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student with Painted Bunting bird
This summer, a research team undertook the challenge of studying the mysterious nesting habits of the Painted Bunting at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area.
students and oak leaves
Researchers at UNT have found that two oak tree species, widespread across the southern U.S., remove black carbon from the urban atmosphere.
black hole image
Ohad Shemmer, professor of physics, is part of an international team of astronomers who recently discovered evidence of the most remote "cloaked" black hole ever found.
Skylar King
Skylar King and Chipo Gray, in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently authored a paper in Cell Death & Differentiation about the cell death pathway and the CISD gene family.
Professor Miguel Acevedo
Miguel Acevedo, Regents Professor of electrical engineering, was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant from the NSF to dig deep in tackling the growing global problem of food insecurity. 
New technology will soon join the fight against credit card theft thanks to an invention by UNT Cyber Forensics Technology Lab. 
Dr. April Becker
April Becker, assistant professor of behavioral analysis, earned a 2019 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award for her improvements for stroke research.
woodpeckers on tree
Ph.D. candidate, Amy Wynia, traveled more than 6,000 miles in search of the Magellanic Woodpecker, the largest woodpecker in South America.
Dane Crossley, associate professor of biological sciences, will use the NSF grant to continue his research in cardiovascular physiology.
Technology developed by Sheldon Shi, professor of mechanical and energy engineering at UNT, and Changlei Xia, visiting postdoctoral scholar, uses biomass to quickly, cost-effectively clean up toxic spills.
Richard Dixon and Jaime Barros
Research associate Jaime Barros recently authored a paper published in the journal Nature Communications that utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to confirm 40-year-old research.
Rudi Thompson
Rudi Thompson, associate professor of biological sciences, is successfully changing behavior and saving billions of gallons of water each year through the city of Dallas’ Environmental Education Initiative.
Brooke Otten and Kortney Melancon at computer
Chemistry students Kortney Melancon and Brooke Otten have been credited with the discovery of a new chemical bond, which will forever carry their names.
Kuruvilla John
Kuruvilla John will travel to Kuwait as part of the Department of State’s U.S. Speaker Program. The trip is aimed at increasing awareness associated with air quality issues in Kuwait.
Guo Quan Lim and Hassan Qandil
Two mechanical and energy engineering doctoral students received first and second place at the 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium of the Federation of North Texas Universities.