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February 2017  

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

Greetings from the CSE Chair

Chairman Barrett Bryant

Dear CSE Alumni and Friends,

The Spring 2017 semester has begun and I am happy to share the news about our Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I want to announce that Dr. Kathleen Swigger, Professor, retired after 36 years of service. She joined the "Department of Computer Sciences," then in the College of Arts and Sciences, in 1980. Please read about Dr. Swigger below. We thank her for her service and wish her the best in retirement!

We have several Distinguished Speakers scheduled in February. Alumni are always welcome to attend. Also this month, we are hosting the Texas Software Engineering Research Doctoral Symposium. For the first time, we are offering courses in Spring 2017 at New College at Frisco for a certificate in game programming. We plan to offer courses in cybersecurity and data science in the future.

Since the number of students continue to grow in our department, we are recruiting three new faculty members for Assistant/Associate Professor positions for Fall 2017 in computational life science, computer engineering, and computer security. We are expanding our space here at Discovery Park with new labs and faculty offices and labs being built at the end of our hallway.

In Alumni News, Zina Ashby Townley is featured in our Alumni Focus. Finally, I want to invite you to our 45th anniversary celebration of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering on Friday, April 28, 2017. We will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Laboratory for Recreational Computing. Please read more information about this celebration below. I look forward to seeing you there!

Barrett Bryant
Professor and Chair

Department of Computer Science and
Engineering News

Dr. Kathleen Swigger retires after 36 years

Dr. Kathleen Swigger retired on January 31, 2017 after 36 years of service to the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1977 and was hired as an Assistant Professor by the University of North Texas in 1980. She was promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in 1984 and 1991, respectively. She also served as Associate Dean for the UNT College of Engineering from 2003 to 2007.

In her last semester at UNT, Dr. Swigger taught CSCE 3210, Symbolic Processing, CSCE 3220, Human Computer Interfaces, and guided her last doctoral student, Alberto Castro Hernandez, to finishing his Ph.D. (see picture in Student section) In Spring 2016, Dr. Swigger also taught CSCE 4310 and CSCE 5210, both Artificial Intelligence classes.

In addition, Dr. Swigger served on the CSE Graduate Committee, the College of Engineering Personnel Affairs Committee, and she chaired and was a member of several Faculty Search Committees. Over the years, she published many articles and was the Principal Investigator on several National Science Foundation grants.

Thank you, Dr. Swigger, for your service to our CSE Department!

Distinguished Speakers at CSE in Spring 2017

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is proud to announce these Distinguished Speakers on the following dates at 11:30 am in NTDP F285. Everyone is invited to attend!

February 3rd

Gopal Gupta is the Eric Jonsson Professor and Department Head at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. His presentation will be on "Automating Common Sense Reasoning." He has conducted research in automated reasoning, computational logic, programming languages, parallel computing, and assistive technology and has published extensively in these areas. CSE Professor Paul Tarau is hosting Dr. Gupta for his presentation.

February 10th

Myra B. Cohen is the Susan J. Rosowski Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. She is interested in problems that apply theoretical constructs to solve a practical problem. Her general areas of interest are in software testing, search based software engineering and applications of combinatorial designs. Dr. Cohen will be the keynote speaker for the Texas Software Engineering Research Doctoral Symposium that same day.

Dr. Perry Alexander was our first Distinguished Speaker in Spring 2017 on January 20, 2017. His presentation was on Verifying Infrastructure for Trust. Dr. Alexander is the AT&T Foundation Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Science and Director of the Information and Technology Center at the University of Kansas.

CSE hosts Texas Software Engineering Research Doctoral Symposium

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host the 2nd annual TEASER (TExAs Software Engineering Research) Doctoral Symposium at the UNT Discovery Park campus on February 10, 2017. The goal of this doctoral symposium is to provide a supportive space in which Ph.D. students can present and receive feedback on their research work, while allowing faculty and students in software engineering to get to know each other and network productively.

Software researchers and students from the DFW metroplex and beyond have been invited to discuss various software engineering research topics. Chair of the CSE Department Barrett Bryant, Professor Stephanie Ludi, and Associate Professor Hyunsook Do will be the CSE faculty members hosting this event. The keynote speech will be given by Myra B. Cohen, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. If you are interested in this topic, you are invited to attend by registering at this TEASER website.

