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November 21st, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
UNT’s fashion design program earns top rankings

The fashion design program at the University of North Texas is considered the best in the state and one of the best in the world, according to two recent surveys.

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UNT TAMS student named regional finalist in 2016 Siemens competition

The Siemens Competition is one of the nation’s premier research competitions for high school-aged students. Prateek Kalakunta will now compete for a $3,000 scholarship.

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UNT Debate students win state championship tournament

Garrett Hammonds and Abron Hester defeated five teams in preliminary rounds and three in the championship round to win the touarnament at Tyler Junior College.

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UNT psychology student wins $71,000 national award in support of research

Renee Cloutier, a doctoral student in experimental psychology at the University of North Texas, has received a $71,674 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Cloutier is the first UNT student to receive this award.

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UNT English doctoral student wins prestigious Legacy Award

Sanderia Faye, University of North Texas Ph.D. student in English, has won the nation’s top honor for a debut novel by an African American writer – the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation 2016 Legacy Award.

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October 10th, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
For second year in a row, UNT hits record high with enrollment

The University of North Texas continues to see an increase in enrollment and, for the second year in a row, has posted a record for students enrolled with 37,973 students, which is a 2 percent increase over last year.

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UNT researchers collaborate on cancer breakthrough

A team of researchers working in two countries and several universities, including the University of North Texas, has made a major discovery that could help fight some deadly forms of cancer.

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UNT alumna, Grammy Award winner Norah Jones awarded UNT Presidential Medal of Honor during campus visit Sept. 21

University of North Texas alumna and musician Norah Jones received a big welcome home Sept. 21 (Wednesday) when she returned to the university she attended before launching her Grammy Award-winning career.

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UNT doctoral students tackle the newest threats in cybersecurity

The University of North Texas is the only university in the country to receive National Science Foundation funding of more than $1 million for a Scholarship for Service program exclusive to Ph.D. students studying cybersecurity.

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UNT News Briefs

September 7th, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

2016 State of the University

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At the 2016 State of the University, President Smatresk will review UNT’s accomplishments for the past year and unveil UNT’s priorities for the 2016-17 academic year. Join us for the 2016 State of the University on Sept. 15 and help celebrate UNT’s past and future.

  • When: 3-5 p.m. Sept. 15. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. Presentation begins at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Murchison Performing Arts Center
  • Info: Reception to follow immediately in the Horace and Euline Brock Grand Lobby
  • Streaming: The event will be streamed live from this site on the day of the event.

UNT study shows lack of sleep contributes to higher glucose levels in college students

The research results show that students who voluntarily slept fewer hours over a week’s time had higher serum glucose levels than other college students, putting them at risk for possible medical problems.

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Exhibition features UNT alumnus’ paintings and drawings

Pursuance of Image, a new exhibition at UNT on the Square features the paintings and drawings of University of North Texas alumnus and staff member Sam Ivie.

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UNT’s student-run restaurant makes “Best of” list

The Club at Gateway Center, a student-run restaurant at the University of North Texas, has won the 2016 Best of Denton Award in the restaurant category. The recognition comes from the Denton Award Program, which honors exceptional venues that “help make the Denton area a great place to live, work and play.”

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UNT named first Bee Campus USA in Texas

The University of North Texas has become the first university in the state of Texas to be named a Bee Campus USA. Bee Campus USA is a sustainability organization focused on supporting pollinator species populations, which are declining rapidly across the globe.

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August 15th, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
UNT forms partnership with Dallas Cowboys to increase awareness, create unique opportunities for students

A new partnership has been formed between the University of North Texas and the Dallas Cowboys which includes educational benefits for UNT students and an extensive advertising and promotional program designed to raise awareness of the UNT brand.

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Recent UNT graduate wins Rotary Global Grant to attend London School of Economics

While volunteering for a nonprofit organization serving children in El Salvador, Ingrid Panameno, a recent University of North Texas graduate, began to realize the barriers the children faced to getting an education, including destroyed school infrastructures, lack of transportation and scarce school supplies.

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UNT leaders, students to visit Cuba

University of North Texas ambassadors – both faculty and students, as well as President Neal Smatresk – are heading to Cuba in May 2017 to pursue educational and cultural opportunities. UNT will be one of the first American universities to collaborate with Cuba.

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UNT engineer elected to national board of directors

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Thomas Scharf has been elected to the national Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) board of directors.

