Monday, July 15, 2013
UNT student's sculpture wins first place in national art show
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – As a semi-pro hockey player, UNT senior Jordan Grimes would sketch in a notebook while on the road. Upon entering the College of Visual Arts and Design, Grimes’s art went from sketches to watercolor paintings, then to 3-D sculptures that fuse watercolor with items from nature and a tribute to Native Americans.
Now, Grimes, a Denton native, is receiving recognition for his life-like sculptures. He recently won first place in the Texas Spirit Art Show in Graham, Texas, and his work will be feature...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
UNT researchers create new index to identify blight in Dallas
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In a study commissioned by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, University of North Texas researchers have identified the most blighted areas of Dallas using a newly created measurement tool that could help communities around the nation understand the cost of blight and build community support to tackle the issue.
"Blight is a drain on city resources and budget dollars, not to mention those same structures serve as havens for drugs and other criminal activity," said Bill Hall, CEO of Dallas Area Habitat...
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." They...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
UNT's Kristin Farmer Autism Center to host 5th Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference
Monday, July 8, 2013
UNT business student chosen to represent U.S. in two international economic events
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Adam Hasley, a University of North Texas junior from Forney studying finance in the College of Business, is one of four students in the nation selected as a U.S. Student Ambassador for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation China CEO Forum July 12-14 in Beijing and one of 30 U.S. students selected to attend the APEC CEO Summit Oct. 5-7 in Bali, Indonesia.
APEC -- dedicated to supporting sustainable...
Friday, July 5, 2013
UNT professor's work details language of African drums
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A drum does more than make a sound. It can call your name or ask a question – and respond. In his new book, Agbadza: Songs, Drum Language of the Ewes, College of Music Professor Gideon Foli Alorwoyie explains the deeper meaning behind the music, lyrics and the language of the drums that the Ewes in Africa have developed for centuries.
The book will be released July 15, along with a CD of songs that can be regarded as one long work in 25 sections. The style of music traditional to the Ewe people from Ghana, Togo and Benin in West Africa is detailed in th...
Friday, July 5, 2013
UNT student, three alumnae join Dallas Cowboys hip-hop dance team
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A love of dance – and the stamina to dance for hours on end – brought a University of North Texas student and three alumnae together to audition and ultimately make the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue hip-hop team.
The Dallas Cowboys, in partnership with Miller Lite, selected 17 women to represent them this season as the 2013-2014 Rhythm and Blue Dancers. The final squad was selected on June 7.
UNT dance junior Jessica Stewart, of Dallas, joins the team for her second year. Alumnae Kara Robinson, from The Woodlands, and...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
UNT political scientist available to comment on Rick Perry’s July 8 announcement
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has said he will make an announcement on July 8 (Monday) regarding his “exciting future plans” in politics, which may or may not include a decision to run for an unprecedented fourth full term as governor, or seek another presidential bid.
Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas, is available to comment on Perry’s announcement.
Eshbaugh-Soha spoke to the media in 2012 about Perry’s unsuccessful run for the Republican presi...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
UNT alumnae, professors recognized by national group for outstanding fiber, textile and design work
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – College of Visual Arts and Design May graduate Liyun (Alice) Chang was recently named a recipient of the Surface Design Association’s 2013 Outstanding Student Award. She and four alumnae received a variety of recognitions by the association, along with two award-winning professors.
“The Surface Design Association is an international textile, fiber art and design group that offers a very competitive venue,” said Associate Professor Janie Stidham, who won third place in the association’s fashion show. “I feel that our performance at the event speaks loudly to the...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
UNT expert says American Revolution more about British government changing
While many Americans know that Independence Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the 13 original American colonies, Americans tend to have certain misconceptions about the Revolutionary War, including what caused the war in the first place, according to a University of North Texas history professor.
Guy Chet, associate professor of history, says many students in his American Revolution course come into class thinking that the American colonists “were becoming less and...