Monday, June 24, 2019
University of North Texas expands access to online learning with new Coursera partnership
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas soon will offer non-credit, online courses in a variety of subjects through Coursera, giving more learners access to world-class educational content created and taught by UNT faculty.
The university recently inked a deal with the popular online education company, joining an elite group of higher education institutions such as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University and more.
The massive open o...
Thursday, June 20, 2019
UNT engineering team joins NASA challenge to improve life support for astronauts
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Bringing back Texas: Team of UNT faculty, staff and students work to restore our prairies
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A team of faculty, staff and students at the University of North Texas has reconstructed a native Texas tall grass prairie on a patch of land at Discovery Park.
In the works since 2016, the Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie increases native plant and animal biodiversity on campus as well as offers outdoor education and volunteer opportunities for UNT students, faculty, staff and members of the community.
With existing prairie plants on-site, Di...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
UNT Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and Director Ricardo Rozzi earn top honors for work in Chile
Monday, June 17, 2019
Texas legislature gives $10 million boost to UNT’s Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Imagine transforming manufacturing technologies to better develop complex 3-D objects to create viable market-based solutions that impact almost every industry from operating rooms to oil fields — all while producing practically zero waste and cost savings that give Texas’ companies an advantage.
That’s exactly what the University of North Texas’ Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing intends to do with $10 million in fundi...
Friday, June 14, 2019
UNT offers free monthlong Russian language immersion program for high school and college students
What: The STARTALK program offers a free intensive beginning Russian language course.
When: Applications must be submitted between Feb. 1–April 1. Application forms and instructions are available at https://worldlanguages.unt.edu/resources/startalk-program
Program dates are June 1–June 28 (Monday–Friday) from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: UNT Language Building located at 108 Ave. A in...
Monday, June 10, 2019
UNT esports program announces $20,000 in scholarships
In April 2018, the University of North Texas became the first public university in the state to launch a collegiate esports program. Now, UNT continues to lead the way by becoming the first public university in Texas to offer scholarships for its esports gamers. Scholarships will be awarded to current players and recruits who show the exceptional talent and team dedication needed to play at the varsity level.
“We are serious about esports,” said UNT Vice President for Student Affairs Elizabeth With. “We already have one of the best college...
Monday, June 10, 2019
Shape memory alloy technology leads to energy-efficient CubeSat
Thursday, June 6, 2019
UNT researcher rediscovers decades old solution to a modern problem
University of North Texas BioDiscovery Institute Research Associate Jaime Barros recently authored a paper published in the journal Nature Communications that utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to confirm 40-year-old research explaining how plants produce lignin, a compound that provides structural rigidity in plants and allows them to grow upright.
“Understanding how lignin is produced in plants also means that it can be manipulated....