Monday, August 27, 2018
UNT to host Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad
The creator of one of public radio’s most compelling programs will speak at the University of North Texasi in September.
Radiolab host Jad Abumrad will talk about how he finds and develops stories at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 (Monday) at the University Union Lyceum as part of the...
Monday, August 27, 2018
Six degrees of science
Thursday, August 23, 2018
UNT names Bob Heere Director of Sport Management
DENTON (UNT), Texas - Bob Heere, president-elect of the North American Society for Sport Management, is the new Director of Sport Management at the University of North Texas.
A native of the Netherlands, Heere joins UNT after spending nearly five years as an associate professor and Ph.D. program director in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. Heere is also a visiting professor in the International Sport Management Program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
At UNT Heere will direct both the M.B....
Thursday, August 16, 2018
UNT announces top-tier advisory committee for nonprofit leadership studies
The committee, which will help steer the new bachelor’s degree program, is comprised of established leaders in the nonprofit sector
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas College of Health and Public Service is addressing the growing need for nonprofit professionals with a new undergraduate degree program that will prepare students for careers in the nonprofit sector – and some big names are leading the program’s advisory committee.
“Our faculty have strong...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
UNT jazz professor Davy Mooney and drummer Ko Omura bring strong musical chemistry to new album release, “Benign Strangers”
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Assistant professor of jazz guitar at the University of North Texas, Davy Mooney and Tokyo-born drummer, Ko Omura have released their first album entitled “Benign Strangers.”
“The album’s title describes our creative experience,” said Mooney. “Ko had never met the rest of the band. He flew in from Tokyo and met everybody for the first time at the recording studio. It’s remarkable that...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
UNT visiting professor offers insight into new Texas school grading system
In 2015, the Texas legislature passed a bill creating an A-F grading system for public schools. The grade assigned to each school will be based on student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR test. The new system goes into effect today and UNT visiting professor Stephen Waddell explains why the new system might not be the best way to go.
What will these rankings – good or bad – mean for schools?
“These rankings are going to be very problematic for a lot of school districts,” Waddell said...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
UNT research provides new insights for real estate markets on the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Three years ago in Hays County, Texas, a government initiative was introduced that would reclassify thousands of subdivisions known as “flash flood alley” as prone to flooding – despite the fact that those areas were in the midst of a multiyear drought. Residents protested the reclassification because it would increase insurance premiums and affect home values, but within months, a disastrous flood struck the county....
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Come see the falling stars at UNT’s Rafes Urban Astronomy Center
The University of North TexasAstronomy program will host an open house and star watch party at 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Rafes Urban Astronomy Center in Ponder. The event coincides with the Perseid Meteor Shower, arguably one of the best meteor showers for viewing in the Northern hemisphere this year. Approximately 50 to 100 meteors per hour will enter the Earth’s atmosphere at the peak of the sky event.
Monday, August 6, 2018
UNT and InspectIR join forces in the war on drugs
University of North Texas College of Science chemistry professor Guido Verbeck and InspectIR Systems LLC are collaborating to commercialize a system for detecting drugs by analyzing a person’s breath.
“Using a mini mass spectrometer and special filters, my device can detect and identify chemical molecules in a gas,” Verbeck said. “That means it can literally smell and identify substances on your breath. Right now, I am working with...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
UNT retail pro shares expertise on back-to-school shopping trends and Texas’ tax-free weekend
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas retailing expert Linda Mihalick is available to comment on the back-to-school shopping season, which is now second only to holiday spending. Mihalick can discuss how digital retail is influencing buying trends this year, current consumer behaviors and how customers will take advantage of Texas’ Sales Tax Holiday, which is Aug. 10 – 12 and saves families the tax on most school-related items under...