College of Arts and Sciences

UNT college to split this fall

Mon, Feb 20, 2017 - 11:32pm

By Jenna Duncan

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Texas will split in two this fall.

Instead, there will be the College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, according to a background report in a board book for the UNT Board of Regents.

The move is designed to help each college and the departments within them have a stronger identity and work toward their research goals.

“The split will allow the sciences to work towards more prominent programs and more defined research opportunities, while allowing CLASS [College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences]...

University of North Texas announces a Jain studies professorship

Tue, Oct 4, 2016

By Deborah Fleck

Members of the Jain Society of North Texas applauded and stood often during a program Friday at the University of North Texas in Denton. They beamed with pride as they heard speakers announce "very important news."

The news was that UNT and the Jain Education and Research Foundation Inc. (JERF) reached an agreement to start a professorship in Jainism at UNT's College of Arts and Sciences.

Jainism is a religion of non-violence that started in India and is older than Christianity. Many of Mahatma Gandhi's ideas are said to come from Jainism. 

The essence of Jainism is...

Series to bring poet, novelist to Denton

Two writers will visit the University of North Texas for the spring 2016 Visiting Writers Series sponsored by UNT’s Creative Writing Program. Rick Barot and Colm Tóibín will hold book readings and Q and A’s on the campus.

Barot’s new collection of poetry “Chord” was shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award. His Q and A will be held 4 p.m. March 9 in Curry Hall, room 203. His book reading will be held 8 p.m. in the Business Leadership Building, room 180, on the same day.

Tóibín’s novel “Brooklyn” was recently adapted into a film which has been nominated for three Academy Awards. His Q and A will be held 4 p.m....

Becca Dickstein: Azure sage catches eyes

By Rebecca Dickstein

Azure sage (Salvia azurea), also called sky blue sage, blue sage and pitcher sage, is a prairie plant from the mint family, native to the grasslands of the Great Plains. Both its common and Latin names give clues to azure sage’s flowers, which come in sky blue to light blue, and (rarely) white, appearing in late summer and early fall. The flowers are two-lipped bell-shaped calyxes, a quarter-inch to half-inch long.

After pollination, seeds form, which can be collected in mid- to late fall. Azure sage is easy to propagate from seed, which may be sown in the fall as well as the spring....

UNT telescopes open to public for rare Sept 27th Supermoon & total lunar eclipse

The high-powered telescopes at the University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center will be open for the public at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 (Sunday) for a watch party to view this month’s rare combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse! You will be able to shoot photos of the moon close up with their smart phones and cameras. Admission to the watch party is $3 per person, cash or check only.

A lunar eclipse is the point in time when Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, causing the...