Teens do independent research in UNT laboratories for summer jobs

Submitted by wdc on Mon, 2017-08-21 15:05

DENTON (UNT), Texas — For many teens, their first summer job means taking food orders or bussing the tables in a restaurant, sacking groceries, babysitting or working as a camp counselor or lifeguard.
Mira Patel's job, however, is in the University of North Texas biology lab of Pamela Padilla, identifying a molecular mechanism involved with how diet and genotype influence stress responses. The research will provide more information about the consequences of gestational diabetes.

Texas Fashion Collection examines history of comfortable clothing in new exhibition

Submitted by wdc on Thu, 2017-08-17 08:29

<p>The recent popularity of yoga pants for everyday wear has raised eyebrows among some fashion critics, but comfortable clothing has been around for decades.</p>
<p>A new exhibition, <em>Sportswear to Athleisure: The Creation of Comfortable Clothing, </em>will feature the history of such fashion, using garments from the University of North Texas’ Texas Fashion Collection. The exhibition runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays from Sept. 8 (Friday) to Dec. 8 (Friday) at UNT ArtSpace Dallas.</p>

Free weekly lab band & jazz ensemble concerts at UNT Union Syndicate

Submitted by wdc on Wed, 2017-08-16 08:03

<p>The University of North Texas College of Music kicks off Jazz at the Syndicate at 9 p.m. on Sept. 12 (Tuesday). The free evening and lunchtime jazz performances will be held in the University Union Syndicate, 1155 Union Circle.</p>
<p>The weekly concerts are open to the UNT community and the general public. Performances showcase the UNT College of Music’s variety of jazz ensembles at noon on Thursdays and Fridays and 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.</p>

National Science Foundation grant to fund drone advances at UNT

Submitted by wdc on Mon, 2017-08-14 09:26

<p>– The National Science Foundation has awarded Shengli Fu, University of North Texas College of Engineering associate professor and chair of electrical engineering, a $250,000 grant for drone research and development. The grant is part of $1 million that has been divided between UNT, the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.</p>