USDA to Fund Research on Next Generation of Agriculture Technology

Sun, Nov 12, 2017 - 12:19pm

Included among the grants announced today by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is a University of California, Riverside project that uses electronics and chemistry to recover high-quality water, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), and energy from agricultural wastewater.

AFRIis America’s flagship competitive grants program for foundational and translational research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. AFRI’s...

UNT professors earn grant to help local English language learners

Tue, Oct 24, 2017 - 12:28pm

Two University of North Texas researchers earned at $2.7 million grant from the National Professional Development Project SUCCESS to help train bilingual teachers. 

The five-year grant will provide professional development for all 245 dual language and content teachers in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district. It will also allow 15 UNT students to participate in programs to learn about culturally responsive lessons and alternate assessments for English language learners. 

UNT students will also work with Carrollton-Farmers Branch teachers for pre-kindergarten to second grade about how to guide...

USDA awards $7.3 million in funding for agricultural research

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 - 11:44am

On October 17, 2017, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the recipients of 17 grants totaling $7.3 million for projects focused on the development of next generation agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber.  Funding is provided by NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), as authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. ...

Professors earn grants to increase cultural competency of therapists

A team of three University of North Texas professors have been awarded a four-year, $1,272,233 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase the cultural competency in therapists. 

Specifically, the grant is aimed to have the professors create a program that enhances culturally competent mental health services in under-served communities while addressing the health disparities in these communities. 

The three professors working on the project are Angie Wilson, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education; Chandra Carey, associate professor at the...

UNT receives grant to help crime victims

Tue, Sep 6, 2016 - 9:02pm

The Texas Office of the Attorney General gave UNT a $25,000 grant to help students who are victims of crimes on and off campus.

This is the second year in a row the school has received the Other Victim Assistant Grant.

The money will fund a part-time survivor advocate and establish an emergency fund to help students with any financial problems caused by the crime. With a survivor advocate, students will have access to discuss reporting options, schedule counseling and have help with housing and classroom accommodations.

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