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September 28th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

Celebration of milestones culminates in Carnegie Hall concert for UNT Regents professor

It’s a year of milestones for University of North Texas Regents Professor of Double Bass Jeff Bradetich. His treasured bass turned 250 years old this year; he celebrated his 60th birthday – 50 of those years have been dedicated to playing bass; he marked 30 years of honing the skills of talented musicians in his summer strings institute; his foundation just celebrated its first decade; and now he plans to commemorate it all by performing at Carnegie Hall 35 years – almost to the day – after his debut in the prestigious venue.

“There’s something very special about a New York concert,” Bradetich said. “It’s a place people will travel to from across the world to see a performance. There are even a number of people from this area who are travelling there just to be a part of the experience.”

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UNT’s fundraising total for 2017 breaks university record

The University of North Texas Division of Advancement achieved its highest annual fundraising total ever with more than $30.1 million in commitments.

The fiscal year 2017 total includes $19.6 million in cash contributions, as well as multi-year pledges and estate gift commitments.

“Our alumni and friends made a real difference this past year in supporting UNT’s vision and making an impact on the university,” said David Wolf (Ph.D. ’04), vice president for advancement who joined UNT in May 2015. “The increase in support is the result of strategic goals set by Advancement that aim to re-engage alumni and donors with the university and focus dollars on helping students and UNT as a whole be more successful.”

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UNT faculty member honored by Wildlife Society of Mexico

Ricardo Rozzi, professor in the University of North Texas Department of Philosophy and Religion, has received the 2017 Enrique Beltran Prize for the Conservation of Natural Resources from The Wildlife Society of Mexico. Rozzi is the first researcher and scholar from outside of Mexico to receive the award.

The prize, named for the founder of the Mexican Institute for Sustainable Natural Resources, was presented in conjunction with the International Council on Natural Resources and Wildlife at the 2017 International Congress for Natural Resources. The prize recognizes contributions to interdisciplinary research and practice of environmental ethics.

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August 18th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

National Science Foundation grant to fund drone advances at UNT

The National Science Foundation has awarded Shengli Fu, University of North Texas College of Engineering associate professor and chair of electrical engineering, a $250,000 grant for drone research and development. The grant is part of $1 million that has been divided between UNT, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.

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Internationally known artists to discuss work as UNT determines public art for new Art Building

The University of North Texas’ new Art Building is expected to feature art from an internationally recognized artist – and the public can hear from a group of finalists before the artist is selected to develop an artwork proposal.

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UNT students named Spectrum Scholars by American Library Association

The scholarships are given to high-achieving students who are earning graduate degrees in library and information science.

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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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June 14th, 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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May 19th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
UNT Professor earns national award for her dissertation

Rachel U. Mun, a University of North Texas professor, has been awarded the 2017 National Association for Gifted Children Dissertation Award. She will give a special session on her work at the National Association for Gifted Children conference in November.

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UNT’s College of Information receives national research award

The UNT College of Information has received the 2017 Outstanding International Research Collaboration Award sponsored by the American Educational Research Association.

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UNT political scientist honored with Piper Professor award

John Ishiyama, University Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Political Science, is being recognized statewide for his impact on teaching as a 2017 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor.

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April 11th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
UNT’s Early Childhood Music program adds new Maymester session

The College of Music’s Early Childhood Music Program helps young children develop an inherent musical understanding. Classes are offered for children from birth to five years old. Registration by May 1 preferred.

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UNT librarian wins national award

Julie Leuzinger, associate librarian and head of library learning services, has been awarded the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Politics, Policy and International Relations Section Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award.

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UNT student creates device aimed at helping those with arthritic knees walk easier

Jenn Cao, a graduate student in UNT’s College of Engineering, has created a working exoskeleton prototype aimed at helping those who struggle to walk because of osteoarthritis in their knees.

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March 13th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
UNT breaks ground on new residence hall, tour center project

UNT officials conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the latest project on campus: a tour center and residence hall, set to open in fall 2018.

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College of Education, ACES to present Temple Grandin lecture in Dallas

The University of North Texas and ACES (Comprehensive Educational Services Inc.) will present prominent autism activist Temple Grandin April 13 in Dallas. Grandin is widely considered one of the most important voices in the Autism Spectrum Disorder community.

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Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards 2017 nomination deadline soon

Participate in a long-standing university tradition by nominating exceptional UNT graduates for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards. The deadline is April 15. Get more information on the different awards presented and download the nomination form here.

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UNT alumni see Grammy wins at 59th annual awards show

The Mean Green was well-represented at this year’s Grammy Awards, winning across a broad spectrum of categories.

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UNT on the Square presents spring Thursday Night Music Series

The Mean Green was well-represented at this year’s Grammy Awards, winning across a broad spectrum of categories.

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February 10th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
Two UNT students win awards from nation’s largest fashion scholarship fund

University of North Texas students Lindsey Lotze and Asia Montague are among more than 200 college students to receive $5,000 scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.

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UNT student helps put team in top spot for family business challenge

UNT senior, Dylan Lischau, helped his team win first place in his division for the collaborative portion of the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition, which partnered students from different institutions to solve a business challenge in a matter of hours.

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UNT expands MBA offerings with 11-month program

The University of North Texas has added a new full-time MBA in business management to its master of business administration degree programs. The new program starting summer 2017 allows students to complete their degrees in 11 months, among the shortest for MBA programs.

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New UNT on the Square exhibition features collaboration of artists from United States, Turkey

Collaborate4, running March 10-April 8 features four artists from three continents who create works together from unique materials by combining their skills in enameling, jewelry-making, metalsmithing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

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January 25th, 2017 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
U.S. News and World Report lists UNT online education program among best in the nation

The University of North Texas College of Education online graduate education program was ranked No. 16 out of 275 schools listed by U.S. News and World Report. The program rose from a No. 124 ranking last year.

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Denton coffee shop turns to UNT students to rebrand image

Local business owner of Aura Coffee, Kim McKibben, decided to collaborate with two marketing courses at UNT that give students hands-on experience helping to brand independent businesses in the North Texas region.

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UNT researchers to study flu vaccine response and quality of sleep in hospital nurses

The research, which will involve nurses at Denton Regional Medical Center, will determine links between sleep deprivation and immune response to flu vaccines.

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UNT engineer part of collaboration receiving $4.5 million for superconductive wire research

Marcus Young, a University of North Texas assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is part of a new project aimed at improving superconductive wires.

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