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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.
UNT scientist helps advance archaeology millions of yearsReid Ferring, a professor in the University of North Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, is part of an international team of scientists who have developed a breakthrough method of identifying the sex and species of animal in fossils more than a million years old. “This is very exciting because our current method for determining sex and species, examination of extracted DNA, was limited to approximately 200,000 years. Through palaeoproteomics, the study of ancient proteins, we can now look back over a million years,” said Ferring.
UNT opens dining hall free of 'Big 8' food allergensDENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas has transformed the dining hall at West Hall into one of the nation’s first allergen-free dining experiences on a college campus. Kitchen West is the second all-you-care-to-eat collegiate dining hall in the nation and first in Texas to be completely free of the “Big 8” food allergens, which are milk, eggs, fish, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and shellfish.
UNT Libraries exceeds fundraising goal raising $2.3M for The Portal to Texas HistoryThe Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas has reached a multi-million-dollar fundraising milestone to support continuing growth of its transformative online collection of Texas history and culture. UNT Libraries had a goal of raising $1.5 million over the last four years to receive the entirety of a $500,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Earlier this semester it surpassed that mark, reaching $2.3 million in funds raised.
It’s not just the food we eat - it’s the air we breatheAmie Lund, a cardiovascular toxicology researcher with the University of North Texas, has found that exposure to certain air pollutants may cause weight gain, especially when coupled with a high-fat diet. Lund is investigating how pollution from automobile exhaust affects the growth and signaling of fat cells called adipocytes. She determined car exhaust can trigger responses in the body that can lead to increased adipocyte growth and inflammation, which are associated with obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Emmy-winning composer Bruce Broughton to donate music scores to UNT Music LibraryEmmy-winning composer Bruce Broughton has made a commitment to donate his collection of music scores for film, television, video games, theme parks and concert music to the University of North Texas Music Library in support of the media music initiatives in the UNT College of Music.
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