Research Profiles

Art Meets Science

Panayiotas Kokoras
Nearly 10 years before he joined the faculty at the University of North Texas College of Music, Panayiotis Kokoras won a competition that earned him a residency at one of the world's most distinguished electroacoustic music studios. The options included programs in France, Switzerland, the U.K. -- or Denton, Texas. One of the first college electronic music centers in the United States, UNT's now-...

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UNT Professor's research strives to reclassify Indian art

UNT professor Lisa N. Owen is writing her second book on ancient religious practices in India. Her first book, Carving Devotion in the Jain Caves at Ellora, re-contextualizes medieval Jain artistic and devotional practices at the rock-cut site of Ellora in India. Owen, an associate professor of art history, began teaching at UNT in 2006 and is a specialist on India's rock-cut monuments. Owen's...

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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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