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UNT Libraries to become Association of Research Libraries member

UNT Libraries to become Association of Research Libraries member

The ARL Membership Committee noted UNT’s designation as a Tier One research university and Hispanic-Serving Institution as well as its commitment to multiple initiatives supporting system-wide expansion of diversity, equity, inclusion and access.

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UNT faculty named among the world’s most cited researchers

UNT faculty named among the world’s most cited researchers

More than 60 researchers at UNT were among the top 2% of more than six million scientists worldwide within their specialty areas throughout their careers.

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UNT researcher engineers bacteria to convert greenhouse gases into sustainable products

UNT researcher engineers bacteria to convert greenhouse gases into sustainable products

Calvin Henard’s work is backed by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Agile BioFoundry.

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UNT audiology research provides evidence that led to expanded Medicare coverage for cochlear implants

UNT audiology research provides evidence that led to expanded Medicare coverage for cochlear implants

University of North Texas assistant professor Sharon Miller was part of a team of researchers whose work led to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updating their cochlear implant candidacy criteria and providing coverage for a broader spectrum of hearing loss.

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With USDA grant, UNT to add agritourism course and project-based learning opportunities

With USDA grant, UNT to add agritourism course and project-based learning opportunities

Through new offerings in research and an academic course, the University of North Texas College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism will help prepare students to enter the booming agritourism industry.

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UNT named HSI Fulbright Leader, students and faculty to travel abroad for research

UNT named HSI Fulbright Leader, students and faculty to travel abroad for research

This is the first time UNT has earned this designation, which is given to HSI universities who have demonstrated noteworthy engagement with Fulbright exchange participants.

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With $1.75M Department of Energy Grant, UNT Adds Industrial Assessment Center

With $1.75M Department of Energy Grant, UNT Adds Industrial Assessment Center

The University of North Texas is set to lead regional manufacturers in bringing more effectiveness and sustainability to their operations as the first university in the North Texas region to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Center program. 

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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 geographers exploring technology’s influence on urban forest management and planning

UNT geographers exploring technology’s influence on urban forest management and planning

Faculty members Alexandra Ponette-González and Matthew Fry will soon launch a five-year study backed by a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

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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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