Posts Tagged ‘UNT’

Discovery: UTSW Discovers Alzheimer’s ‘Big Bang,’ UNTHSC Scientist Tracks Mosquitoes for Your Health

Posted by Lance Murray

UTSW FINDS WHEN A HEALTHY PROTEIN TURNS TOXIC IN ALZHEIMER’S STUDY

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchResearchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have pinpointed the “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease.

The study from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute found the moment at which a healthy …

Local Startup Evangelist Named Addison TreeHouse Director

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has named North Texas startup evangelist Nancy Hong as the new director of the Addison TreeHouse.

The hire comes just a month after The DEC named Alyce Alston as its new CEO, replacing co-founder Trey …

Robotics Contest Getting a Reboot for Denton Students

Posted by Lance Murray

After a five-year hiatus, DC BEST is on its way back.

The name is an acronym for Denton County’s Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology Robotics competition, a six-week extracurricular robotics contest in the fall for Denton County middle and high …

UNT Unveils New Partnership With Leading Chinese Tech Firm

Posted by Lesa Roe

University of North Texas Dallas Innovates Silver SponsorThe University of North Texas System has been bitten by the entrepreneurship bug and evidence can be found in just about every corner of the Dallas-Fort Worth region. From Dallas to Denton to Fort Worth to Frisco, our three universities

NASA Engineer Lesa Roe Bringing Pioneering Spirit to UNT System

Posted by Heather Noel

One thing NASA veteran Lesa Roe has learned six months into her role as the first female chancellor of the University of North Texas System — higher education is not all that different from working for America’s space agency.  

“Quite …

Q+A: UNT Junior Wins $100K in Disney’s ‘Next Visionary Filmmaker’ Contest

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Dallas Innovates Q+A (Images: Istockphoto)Ciara Boniface was recently named the world’s “Next Visionary Filmmaker,” chosen by the makers of Disney’s film, A Wrinkle In Time.

The 19-year-old junior in University of North Texas’s Media Arts program bested 1,200 filmmakers who entered the contest. 

She …

UNT Team Preserving Endangered Lamkang Language in India

Posted by Taylor Lowder

A University of North Texas graduate student is working with fellow students and her linguistics professor to preserve her native language that is danger of disappearing in India.

Sumshot Khular is working alongside UNT linguistics professor Dr. Shobhana Chelliah to …

On Tap: Art in the Dark, Trade Vs. Tech & Social Innovation Luncheon

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

UNT First U.S. School to Offer Degree in Consumer Experience Management

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Amid a fast-changing global marketplace, the University of North Texas seeks to become a hub for retail expertise and educating the future professionals within the industry. 

A new degree in consumer experience management — the first of its kind in …

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 …

Discovery: Stressed Mitochondria, Personalized Breast Cancer Care & Aircraft Construction With Alloys

Posted by Lance Murray

HELPING MITOCHONDRIA RECOVER FROM STRESS

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchA discovery by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington could lead to the development of new treatments for cancers and some neurological disorders.

The researchers have identified proteins that help mitochondria recover from …

Code Breakers: UNT Prof, Students Tackle Zodiac Killer’s Code for History Channel Series

Posted by Lance Murray

Few unsolved serial killer cases have drawn more attention as that of the Zodiac killer who terrorized residents of northern California with a series of attacks in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

The killings were followed by taunting letters …

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 …

Companies Spending More on IT Budgets, Study Shows

Posted by Lance Murray

IT spending by companies increased markedly this year, up by the largest amount since the economic pressures from the Great Recession began to ebb in 2012.

That’s according to data from the Society of Information Management IT Trends Study that …

UNT Reaching Out Into Community to Offer Free Help to Local Business Owners

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The University of North Texas Department of Management is hoping a new initiative can better foster partnerships with local businesses.

Through its Family Business Initiative, the school’s business program will offer free services to help Denton-area businesses expand and, in …

POWERING UP:
The Gaming Industry
in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas has played a major role in the gaming industry for more than two decades. Here’s a curated list of our esports and gaming news — leading off with a bit of history to get you started. 

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UNT Profs’ $313K Grant Backs Play Therapy Project 

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

Three University of North Texas faculty members have received a $313,000 grant for three years that will help Denton County children improve academically and achieve mental wellness via play therapy. 

Dee Ray, Natalya Lindo, and Peggy Ceballos — all from …

UNT Prof’s Laser Tech Licensed by Australian Research Group

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A University of North Texas researcher’s patented medical technology has been licensed by the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics in an effort to make surgery less harmful. 

The agreement marks the first time a UNT researcher’s patented technology has been …

Rising From Tragedy: Denton Nonprofit Founded After 2016 Dallas Police Ambush

Posted by Mallory Houser

Like many others, Ipinowula “Ipi” Adedokun was devastated to learn about the deaths of five police officers on July 7, 2016 in downtown Dallas. But last year’s police ambush inspired the University of North Texas student to do his part …