University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk presented Distinguished Research Professor of biology Richard Dixon with the Presidential Excellence Award at the 2016 Wingspan Gala for his world-renowned research in metabolic engineering of plants.
From suffering from an unexplained head injury when he was six months old to having severe kidney issues, Jonathan Johnson ('08) found growing up was anything but easy. But that didn't keep him from accomplishing his goals and even writing a book.
Karen Anderson-Lain, a senior lecturer who has taught in the Department of Communication Studies for more than a decade, was named a 2015 Teachers on Teaching honoree by the National Communication Association for her enthusiasm and dedication to teaching.
Political science students and Moot Court members Taylor Ledford ('15) and Eryn Mascia took first place for their written appellate brief at the American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Championship Tournament in January.
Chemistry associate professor Guido Verbeck and a group of student researchers took a 40-pound mobile mass spectrometer to UNT's sub-Antarctic field station in Chile in December to collect air and water samples throughout the region.