Posts Tagged ‘The University of North Texas’

UNT Entrepreneurship Center Partners with New Angel Investment Group

Posted by Alex Edwards

Calling all budding entrepreneurs in the Denton areathis one’s for you.

The Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of North Texas recently announced it would be partnering with the new Denton Angel Investment Group.

The …

R&D: $1M to Ward Off ‘Malicious Insiders,’ UTA & Naval Surface Warfare Center Reach Pact

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we pore through press releases and websites doing a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you …

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

Posted by Lance Murray

UNTHSC NAMES TAYLOR AS PROVOST, EXECUTIVE VP

Effective Aug. 1, Charles Taylor, PharmD, will become Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Previously, Taylor served as dean …

Homeless Kids, City Park, STEM Education Benefit from Philanthropy

Posted by Lance Murray

COALITION CREATING CENTER FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN GETS $50K BOOST 

The transformation of the former Fannie C. Harris Elementary School in Dallas into a drop-in shelter for homeless youth has gotten a major boost this month after the coalition renovating the

‘Humanizing the Digital:’ Symposium to Explore Intersection of Art + Tech

Posted by Lance Murray

Artists, researchers, makers, and students will gather in April on the Texas Woman’s University campus in Denton for the 2018 North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium.

The event, April 20-21 in the Visual Arts Building, will feature two digital art exhibits …

Discovery: REHEAL Glove Aids Healing, UNT Team Creates Revolutionary Material

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchThe University of Texas at Arlington announced that it has received a new $227,000 grant funded through the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to develop a manufacturing process for the REHEAL glove.

REHEAL is a bioengineered flexible polymeric glove dressing that

UNT Student’s Music, Accounting Skills Add Up to New Business

Posted by Lance Murray

A master’s student in music at the University of North Texas has created a business that helps keep freelance musicians in tune with their finances and tax preparation.

Kyle McKay created The Musician’s Bookkeeper after playing a gig with a …

Research+Development:
Ones to Watch

Posted by Jeff Bounds

Research and development play a starring role in the innovation landscape. Here are five folks hard at work helping to take Dallas-Fort Worth—and beyond—into the future.


Thomas Bamonte
Senior program manager, automated vehicles, North Central Texas Council of Governments’ transportation

Breakthroughs:
High-Minded Discoveries

Posted by Jeff Bounds

When an old high school football injury started nagging, Ted Price created an ointment to rub on his aching Achilles tendon.

Using natural ingredients found in wintergreen plants and grape leaves, the concoction eased his chronic pain in a new …

UNIBEES App Planning Rapid Expansion in 2018, Venturing Beyond a Freebie Finder

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

An app that helps college students find free food and events on campus has 12,000 users at some of the state’s biggest universities and could launch nationwide next year.

UNIBEES founders Abinav Varma Kalidindi and Chandra Kiran Achanta started the …

UNT Receives $1.6M Grant for High School Career Connect

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The Greater Texas Foundation has awarded a $1.6 million grant to the University of North Texas to support High School Career Connect.

The grant funds the first three years of the program and provides students with career development tools, skills …

DFW Research Roundup: Stronger Bones, New PACCAR Chief, Defense Grant

Posted by Lance Murray

DRUG SHOWS PROMISE IN STRENGTHENING DIABETICS’ BONES

Work by UT Southwestern Medical Center stem cell researcher Sean Morrison has been influential showing how a drug that can reverse diabetes and obesity in mice could have the unexpected benefit of strengthening

UNT Hits ‘Play’ for Esports Enthusiasts With The Nest

Posted by Lance Murray

Esports is a rapidly growing phenomenon in the country, and the University of North Texas hopes to get in on the action with a new practice space called The Nest.

The facility inside the Media Library is scheduled to open …

UNT Professor Shines With Anti-Glare Coating for Glass

Posted by Julia Batlle

A professor at the University of North Texas has a solution for people who struggle with glare on reflective glass surfaces. She did it a simple coating. 

Diana Berman, a professor of material science at the College of Engineering, has …

UNT Makes Strides in Genetic Research with Chemical Mapping

Posted by Julia Batlle

A student at the University of North Texas completed the first 3D imaging of the inside of Arabidopsis thaliana, a tiny seed that is used for plant research.

Drew Sturtevant, a doctoral student in UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences, used …

Students Buy Renewable Energy Credits to Power UNT

Posted by Lance Murray

A student group at the University of North Texas is buying enough renewable energy credits from Denton Municipal Electric to power both Denton campuses for a year.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reported that the We Mean Green Fund bought a year’s

UNT Students use Military Experience to Rethink Army Tactical Shelter

Posted by Julia Falcon

Two Army veteran students in the University of North Texas’ College of Engineering are working on a project for the U.S. Army to make shelters stronger, lighter, stackable, and easier to transport. 

The Army granted $2.6 million to two research …

UNT Researchers Crack Code of How Plants Form Tannins

Posted by Lance Murray

A team of researchers at the University of North Texas’ Department of Biological Sciences has made a major discovery in how plants put tannins together.

Tannins have major human health benefits, and can impact the taste of fruits, and drinks …

Center for BrainHealth Honors ex-Legislator Dan Branch

Posted by Dave Montgomery

Former Texas Legislator Dan Branch of Dallas has received a prestigious honor for his efforts to help elevate North Texas into a global research hub by more than doubling the number of Texas universities that are now designated as top-tier …

Top Award for African-American Writers goes to UNT Student

Posted by Lance Murray

A Ph.D. student in English at The University of North Texas has won the nation’s biggest honor for a debut novel by an African-American writer.

Sandra Faye was named winner of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation 2016 Legacy Award.…