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Research News

International team led by UNT receives $1.2M to develop governance mechanisms for book usage data sharing

International team led by 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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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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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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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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New Equipment Could Reshape the Future of High Entropy Alloys

New Equipment Could Reshape the Future of High Entropy Alloys

A new grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) will allow UNT materials scientists to delve deeper into the world of High Entropy Alloys (HEAs).

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Dantu Named to Dallas 500 for Third Year in a Row

Dantu Named to Dallas 500 for Third Year in a Row

Department of Computer Science and Engineering professor, Ram Dantu, was named DCEO’s Dallas 500 list for the third year in a row.

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Room for Growth

Room for Growth

With AI, learning technologies professors create digital space for K-12 teachers to increase efficacy, equity and diversity in the K-12 environment.

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Understanding Dynamic and Multilayer Networks

Understanding Dynamic and Multilayer Networks

Sanjukta Bhowmick has received three new grants for her work in dynamic networks and multilayer networks to solve today’s modern problems.

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TAMS Students Place First in North American Autonomous Car Competition

TAMS Students Place First in North American Autonomous Car Competition

Three students at UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences (TAMS) took first place in the Amazon Web Services DeepRacer Student League Competition, the world’s first autonomous car racing league.

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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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New Methods for Cotton Research

New Methods for Cotton Research

A team of researchers in the BioDiscovery Institute are working to reduce damage to cotton plants from aphids and Fusarium fungal infections after having received a National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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2021 Tech Titans Finalists

2021 Tech Titans Finalists

Three UNT engineering researchers have been named finalists for two prestigious awards from Tech Titans, which showcase outstanding tech companies and individuals in North Texas.

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 Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars

UNT faculty members Shobhana Chelliah, Distinguished Research Professor of linguistics and associate dean of research and development in the College of Information, and Julie Leventhal, principal lecturer in UNT’s Honors College, have been named award winners in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

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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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UNT Records Record Growth in Research Productivity

UNT Records Record Growth in Research Productivity

Despite hurdles presented by the global pandemic, UNT recorded record growth in research productivity last year. Unprecedented gains in new research grants and proposals and overall research expenditures reflect the university’s rise as a major national research university.

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Advancing 3D Printing of Tissues and Organs

Advancing 3D Printing of Tissues and Organs

Brian Meckes, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at UNT, recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an advanced method of printing complex three-dimensional biological tissues, with potentially far-reaching impacts in medical research.

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Addressing Mental Health Disparities

Addressing Mental Health Disparities

Four UNT professors are addressing health disparities by training the next generation of counselors and social workers to offer trauma-informed, bilingual mental health services to minorities in both behavioral health and integrated care settings.

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