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.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
UNT’s nature playground will sow its first seeds with children’s planting day Dec. 6
What: Children’s Planting Fun at the Child Development Lab Nature Playground
When: 9-10 a.m. Dec. 6 (Friday)
Where: UNT’s Child Development Lab, 1508 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton
Background: Children at the University of North Texas’ Child Development Lab will have their first lesson in planting seeds at the lab’s new nature playground.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
UNT Opera productions recognized as top in U.S. by National Opera Association
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
UNT Police Department earns fifth consecutive accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Once again, the University of North Texas Police Department is one of an elite few to earn advanced law enforcement accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
Only 4% of law enforcement agencies nationwide have achieved the advanced distinction. The department first earned the accreditation in 2006, before following it with consecutive awards in 2009, 2012, 2015 (CALEA switched from a three-year to a four-year cycle at this time) and 2019.
“For us, accreditation is about...
Monday, November 18, 2019
UNT scientist helps advance archaeology millions of years
Reid Ferring, a professor in the University of North Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, is part of an international team of scientists who have developed a breakthrough method of identifying the sex and species of animal in fossils more than a million years old.
“This is very exciting because our current method for determining sex and species, examination of extracted DNA, was limited to approximately 200,000 years. Through palaeoproteomics, the study of ancient proteins, we can now l...
Monday, November 18, 2019
UNT honors alumnus Jerome Max “Bruzzy” Westheimer Jr. for his transformative impact on campus
Video available here.
University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk presented alumnus Jerome Max “Bruzzy” Westheimer Jr. (’65) with the Presidential Wings of Eagles Award at this year’s Wingspan Gala, “Viva North Texas,” Nov. 16. The event celebrates teaching excellence, student success and generous alumni and friends.
“Bruzzy is one of our university’s biggest supporters. He gives with his heart and provides support across our entire campus spanning the arts, acad...
Friday, November 15, 2019
UNT opens dining hall free of 'Big 8' food allergens
MEDIA DAY: Journalists are invited to come tour Kitchen West and taste the food beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 20 (Wednesday). To RSVP to Kitchen West Media Day or schedule interviews, contact Heather Noel at Heather.Noel@unt.edu or 940-369-8218.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas has transformed the dining hall at West Hall into one of the nation’s first allergen-free dining experiences on a college campus.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
UNT has experts for everyone this holiday season
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas has a variety of experts who can speak on holiday-related topics including food; staying healthy, safe and stress-free; shopping; helping others; succeeding with New Year’s resolutions; and activities on campus.
For interviews or to cover one of the many events on campus, please contact Trista Moxley at Trista.Moxley@unt.edu or 940-369-7912.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
UNT Libraries exceeds fundraising goal raising $2.3M for The Portal to Texas History
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas has reached a multi-million-dollar fundraising milestone to support continuing growth of its transformative online collection of Texas history and culture.
UNT Libraries had a goal of raising $1.5 million over the last four years to receive the entirety of a $500,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Earlier this semester it...