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...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Professor works to lift voices of young children through photography
Media: Photos taken by the children available upon request.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Assistant professor Tran Nguyen Templeton is working to help children express themselves and tell their own stories even though they are not yet old enough to write.
Templeton, who teaches in the University of North Texas’ College of Education, researches how 2- to 5-year-olds express their understanding of the world and how they fit into it through photography....
Friday, February 7, 2020
Visiting artists in UNT’s PLATFORM Speaker Series use sound, ceramics and beadwork to give voices to marginalized communities
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Artist Christine Sun Kim, who was born deaf, had long been told sound wasn’t part of her world.
Now, Kim uses the medium of sound in performance and drawing to explore her relationship with spoken languages and her aural environment.
“I actually know sound. I know it so well,” Kim said in her 2015 TED talk. “That it doesn’t have to be something just experienced through the ears. It could be felt tactually, or experienced...
Thursday, February 6, 2020
UNT developing first cyber knowledge bank for open access books with $1.2M grant
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is leading a team with members from around the world to create an international data trust improving the measurement and analysis of open access book usage.
The new data trust, funded through a $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be the first of its kind for scholarly publishing, enabling universities and publishers to share and analyze data on open access works.
As a pioneer for open access, UNT was the first...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
University of North Texas and the Dallas Cowboys launch innovative online M.B.A.
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The business acumen that turned a $140 million investment 30 years ago into a $5.5 billion company today soon will be in a virtual classroom.
The University of North Texas, a Carnegie Tier One research institution, and the Dallas Cowboys, named the most valuable sports franchise in the world by Forbes, have created a Master of Business Administration degree that the two organizations will begin offering in Fall 2020.
The 36-credit-hour professional online M.B.A....
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...