Graduate School

Study Examines Moms, Cell Phones, and Baby

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 - 10:58am

A University of North Texas doctoral student noted something interesting in the way parents are interacting with their children. More properly stated, over several days at several venues, Cory Kildare observed how parents appear to be ignoring their sweet babies in favor of multi-tasking on smart phones. Like any good educational psychologist, she proposed to turn these observations into her doctoral dissertation. For Kildare’s study, “Infants’ Perceptions of Mothers’ Phone Use,” she is recruiting 50 moms with infants 3- to 6-months old to participate.

A plethora of data exist on how children’s use of technology affects...

Birds, Bats, Bees, Butterflies and More at Texas Pollinator Pow Wow

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 - 11:58am

The Texas Pollinator Pow Wow will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts, 1110W. Debbie Lane, Mansfield, Texas from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m..Birds, bats, bees, butterflies and more! Come learn about Texas plants and their pollinators, the conservation challenges they are facing, and how YOU can help! The TEXAS POLLINATOR POWWOW 2014 brings you topics ranging from native plants and bees, to hummingbirds and honey bees, to urban and rural land management best practices by experts from around the state. We will also have a great group of exhibitors on hand all day to answer questions,...

UNT summer commencement set for Aug. 8, 9

Tue, Aug 5, 2014 - 12:13pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas – More than 1,800 students are expected to receive degrees from the University of North Texas this summer. Commencement ceremonies are set for Aug. 8 and 9 (Friday and Saturday) in the UNT Coliseum, 600 Ave. D in Denton.

The ceremony for doctoral and master's degree candidates will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 8 (Friday), and undergraduate commencement ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 9 (Saturday). This summer, 1,221 undergraduate students, 449 master's students and 132 doctoral students applied for graduation.

Watch the live streaming of the commencement ceremonies here.


Wanted: A Future for Philosophy

Thu, Jul 17, 2014 - 11:55am

How goes it with the institution of philosophy? Consider the situation of “Jeremy,” a Ph.D. student in the graduate program at the University of North Texas. As a second-year student, he has a teaching fellowship. This means that in addition to taking nine credit hours of graduate coursework, he teaches two sections of “Contemporary Moral Issues” each semester. Each section has 45 students. Jeremy is responsible for the entirety of the class, just as any professor would be.

In 2014, for teaching four courses a year, Jeremy earns $14,199. That’s about $2,500 above the poverty level as established by the U.S. Department of...

Doctoral student using horses in study to help veterans

Wed, Jul 9, 2014 - 2:02pm

University of North Texas doctoral student Hallie Sheade is using horses as therapy for military veterans in Cleburne.


As part of her doctoral dissertation, Sheade has partnered with Wings of Hope Equitherapy in Cleburne to research the effects of equine therapy on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.


Other than having two grandfathers who served in two wars, Sheade had no military exposure in her life until she began working for a counseling facility in which the main population served were military veterans.


“As I worked with the veterans I heard their...