College Announces Changes in Leadership
There has been an administrative domino effect in the college since Warren Burggren resigned his CAS dean position to become UNT provost. CAS has a new dean, a CAS associate dean has become interim dean of UNT's Toulouse Graduate School, and a department chair is now interim associate dean for administrative affairs. But wait, there's more...
Computational Chemists Tackle Climate Change
Much attention is being paid these days to combating climate change, with particular emphasis on the feasibility of carbon sequestration. UNT computational chemists, funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant and led by Angela Wilson, think proteins may be the answer and have developed a technique for identifying protein molecules that are likely to be efficient CO2 binders.
Digitization is Key for Historians Torget and Moye
For UNT historians Andrew Torget and Todd Moye, the opportunities offered by digitization of resources promise to be transformative. For Moye, who directs the UNT Oral History Program, the first benefit of digitizing analog recordings will be broader access to OHP's extensive collection of oral histories. For Torget, who explores how the methods of traditionally high-tech fields can be applied to historical research, “digital methods allow researchers to visualize and interpret data in innovative ways..."
Alumnus Works for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
As a UNT political science major in the late 1970s, Domingo Garcia (BA, 1980) developed his political skills as well as his academic preparation. He now runs a successful law practice and has been elected to Dallas and statewide government positions, and expresses his “activist” tendancies in support of comprehensive immigration reform, among other issues. He also continues to support UNT.
Women's Studies Maymester Course Offers Insight into Tunisian Women's Lives
More than a dozen students accompanied Sandra Spencer, director of UNT's Women's Studies Program, on a unique study abroad program in the North African nation of Tunisia. Spencer explains why Tunisia is of particular interest to those interested in women's issues in predominantly Islamic countries and how the experience enriched her life as well as the lives of the students.
Write Stuff: Creative Writing Students Read Their Work
Denton has a national reputation for being a center of “indie music,” with small-scale performances of an almost underground nature. What's the scene for emerging poets and prose writers? Current and former UNT creative writing students are discovering, and in some cases creating, new venues for introducing the broader Denton community to their works.
War and Peace
The Military History Center in the Department of History and the Peace Studies Program in the Department of Political Science are home to well-known scholars and exciting initiatives. Join us as we learn more about them, as well as thematically related people and projects, including armor maker Brian Price in "Chivalry's Not Dead" and student organizations in "Taking on the World" and "Mediation Team at the Top."
KNTU Celebrates to the tune of 40 years on air
At UNT's radio station KNTU-FM "The One," there's no reason for the blues. During the past forty years, KNTU has blossomed into a successful staple in one of the country's largest media markets. To celebrate its fortieth anniversary, KNTU brought together a motley crew of students, staff, alumni, and devoted listeners to celebrate.
New Center Supports Study of Immigrant Issues
Recently, UNT founded the Immigrant Research and Policy Center (IRPC). With its focus on interdisciplinary research and high levels of scholarship, the center is drawing attention from departments all across the College of Arts and Sciences, UNT, and beyond.
Paleozooligist Studies White-Tailed Deer in Texas
When Steve Wolverton, his colleagues, and grad students from the Department of Biological Sciences go to Fort Hood – it's all about the deer. These scientists have been capturing, tagging, and studying the deer populations around the fort to provide data that will help determine deer health and population control policies.
Artist-in-Residence Guillermo Arriaga Coaches Film Students
Acclaimed screenwriter and novelist Guillermo Arriaga became UNT's first artist-in-residence at the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts this year. His residency has not only helped showcase the UNT community, but has been memorable for students, faculty, and DFW-area film fans alike.
UNT Alumna Owes Her Job in Israel to 2009 Alternative Spring Break in Argentina
When Susan Perry spent her 2009 spring break in Argentina as part of an Alternative Spring Break program sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, she knew that she was going to help others. But what Perry didn't know was that, based on her work in Argentina, she would soon be selected for a job in Israel.
Helping HIV/AIDS Charities One Step at a Time
Since 2006, UNT's Center for Psychosocial Health Research (CPHR) has taken part in LifeWalk, an annual Dallas event sponsored by AIDS Arms, Inc. Grouping together faculty, students, and furry friends like Toby Dawg, the CPHR LifeWalk team has raised more than $2,000 for HIV/AIDS charities.
Feminism, Film, and Freedom: Year two of "Fem Flicks"
The "Fem Flicks" film series, a joint production by UNT's Women's Studies Program, Women's Center, and Media library, offers a "reel life" look into feminism.
Linguists, tech writers team up in Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication
Perhaps best known for the work of its linguists in the preservation of endangered world languages, the department also has a strong TESOL collaboration with a major Mexican university and, on the domestic front, takes pride in placing tech writing grads in top jobs in the business world.
Blended course model offers new and innovative approach for foreign language students
Faculty in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures have put a unique twist on select foreign language courses by blending online coursework with in-class sessions to more effectively introduce students to distant cultures.
A new equation: Math faculty leading the pack in invariant descriptive set theory
Su Gao and colleagues in the Department of Mathematics have been turning heads within the mathematics community with their ground-breaking work in invariant descriptive set theory and its applications.