UNT professor gets new opportunity to combine leadership skills and science

Submitted by wdc on Mon, 2017-04-24 13:16

<p>Pamela Padilla, an associate professor of biology at the University of North Texas and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the new College of Science has spent her career studying science, doing research in the field of genetics and teaching. Her efforts have brought her great success with everything from awards to publications. Now she has a new honor that comes with a new career focus. She was recently accepted to an advanced leadership institute and wants to help bring new leadership skills to her fellow scientists.</p>

UNT research professor awarded Fulbright scholarship

Submitted by wdc on Mon, 2017-04-24 08:30

<p><a href="http://courseweb.unt.edu/rhondac/">Rhonda Christensen</a>, a research professor in the <a>Department of Learning Technologies</a> in the <a href="http://coi.unt.edu/">College of Information</a> at the <a href="https://www.unt.edu/">University of North Texas</a>, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholarship.</p&gt

UNT’s ArtWear 2017 highlights graduating seniors’ fashion design talents

Submitted by wdc on Fri, 2017-04-21 10:06

<p>The sleek and stylish models strutting down the catwalk May 6 will be displaying the culmination of University of North Texas’ seniors hard work and dedication. ArtWear, the annual juried exhibition at the UNT Union Ballroom, located at 1155 Union Circle, Denton, is showcasing the work of 32 students from the College of Visual Arts and Design fashion design program this year.</p>

UNT jazz celebrates 70th anniversary at Arts & Jazz Festival with top ensembles

Submitted by wdc on Fri, 2017-04-21 08:06

<p>It has been 70 years since the University of North Texas launched the now-acclaimed Jazz Studies program – the first of its kind in the U.S. In honor of this milestone, the College of Music will be releasing <em>Legacy — Neil Slater at North Texas </em>– a four-CD box set – at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival.

UNT’s Jazz Singers CD offers something for everyone

Submitted by wdc on Thu, 2017-04-20 09:41

<p>A newly released CD by the award-winning University of North Texas College of Music’s Jazz Singers weaves together traditional and contemporary jazz, with rock, big band swing and even Brazilian flare. Titled “Groovin’ Hard,” the CD includes nine pieces, five of which were arranged by current or former UNT students. All of the pieces – save one – were arranged specifically for the group.</p>

UNT names Elizabeth Murakami Mike Moses Endowed Chair

Submitted by wdc on Thu, 2017-04-20 08:49

<p>Elizabeth Murakami, professor and director of programs in Educational Leadership in the College of Education and Human Development at <a href="http://www.tamusa.edu/">Texas A&M-San Antonio</a>, has been selected to serve as the <a href="https://www.coe.unt.edu/employment/mike-moses-endowed-chair-educational-... Moses Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership</a> at the <a href=&quo

UNT recognized for excellence in transfer student programs for second year in a row

Submitted by wdc on Wed, 2017-04-19 13:15

<p>The University of North Texas has been listed as a member of the second annual Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll by Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for students at two-year colleges. The award identifies top four-year colleges and universities that have created “dynamic pathways to support community college transfer.”</p>

From digital data to knowledge: UNT researcher receives NSF CAREER award

Submitted by wdc on Wed, 2017-04-19 09:35

<p>Cornelia Caragea, an assistant professor at the University of North Texas College of Engineering, has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her work in machine learning, data mining and information retrieval. </p>
<p>UNT now has 13 researchers who have been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award – the most prestigious recognition offered by the NSF for young researchers. </p>

2017 Sherman-Barsanti award winner to make a difference in lives of children in war-torn Colombia

Submitted by wdc on Wed, 2017-04-19 09:21

<p>University of North Texas College of Music performance and jazz studies doctoral student Daniel Pinilla has won the $10,000 top prize in UNT’s 2017 Sherman-Barsanti Inspiration Awards. Pinilla was awarded the honor April 5 for his project involving the development of a series of workshops for children in rural Colombia who have been traumatized by armed conflict.</p>