Research News

Research News

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.

continue reading
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.

continue reading
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.

continue reading
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.

continue reading
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.

continue reading
Improving Health Literacy Through Graphic Novels

Improving Health Literacy Through Graphic Novels

A UNT researcher is studying whether graphic novels can be used as a medium to improve health literacy among a variety of populations.

continue reading
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.

continue reading
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.

continue reading
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.

continue reading
Examining Food Insecurity Among Students

Examining Food Insecurity Among Students

Lisa Henry started researching campus food insecurity in 2014 and has since spoken to dozens of students on UNT’s campus, worked with the Dean of Students office to apply her research to help the UNT Food Pantry better serve students and considered how her research can help campuses across the country. She is now continuing her research with a focus on how COVID-19 has affected that experience.

continue reading
Recognizing Exceptional Service

Recognizing Exceptional Service

Academic Associate Vice Provost and Academic Associate Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School Joseph Oppong was recently awarded the 2021 American Association of Geographers Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors. The award recognizes Oppong’s service and commitment to the discipline of geography and geographers in the United States and abroad.

continue reading
Food Studies Bridges Gaps

Food Studies Bridges Gaps

As the first recipient of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Fellowship in Food History, UNT history doctoral student Joshua Lopez wants to bridge queer and food studies — and he’s started that process by compiling oral histories from the Latinx and queer community.

continue reading
History of Resilience

History of Resilience

Brian Elliott (’20 Ph.D.), who earned his doctorate this spring, never allows his visual impairment to slow him down.

continue reading
Pandemic Pay Gender Gap Study

Pandemic Pay Gender Gap Study

A new study co-authored by UNT Sociology Assistant Professor Buddy Scarborough has found that the pandemic has affected mothers’ work lives significantly more than fathers’ work.

continue reading
 NSF CAREER Grants for Excellence in Their Fields

NSF CAREER Grants for Excellence in Their Fields

Three UNT researchers in linguistics, physics and mathematics were awarded more than $1.5 million total in grant money through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program.

continue reading
Professor Named Society for Economic Measurement Fellow

Professor Named Society for Economic Measurement Fellow

Guohua Feng, a professor in the UNT Department of Economics, has been named a fellow in the Society for Economic Measurement.

continue reading
Studying Postpartum Depression

Studying Postpartum Depression

An historian of health, medicine and modern U.S. politics, History Professor Rachel Louise Moran is delving into how society has defined and diagnosed the disease that affects 1 in 9 U.S. women.

continue reading