Monday, July 22, 2013
UNT experts available to discuss royal baby news
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The world is waiting as William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expected to announce the birth of their first child in London at any time.
Two University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss the excitement surrounding the announcement.
Tracy Everbach, associate professor of journalism in UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, is in London with a UNT study...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Larry g(EE) to headline concert to raise money for UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Dallas singer and songwriter Larry g(EE), who made his national debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in December, will perform as the headliner at the DREAM 2013 Benefit Concert to raise money for the University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center.
The funk musician, a former front-man for Dallas-based rock band Odis, will be among several bands from the DFW and Austin areas that will perform in the concert, which will follow the 5th...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
UNT student received 2013 Outstanding Educator Award
Frankie Norris of Fort Worth, a doctoral student in the University of North Texas' College of Education and a teacher in the Birdville Independent School District, received the 2013 Outstanding Educator Award from the Council for Exceptional Children-Division of Learning Disabilities. The award is designed to recognize outstanding professionals who serve students with learning disabilities.
Norris is one of 10 Project TELL scholars, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. Project TELL's goal is to prepare leadership personnel in sp...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
UNT researcher studying married couples' conflicts, including "repair attempts" during fights
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Day-to-day and year-to-year living with a spouse usually includes some arguments over money, housework and childcare, among other topics. But spouses who understand how their husbands and wives fight could learn "repair attempts" to use during a fight, and so may become closer to their spouses as a result, according to a University of North Texas doctoral student in the Department of Psychology who has started a new study on married couples' arguments.
Marciana Ramos, who received her master's degree in psychol...
Monday, July 15, 2013
UNT dye garden to provide sustainable, organic colors for student projects
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Artists at the University of North Texas are stepping away from harsh chemical dyes in favor of natural dyes made from flower petals, plant leaves, roots and other organic materials.
The organic materials will be grown in UNT’s Natural Dye Garden, a project that was suggested by students, and will be funded by the We Mean Green Fund, housed in UNT’s Office of Sustainability, and UNT’s College...
Monday, July 15, 2013
UNT student's sculpture wins first place in national art show
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – As a semi-pro hockey player, UNT senior Jordan Grimes would sketch in a notebook while on the road. Upon entering the College of Visual Arts and Design, Grimes’s art went from sketches to watercolor paintings, then to 3-D sculptures that fuse watercolor with items from nature and a tribute to Native Americans.
Now, Grimes, a Denton native, is receiving recognition for his life-like sculptures. He recently won first place in the Texas Spirit Art Show in Graham, Texas, and his work will be feature...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
UNT researchers create new index to identify blight in Dallas
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In a study commissioned by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, University of North Texas researchers have identified the most blighted areas of Dallas using a newly created measurement tool that could help communities around the nation understand the cost of blight and build community support to tackle the issue.
"Blight is a drain on city resources and budget dollars, not to mention those same structures serve as havens for drugs and other criminal activity," said Bill Hall, CEO of Dallas Area Habitat...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Two scholars earn award at graduate student research symposium
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas doctoral students Nicole Park of Lewisville and Kimberlee Flatt of Princeton, Texas, earned third place in the education, humanities and social science category at the 4th Annual Federation of North Texas Area Universities Graduate Student Research Symposium at Texas Woman's University.
Their award came for a poster presentation titled "Leadership in Special Education: Using Human Systems Dynamics to Address Sticky Issues." They...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
UNT's Kristin Farmer Autism Center to host 5th Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference
Monday, July 8, 2013
UNT business student chosen to represent U.S. in two international economic events
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Adam Hasley, a University of North Texas junior from Forney studying finance in the College of Business, is one of four students in the nation selected as a U.S. Student Ambassador for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation China CEO Forum July 12-14 in Beijing and one of 30 U.S. students selected to attend the APEC CEO Summit Oct. 5-7 in Bali, Indonesia.
APEC -- dedicated to supporting sustainable...