Research Profiles

Does Mom's cell phone use stress out baby?

Cory Kildare
University of North Texas student Cory Kildare stood at a city park one day, watching parents transfixed on cell phone screens while kids on the swing set yelled, "Push me, Mommy!" At restaurants and stores, she often saw the same – parents with their eyes fixed on tiny screens instead of tiny tots.  The experience inspired the UNT doctoral student to focus her doctoral dissertation on the...

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Biocultural Conservation

Ricardo Rozzi and James Kennedy
The acrimonious relationship between humans and flies has existed for ages. But at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park within Chile's Cape Horn Archipelago, some families of this insect so pesky to humans have developed a special relationship with a peculiar moss, Tayloria mirabilis. While most mosses, or bryophytes, disperse their spores by wind or water, this moss emits an odor attractive to flies...

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TAMS student researchers tackle special projects

TAMS student Tiffany Jiang works in the lab on her student research.
Advanced students enrolled in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, an early college entry program at the University of North Texas, are working closely with UNT faculty members on a number of research projects that give them hands-on experience solving everyday issues and mysteries. From devising a more efficient way to generate energy from solar panels to uncovering a new technique to...

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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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