Dr. Paul Marshall and Dr. Mark McKnight are 2016 winners of the Scholarly Works Outstanding Contributor Award.
News & Announcements: Honors and Awards
Hillary Anderson is a PhD candidate in History at Texas A&M University. Her project Radicalizing the South: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in 1970s Liberation Movements seeks to locate subaltern voices that add depth, richness, a fresh geography, and complexity to the historical narrative of civil rights in the 1970s.
Nancy E. Baker earned her Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. Her project Texas Feminist Legal Reformers in the 20th Century focuses on Texas feminist legal reformers who modernized the state’s laws, bringing Texas from worst in the nation for women to first in the nation to have a unified, reformed Family Code of law.
Chris Babits is a Ph.D. student in History at the University of Texas at Austin. His project To Cure a Sinful Nation: A Cultural and Intellectual History of Conversion Therapy in the United States from the Second World War to the Present Day is a history of the conversion therapy movement that helps us understand how religion and scientific inquiry intersect as well as the changing norms on gender and sexuality from the early Cold War into post-9/11 America.
We are pleased to present the 2016 UNT Innovative ETD award to Jonathan C. Vogt. In his thesis exhibition entitled Static Bustle: Patterns Achieved through Repetitive Processes, he explores relationships between visual art and sound through experiments with new and traditional media, including sound, video, digital images, prints, and fibers.
The UNT Press was honored April 30, 2016 with an award from the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.
Revving Up for Research's goal is to support Assistant Librarians from their initial appointment through their third year and help them build research skills and grow professionally. This is accomplished through group mentoring, where one mentor oversees several protégés and guides them in their professional development.
The Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI) released a set of guidelines in October of 2015 concerning the digital imaging of cultural heritage objects. This project’s goal was to investigate these guidelines, bring UNT’s Digital Projects Unit up to federal standards, and promote collaboration across the nation.
The first phase of this project focused largely on research and examining the relationships between libraries and their transgender patrons. In this second phase of the TX-Gender Project for Libraries, researchers explored how to better serve UNT’s transgender population by conducting focus groups and equipping librarians with the tools to make library resources accessible to everyone. It is centered on understanding this relationship between the Texas transgender community and librarians, specifically perceptions and information-seeking behaviors.
Even in today’s technology-based world, people who are known as "digital natives" still prefer print books to e-books. E-books are perceived to be useful in an academic setting, but there are still gaps in this kind of research. This study aimed to understand and collect data on the usefulness of e-books and how students respond to them.