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UNT faculty member earns national award

Tao Zhang, assistant professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation in the UNT College of Education, has earned the Mabel Lee Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance —the largest organization of professionals involved in physical activity and health, and other areas related to a healthy and active lifestyle.

The Mabel Lee Award is given to younger members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching or professional leadership. Zhang will accept the award at the alliance’s national convention April 25 in Charlotte, N.C.

 

Student registration open for iConference

Students with research interests in data management, informatics, computational social science, digital libraries, information policies and other topics related to advancing the information field will interact with more than 500 scholars, researchers and other professionals in that field at iConference 2013. It is being hosted by the UNT College of Information from Feb. 12-15.

The conference will be at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth. It is presented by iSchools, a coalition of information schools and colleges at universities that includes the UNT College of Information.

The conference’s presenting sponsors include the National Science Foundation and Microsoft Research.

The keynote speakers are V. Lane Rawlins, UNT president; Myron Gutmann, assistant director of the National Science Foundation, with responsibility for NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate; and Nancy Cantor, chancellor and president of Syracuse University. Those who attend the conference will choose from more than 40 workshops and sessions. The conference will also feature a student Social Media Expo with multimedia presentations centered on leveraging social media to foster lifelong learning in everyday life, and the first-ever Research Paper Development Roundtable.

Registration for full-time students is $360.

The registration fee includes light breakfast and full lunch for all four days of the conference, an opening reception at Billy Bob’s Texas and a farewell social on the last afternoon of the conference.

To register or receive more information, visit http://iconference.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/ .


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