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Why Are There 750,000 Unfilled Job Openings in Cybersecurity? UNT Researchers Are Getting Up to $750K to Find Out

by | Dec 6, 2022
The grant award supports a new online platform to find out why cyber jobs are going unfilled—and make it easy for employers to find talent through an online database. UNT's Ram Dantu and Mark Thompson are principal investigators on the project. Dantu says foreign governments are "spying on us all the time,” and threats like ransomware attacks and cyber attacks abound. "We need a large workforce to combat this, and we don’t have the workforce,” Dantu says.
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‘We Are Going to Change the World’: $150M Grant Fuels UNT Health Science Center’s Diversity-Focused Alzheimer’s Research
by | Oct 3, 2022
The funding from the National Institutes of Health will help UNT HSC at Fort Worth advance its ongoing research on how Alzheimer's disease affects different racial and ethnic groups. Sid O'Bryant, executive director of UNT HSC's Institute for Translational Research, said there's never been a large-scale study like this before. “This award and project are nothing short of a bio behavioral ‘moonshot’ program," adds Brian Gladue, HSC executive VP for research and innovation.
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UNT Dallas’ New Ryan Tower Is a Beacon of Promise in Southern Dallas
by | Sep 14, 2022
The 180-foot Ryan Tower stands at the heart of the UNT Dallas campus and can be seen for miles in every direction. Funded by a $2 million gift from UNT benefactors Amanda and G. Brint Ryan, the tower is meant to serve as "an icon of the university, a symbol for higher learning, and a prominent symbol of the community it serves." "For me, it symbolizes the heights our students and our future students will attain," UNT Dallas President said at the tower's ribbon-cutting.
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Meet the 43 Finalists for the 2022 Tech Titans Awards
Every year, Tech Titans highlights the top movers and shakers in the North Texas technology ecosystem. Here are the finalists in 11 categories. Winners will be announced at the group's signature gala in October.
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Frisco Startup Lands First U.S. Authorization for COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test

by | Apr 18, 2022
Frisco-based InspectIR received the FDA emergency use authorization on Friday for its breathalyzer test, which tests for organic compounds associated with COVID-19 in a person's breath. According to a study, the tests are more effective than the rapid antigen tests available for free from the U.S. government.
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Fort Worth’s Panther Island Dream Gets More Real with $403M Federal Funding
by | Jan 21, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Wednesday to spend $403 million on the final design and build of a 1.5-mile flood-control bypass channel, which will reroute part of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth—and create Panther Island. Fort Worth hopes the 800-acre island will become a massive housing and mixed-use entertainment and recreational district, connecting downtown Fort Worth to the city’s cultural district and the Stockyards.
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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 Masters Programs Top New Ranking of 2022 Best Graduate Schools
by | Apr 8, 2021
The University of North Texas' homeland security and emergency management program and health librarianship program placed in the top ten on U.S. News & World Report's rankings.

UNT is a pioneer in emergency management education, launching the country's first bachelor’s degree program in 1983. Today, there's never been a greater need for educated disaster professionals, the university says.
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Dallas Regional Chamber Appoints Its First-Ever Senior Vice President for Community Engagement

by | Sep 30, 2020
In her new role, Latosha Herron-Bruff will build on the chamber's years-long efforts to grow and promote underserved areas as attractive places to live, work, and do business.
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Swimming Against the Current: UNT Biologists Study the Impact of Construction on Fish
by | Sep 10, 2020
Through funding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, UNT scientists are helping state conservation efforts by examining the velocity of four fish species with what they describe as a fish treadmill.
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Kendra Scott Partners with Dallas’ Balfour in its First-Ever Brand Collaboration
by | Aug 27, 2020
The company wants to “reinvent tradition” by teaming up with powerhouse brand Balfour, the more than 100-year-old premier class jewelry provider, while also pivoting its GEMs program.
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Southlake BioTech Startup Gets $10M Grant from CPRIT for Technology That ‘Lights Up’ Cancer
by | Aug 20, 2020
OncoNano Medicine, a spinout of University of Texas Southwestern, uses pH as a biomarker to detect metastatic cancer. Its technology, which visualizes a tumor, could be a gamechanger.
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Clinical-Stage Biotech Expands From Silicon Valley to the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth

by | Jul 13, 2020
CAGE Bio—currently a resident at Johnson & Johnson Innovation—uses a proprietary platform to develop therapeutic products for dermatology, inflammation, and immunology.
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Discovery: SMU Team Propels Drone Communication Forward, UTA Professor Creates Sustainable City Simulations
by | Feb 28, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll also find out about a new collaboration between UNT and LaCore Labs that includes a $1 million gift.
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Discovery: UT Southwestern Finds Coronavirus Vulnerabilties, CPRIT Awards North Texans $21M for Cancer Research
by | Feb 21, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you’ll read about a study led by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington that could lead to better treatment for osteoporosis, and the Center for BrainHealth seeking pilot phase participants.
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Discovery: UNT Prof Puts Virtual Chem Lab Inside Supercomputer and UTA Studies Groundwater Contamination
by | Feb 7, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you'll also find out how a team at UT Dallas is repurposing an old MRI contrast agent to eliminate the need for using heavy metals.
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