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February 10th, 2017 Posted in Highlights

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Ala’i-Rosales Ala’i-Rosales to present at ABAI Conference in Paris

Shahla Ala’i-Rosales is the Director of UNT’s Behavior Analysis Online. Associate professor of behavior analysis Shahla Ala’i-Rosales will be presenting an individual symposium at the Ninth International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis…Read More

Photos: Commencement Fall 2016


Over 400 students participated in the PACS Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on December 16, 2016. Congratulations to all new PACS alumni! View photos from the day.

Cyber Forensics Lab to open at UNT New College at Frisco

The University of North Texas criminal justice department is on track to open a cellphone cyber security lab at the UNT New College at Frisco. The off-site instructional facility will house the area’s only cyber laboratory solely dedicated to analyzing cellphone data from devices used in criminal… Read More

Cyber Forensics Lab

College of Music

Pulley UNT alumna Emily Pulley will return to campus this spring for a month to share her expertise with current vocal students. Pulley has sung with opera companies and symphonies across the country and around the world, including nearly 200 performances as a principal artist with the Metropolitan Opera. On February 19 at 3:30 PM, Pulley will collaborate with faculty pianist Elvia Puccinelli to present “For the Birds!,” a free concert in Voertman Hall featuring songs about birds in styles ranging from classical to musical theatre, jazz and gospel.
UNT's One O'Clock Lab Band led by new director, Alan BaylockThe Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band, led by Alan Baylock, will perform with world-renowned vibraphonist and composer, Stefon Harris, on February 23 at 8:00 PM in Winspear Hall as part of the Glenn E. Gomez International Artists Endowment for Jazz Studies. Harris has toured the world as both a sideman and a leader, and is one of the most in-demand performers and educators in the music industry today. The concert will feature music composed by Harris, highlights from past One O’Clock Lab Band recordings and new music written by current UNT students. Tickets are available at
Roomful of Teeth Roomful of Teeth will continue their yearlong residency at UNT with a special concert in Winspear Hall on March 9 at 8:00 PM. By studying with masters of singing traditions around the world, this innovative, Grammy-winning, eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and forges a new repertoire without borders. Come hear Inuit throat singing, yodeling, belting, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing, all in one evening. Tickets are available at

College of Education

COE, ACES to present Temple Grandin lecture in Dallas

RW Temple headshotThe University of North Texas and ACES (Comprehensive Educational Services Inc.) will present prominent autism activist Temple Grandin April 13 in Dallas.

“+Autism: A Lecture and Discussion with Temple Grandin” will begin at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave. The lecture is open to anyone with an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, including educators, parents and health practitioners. Tickets are $20, and pre-registration is highly encouraged as the event is expected to sell out. Proceeds will support UNT’s work in autism.

Grandin is considered one of the most important voices in the ASD community. She was diagnosed with autism as a young child and went on to earn a doctoral degree in animal science. She is a best-selling author and was the subject of an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO film starring Claire Danes.

Grandin will discuss her journey and offer her thoughts on the mysteries of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a lecture titled “Educating Students with Different Kinds of Minds.”

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Grandin and experts from UNT and UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center, who will answer questions from the audience and offer insights into current research and best practices.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. the day of the event. The lecture is appropriate for ages 12 and older, and light refreshments will be served. To register, submit a question for Grandin or the panel, or for more information, visit

College of Visual Arts and Design

CVAD alumna Susan Gabbard is being honored by the NAEA (National Art Education Association) after being named National Art Educator of the Year. Gabbard will be presented the award at the NAEA conference in New York City on March 3, 2017, 3:00pm at the General Session.

One College One Building – On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, officials from University of North Texas and the College of Visual Arts & Design broke ground on a new home for UNT CVAD. The new art building project will be a new $70 million, four-story, 128,354-square-foot addition to the current art building that is located at 1201 W. Mulberry in Denton, Texas.

Upon the completion of this project, slated to be in Fall 2018, more of the College’s programs will be housed together in one place. Currently, art courses are taught not only in the Art Building, but also in Curry, Hickory, and Oak Street Hall, and the Welch Street Complex.

Stay updated on the project by visiting




On Saturday, February 18th, North Texas Basketball will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sun Belt Conference and NCAA Tournament participant team.  Members of the 2007 Championship team will be honored at halftime of the basketball game against UTSA.  Tip off set for 3 pm.

The 2007 North Texas basketball team was only the 2nd team in UNT history to go to the NCAA tournament.  They earned their way to the NCAA tournament by defeating Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game by a score of 83-75.  Calvin Watson was named SBC tournament MVP.  The Mean Green lost their first round game in the NCAA Tournament against the Memphis Tigers by a score of 58-73.  The Mean Green finished the season with a 23-11 record.


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