HiLT Lab hosts NACLO 2017

The Linguistics Club from R.L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth competed in NACLO for the 6th consecutive year. Ian Connally, on the far right, is the sponsor of the Linguistics Club. Andrew Brinker, on the far left, is the sponsor of the Science Club at R.L. Paschal.

The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) was hosted by the Human Intelligence and Language Technologies Lab (HiLT) on January 26, 2017. NACLO is an educational competition in Computational Linguistics, the science of designing computer algorithms to solve linguistic problems. It challenges students to develop strategies for tackling problems in fascinating real languages and formal symbolic systems.

Dr. Rodney Nielsen, Associate Professor, and Genene Murphy, CSE Staff, supervised this event, along with HiLT Ph.D. students Nishitha Guntakandla, Natalie Parde and Namratha Urs. A special thanks to Dr. Ian Parberry for allowing his Laboratory for Recreational Computing to be used for the competition. For more information, see this NACLO page on the HiLT website.

CSE hosts NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host the "Secure Software Testing for Web and Mobile Applications" Research Experience for Undergraduates Site at UNT in Summer 2017. Accepted students will receive:

  • The opportunity to work on exciting research in the area of web testing.

  • $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks.

  • Housing

  • Some students will receive a travel stipend for moving expenses.

  • The opportunity to be part of program that has a strong emphasis on collaboration with other students (you won’t sit at a computer by yourself all day/every day)

More details and the application are available at HERE. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017 and will continue until all places are filled.

CSE acknowledged in White House Computer Science Education press release

For Computer Science Education Week in December 2016, The White House announced support of new programs in its press release "Fact Sheet: A Year of Action Supporting Computer Science for All." CSE Professor Dr. Stephanie Ludi is responsible for the new program that our CSE Department will pilot using a new version of the JBrick robotics programming software, the Glance data analysis tool, and an accessible version of Blockly to support visually impaired students in learning computer science.

Our CSE Department will work in partnership with Perkins School for the Blind and the California School for the Blind Additionally, the team will test an accessible block-based programming tool for visually impaired students over the next year, with the aim of ultimately enabling visually impaired students to participate in Hour of Code and similar activities. Read The White House press release HERE.

Women in Computing partners with Mozilla

UNT’s Women in Computing organization has partnered with Mozilla for Spring 2017. Mozilla is very interested in connecting with students at all levels in our Department of Computer Science and Engineering, from those working on Bachelor’s degrees all the way up to the Ph.D. level. Additionally, they have non-technical roles available in areas including marketing and legal. Information about Mozilla’s summer internship program can be found HERE.

Information about full-time jobs and the company in general can be found HERE.

If you’re interested in an internship or full-time opportunity at Mozilla, please email your resume to

Dr. Buckles visits University of Central Missouri

Professor Buckles giving his talk about the UNT CSE Department.

Professor Bill Buckles was invited to present a talk on doctoral studies in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) on December 7, 2016. Prakash Duraisamy, UNT CSE Ph.D. 2012, arranged for Dr. Buckles to give this seminar for the UCM Center for Teaching and Learning and Department of Computer Science.

Prof. Buckles with UCM students.

Students from UCM attended this seminar and interacted with the professor for pursuing their higher studies. Prof Bill Buckles talked about the Ph.D. program in the CSE department. He spoke about the specializations in natural language processing, VLSI, computer games, computer vision, data mining, informatics (databases), security, and data science. He talked about Ph.D. graduates getting faculty positions at leading institutions, Google, Microsoft Research, entrepreneurial opportunities, and digital engineering firms such as AMD.

Professor Buckles received a memento from
Dean Gail Staines.

During his talk, he addressed more on how the UNT CSE department supports doctoral students and how students can get additional support and available scholarships. He also addressed getting internships and successful career paths after graduation.

Professor Buckles also suggested that UNT is interested in collaborating with UCM in terms of research and teaching. He also added that UNT is interested in joint funded proposals for teaching and research like NSF, Homeland Security, Air Force and other top companies in the U.S.

Thanks to Dr. Prakash Duraisamy, UNT CSE Ph.D. 2012, for sharing this news.

