Librarian wins national award

Wed, Apr 5, 2017

By Jenna Duncan

The American Library Association is recognizing Julie Leuzinger, associate librarian and head of library learning services, at its annual conference in June. 

The national award, called the Politics, Policy and International Relations Section Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award, comes with a $1,000 prize. 

Its designed to honor an academic or law librarian for their work in bibliography and information service in law or political science. Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, chair of the Department of Political Science at UNT, nominated Leuzinger for the award. 

The award is through the...

Student creating affordable walking device to help those with arthritis

Wed, Apr 5, 2017

By Jenna Duncan

Jenn Cao, a graduate student in the College of Engineering, has created a prototype of a type of brace to help people with arthritic knees walk easier. 

A version of the device, called an exoskeleton, is used in the military and is extremely expensive. 

Cao has created a new prototype in a UNT lab that could help increase the knee's range of motion. It could also help with knee weakness, pain, and knees that have trouble bending. 

The prototype is part of her thesis. 

UNT announces multimedia rights deal with Learfield

Fri, Apr 7, 2017

By Brett Vito

North Texas announced a 10-year media rights partnership with Learfield, one of the premier companies in the field, on Friday.  

Learfield will manage UNT's signage, digital endeavors, corporate sponsorships, television and radio play-by-play broadcasts and coach shows.

UNT athletic director Wren Baker made the announcement in conjunction with Learfield president and CEO Greg Brown.

The deal marks the first time UNT has outsourced its multimedia rights. Joe Domingos of Learfield will manage the newly formed Mean Green Sports Properties.

Domingos ...

UNT student will retrace her footsteps through desert on ‘20/20’

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 - 11:05am

By Matthew Martinez

Amber VanHecke, a University of North Texas student who “did everything right” to survive being stranded near the Grand Canyon for longer than five days while on a spring break trip, is going back to the desert.

VanHecke will be featured on ABC’s “20/20” on Friday, where she will retrace her footsteps and recount the actions that kept her alive after running out of both food and water in the 119-hour ordeal that ended March 17 when a rescue helicopter finally found her. She hiked 11 miles...

Rilke Prize winner to visit UNT campus April 12-13

Sun, Mar 5, 2017

By Lucinda Breeding

Wayne Miller, the winner of the University of North Texas Rilke Prize for Poetry, will visit the Denton campus for a reception, reading and book signing April 12-13.

The UNT Rilke Prize is given annually to a mid-career poet. The award recognizes a book of poetry by the winner written in the last year. It includes a $10,000 cash award.

Miller earned the 2017 prize for his book Post-, a volume that considers the world after upheavals of the cultural kind. He puzzles through the world after Sept. 11, 2001, after the U.S. financial crisis in 2008 and post-post-modern...