Thursday, May 30, 2019
Video gaming for charity
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A University of North Texas student has turned a dorm-room hobby for video gaming into a platform that’s raising money for the fight against childhood cancer.
With a green screen, some headphones and little else, UNT freshman Michael Mairs is playing for charity in ...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Four UNT TAMS students named 2019 Goldwater Scholars
Four students from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas have been named 2019 Goldwater Scholars.
UNT leads Texas universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars in math, science and engineering, with a total of 64 scholars named since 1996. This year, no other university in the state of Texas — public or private — had four scholars.
“In the entire country, there were only 14 universities that have four Goldwater scholars this year,” said Ja...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Art meets science: UNT students and faculty combine their talents to find out what bird feathers reveal about air quality
DENTON (UNT), Texas—The University of North Texas Departments of Studio Art, Geography and the Environment, and Biological Sciences are exploring how birds can offer insight on air pollution.
The two-year study is one of the first to use bird feathers as biomonitors of soot in the air. Biomonitors allow scientists to determine both the amount and the potential effects of a substance accumulated in or on an organism. The UNT study is also among a growing number of scientific research projects to incorporate the arts and sciences.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
James Berscheidt named vice president for marketing and communications at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas — James "Jim" Berscheidt, an award-winning industry leader in marketing and communications strategy with nearly 20 years experience in higher education, was tapped to lead the chief communications and marketing unit at the University of North Texas.
Berscheidt, whose appointment is effective May 14, is charged with overseeing the university’s brand strategy and aligning communication strategies to best promote the university’s mission to increase UNT’s national reputation for academic and community excellence. He will...
Monday, May 13, 2019
UNT’s Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism awards $150K in scholarships
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism has awarded 16 graduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Each recipient of the highly competitive Mayborn Graduate Scholarship will be awarded up to $10,000 to pursue a master’s degree in journalism.
The institute, named for the late Texas newspaper publisher and civic leader Frank W. Mayborn, is a nationally accredited program that prepares students to pract...
Friday, May 10, 2019
UNT students win gold, silver medals at Taekwon-Do World Championships
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Two University of North Texas students won gold and silver medals in this year’s Taekwon-Do World Championships in Germany.
Black belts Jamie Raybourn, a 19-year-old hospitality and digital retailing double major, and Lillian Randall, a 20-year-old linguistics major, just returned home in time to take their final exams after competing against some of the world’s top Taekwon-Do athletes.
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...