Prof. Saraju Mohanty Chairs IEEE-iNIS 2016 at Gwalior, India

Professor Saraju Mohanty is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. He was the general chair for 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems (IEEE-iNIS 2016) which was held during December 21-23, 2016 at Gwalior, India. iNIS has been initiated as a sponsored meeting of IEEE-CS Technical Committee on VLSI that endorses a league of successful meetings such as ASAP, ISVLSI, and ARITH. The conference had 3 keynote speakers from universities in the U.S., India and research Institute of France. This is the second time he has been the general chair for iNIS which brought significant visibility to UNT. IEEE Women in Engineering was a new initiative started in this conference this year and continues to become a separate session in the future years. The conference proceedings were published by IEEE-CS conference publication services (CPS). NSDL Ph.D. student Prasanth Yanambaka travelled to iNIS 2016 to present his research findings.

In other news from NanoSystem Design Laboratory (NSDL), Dr. Jawar Singh from IIIT Jabalpur, India visited NSDL research under a theme "Exploring Emerging Technology based Energy Efficient IoT Sensors for Smart Cities" which was funded by Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowship Program of Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), 2016. The funding covered a semester of Research Assistantship, health insurance, round-trip flight charges, and a conference travel support. This is a strong example of active International Collaboration of NSDL/UNT with Indian Universities. All the students are engaged in cutting edge research in areas of hardware security and healthcare using Internet of Things. NSDL student members

More NSDL student news: Umar Albalawi defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled "New Frameworks for Secure Image Communication in the Internet of Things (IoT)" in Summer 2016. He joined as an Assistant Professor at the University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. NSDL student member Nagaraju Mukka received Outstanding Master’s Student in Computer Engineering Award for year 2015-2016 and defended his thesis titled "Simulink® Based Modeling of A Multi Global Navigation Satellite System" in Summer 2016. Gunasekhar Aluru defended his thesis titled "Exploring Analog and Digital Design Using Open-Source Electric VLSI Design System." In the last year, members of NSDL published a total of 17 journal/conference articles. A selected example include the following:

  • E. Kougianos, S. P. Mohanty, G. Coelho, U. Albalawi, and P. Sundaravadivel, "Design of a High-Performance System for Secure Image Communication in the Internet of Things (Invited Paper)", IEEE Access Journal, Volume 4, 2016, pp. 1222–1242.

  • S. P. Mohanty, U. Choppali, and E. Kougianos, "Everything You wanted to Know about Smart Cities", IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (CEM), Volume 6, Issue 3, July 2016, pp. 60–70.

  • M. Panchore, J. Singh, and S. P. Mohanty, "Impact of Channel Hot Carrier Effect in Junction and Doping-free Devices and Circuits", IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (TED), Volume 63, Issue 12, December 2016, pp. 5068–5071.

  • P. Sundaravadivel, S. P. Mohanty, E. Kougianos, V. P. Yanambaka, H. Thapliyal, "Exploring Human Body Communications for IoT Enabled Ambulatory Health Monitoring Systems", in Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems (iNIS), 2016, pp. 17–22.

  • V. P. Yanambaka, S. P. Mohanty, E. Kougianos, and J. Singh, "Secure Multi-Key Generation Using Ring Oscillator based Physical Unclonable Function", in Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Nanoelectronic and Information Systems (iNIS), 2016, pp. 200–205.

NSF Net-Centric & Cloud Software & Systems (NCSS) Industry & University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) News

Dave Struble recently completed his third year as Innovative Managing Director of Dr. Kavi’s Net-Centric and Cloud Software and Systems (I/UCRC). In his IMD role, he developed and institutionalized common processes and methods that have been adopted by all the member universities. Dave’s position was funded by a 3-year supplement award from the NSF that ended in December 2016, but he will continue to support the Center in a pro bono capacity. He has also been hired as an adjunct instructor for the CSE department for the Spring semester and is teaching the software development capstone course. Our thanks to Dave for his ongoing support of the NCSS I/UCRC.

The next Net-Centric I/UCRC Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting will take place in Richardson, Texas on April 26-27, 2017. The meeting will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Synergy Park North (SPN) Building at 3000 Waterview Parkway in Richardson, TX 75080. There will be presentations by faculty and graduate students on the research that is currently supported by the NCSS I/UCRC. We welcome any industry visitors, faculty, and students. More information will be available soon on the net-centric website. Stay tuned!

