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>

Symposium at UNT takes a different approach at examining education

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-04-18 09:48

<p>Registration is now open for a symposium at the University of North Texas that will tackle education issues through an unusual format. “Education as Experimentation:Possibilities Beyond Outcome-Based Learning,” will take place June 17–18 (Saturday-Sunday) for art educators, artists, designers, museum educators and philosophers, with session leaders coming from as far as the United Kingdom.</p>

UNT hosts Czech polka band for a 'waltz across Texas'

Submitted by wdc on Tue, 2017-04-18 08:01

<p>The University of North Texas College of Music, in partnership with The Czech Educational Foundation of Texas, is hosting a “waltz across Texas.” </p>
<p>“This will be the first time Stříbrňanka has toured with us in five years,” said Tom Sovík, professor of music theory, pop music specialist and organizer of the nine-city tour. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back for 10 days of celebration Texas Czech style.” </p>

UNT computer science: 45 years of changing lives and technology

Submitted by wdc on Mon, 2017-04-17 14:36

<p>For decades, the University of North Texas has helped lead the way in computer science. UNT’s program is one of the oldest in the nation, turning 45 this year. To commemorate that anniversary, the College of Engineering will host a dinner reception at Apogee Stadium on April 28 (Friday) starting at 6 p.m. Tickets to the event cost $10. That evening, current students and returning alumni will be celebrated. Alumni like Willie Barber, Greg Thurman and Tyseanah Spell, who together, tell the enduring story of UNT’s computer science program.</p>

UNT computer science: 45 years of changing lives and technology

Submitted by wdc on Mon, 2017-04-17 14:19

<p>For decades, the University of North Texas has helped lead the way in computer science. UNT’s program is one of the oldest in the nation, turning 45 this year. To commemorate that anniversary, the College of Engineering will host a dinner reception at Apogee Stadium on April 28 (Friday) starting at 6 p.m. Tickets to the event cost $10. That evening, current students and returning alumni will be celebrated. Alumni like Willie Barber, Greg Thurman and Tyseanah Spell, who together, tell the enduring story of UNT’s computer science program.</p>

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