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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 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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Next Generation Nuclear Power

Next Generation Nuclear Power

UNT teams up with national lab and industry to develop safer, more efficient storage for next-generation nuclear reactors. As the result of funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), UNT and their collaborators will develop a safer and more efficient method of containing and recycling molten salt nuclear waste from nuclear reactors and other sources...

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Outdoor Netted Facility to Further Drone Research

Outdoor Netted Facility to Further Drone Research

UNT’s Center for Integrated Intelligent Mobility Systems has announced plans to build an outdoor meshed test facility for air and ground autonomous vehicle research and development.

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Army Representatives Recognize Importance of Emerging Technologies from UNT

Army Representatives Recognize Importance of Emerging Technologies from UNT

Representatives from the U.S. Army Reserve’s 75th Innovation Command, First Innovation Group recently visited UNT to recognize the importance of emerging technology from the university in supporting their mission to strengthen national defense.

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Conveying A Message

Conveying A Message

Born in the Kurdish region of Iran, Pedram Baldari, assistant professor of studio art, takes experiences from his upbringing, his time in the U.S. and issues that he finds meaningful and incorporates them into his art research. From the idea of homeland citizenship to colonization to war, Baldari believes that issues and topics are a way for art enthusiasts to get a sense of others’ struggles.

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Epigenetics, Global Warming and Cultural Exchange

Epigenetics, Global Warming and Cultural Exchange

Warren Burggren and Pamela Padilla are exploring a poorly understood field called epigenetics, the study of how the expression of genetic traits can be altered without change to the DNA itself.

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Studying Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Heat in Urban Areas

Studying Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Heat in Urban Areas

Lu Liang, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, is hoping citizen scientists will be able to help test whether there is a correlation between heat and air pollution.

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More Readily and Accurately Designing New Proteins to Reprogram Living Cells

More Readily and Accurately Designing New Proteins to Reprogram Living Cells

Researchers at the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Dallas have, for the first time, modified the compatibility of proteins in cells by building connections at the molecular level that did not exist before.

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Advancing Medical Security and Enhancing Student Research Opportunities

Advancing Medical Security and Enhancing Student Research Opportunities

UNT physics professor Bibhudutta Rout from, alongside Saraju Mohanty from computer science and engineering and Elias Kougianos from electrical engineering are collaborating with a team from the Grambling State University on a half-million dollar NSF grant to advance medical security and broaden participation of historically underrepresented students in STEM education and research. 

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Leading the Way in Additive Manufacturing

Leading the Way in Additive Manufacturing

The Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing (CAAAM) is transforming manufacturing technologies to create market-based solutions involving fundamental science impacting everything from medical implants to next-generation drones and encouraging new industry and global collaborations for North Texas.

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Collaborating with City of Lewisville on Creation of Needed Park

Collaborating with City of Lewisville on Creation of Needed Park

A UNT professor and a group of undergraduate students in the College of Health and Public Service are using their expertise to help bring much needed green space to a Lewisville community.

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Managing Drone Traffic

Managing Drone Traffic

Kamesh Namuduri is developing safer and more efficient ways to move people and cargo as the demand for using unmanned aerial vehicles in urban, suburban and rural areas continues to grow.

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Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement

Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement

A new $2 million grant aimed at increasing participation and diversity in Ph.D. science and engineering programs focusing on research relevant to human health will be put into action at UNT this fall. G-RISE, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, will develop a diverse pool of Ph.D. students for careers in the biomedical research fields at UNT.

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Moving Toward Carbon-negative Manufacturing

Moving Toward Carbon-negative Manufacturing

Chemistry professor Shengqian Ma will spearhead the development of an industrial direct-air carbon dioxide capture module as part of a $2 million, three-year project for the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a prototype low-cost system for capturing carbon dioxide waste from manufacturing emissions and cleanly converting it into ethanol.

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Particulates in Precipitation

Particulates in Precipitation

From radioactive rain to hitchhiking tardigrades, particulates in precipitation have big implications for ecosystems, according to ecosystem geographer Alexandra Ponette-González. She shines a magnifying glass on the microscopic materials that land on and flow through plants with water in a paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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Studying Remote Learning during the Pandemic

Studying Remote Learning during the Pandemic

College of Education Assistant Professor Lauren Eutsler studies how teachers are handling the new world of education after a shift to remote instruction due to COVID-19 restrictions and offers suggestions for moving forward.

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Global Sports Innovator Stadia Ventures Collaborates with UNT

Global Sports Innovator Stadia Ventures Collaborates with UNT

UNT’s sport entertainment management program has added Stadia Ventures — a global sports innovation hub for entrepreneurs, industry partners and investors — to its list of collaborators.

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