effective immediately.
"The appointment of Rusty Reid and Judge Whitley and the reappointment of Regent Shea provide the UNT System with an extremely strong leadership team," UNT System Chancellor Lee F. Jackson said. "We are excited at the prospect of moving forward in building the UNT System to support our...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
UNT to graduate approximately 2,000 in Summer 2013
What: Summer commencement ceremonies at the University of North Texas
When: Doctoral and master's commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Aug. 9 (Friday); baccalaureate commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 10 (Saturday)
Where: UNT Coliseum, southeast corner of Highland Street and North Texas Boulevard at 600 Ave. D
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Nearly 2,000 students will receive degrees from the University of North Texas this summer. Commencement ceremonies...
Monday, July 29, 2013
UNT music student wins award at international conference
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – When University of North Texas senior Melissa Hatheway experienced pain while playing clarinet following a performance-related injury, the then-freshman was encouraged by her parents and College of Music professor Kris Chesky to research health issues of band musicians.
Following nearly four years of research, Hatheway was presented the Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award at the July 20-23 Performing Arts Medicine Association annual symposium. The Cedar Park student is only the se...
Friday, July 26, 2013
UNT sorority raises $8,800 for Ronald McDonald charity
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – Spring was a busy service time for the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at the University of North Texas. Last semester, the sorority tripled its charitable contributions over the entirety of last year.
Among the beneficiaries of the sorority’s charitable donations is the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The chapter raised $8,816 for the charitable organization that offers a place to stay, meals and transportation to families whose children are seeking medical treatment.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
UNT student receives recognition from National Council on Family Relations
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Yamuna Teter, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas’ College of Education in May, received recognition from the National Council on Family Relations for her outstanding contributions to the field of family science through scholarship, leadership and community service.
A mother of four children ages 3 to 10, Teter came to UNT several years after earning an associate’s degree from Richland College in Dallas. Her own experience returning to school to pursue a career as a teacher inspired her to co...