Two students in the Computer Systems Research Laboratory (CSRL), Mahzabeen Islam and Marko Scrbak, recently had papers published. Mahzabeen Islam, a Ph.D. student, had been working on a collaborative project with AMD Research and recently got the paper "HBM-Resident Prefetching for Heterogeneous Memory System" accepted at the 30th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2017) to be held at the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria in April 2017. In this paper they have shown that memory-resident prefetching is an effective optimization technique for next generation heterogeneous memory systems involving emerging high-bandwidth memory (HBM) and non-volatile memory. Ph.D. student, Marko Scrbak, will also be presenting his work titled "DVFS Space Exploration in Power Constrained Processing-in-Memory Systems" at ARCS 2017.

The work is the result of a nine month long internship at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). During that time, Marko was closely involved in research on next generation heterogeneous computing systems and the development of computer system simulation and modelling tools. The Computer System Research Lab has been collaborating with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for over five years and has been closely involved in research on utilization of new emerging technologies and implementation of future heterogeneous computing systems. The collaboration will continue in the future as new members of the lab take over the responsibilities and broaden the research area in the field of computer system architecture.

Research Innovations in Software Engineering Lab (RISE) News

Members of the RISE Lab on February 1, 2017.

The Software Engineering Languages Lab and Software Testing Lab have merged to form the Research Innovations in Software Engineering (RISE) Lab. This lab is now co-directed by Drs. Barrett Bryant, Renee Bryce, Hyunsook Do, Stephanie Ludi, Phil Sweany and Paul Tarau. RISE will be hosting the 2nd TEASER Workshop, described earlier in this newsletter.

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CSE Alumni News

Alumni Focus on Zina Ashby Townley

Zina Ashby Townley (1987, B.S. Computer Science) has a career spanning across 4 decades and several times as many technology stacks. Starting in the days when a command of the command line was the gold standard, through adventures in ski industry automation, bringing the first internet access to rural New Mexico communities, she has most recently made contributions in the enterprise content management space. Her content and knowledge management experience spans the broadcast media and financial industries, where she currently serves on a Software Engineering team at Fidelity Investments.

Zina obtained her B.S. in Computer Science at UNT while living at home with her parents and working 30 hours a week during most semesters. She graduated in 1987. Her father, Clint Ashby, was a UNT alum also. He and Zina’s mother, Jessie Ashby, a TWU alum, insured that both daughters knew they were destined for higher education at a young age. Zina also holds an MBA from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. Her favorite Peter Drucker quote is "A leader’s task is to make the strengths of people effective and their weakness irrelevant" — a quote she whispers to herself daily as a Scrum Master.

Undergraduate life at UNT in the 1980’s may seem far removed. In technology, it certainly is! But UNT is where Zina’s love for technology was ignited. That light has never been extinguished. Her enthusiasm and love of learning are as strong now as they were then. Seeing that light in young eyes today is her greatest reward when returning to campus for visits. Returning to North Texas has given her a chance to give back — one of the best parts of moving back to the area after almost 25 years.

Zina lives in Wise County with her husband of 23 years. They built their own "tiny home" and share their little homestead with 4 dogs and a flock of chickens.

We want to hear from you! What have you been doing since graduating from UNT? Please send a few paragraphs and a picture to

CSE Alumni invited to CSE 45th Reunion on April 28

As one of the oldest computer science programs in the nation, the UNT College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering will celebrate its 45th anniversary April 28, 2017, at Apogee Stadium. The event will also highlight the 25th anniversary of the Laboratory for Recreational Computing. The evening celebration features an award ceremony honoring past alumni and current students, talks from respected speakers, and dinner.

Student News

Congratulations to CSE Ph.D. graduates

Umar Albalawi

Dissertation: New Frameworks for Secure Image Communication in the Internet of Things (IoT)

Major Professor: Saraju Mohanty

Assistant Professor in computer science department at University of Tabouk in Saudi Arabia

Garima Bajwa

Dissertation: Sensing and Decoding Brain States for Predicting and Enhancing Human Behavior, Health, and Security

Major Professor: Ram Dantu

Faculty member at Capitol Technology University in Laurel, MD

Angel Bravo-Salgado

Dissertation: Modeling and Simulation of the Vector-Borne Dengue Disease and the Effects of Regional Variation of Temperature in the Disease Prevalence in a Homogenous and Heterogeneous Human Population

Major Professor: Dr. Armin Mikler

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering at Miami University in Oxford, OH

Fahmida Hamid

Dissertation: Evaluation Techniques and Graph-Based Algorithms for Automatic Summarization & Keyphrase Extraction

