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...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Professor works to lift voices of young children through photography
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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...