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July 11th, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
UNT hospitality program ranked in Top 50 worldwide

CEOWORLD Magazine has named the University of North Texas hospitality program among the best in the world.

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UNT doctoral student wins national dissertation fellowship

Nydia Sánchez has won the prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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Former UNT orchestra leader, conductor & author wins award

Retired author and conductor Anshel Brusilow won Gold in Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. The honor was for his memoir Shoot the Conductor: Too Close to Monteux, Szell, and Ormandy, co-written with Robin Underdahl.

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UNT provost travels to China for historic graduation

Texas history was made this month when UNT Provost Finley Graves traveled to China to bestow degrees on four students. The four graduated with two degrees from two universities in two countries at the same time – one from the University of North Texas and the other from a participating university in China.

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UNT student wins international playwriting award

University of North Texas senior Jacob Sampson has won one of the most prestigious playwriting awards for students – the Václav Havel Library Foundation Award and DAMU Contest for the U.S. Students of Drama and Performance Studies.

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June 13th, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT researchers discover potential new paths for plant-based bioproducts

Plant science researchers at the University of North Texas have found potential new pathways for the creation of plant-based bioproducts. The research is outlined in a new article in the journal Nature Plants.

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UNT’s Science Education Research Lab wins water conservation award for work in Dallas

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has named the UNT Science Education Research Lab a winner of the 2016 Texas Environmental Excellence Award.

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UNT’s Printing & Distribution Solutions wins nine awards in national competition

The University of North Texas’ Printing & Distribution Solutions won nine awards at the 2016 In-Print Competition, co-sponsored by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association, the nation’s largest organization for print shops housed in larger organizations that they service, and In-Plant Graphics Magazine.

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UNT opens Life of Purpose outpatient treatment center for students seeking recovery

Students who are recovering from alcohol and substance addiction, but do not want their treatment to keep them from pursuing university degrees, will have a resource for them at the University of North Texas. Life of Purpose Treatment, an intensive outpatient program designed specifically for college and university students, will open its second location on the UNT campus in Denton.

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UNT geographer receives NSF CAREER Award

Alexandra Ponette-González recently received a $475,167 National Science Foundation CAREER award for a five-year analysis of the effectiveness of blackjack oaks and post oaks in capturing black carbon — commonly emitted by diesel engines — in urban areas.

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May 19th, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

UNT College of Music jazz students win 8 ‘DownBeat’ Student Music Awards

College of Music jazz students, faculty and ensembles have been honored by the national jazz and blues magazine “DownBeat”with a total of eight student music and outstanding performance awards.

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More than 4,200 students to graduate during UNT commencement ceremonies May 13, 14

More than 4,200 students are expected to receive degrees from the University of North Texas during the spring 2016 commencement ceremonies, which includes UNT’s University-wide Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. May 13 (Friday).

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UNT broadcast student to visit White House for inaugural College Reporter Day

A University of North Texas broadcast student will visit the White House April 28 for the first College Reporter Day, an opportunity for student reporters to discuss issues relevant to college campuses with senior administration officials.

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UNT One O’Clock Lab Band recording new album, heading Down Under

The University of North Texas Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band has an exciting summer in store – they are recording a new album and heading to Australia.

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U.S. News and World Report lists several UNT programs among the best

U.S. News and World Report recently ranked several University of North Texas graduate school programs as some of the finest in the nation.

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April 21st, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs

Annual Voertman art competition features CVAD students’ art work in exhibition

Students in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas will show off their work at the 56th annual Voertman’s Art competition, April 14 – July 23.

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UNT College of Education dean announces retirement

Jerry Thomas, the dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas, will retire in July. Thomas has served as dean since 2008. He came to UNT from Iowa State University, where he was a professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology.

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UNT recognized for excellence in transfer student programs and opportunities

The University of North Texas was the only public school in Texas to be listed as a member of the inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll by Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges. The award identifies the top four-year colleges and universities that have created “dynamic pathways to support community college transfer.”

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UNT to evaluate new animal-assisted therapy teams

The University of North Texas is once again preparing for their evaluation of new animal-assisted therapy teams, who will provide service in their own communities.

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UNT Mayborn School students recognized in TIPA, SPJ awards competitions

Students in the University of North Texas’ Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism received a total of 26 awards in the recent Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awards competition.

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