Eagle Lands in Frisco

This month, UNT celebrated the opening of Frisco Landing, the first permanent building at the new UNT at Frisco branch campus. Born from a partnership between UNT and the City of Frisco, the 135,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building was designed with a focus on student success and offers classrooms and study spaces that promote collaboration, transparency and open communication between faculty and students. Frisco Landing will be home to many of the 27 programs offered to more than 2,500 students enrolled in classes at UNT at Frisco. UNT continually creates new programs designed to help students be successful with in-demand careers. Programs offered exclusively at UNT at Frisco include Project Design and Analysis, Industrial Distribution and Applied Project Design and Analysis. Read more about UNT at Frisco and see photos from the grand opening event.

Collaboration Spotlight
Equity & Inclusion in Engineering

UNT and the North Central Texas College (NCTC) are building more opportunities for Latinx students and communities in engineering through an $800,000 National Science Foundation grant. Nandika D'Souza (pictured right), associate dean for the UNT College of Engineering and lead principal investigator, is working to create research-informed institutional change geared toward promoting racial and gender equity and inclusion in engineering fields. The program consists of cohorts geared toward community-building, networking opportunities, academic assistance and career coaching. The first and second cohorts include a project-based component where students will work on a community garden, tackling the manufacturing, hardware or programming aspects of the venture.

Research News
Addressing Training Gaps in Health Care

Work underway by Dhru Mukherjee, associate professor of social work, is addressing health disparities and the shortage of Dallas-Fort Worth area health care workers who are skilled in handling opioid and other substance use disorders in underserved communities. Mukherjee earned $1.9 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration to create much-needed curriculum and training to develop a Community Health Worker workforce focusing on substance use disorder. Faculty in the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services and UNT's Center for Racial and Ethnic Equity in Health and Society (CREEHS) will collaborate on the program.

Alumni, Faculty Nominated for Grammys

Thirteen UNT faculty and alumni earned nominations or collaborated on projects nominated in the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards. From Best New Artist to Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, UNT faculty and alumni, including Rosana Eckert (pictured left) were recognized across nine categories in the nominations. Three nominations alone went to projects from alumna Maren Morris. See a full list of alumni and faculty from across UNT colleges and schools who were nominated or part of projects nominated in the 2023 awards. Winners will be named in the 65th GRAMMY Awards airing Feb. 5 on CBS and streaming live and on-demand on Paramount+.

Research on Tap

The Division of Research and Innovation is partnering with Denton-based Dan's Silverleaf to host the next installment of the Research on Tap discussion series. Grab a beverage from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and hear Karen Toussaint, associate professor of behavior analysis, discuss her research on behavioral interventions for young children with autism spectrum disorder. If you're unable to attend, watch on Facebook Live, where you can also see videos of previous talks.

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