Volume 19 - 2010
UNT - University of North Texas - Discover the Power of Ideas

Science, Scholarship &
the Arts at the University of North Texas

Staff

UNT Research is published for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development by the Division of University Relations, Communications and Marketing, University of North Texas. The research office can be reached at 1155 Union Circle #310979, Denton, Texas 76203-5017, (940) 369-7487. The publication is mailed periodically from Denton, Texas.

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Research Office

Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Vishwanath "Vish" Prasad

Associate Vice Presidents for Research
Reata Houlditch Busby
Kenneth Sewell
Ruthanne Thomas

URCM

Vice President for University Relations,
Communications and Marketing

Deborah Leliaert

Assistant Vice President of University Relations,
Communications and Marketing

Marty Newman

Director of University Relations
and Communications

Kelley Reese

Director of Communications Systems
and Creative Services

Kenn Moffitt

Editors
Julie Elliott Payne
Randena Hulstrand
Jill King

Writers
Sarah Bahari
Nancy Kolsti
James Naples
Ellen Rossetti
Mellina Stucky
Alyssa Yancey

Designers
Nola Kemp
Dave Patterson

Photographers
Michael Clements
Jonathan Reynolds
Angilee Wilkerson
Mike Woodruff

Online Communications
Greg Altuna
Darren Petersen

Project Traffic
Amy Kious
Laura Robinson

Departments

President's Note

"Leading the pack" for innovative changes

Initiatives

National research status, new senior faculty

Awards

Top engineers, chemists, Fulbright specialists

News Briefs

New clusters, plant defense, Nature research

Faculty Researchers

Experts in children’s issues, bioinformatics, interactive performing, mesoscale technology

Student Researchers

Exploring tribal archives, corporate fraud, nanoscale circuits, international politics

Faculty Books

Spanish language media, math, Arab art

End Note

Investing in research

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