Wednesday, February 5, 2020
UNT professor’s virtual lab may hold key to preventing undersea oil pipeline leaks
Complex organic chemistry experiments often take days or weeks to conduct in a laboratory, but not anymore. Oliviero Andreussi has created a virtual organic chemistry laboratory inside a supercomputer to conduct these same experiments in a matter of minutes.
By using computational chemistry, the University of North Texas assistant professor will begin cycling through scientific databases listing thousands of organic molecules to determine the various effects of different compounds on the production or suppression of natural gas hydrates....
Thursday, January 30, 2020
UNT College of Education online programs ranked among nation’s top 20 by U.S. News & World Report
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas College of Education online master’s programs ranked among the nation’s top 20 in multiple categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings.
This year, U.S. News & World Report included 18 new specialty rankings. UNT online master’s programs in education ranked among the top 20 nationally on two of the n...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Shari Schwartz named UNT Registrar
Shari Schwartz will join the University of North Texas as registrar on Feb. 1, 2020. As registrar, Schwartz is a key partner in helping to advance academic initiatives and promote the overall mission of the university.
Shannon Goodman, UNT’s vice president for enrollment, says Schwartz will be a valuable asset to UNT and will help identify opportunities for innovative change in service delivery to our students, faculty and staff.
"Shari brings a wealth of expertise with her," Goodman said. "She has extensive experience se...
Monday, January 27, 2020
UNT TAMS seniors listed among the top 300 scholars in the world in math and science competition
Friday, January 24, 2020
Plans for UNT Frisco campus take next step
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board voted Jan. 23 to approve the University of North Texas creating a Frisco-based branch campus that would provide upper-level and graduate courses on 100 acres donated by the city of Frisco.
“The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approval is an important step for our UNT branch campus in Frisco. We are grateful for their timely vote and eager to begin construction later this year on...
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...