UNT looking for 100 BLTs for aging study

Wed, Jul 8, 2015 - 1:08pm

University of North Texas’ Center for Psychosocial Health Research needs 100 more lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants.

Researcher Barton Poche said the research study, which examines quality of life in LGBT folks 50+ years old, reached the number of gay male participants they need, but they’re still looking for lesbians, bisexuals and trans folks. The study is intended to advance research on health, social support, and emotional happiness of the aging LGBT community (50+ years), an under-represented group in current research.

“We hope to identify needs for the community in the areas of mental health,...

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Review: UNLV journalism school needs overhaul

Tue, Jul 7, 2015 - 12:47pm

The school of journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas — hamstrung by weak leadership and aimless curriculum — needs an overhaul to raise completion rates and produce more competitive graduates, according to an external review commissioned by UNLV.

The study, written by journalism professors Marianne Barrett from Arizona State University and Dorothy Bland from the University of North Texas, says the biggest obstacle facing UNLV’s Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies is students’ inability to finish their degrees within six years. Blaming curriculum bottlenecks and a lack of academic advisers, the...

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Flooding Could Spread Invasive Zebra Mussels

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 - 11:28am


Experts fear the recent floods and subsequent release of water from several North Texas lakes could mean the spread of zebra mussels to new spots they had not yet reached.

Denton County Game Warden Stormy McCuiston said it's likely an inevitability in his mind.

"The zebra mussels are going to thrive and they're going to thrive in places we don't have them," said McCuiston.

To prevent flood waters from causing major property damage, leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of...

Walter P Moore and HKS Architects to Present on Sustainable Stadia Design at the 2015 green Sports Alliance Summit

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 - 8:11am

The 2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit takes place at McCormick Place Chicago,  where more than 800 industry stakeholders and leaders in the sports community  gather to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in  greening operations, advancing the supply chain, and engaging fans.

Wednesday, July 1st at 2:15 p.m. CST, features a panel discussion entitled  “Collegiate Sports Greening Lessons: Case Studies of Successful Initiatives,  Projects & Partnerships.” Walter P Moore’s Dirk Kester (Principal and  Director of Sustainable Design) together with HKS Architects’ Greg...

Studies from University of North Texas Yield New Data on Obesity

Tue, Jun 16, 2015 - 1:29pm

Researchers detail new data in Diet and Nutrition Disorders. According to news reporting originating inDenton, Texas, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Short-term consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa has been demonstrated to improve various facets of vascular health. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effect of 4 weeks of natural cocoa consumption on selected cardiovascular disease (CVD) biomarkers in young (19-35 years) women of differing body mass indices (BMI; normal, overweight or obese)."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of North Texas, "Subjects (n=24)...

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