Research Profiles

United Nations uses UNT survey to study impact of war on victims and witnesses

Jame Meernik and Kimi King
Not all scars of war fade for those who have witnessed or experienced its horrors. Scars run deep in the case of the Yugoslav Wars of 1991–2001, in which genocide, torture, rape and other inhumane acts destroyed entire communities as well as individuals. The justice system can put a criminal in jail, but what of justice for the victim? What remedy can heal suffering wrought by crimes against...

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Fitness may help middle school students avoid depression

Camilo Ruggero
If your sixth grader is physically fit when he or she enters middle school, will he or she be less likely to become depressed before entering high school? A University of North Texas study suggests that the answer is yes. A team of researchers led by Camilo Ruggero, assistant professor in the UNT Department of Psychology, measured the levels of depression and cardiorespiratory fitness in 437...

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UNT student wins fellowship for mariachi research

José Torres
A music education doctoral student studying at the University of North Texas College of Music is the 2014-15 recipient of the Perry R. Bass Fellowship in Music Education. José Torres, who is specializing in ethnomusicology, was chosen for his research into the ways music diversity can improve society and help students grow personally. José Torres Established in 2007, the Perry R. Bass Fellowship...

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UNT researchers create new, stronger plant-based carbon fiber

Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market. The new carbon fiber is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer...

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Drone research at UNT improves communication after disasters

UNT electrical engineering professors Yan Wan and Shengli Fu
Days after returning from a White House presentation of their use of drones to create Internet hotspots and restore communication after a disaster, two University of North Texas faculty members are headed to the US Ignite Application Summit for a live demonstration of the project June 24 – 27 in Silicon Valley, California. Shengli Fu, electrical engineering associate professor and interim...

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