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....
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Undertold stories of women in Dallas’ LGBTQ community to feature in UNT, City of Dallas exhibit
What: A unique collection of never-before-seen and rarely-viewed archival materials documenting women in Dallas’ LGBTQ, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer/questioning, community and their efforts to gain visibility will be showcased in a new exhibition – “Women in the Dallas LGBTQ Community” – for Pride Month in June.
In conjunction with the City of Dallas’ Pride Month declaration, the exhibit, which includes an op...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
TAMS students receive awards at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Friday, May 31, 2019
UNT statistician develops risk prediction model for childhood cancer survivors to avoid anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy
University of North Texas associate professor Xuexia “Helen” Wang first noticed a correlation between anthracycline, a class of chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer patients, and cardiomyopathy, a type of heart disease, in childhood cancer survivors when she worked as a researcher for City of Hope in 2010.
Since then, she has dedicated her career to better understanding cancer, cancer-treatments and the side effects.
“Childhood cancer survivors are at a five- to 15-fold increased risk of anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy, al...
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 22, 2019
$112k grant to fund clinic at UNT that will develop auditory testing protocols for children with autism
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...