In 2008, University of North Texas professor Ram Dantu sat down with a group of researchers from universities like Texas A&M and Columbia to begin looking at 911 protocol and how it could be improved.
Alfred F. Hurley, the 12th president of the University of North Texas, died Saturday at age 84 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Employees at United Copper Inc., a copper manufacturing plant in Denton, will soon begin taking technical skill training courses taught by North Central Texas College instructors, thanks to a training grant of $85,000 from the Texas Workforce Commission.
As part of a new agreement between North Central Texas College and the University of North Texas, NCTC honors students will be able to transfer to the UNT honors program, effective immediately.
The University of North Texas will have a new vice president for research and economic development on campus July 8 — Thomas McCoy of Montana State University. McCoy brings an aggressive plan to double the university’s research expenditures over the next five years, as well as attract valuable students and faculty.
Barnes & Noble College will begin operating the University of North Texas bookstore in August as part of a new 12-year contract worth an estimated $20 million. As part of the contract, Barnes & Noble College will provide and construct an interim bookstore facility while the new UNT Union is under construction. Barnes & Noble College will occupy and pay for 28,500 square feet in the new student union.
Gov. Rick Perry appointed Joleesia Berry of Texas Woman’s University and Rudy Reynoso Jr. of the University of North Texas to serve as student representatives on their respective university Board of Regents. Both Berry and Reynoso begin year-long terms with the boards June 1 and will represent student interests as nonvoting members. As student regents, they will attend Board of Regents meetings and be able to serve on task forces, committees and special commissions.
The University of North Texas is nearly a storm-ready university. On Thursday, a new weather radar sensor called CASA (Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere) was installed at Discovery Park. It will provide severe weather data and storm warnings to the North Texas region.
A new $2 million endowment will allow significant funding for the University of North Texas to continue it’s popular teacher training program, college officials said. Half the money came from private donations, and the second half came this week from a $1 million matching grant from the National Math and Science Initiative, funded by the Exxon Mobil Corp., the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
Bettye Myers, a kinesiology professor at Texas Woman’s University, has received the Otis L. Fowler Award, the most prestigious community honor presented by the Denton Chamber of Commerce. The chamber presented the award Thursday at its 104th annual membership banquet and meeting at Apogee Stadium.
DALLAS — The University of North Texas Board of Regents voted to establish undergraduate tuition guarantee plans Tuesday. The meeting at the University of North Texas at Dallas was called ostensibly to name Wayne State University Provost Ronald T. Brown the president of UNT-Dallas.
Texas Woman’s University has been working to reaffirm its accreditation for a couple of years, and in April the accrediting board will make its visit. A committee from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges will visit TWU from April 8-11 to talk with faculty, staff, students and university officials.