Friday, March 27, 2020
UNT professors offer 10 tips for maintaining mental health during isolation
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas College of Health and Public Service Rehabilitation and Health Services Associate Professor Denise Catalano, Professor Emeritus Linda Holloway and Clinical Assistant Professor Rachita Sharma offer 10 ideas for handling stress during a period of isolation.
Stress occurs when the demands of an outside situation, like required self-isolation, exceeds a person’s ability to cope. Catalano, Holloway and Sharma offer the following sugge...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
UNT professor offers suggestions to keep kids active, engaged and positive during time of isolation
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Children should have a combination of physical, psycho-social and cognitive activities while staying home during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to University of North Texas College of Education Professor Jean Keller, who has instructed teaching students since 1989.
Keller has some suggestions to help families keep children active, engaged and positive while schools are closed. She notes that new resources are becoming available everyday online but the following activities and resources can get p...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
UNT’s modern-day alchemist takes first steps toward transforming methane to methanol
Finding a method for large scale, inexpensive transformation of methane into methanol is like turning lead into gold, according to Tom Cundari, a Regents Professor of chemistry at the University of North Texas.
Methane is a primary component of natural gas and, like natural gas, must be cooled and pressurized into liquid form to be shipped via pipeline or conveyance. This process is expensive and can be hazardous. But, methane’s molecular structure can be changed into a liquid “cousin” th...
Thursday, March 5, 2020
UNT at Frisco offers three-year program that gives students real-world experience and competitive edge in job market
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
UNT professor finds citizen scientists make excellent resources
From tracking the amount of rain in their backyards to monitoring the water quality in local streams, citizen scientists have collected data for as long as there has been curiosity. And, it turns out, their data can be just as valid as that collected by professionals.
Kelly Albus, a research scientist at the University of North Texas, spent four years as a Ph.D. student sifting through decades of data collected by citizen science groups and comparing it to that collected by professional agencies. The goal of her project was to determi...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Fashion in Bloom: UNT Texas Fashion Collection explores how designers have redefined rules of dress for men in NorthPark Center exhibit
DENTON (UNT), Texas — From elaborate, hand-embroidered court dress of the late 1700s to the brightly-hued resort wear of the 1970s, floral menswear isn’t a new fashion trend.
Designers throughout history have redefined rules of dress for men through a flower-inspired aesthetic. “Bloom Men,” an exhibit opening March 3 at NorthPark Center in Dallas, will take a closer look at the use of florals in menswear through clothing from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas ...
Monday, February 24, 2020
UNT engineering professor develops new way to diagnose cancer
Doctors soon will have a new way to determine if a cell is cancerous by measuring its thermal properties, thanks to Tae-Youl Choi, a professor in the University of North Texas’ College of Engineering.
Choi has developed a micropipette sensor technology that will allow for a quicker and more reliable diagnosis of cancerous or precancerous cells. Doctors also should be able to determine the boundary between cancerous and healthy tissue in real time during surgery rather than having to remove tissue f...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
UNT will offer Texas’ only Master of Science in artificial intelligence in fall 2020
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Artificial Intelligence applications are expanding into nearly every area of industry including government services, transportation, healthcare, cybersecurity, autonomous systems, finance and more. Forbes includes artificial intelligence as one of the “Hottest Career Paths of 2020 and Beyond.”
In order to meet the increasing demand for AI professionals, the University of North Tex...
Thursday, February 13, 2020
National Book Award winner and UNT alumna Sarah Broom to visit campus
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Who: National Book Award winner and UNT alumna Sarah Broom
When: 6 p.m. Feb. 17 (Monday)
Where: University Union Lyceum, 1155 Union Circle, Denton
More Info: This event is free and open to the public. Journalists interested in attending the event should contact Hea...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Taking a cue from Greek philosopher Heraclitus, UNT’s 2020 Rilke Prize winner explores themes of impermanence and change in latest poems
DENTON (UNT), Texas — One thing Greek philosopher Heraclitus was sure about – things are constantly changing.
“You can never step in the same river twice,” according to Heraclitus.
The popular adage inspired the title of Kathleen Graber’s most recent collection of poetry, “The River Twice,” which has garnered her the University of North Texas’ 2020 Rilke Prize.
The $10,000 prize recognizes a book written by a mid-career poet that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision. It has been awarded annually since 2012 b...