University of North Texas
CSE Alumni Email Newsletter

September 2011  

CSE News
Alumni News
Student News
College of Engineering News
UNT News

Greetings from the CSE Chair

Chairman Barrett Bryant

Dear CSE Alumni and Friends,

I am glad to be at the University of North Texas as Chair of your Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I am excited to be here just in time for the 40th anniversary of the CSE Department. We will be sending you more details soon about our anniversary celebration.

One of our retired faculty members, Denis Conrady, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2011. Dr. Conrady was a long-time faculty member in the Computer Science Department from 1974 to 1995. Please read the article below with more information about Dr. Conrady and the memorial page created by Don Retzlaff.

There have been several faculty promotions and changes. Ram Dantu and Armin Mikler were promoted to Full Professor and Ebru Çankaya was promoted to Senior Lecturer. Tamara Schneider was hired as a new Lecturer and Rekha Bhowmik and Kevin Chen joined us as Adjunct Faculty. Other faculty changes include Richard Goodrum now being Adjunct Faculty and Research Associate and Yan Huang is on Faculty Development Leave this semester.

Alumni support is important for the future of our department. I will be at the College of Engineering tent at the UNT Homecoming on October 22 to meet and talk with our alumni. I look forward to meeting you soon to talk about how you can help us become the best Computer Science and Engineering Department in North Texas.

Barrett Bryant
Professor and Chair

Department of Computer Science and
Engineering News

Welcome Dr. Barrett Bryant as new CSE Chair

Dr. Barrett Bryant joined the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering as Professor and Chair on August 1, 2011. He was formerly a Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Bryant received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University in 1983 and 1980, respectively. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1979.

At UAB, Dr. Bryant served as Associate Chair and undergraduate program director. He was an ACM Distinguished Lecturer twice, received two University-wide teaching awards, and was nominated for three Dean's teaching awards at UAB. He advised 14 Ph.D. and 36 M.S. students, published over 130 refereed articles in books, journals, and conferences, and was PI or co-PI on research grants totaling over $9.3 million.

Dr. Bryant's research interests are programming languages and compiler design, component-based software engineering, and formal methods in software engineering. In addition to his Chair duties, Dr. Bryant is teaching CSCE 5450 Programming Languages this Fall. For more information about Dr. Bryant, please go to his website.

Denis Conrady remembered

Denis Conrady died June 13, 2011 after a long illness. Dr. Conrady was a faculty member in the Computer Science Department from 1974 to 1995. Dr. Conrady taught classes in programming languages, compilers, and automata theory.

After he retired from UNT, he moved to Indiana, but he came back in 2008 to visit the CSE Department in their new home at Discovery Park. Don Retzlaff took pictures of his visit for this media gallery page.

Following Dr. Conrady's death, Don Retzlaff created this Memorial for Denis Anthony Conrady and asked students to send their remembrances. Many former students wrote to share their memories of him and you can see that Dr. Conrady was a beloved faculty member of the UNT Computer Science Department.

Dr. Tamara Schneider is new Lecturer

Dr. Tamara Schneider joins the CSE faculty as a Lecturer. Dr. Schneider received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas in December 2010. Following her graduation, she was a post-doctoral research associate with the UNT Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory. Her research is in analyzing and optimizing regional bio-emergency response plans, disaster preparedness and synthetic cities.

Dr. Schneider is teaching two sections of CSCE 2100, Computing Foundations I, and CSCE 4600/5640, Introduction to Operating Systems/Operating System Design. More information about Dr. Schneider is available at her website.

CSE Department celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was founded as the Department of Computing Sciences in 1971. When the department moved to the newly formed College of Engineering in 2002, the name was changed to what it is today. A history of all the faculty who have served in the department is given on our website. We will be celebrating this throughout the year with a number of special events.

