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UNT professor using radio to bridge the STEM education gap in rural areas

UNT professor using radio to bridge the STEM education gap in rural areas

Raise Up Radio came about after Assistant Professor Sarah Evans in UNT’s College of Information Department of Information Science was speaking with a colleague in library youth services about how families used to listen to stories on the radio.

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UNT professor discovers new bird species in Chile

UNT professor discovers new bird species in Chile

The new terrestrial bird species was identified in the Diego Ramírez Archipelago — the southernmost location in Chile and the Americas.

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Researchers earn $1.4M Keck Foundation grant to study greenhouse production of fungal-derived medicines

Researchers earn $1.4M Keck Foundation grant to study greenhouse production of fungal-derived medicines

This first-of-its-kind study will establish a new concept for producing valuable fungal products and may ultimately lead to medicines that can be delivered in plant seeds, eliminating downstream processing.

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UNT receives $1.2M to develop governance mechanisms for book usage data sharing

UNT receives $1.2M to develop governance mechanisms for book usage data sharing

The OA Book Usage Data Trust project aims to make book usage data more accessible for libraries, presses, publishers and others interested in scholarly impact.

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UNT study will explore hearing aid adoption and performance in adults

UNT study will explore hearing aid adoption and performance in adults

Researchers in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology are exploring how factors such as emotions, psychological well-being, social relationships and stress impact whether adults continue to use hearing aids once they're purchased.

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Uncovering the Past: History faculty, student earn awards to further research

Uncovering the Past: History faculty, student earn awards to further research

Faculty and a graduate student in the Department of History have earned a collection of significant awards and fellowships to help in teaching and uncovering new perspectives on the past.

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From pitch to premiere: Media Arts professor researching value placed on female-driven films

From pitch to premiere: Media Arts professor researching value placed on female-driven films

Courtney Brannon Donoghue's research has earned backing from the National Endowment for the Humanities with a $55,000 grant for faculty from Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

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Positive memory intervention may offer new treatment options for PTSD

Positive memory intervention may offer new treatment options for PTSD

Ateka Contractor, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, is working to prove that a positive memory intervention may be an effective choice for PTSD treatment, especially in cases where patients may be hesitant to seek the available trauma-focused treatments.

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UNT researchers find new way to grow nanodiamonds more consistently

UNT researchers find new way to grow nanodiamonds more consistently

Hao Yan, assistant professor of chemistry, and his research team have researched a novel way to grow nanodiamonds that are extremely small and uniformly sized without using explosives.

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UNT professors pursuing creative research projects as Institute for the Advancement of the Arts Faculty Fellows

UNT professors pursuing creative research projects as Institute for the Advancement of the Arts Faculty Fellows

From a new media music composition inspired by time and sound and an exhibition on African American fiber art traditions to original research on the childbirth experiences of queer people in America, four UNT professors will be pursuing creative projects in the next year as the 2022-23 Institute for the Advancement of the Arts Faculty Fellows.

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UNT announces collaborative partnership to develop Advanced Regional Mobility Corridor

UNT announces collaborative partnership to develop Advanced Regional Mobility Corridor

UNT and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma are collaborating to develop an Advanced Regional Mobility Corridor that will offer future economic opportunity and growth.

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Pam Padilla chosen to lead UNT's research and innovation division

Pam Padilla chosen to lead UNT's research and innovation division

Pamela Padilla, dean of the College of Science at UNT, has been appointed vice president of research and innovation.

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UNT partners with other Hispanic-Serving Research Institutions, forms Alliance to increase Hispanic opportunity

UNT partners with other Hispanic-Serving Research Institutions, forms Alliance to increase Hispanic opportunity

The University of North Texas is among 20 of the nation's top research universities that today announced the formation of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities to increase opportunity for those historically underserved by higher education.

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TAMS students named 2022 Goldwater Scholars

TAMS students named 2022 Goldwater Scholars

Two students from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas were named 2022 Goldwater Scholars — Neel Shanumgum and Anay Gupta.

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First FDA-approved Breathalyzer Test for COVID

First FDA-approved Breathalyzer Test for COVID

UNT receives first FDA approval on intellectual property for technology by chemistry professor Guido Verbeck.

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Future of Advanced Air Mobility

Future of Advanced Air Mobility

UNT engineering and logistics researchers receive NASA Minority University Research and Education Project High-Volume Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management grant.

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Biomedical Engineering Students Work to Help Child with Rare Disease

Biomedical Engineering Students Work to Help Child with Rare Disease

Four senior design students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering are working to help a six-year boy be able to play, which he often is too weak to do. For their capstone project, they are designing an upper-body orthosis using equipment in UNT's Biomedical Makerspace at Discovery Park to help the patient who has NUBPL, an extremely rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease. The project...

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Research Backed by NASA, U.S. Geological Survey will Inform Changes in Water-wise Irrigation Techniques

Research Backed by NASA, U.S. Geological Survey will Inform Changes in Water-wise Irrigation Techniques

A team of researchers from the UNT is using high quality satellite and aerial imagery to study how farmers in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley are using water resources and how the farmers’ irrigation methods have changed over the past decades.

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Researchers Working to Connect North Texans Impacted by Aphasia with Expanded Support

Researchers Working to Connect North Texans Impacted by Aphasia with Expanded Support

A group of University of North Texas researchers is working to expand support for North Texas residents living with aphasia and their families, friends and care partners.

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Exploring Protein and Cellular Engineering

Exploring Protein and Cellular Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering researcher Clement Chan recently received a $1.5 million National Institutes of HealthMaximizing Investigators’ Research Award to study protein and cellular engineering.

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