Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences’ Developmental Integrative Biology and Plant Science/Signaling groups recently moved into a new 85,000 square foot research building. Biology faculty are funded by and serve on numerous national science advisory panels including the National Science Foundation, the EPA, USDA, and National Institutes of Health.
UNT's Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences operates a teaching clinic that provides speech, language & hearing assessments as well as remediation services to the UNT community and North Texas/Texoma region. SPHS recently received a large private grant to fund investigations of the use of modern technology in the treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders.
More than 130 students have earned doctoral degrees from the Department of History, which awarded its first doctorate in 1970. The department also enjoys the increasing popularity of its Military History Center, which has been acclaimed by scholars as one of the top two programs of its kind in the United States.
The Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, home of the leading graduate program in environmental ethics and environmental philosophy, has created the world's first field station in environmental philosophy, science, and policy at Cape Horn, Chile.
The Department of Chemistry houses the U.S. Department of Education-supported Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling (CASCAM), one of the most comprehensive computational chemistry programs in the United States. The department is also renown for its faculty, some of whom serve as fellows for the American Chemical Society and editors of major chemistry journals.
UNT’s Department of English features outstanding programs and faculty in the fields of literary and cultural studies, creative writing, and rhetoric/composition. The department recently bolstered the quality of its programs through the establishment of the UNT-Rilke Prize, a $10,000 annual award for poetry to be given for the first time in April 2012.
The UNT Jewish Studies Program is the only Jewish studies program at a public university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The program includes 48 courses on Jews, Judaism, and Israel taught by 29 faculty from 13 departments in 6 of UNT’s colleges.
Students in the Department of Physics have used telescopes at UNT’s Monroe Robotic Observatory to detect planets orbiting stars other than the Sun, or so called “exoplanets.” The Observatory has also made thousands of measurements of stars that vary in brightness, including discovery of a previously unknown variable star.
The Department of Economics’ master’s program in Economic Research is the top-rated terminal master’s program in the southwestern U.S. and is among the top-20 in the nation. Additionally, five current faculty members of the Department of Economics have been awarded national or local teaching awards, and two faculty have earned university service awards.
The Department of Psychology attracts students nationally for scientific and practitioner training in their well-equipped Psychology Clinic in which more than 60 students see more than 700 clients yearly.
The Division of Aerospace Studies opened its doors in 1951 and has, to date, commissioned more than 500 Second Lieutenants. Two have achieved the rank of General in the United States Air Force.
The Department of Geography offers active learning experiences in classroom and field settings, including more than 40 internship opportunities and training in such applied skills as geographic information systems and remote sensing, now in high demand on the job market. Last year, the department’s students won paper competitions in both of the major conferences in the discipline.
The International Studies Program is one of the fastest growing majors on campus and has 6 concentrations including International Security and Diplomacy, International Business and Economics, International Development and Humanitarian Affairs, Regional Studies, African and Middle Eastern Studies and Peace Studies.
The Department of Political Science was recently named the editorial home of the American Political Science Review, the premier political science journal in the world, and is currently building the “Human Security, Democracy, and Global Development” research cluster.
UNT's Forensic Science Program is the only nationally accredited program of its kind in Texas and the surrounding states. It is led by faculty with national reputations in the forensic field.
The UNT Math Lab in the Department of Mathematics has been providing math tutoring services to students for more than 50 years. The tutor center was one of the first in the country to be named "Math Lab" and was a volunteer service until the late 1970s when UNT became the first in the country to operate the Math Lab in its current model.
The Department of Radio, Television and Film is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S., and is also home to the new Center for Spanish Language Media and North Texas Television (NTTV). NTTV received three EMPIXX Awards from Hometown Video including “Overall Excellence for an Educational Access Station” for 2011.
Student and faculty accomplishments in the Department of Dance & Theatre receive critical acclaim. Recent awards include a Golden Pen Award from the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology and a DFW Theater Critics Forum Outstanding Actress Award.
The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures continues to gain national and international recognition for its accomplishments, including its French and Spanish Graduate Summer Institutes—unique in the Southwest— and its numerous study-abroad programs.
Thirteen faculty members and 18 graduate students from the Department of Communication Studies presented research at the most recent National Communication Association Conference in New Orleans, LA.
The Institute of Applied Science, home to the first environmental science doctoral program in Texas, controls one of only three labs in the nation that have been authorized to conduct endocrine disruptor studies that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will use to set regulatory standards for chemicals.
The interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Program offers courses from 20 different departments at UNT. 80% of Women’s Studies graduate students finishing their degrees in the past 2 years have jobs in the Women’s Studies field. The program also became home to Beta Rho, the UNT chapter recently approved by the national Women’s Studies Honor Society, Iota Iota Iota.
Seven University of North Texas faculty members, including five from the College of Arts & Sciences, have been recognized as 2013 Distinguished Teaching Professors and Distinguished Research Professors.Read more »
Gender Fair 2013 is an educational and entertaining event highlighting concepts of gender constructs, hosted by UNT’s Department of Communication Studies. The event is open to the public and is free of charge!Read more »
The Middle East Peace Conference at the University of North Texas, “The Middle East: A New Era?”, will focus on the economic, political, social and education transformations in Middle Eastern nations after the Arab Spring. The conference will take place March 22 and 23 (Friday and Saturday) at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd.Read more »
Paisley Rekdal wins the 2013 award for her fourth book of poems, Animal Eye. Rekdal will read at the University of North Texas on Tuesday, April 9 and at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture on Wednesday, April 10.Read more »