Dr. Mikler gives keynote address at UNT Convocation

Dr. Armin Mikler gave the keynote address at the UNT New Student Convocation on August 24, 2011. Freshmen and transfer students filled the UNT Coliseum and were officially welcomed by Dr. Dale Tampke, Dean of Undergraduate Students, and Dr. Warren Burggren, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. For pictures of the UNT Convocation, please go to the CSE media gallery.

Dr. Mikler was selected to deliver this address since he received the 'Fessor Graham Award at the UNT Honors Day Convocation in Spring 2011. This award is the highest honor given to only one faculty member each year by the student body at UNT. This was the first time a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has received this prestigious award.

UNT CSE Summer Programs

UNT faculty members Robert Akl and David Keathly, along with their camp staff, hosted four Robocamps and three Xbox Game Development camps this summer. Funding was provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission. A total of about 125 students attended the camps, which celebrated their 7th year of operation. More details about Robocamp can be found at


UNT's Laboratory for Recreational Computing was represented this summer at the Second International Workshop on Procedural Content Generation in Games in Bordeaux, France in June 2011. Dr. Ian Parberry gave a presentation called "What Does the Art and Science of Procedural Content Generation Bring to Game Design? (And Vice-Versa)" in the panel session "Should Procedural Content Generation or Game Design Change Procedural Content Generation?" See the video of Dr. Parberry's talk.

Ph.D. student Jon Doran and Dr. Parberry's paper "A Prototype Quest Generator Based on a Structural Analysis of Quests from Four MMORPGs" is on pp. 1-8 of the Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Procedural Content Generation in Games. See the video of the talk.

Ph.D. student Dhanyu Amarasinghe and Dr. Parberry's paper "Towards Fast, Believable Real-Time Rendering of Burning Objects in Video Games" appears on pp. 256-258 of the Proceedings of the 2011 Foundations of Digital Games. Dhanyu and Dr. Parberry have another paper "Fast, Believable Real-time Rendering of Burning Low-Polygon Objects in Video Games which will appear in the Proceedings of the 6th Annual North American Game-On Conference in Troy, NY in October 2011.

Also, being presented at the conference in Troy is a paper "Very Fast Real-Time Ocean Wave Foam Rendering Using Halftoning" by MS student Mary Yingst, LARC Research Associate Jennifer R. Alford, and Dr. Parberry. PhD student Joshua Taylor and Dr. Parberry will also present this paper, "Procedural Generation of Sokoban Levels", at the Troy conference.

Ph.D. student Joshua Taylor and Dr. Parberry have a paper "Randomness + Structure = Clutter: A Procedural Object Placement Generator Using Petri Nets" to appear in the Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Entertainment Computing in Vancouver, Canada in October 2011.

Congratulations to LARC Alumnus, Criss Martin, who became a game programmer at Gateway Gaming in Plano, TX. He becomes LARC Alumnus #59 to join the game industry.

News from the Language and Information Technologies Group

The highlight of the Summer semester for the Language and Information Technologies group was a new PhD in the group: on August 5, Dr. Hakan Ceylan (pictured on right with Rada Mihalcea) has successfully defended his dissertation on the extractive summarization of literary novels.

We also had several other achievements:

Samer Hassan and Rada Mihalcea's paper on "Salient Semantic Analysis" has been published in the Proceedings of the competitive conference of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2011). Samer presented the paper in San Francisco in July.

Ben Leong and Ravi Sinha spent their summers doing internships at Microsoft, in the research group and the software development group respectively. These are very competitive internships, which represent a great learning experience while at the same time exposing students to the work being done in major companies.

Tze-I (Elisa) Yang, together with Andrew Torget and Rada Mihalcea, published a paper on "Topic Modeling on Historical Newspapers" in the ACL workshop on "Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities." Elisa presented the paper in June in Portland.

Ben Leong and Rada Mihalcea's paper on "Going Beyond Text: A Hybrid Image-Text Approach for Measuring Word Relatedness" was accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011). Rada will present the paper in November, in Thailand.

