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UNT featured in nationwide "See Yourself in Frisco" campaign
UNT's presence in Frisco continues to grow. One of UNT’s partners, the Frisco Economic Development Corporation, recently featured UNT President Neal Smatresk in its national "See Yourself in Frisco" campaign, which includes advertisements in The Wall Street Journal. And the number of degree programs available is rapidly expanding. This year, we'll begin offering a three-year accelerated degree in Project Design and Analysis that enables UNT at Frisco students to participate in meaningful, project-based learning with local businesses, agencies and community partners.
Beautiful Data: Materials as Musical Muses - UNT Fall SMART Talk to feature prominent artist and physicistThe Fall 2019 SMART Talk will feature UNT Distinguished Research Professor Marco Buongiorno Nardelli. His talk, "Beautiful Data: Materials as Musical Muses," will cover how he uses sound to explore large datasets of material properties and how that same material data inspires his creative musical compositions. The University of North Texas College of Science SMART Talk series occurs once a semester and was created to highlight the outstanding scholarly work of UNT’s College of Science faculty and the Tier One research happening at UNT.
UNT PUSH program receives $85,000 Santander Foundation grant to help youth transition from foster care into higher educationThe University of North Texas received an $85,000 grant for its Persevere UNTil Success Happens program. PUSH helps young adults who age out of foster care achieve educational success at UNT by focusing on each student’s academic, financial and career success, as well as social well-being. The Santander Consumer USA, Inc. Foundation grant will be used to further fund the Summer Bridge Program, an initiative that provides housing, programming, early coursework and college transition services to incoming freshmen and transfer students who have been touched by the foster care system.
UNT researcher developing next generation of nuclear power plant sensorsUniversity of North Texas Associate Professor Haifeng Zhang, together with researchers in the Pacific Northwest National Lab, earned a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy to work on a solution for what he believes is a critical sensor problem in nuclear power plants.
UNT's Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, Denton ISD collaborate to teach performing artists new practicesA clarinet player in a high school marching band might not think twice about how long hours of practicing damages his body. But a collaboration of educators working to improve the health of performing artists does. The Texas Center for Performing Arts Health, which includes faculty from the University of North Texas and UNT Health Science Center, is collaborating with Denton ISD to teach fine arts teachers how they can incorporate health and safety practices into their classes.
UNT honors distinguished alumni for professional achievements and service to universityThe University of North Texas Alumni Association will honor outstanding alumni at the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards to showcase their professional caliber and outstanding service to the university. This is the 54th anniversary of the alumni awards program. This year’s event will take place Oct. 30 in the Apogee Stadium HUB Club. A reception will be hosted at 6 p.m., and the dinner and ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.
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