Thomas J. McCoy will join UNT July 8 as the new vice president for research and economic development. He currently serves as vice president for research, creativity and technology transfer at Montana State University.
The bookseller will take over operations Aug. 8 and will be housed near McConnell Hall until 2015 while the new University Union is under construction.
The UNT System Business Service Center Solution Source newsletter for May 2013 is now available. Access the newsletter online to learn about the TRS retirement credit purchase deadline, May-June training sessions and other information.
Faculty and staff are asked to remind students that student email accounts – EagleConnect - will be upgraded this summer. EagleConnect upgrades will provide improved functionality and support for new services that will be available starting this summer.
The one-day conference on July 1 will feature experts speaking on behavioral intervention, concealed firearms on campus and post traumatic stress disorder.
Nigel Shepherd has been awarded an NSF grant of nearly $300,000 for research about organiz light emitting diode technology. He will be assisted by Jingcheng Du. Both Shepherd and Du are faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Professor Harry Williams has received a $38,992 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Catalyzing New International Collaborations program to study storm patterns in Thailand. He will work with a faculty member at Chulalongkorn University and a UNT graduate student.
Engineering professor Srinivasan Srivilliputhur and a University of Wisconsin collaborator discovered a new behavior in steel, which could help industry to develop stronger materials. The findings were recently published in the journal "Nature."
The history professor and distinguished military historian will teach courses at the college's Department of National Security and Strategy.
On My Own Time, or OMOT, features the artistic talents of people at UNT and other organizations in North Texas. Entry forms for the UNT exhibition are due June 28. The artworks will be exhibited at UNT on the Square from July 29 to Aug. 14.
Two UNT System shared services managers received an annual innovation award from their peers at 34 institutions in the Texas Higher Education Human Resources Association. Donna Shell and Ginny Richards were recognized for the development of a fully-automated onboarding system.
The posters, which showed the assessment practices of departments at UNT, were displayed at the “2013 Student Portraits: A Symposium for UNT Educators” in May.
Janice Madlock, senior system administrator, died May 14. She worked for the Enterprise Servers team in UNT System Information Technology Shared Services.
Bob Rogers, affectionately known as "Piano Man," taught piano pedagogy from 1948 to 1984 and served as an assistant dean in the College of Music from 1969 to 1975. He was a charter member and chapter adviser for the music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha.
Johnson, 72, served as Director of UNT Libraries from 1979 to 1987.