Carmen Banea, together with Rada Mihalcea and Janyce Wiebe from University of Pittsburgh, authored a paper on " Sense-level Subjectivity in a Multilingual Setting," which was accepted for publication in the IJCNLP workshop on "Sentiment Analysis where AI meets Psychology" (SAAIP 2011).

Rada Mihalcea was a keynote speaker at the conference on Knowledge Engineering: Principles and Techniques, held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She presented recent research work done in the LIT group on "Multilingual Subjectivity."

Samer Hassan and Rada Mihalcea's journal paper on "Learning to Identify Educational Materials" has been accepted for publication in the ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing.

Computer Systems Research Group News

Back row (L-R): Demola Fawibe, Tommy Janjusic, Jared Sherman, Brandon Potter Front row (L-R): Ricky Patel, Dr. Krishna Kavi, Srujan Kotikela, Mark Moudy

Dr. Krishna Kavi, Net-Centric IUCRC Director, received two new research grants from NSF. In one case, he is part of team that was awarded $975K for 3 years. The team includes faculty from UTD and SMU, in addition to Dr. Kavi. UNT's share is $191K. In a separate project, Dr. Kavi received $98K for 2 years from NSF. Both projects aim to explore how applications behave when using Cloud computing. Specifically the teams will develop tools to measure such properties as execution times, vulnerability to security attacks, reliability and dependability of applications when they are deployed on different Cloud platforms.

Dr. Kavi is continuing to work on a project funded by AMD. In this project, Dr. Kavi and his students are exploring how to organize memory using emerging technologies that permit stacking DRAM circuits on top of processor cores.

Dr. Kavi and Dr. Robert Akl are working with Raytheon on developing sensors to detect movement of fingers and forearm so that hand signals used by soldiers can be translated into electronic signals and communicated to other soldiers who are out of sight.

The NSF Net-Centric Industry/University Cooperative Research Center will hold its next semi-annual Industrial Advisory Board meeting at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ on October 18-19, 2011.

The Computer Systems Research Group has published the following papers:

T. Janjusic, K. Kavi and B. Potter. "Gleipnir: A memory analysis tool", Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2011), June 1-3, 2011, Singapore, pp 2058-2067.

M. Dubasi, A. Fawibe, O. Garitselov, K. Kavi, I. Nwachukwu, O. Okabia, V. Prabhu. "Parabilis: Speeding up single-threaded applications by extracting fine-grained threads for multi-core execution", Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC 2011), July 6-8, 2011, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

I. Nwachukwu, K. Kavi, A. Fawibe, C. Yan. "Evaluation of techniques to improve cache access uniformities", Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2011), Taipei, Taiwan, Sept 13-16, 2011.

The group also has the following journal paper accepted for publication:

I. Nwachukwu, K.Kavi, A. Fawibe and C. Yan. "Performance improvement schemes for direct mapped caches", Accepted for publication in the Elsevier Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering.

Contact Dr. Kavi for more information on any of these projects.

News from NanoSystem Design Laboratory (NSDL)

(L-R) Karo Okobiah, Saraju Mohanty, Oleg Garitselov, Geng Zheng

As strong demonstration of leadership research in low-power electronics, NSDL director Dr. Saraju Mohanty has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Low Power Electronics (JOLPE). JOLPE is a top-notch international journal that publishes peer-reviewed papers focused in the areas of low-power VLSI including AMS electronics and digital electronics.

As the first assignment he is working on to bring special issues under the title "Power, Parasitics, and Process-Variation (P3) Awareness in Mixed-Signal Design". In addition, Dr. Mohanty also guest edits a special issue for the ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC) based on the selected papers from the IEEE-CS technically co-sponsored International Symposium on Electronic-System Design (ISED) 2010 in which he served as a program chair.

