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July 18th, 2017 Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism announces biography fellowship recipient

Best-selling author and journalist Julia Flynn Siler has been awarded the 2017 Mayborn Fellowship in Biography from University of North Texas’ Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.

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UNT demonstrates first ever drone provided cell service for disaster response

When disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes strike, they often take down the technology emergency workers desperately need to keep in contact — cellphone service. Now a professor at the University of North Texas is working to make sure those first responders can get that vital access through an airborne communication system.

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UNT College of Engineering professor wins prestigious science award

University of North Texas College of Engineering assistant professor Diana Berman has earned the prestigious 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. The award, which is aimed at enhancing the research and professional growth of young faculty, is one of the most prestigious awards for professors teaching engineering, sciences, mathematics and policy management or education. Awards from the ORAU, a consortium of 121 major Ph.D.-granting universities nationwide, can be used as funds for faculty summer salary, graduate student salary, travel, equipment or other assistance relevant to the faculty member’s research.

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