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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Denton film archivist's find leads to grant

Tue, May 3, 2016 - 10:12pm

by Phillip Townsend

DENTON — History books are easy to find at the University of North Texas Library. But in one room, there's a piece of history on 16mm film that only a few people have ever seen.

"Once I found it I sort of just kept going," said film archivist Laura Treat, who is the moving image preservation and digitization librarian at UNT.  

Treat found a promotional video of Denton from 1970. What makes it special is that most people in the city thought it was long gone.

Since uncovering this old film, Treat has collected hundreds of reels, many of them home videos that date back...

College of Music lecturer uses grant to showcase UNT's talents at the Dallas Museum of Art

Tue, Mar 8, 2016 - 9:17am

University of North Texas College of Music's Elizabeth McNutt, flute principal lecturer and director of the Nova new music ensemble, has been awarded a grant by the Earle Brown Music Foundation that is allowing her to highlight UNT's diverse musical and cultural programs at the Dallas Museum of Art. Funds must be used to support the performance of Earle Brown (a leading composer of modern music) and Morton Feldman (Brown's long-time colleague) compositions. The grant...