NSDL alumna, UNT's first woman Ph.D. with VLSI specialization, Dr. Garima Thakral, has been employed with Aperia Solutions. NSDL welcomes two new Ph.D. students. Geng Zheng joined NSDL to conduct his Ph.D. research in Verilog-AMS behavioral modeling. Karo Okobiah, who was awarded as the best Computer Engineering Masters student at the last Honors Day celebration, joined for the Ph.D. in the area of Kriging metamodeling for analog circuit. Oleg Garitselov's polynomial and non-polynomial metamodeling research has already resulted in 3 highly-selective publications. In the last academic year, NSDL members published 7 peer-reviewed journal papers and 9 highly-selective conference papers. Most of these conferences follow the double-blind review process with a typical 30% acceptance ratio.

NSDL has a Facebook page in an effort to popularize science and engineering with the public. The research and education outcomes of the funded research projects are presented for worldwide usage.

Dr. Paul Tarau presents 6 new research papers

During the Summer, Dr. Paul Tarau has presented the paper "Integrated Symbol Table, Engine and Heap Memory Management in Multi-Engine Prolog" at the International Symposium on Memory Management in San Jose, CA, the paper "Coordination and Concurrency in Multi-Engine Prolog" at the 6th International Federated Conferences on Distributed Computing Techniques in Reykjavik, Iceland as well as a paper at the International Conference on Logic Programming LPMAS'2011 workshop and two papers at the CICLOPS'2011 workshop in Lexington, KY as part of an NSF-supported project. The paper "Emulating Primality with Multiset Representations of Natural Numbers" describing new results on Computational Mathematics aspects of the same project were presented by Dr. Tarau at ICTAC'2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa in early September.

Convergence Technology Center grant continues

UNT CSE has received an additional $24,905 as part of the three year sub award from Collin College to participate in the Convergence Technology Center. The CTC is an NSF funded center as part of the Advanced Technology Education Program. David Keathly, Senior Lecturer, is the UNT Principle Investigator and a Co-PI on the NSF grant. The center works with other colleges around the country to help establish programs and curriculum in Convergence Technology areas, like networking, security, VOIP and mobile platforms.

The group is currently working on the next grant application to move from a regional center to an NSF National Center. UNT's BAIT program plays a large part in the efforts for this center as it provides a transfer point for students completing Associates Degrees and Certificates in Convergence Technology, as well as being a model program for other 4 year schools in the partner college geographic areas. Mr. Keathly has been a featured speaker at a number of conferences representing both UNT CSE and the CTC, including the Hi-Tech conference this summer.

News for Alumni

Alumni Focus

Hassan Bawab came to the United States from Lebanon and graduated from UNT in 2004 with a B.S. in Computer Science, Technical Writing and Mathematics. After graduating from UNT, Hassan was the Senior Technical Analyst and Engineer for FedEx, where he managed professional services and maintained the FedEx website. During his time there, he developed an extensive skill set including object-oriented and web-development languages, database systems, graphic applications, runtime environments, software packages, and networking. In March 2011, he also earned a Graduate Marketing Certificate from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Hassan is the Founder and CEO of Magic Logix, an interactive digital marketing agency in Dallas. Magic Logix's compelling craftsmanship has been recognized both locally and nationally. As an industry leader and active community member, Magic Logix has been featured in DFW's two largest publications: The Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Business Journal. In June 2011, Hassan was named as one of the "40 Under Forty" top business executives in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal.

Magic Logix has received awards from both the American Design Awards and Interactive Media Awards. Additionally, Magic Logix was honored with a spot in the Inc. Top 500 fastest growing companies in the US, positioned as number one in the field of advertising and marketing in DFW. In April 2011, Terry Bradshaw's Today in America segment was broadcast fourteen times on Fox News and CNN, showcasing Magic Logix's innovative approach to digital marketing. With the recent acquisition of a GSA contract, Magic Logix plans to further expand into the US governmental and federal markets.

Hassan is a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), Social Media Club of Dallas (SMC), International Web Masters Association (IWA), DFW Search Engine Marketing Association (SEM), DWI IT Professionals, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI), Dallas TIE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), and The Alternative Board and the Texas Association of Business (TAB). Hassan is also the Founder and President of BizTech Roundtable, an executive level group for CEO's providing solutions and services utilizing technology.

