University of North Texas
Discover how UNT is growing as a student-focused research university.
During her freshman year, Michelle Dougherty ’14 approached Pat Vaccaro, director of the University’s Center for Service and Social Justice, with a simple request. Her inquiry, it turned out, overlapped neatly with the University’s mission of preparing its students to be “men and women for others.”
Under the leadership of President M. Duane Nellis, Texas Tech continues to make strides toward becoming the next national research university. Nellis wants the university to aspire to even higher levels of success: to become more AAU like, and be at the highest level based on the Carnegie Classification of Research Universities.
- Setting Sights on Academic Excellence, Student Success
In recent weeks, things have changed for the better in the Edgehill community, a neighborhood located a few blocks from the Vanderbilt campus. Healthy food is now more readily available to Edgehill’s low-income residents, thanks to an innovative “mobile grocery store” developed by second-year medical student Ravi Patel and initially inspired by his experience in an undergraduate Human and Organizational Development class.
European depictions of China in 18th and 19th century books may seem an esoteric source of real-life experiences, but for eight Fine Arts students they represented an uncommon opportunity to gain new skills and insights.
An Unique Rehabilitation program designed to assist inmates
In 2006, the UAE Ministry of the Interior, in collaboration with the Higher Colleges of Technology, initiated a bold and unique training and development program custom-designed to provide prison inmates with soft skills and technical competencies that would help them join the workforce upon release and to be positively reformed and reintegrated with the society.
- Formative Years: Balancing Quality With Demand
- "Education is like a lantern which lights your way in a dark alley”