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16-year-old PhD candidate joins COE's educational psychology program
Noel Jett is the perfect person to study for a doctorate in gifted and talented young people.
After all, she's 16 years old. And she will be entering the University of North Texas this fall to pursue her PhD in educational psychology. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas A&M University in May. Her own experience as a gifted child has been challenging at times, and she hopes to research ways to make it easier for others.
COE lecturer focuses on prevention of human trafficking in study abroad course
15 students at the University of North Texas traveled to Romania with UNT Educational Psychology Lecturer Julie Leventhal to try an approach to human trafficking that aims to prevents it from happening, rather than waiting to rescue children and adults years later. The new study abroad course through the College of Education combined in-class sessions with three weeks of travel and came just weeks ahead of the July 30 U.N. World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
REAL Communities - "Residents Engaged in Academic Living" are communities within the residence halls that bring students together who share the same major or interest.
REAL Communities provide many opportunities to succeed at UNT, incuding more convenient advising, a Staff Mentor, and service opportunities.
We invite you to join the education REAL community in Kerr Hall.
Studying ways to boost exercise results gets UNT researchers $45,000 in grants
Three University of North Texas researchers have been awarded grants totaling more than $45,000 to study topics that could help athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts train more effectively. Faculty member Jakob Vingren, doctoral degree candidate Adam Venable and dual doctoral and master's degree candidate Danielle Levitt each received awards related to their work in UNT's Applied Physiology Laboratory.
The children of UNT's Child Development Lab recently hosted their annual tea party. The children helped to plan and were involved in preparation of the food, including egg salad sandwiches, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, fruit sun tea, scones with jam, tiny fairy pancakes, fruit slices and more.
The staff used the party preparation to teach hygiene and good nutrition, reading a recipe, setting the table, using good manners and sending invitations.
Thousands of books gathered for Ugandan children
Students at E.P. Rayzor Elementary School in Denton ISD helped gather thousands of books to be sent to children in Uganda as part of a project started by College of Education Associate Professor Marc Cutright.
"...some kids even went door-to-door collecting. And they did this in about a week? Amazing," said Cutright. "It is testimony, I think, to the deep yearning of people to help those in need. All that needs to be provided is a tangible means to do so."
Continuing a winning culture at UNT: KHPR student Derek Akunne
Tough, tenacious, relentless – and fast. That's how Head Coach Dan McCarney describes Mean Green football's Derek Akunne when he's on the field - but academics are a priority for College of Education Kinesiology major Akunne. In addition to working hard for a career in physical therapy, he also sees how succeeding in the classroom can mean success on the field.
The Applied Physiology Laboratory covers approximately 10,000 square feet of dedicated space. The laboratory house state-of-the-art computerized equipment for measurement of oxygen uptake, anaerobic capacity, strength and power, muscle activation, constituents of blood and tissue samples, and body composition. The Applied Physiology Laboratory specializes in research and education in the areas of physiology, health, and nutrition that relate to exercise.