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Alumni invited to CENG tent for UNT Homecoming on October 22

All CSE alumni are invited to visit the College of Engineering tent in the Mean Green Village on Saturday afternoon, October 22. The College of Engineering will participate in the Homecoming festivities to showcase the accomplishments of all CENG departments. Dr. Barrett Bryant will be at the College of Engineering tent so stop by to meet our new CSE Chair.

For the 2011 Homecoming, the UNT Mean Green football team will host University of Louisiana at Monroe at 6 p.m. at UNT's new Apogee Stadium. If you haven't been to the new stadium yet, now is the time to check it out. For additional information about the UNT Homecoming, please go to

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Alumni Mentoring and Support is important for our CSE Students

Andy Borman, MS 2006, was a guest speaker in
Dr. Yuan's class in March 2011

The Fall semester once again brings the opportunity for students to become involved in a variety of professional societies, special interest groups and honor societies. These organizations can benefit them in many ways, as our alumni are aware. But how can you assist our student organizations to contribute effectively at UNT? Here are a few suggestions:

1. Volunteer as a guest speaker or recommend someone at your company or in your network that would be interesting and educational. Perhaps you are a member of a society that has a speakers bureau!

2. Help organize a field trip to your company for something interesting.

3. Volunteer as a mentor to work with a small group of students to develop their leadership skills and invite them to the DFW area section meetings of the various societies if you are a member.

4. Donate funds or materials to help the organizations provide programming and host special events, or sponsor a scholarship to subsidize the membership fees for students. Many companies have matching funds available for scholarships.

5. Encourage your company to sponsor an event or other funding for these organizations in exchange for advertising and opportunities to recruit potential employees at career fairs and other events.

6. Sponsor a student to attend one of the Student Leadership conferences or a technical conference sponsored by a society. Be a part of our National Engineers Week activities.

7. Visit a student group meeting once a year so the students will begin to understand their importance and potential impact on their immediate and long term career success.

8. Encourage your company to offer internships at UNT so that our students can gain valuable work experience and improve their technical, communications and leadership skills.

Soon we will also have a number of honor societies, including Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon. These groups also need help from our alumni in a fashion similar to those listed above. Also if you are an honor society member, you can assist with induction ceremonies and other events.

We also currently have student chapters of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, SWE, as well as a Robotics Society, Information Security Group, a Linux Users group and a Competitive Programming Team associated with our department. Our student chapter of the ACM is being revived by Dr. Bryant. Contact Dr. Bryant if you are interested in helping with our ACM Chapter.

Please consider helping us create an active, supportive and vibrant collection of student professional and honor organizations. Contact David Keathly for more information on how you can help.

Student News

Congratulations to CSE graduates

Congratulations to all of our Department of Computer Science and Engineering graduates from Spring 2011 and Summer 2011. Our Ph.D. graduates are pictured below.

Ph.D. Graduates in Spring 2011

Roopa Vishwanathan
Dissertation: "Exploring Privacy in Location-Based Services Using Cryptographic Protocols"
Major Professor: Yan Huang

Dr. Vishwanathan is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Ning Xu
Dissertation: "Physical-Layer Network Coding for MIMO Systems"
Major Professor: Yan Huang
Co-Major Professor: Shengli Fu

Dr. Xu is now a systems engineer for Ericsson (Silicon Valley) in San Jose, California.

Chengyang Zhang
Dissertation: "Toward A Data-Type-Based Real Time Geospatial Data Stream Management System"
Major Professor: Yan Huang

Dr. Zhang is now at Teradata Corporation as a database query optimizer software engineer (level III) in Los Angeles, California.

Ph.D. Graduates in Summer 2011

Oluwayomi Adamo
Dissertation: "Joint Schemes for Physical Layer Security and Error Correction"
Major Professor: Dr. Bill Buckles
Co-Major Professor: Dr. Murali Varanasi

Dr. Adamo is now the Department Head for the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology at Savannah Technical College in Savannah, Georgia.

