The University of North Texas

UNT, Workforce Commission to Use $12.7M Grant to Create Texas Beacons of Excellence

by | Nov 28, 2022

University of North Texas Workplace Inclusion & Sustainable Employment (UNT WISE), in partnership with Texas Workforce Commission, announced it will use a $12.7 million grant to create the Texas Beacons of Excellence to help employers enhance their skills in recruiting, retaining, and accommodating employees with disabilities.

The goal is to educate employers who use subminimum wage contracts about the benefits of competitive, integrated employment, according to a statement....

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Amazon Partners with Four North Texas Colleges and Universities on Fully Funded Tuition for Its Employees
by | Mar 3, 2022
Amazon's "Career Choice" partnerships with 140 universities and colleges across the country will provide fully funded college tuition opportunities to its 750,000 hourly U.S. employees. Today's announcement is part of Amazon's Upskilling 2025 pledge—a $1.2 billion commitment to upskill more than 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025.
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From a COVID Breathalyzer Test to Chemical Weapons Detection, UNT Professor Develops Sensors that Sniff Out Diseases and Dangerous Substances
by | Jul 19, 2021
Verbeck and his team at UNT have developed sensors that detect chemical weapons, COVID on people's breath, and chemicals in smoke that help firefighters know how to respond. The chemical sensors he creates could prove to be game changers in diagnosing diseases.
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UNT Researchers Launch Tech to Manage COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Solve Equity Problems
by | Mar 4, 2021
UNT hopes its cloud-based computer program called RE-PLAN will be able to solve equitable distribution issues that often accompany a speedy rollout. The technology, which uses sourced data to allow public health agencies to craft response plans, will be dispensed with an urgency to target special demographics communities, like people who have disabilities, don't speak English, and don't have cars.
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Discovery: UTD Device Improves Stroke Recovery, UTSW Team Tackles Kidney Cancer

by | Jan 17, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you'll also find out about how a professor at UNT is developing a wireless, wearable fitness tracker that won't need to be charged.
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Discovery: UTD Scientists Focus on How Eyes Heal, UNT Prof Researches ‘Energy Molecules’
by | Jan 10, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you'll also find out about a major honor given to an electrical engineering professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Discovery: UNT Professor Studies Postpartum Depression’s History; UTD Probes Effects of ‘Passive’ Social Media Use
by | Sep 27, 2019
In this week's roundup of North Texas research and development activity, you'll also read about a UTA professor who's investigating novel manufacturing technology to find more reliable temperature readings in extreme conditions.
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Discovery: How AI May Aid Heart Assessments; UTA Highway Research Tapped as ‘Sweet 16’ Project
by | Aug 30, 2019
We're bringing you this week's news about important developments from universities, labs, and private industry in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
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Discovery: UNT Prof Helps Reveal Oldest ‘Cloaked’ Black Hole; UTSW Probes Hormone’s Role in Obesity

by | Aug 23, 2019
In this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll also read about a scientist at UT Arlington who discovered bone-like particles in blood, which is a find that could help physicians treat life-threatening conditions.
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Discovery: UTA Seeks Best Way to Recycle Fracking Wastewater; UNT Professor Tackles Global Food Insecurity
by | Aug 16, 2019
You’ll also find out about research at UT Southwestern that suggests timing and dosage changes might have a positive effect in treating some cancers in this roundup of research and development activity in North Texas.
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UNT Professor Curates Conservation, One Child at a Time
by | Jul 2, 2019
Hands-on learning projects are teaching youngsters to conserve water, and it's changing Dallas for the better.
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UNT Entrepreneurship Center Partners with New Angel Investment Group
by | Oct 9, 2018
The Denton Angel Investment Group—founded by successful corporate executives and entrepreneurs—was created to support local early-stage ventures.
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Top, from left, Salvador Espino and Dr. Sandra Chapman; center, Geoff Moore, Betsy Price, Charles Taylor, and Joe DePetrillo; bottom, April Barnes.

DI People: UNTHSC Names Provost, EVP; TWU Appoints Associate VP, CIO; Chapman Honored by Les Femmes du Monde

by | Jul 23, 2018
In this roundup of DFW personnel activity, awards, and honors, you'll also find details about honors for Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Envy Gaming naming new president, COO.
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Homeless Kids, City Park, STEM Education Benefit from Philanthropy
by | Mar 28, 2018
North Texas educational institutions and nonprofits receive financial backing for their programs from foundations and businesses.
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‘Humanizing the Digital:’ Symposium to Explore Intersection of Art + Tech
by | Mar 26, 2018
The event, April 20-21 in TWU's Visual Arts Building, will feature two digital art exhibits, discussions, and workshops.
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Discovery: REHEAL Glove Aids Healing, UNT Team Creates Revolutionary Material
by | Feb 2, 2018
All across North Texas, scientists and researchers are developing new and exciting things and making revolutionary discoveries. Here some of their stories.
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