Samer Hassan
Dissertation: "Measuring Semantic Relatedness Using Salient Encyclopedic Concepts"
Major Professor: Rada Mihalcea

Dr. Hassan is now a Software Engineer at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Yao Shen
Dissertation: "Scene Analysis Using Scale Invariant Feature Extraction and Probabilistic Modeling"
Major Professor: Dr. Bill Buckles
Co-Major Professor: Parthasarathy Guturu

Dr. Shen is working as a consultant for Matisia Consultants Company on a project related to Computer Vision and 3D Technology at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

Dr. Bryant meets students at CSE picnic

CSE students, faculty and staff enjoyed a department picnic on Monday, September 12. A choice of beef, chicken or veggie fajitas were served for lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Following lunch everyone enjoyed a special cake, made by Susie Mikler, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the department.

Our new CSE department chair, Barrett Bryant, greeted students at the picnic. After lunch, Dr. Bryant joined students in several games of volleyball. Pictures of the CSE picnic are at this media gallery page.

College of Engineering News

CENG Receives Major Gift

UNT Alumnus and entrepreneur, Charn Uswachoke, pledged $22 million to the University of North Texas in August 2011. Uswachoke said, "I wanted to help the next generation have a better education so that we all can have a better world. UNT is a top-quality school and continues to grow and strengthen as it expands into new areas."

The College of Music will receive $10 million, the College of Engineering will receive $6.5 million, and the College of Business will receive $5.5 million. The College of Engineering will use $5 million to create the Charn Uswaschoke Center for Energy Efficient Materials, a center that will help UNT and its materials and science engineering department become a leader in energy-related materials research, and $1.5 million to create an endowed professorship in materials science and engineering to attract a top researcher to head the center.

For more information on this gift, see this UNT press release.

Zero Energy Research Lab to benefit CENG students

The University of North Texas has begun construction on a state-of-the-art Zero Energy Research Laboratory to be located at UNT's Discovery Park. The facility is designed to test emerging technologies that allow building systems to have a net-zero consumption of energy, and once completed will be the first of its kind in the United States.

The lab will be an invaluable asset to the students in UNT's College of Engineering, especially those in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering. UNT became the first university to offer degrees in mechanical and energy engineering in 2006, and currently has more than 290 students in the program.

The Zero Energy Research Laboratory will be an important facility for UNT's research cluster in Renewable Energy and Conservation. The university created the seven-person team in 2010 to study technology strategies that address the region and nation's 21st Century conservation needs.

For more information on this new lab, see this UNT press release.

University of North Texas News

Largest Doctoral Enrollment in UNT History

The University of North Texas has released enrollment information for Fall 2011. The number of doctoral students has increased to 1,744, a 5 percent growth from last Fall. This is the largest enrollment of doctoral students in UNT history. Growth at the graduate level is particularly important to the university's continued development as a major research university. UNT is committed to transforming itself as a public research university, and is growing its excellence in science, engineering and technology while remaining committed to its mission of educating and graduating students.

UNT has announced that this freshman class is the most academically talented and largest freshman class ever with more than 300 students over last year's numbers. The freshman class also increased in quality because more students from the top ranks of the 2011 high school class have enrolled at UNT. These students have an average SAT score of 1105, four points higher than last year.

Total enrollment at UNT for Fall 2011 is 35,754, which is a decline of 364 students as compared to Fall 2010. For more information on UNT enrollment, see this UNT press release.

UNT named a Military Friendly School

The University of North Texas has been selected for inclusion in the G.I. Jobs magazine's list of Military Friendly Schools for 2012. This is the second time UNT has been included in this list. G.I. Jobs is a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

An estimated 1,200 veterans attend UNT. In 2010, UNT was ranked first in Texas and sixth in the nation by Military Times EDGE, a Military Times newspaper. The UNT Veterans Center opened in 2009 to help veterans navigate through the transition from military service to college. To read more about UNT being a Military Friendly school, see this UNT press release.

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