Major Professor: Paul Tarau

Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas

Junfei Xie

Dissertation: Data-Driven Decision Making Framework for Large-Scale Dynamical Systems under Uncertainty

Major Professor: Yan Huang

Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Program at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, TX

Oleg Kolgushev

Dissertation: Influence of Underlaying Random Walk Types in Population Models on Resulting Social Network Types and Epidemiological Dynamics

Major Professor: Armin R. Mikler

Fred McMahan

Dissertation: Real Time Assessment of a Video Game Player’s State of Mind Using Off-the-Shelf Electroencephalography

Major Professor: Ian Parberry

Karen Mazidi

Dissertation: Infusing Automatic Question Generation with Natural Language Understanding

Major Professor: Paul Tarau

Shanti Thiyagaraja

Dissertation: Detection and Classification of Heart Sounds Using a Heart-Mobile Interface

Major Professor: Ram Dantu

Software Developer Engineer for Amazon in Seattle, WA

CSE Students defend Dissertations and Theses

Congratulations to this Ph.D. student who successfully defended his dissertation!

Alberto Castro Hernandez

Dissertation: Content and Temporal Analysis of Communications to Predict Task Cohesion in Software Development Global Teams

Major Professor: Kathleen Swigger

Defense Date: December 9, 2016

Congratulations to these M.S. students who successfully defended their theses!

Anuj Bhalotiya

Thesis: Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Applications: Privacy Threats and Countermeasures

Major Professor: Hassan Takabi

Defense Date: November 30, 2016

Ashwini Tonge

Thesis: Object Recognition Using Scale-Invariant Chordiogram

Major Professor: Bill Buckles

Defense Date: November 23, 2016

ACM Student Chapter schedules first meeting for Spring 2017

The first meeting of the UNT ACM Student Chapter will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 12 noon to 1 pm in NTDP F223. The Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is organized and will be operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes to promote the following:

  1. An increased knowledge of and greater interest in the science, design, development, construction, languages, management and applications of modern computing.

  2. Greater interest in computing and its applications.

  3. A means of communication between persons having an interesting in computing.

The ACM President is Quentin Mayo and the faculty advisor is Renee Bryce.

CSE Club for Cyber Security & Intelligence

Cyber Security Club first meeting of Spring 2017 on January 27, 2017.

UNT’s Club for Cyber Security & Intelligence (CS&I) provides students with an opportunity to learn about the concepts and techniques of Information Security paired with the chance to network with current security professionals in the North Texas regions. We are currently involved with volunteering at the North Texas chapter of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the Dallas chapter of Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).

These students get to attend these professional organization events and network with professionals. Several of our students have received internships and job offers because of volunteering at these events. We compete at several national InfoSec competitions including both the National Cyber League (NCL) and the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The training received as a result in completing this competitions help provide students with the knowledge and experience to pass various InfoSec certifications like Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and CompTia’s Security+. Our club is designed to help students with the knowledge, experience, and networking opportunities required to jump start a great career in Information Security.

The Cyber Security Club meets weekly on Friday afternoons at 3 pm in NTDP F223. Dr. Hassan Takabi is the faculty sponsor of the Cyber Security Club. For more information, contact the President of the Club, Olivia Hughes at

College of Engineering News

College of Engineering Events       College of Engineering News

Team Rocket from the College of Engineering qualifies for NASA Competition

Five students from the College of Engineering will compete in NASA’s Student Launch rocket competition. The team is five engineering seniors: Karen Lyndsey Smith, Jessica Hampton, Joel Thompson and one freshman Mitchell Buehler. UNT Team Rocket will compete in the national competition at NASA in Huntsville, Alabama on April 5-9, 2017. The rocket’s full-scale design will be over 6 feet tall and will travel over a mile into the air. The students plan to fabricate and test the full-scale design in March prior to the April competition. For more information, see this UNT press release.

College celebrates Engineers Week including Career Fair on February 23

Jacob Bunkley, B.S. in Computer Science graduate in 2005, came back to UNT to recruit for BNSF
at the UNT Career Fair on September 29, 2016.

The Council of Engineering Organizations and the Center for Student Affairs at Discovery Park are planning the annual celebration for Engineers Week February 20-24 to promote and educate about the field of engineering as a profession. Please see all the events planned for Engineering Week at and

College of Engineering students are invited to attend the Engineering and Computer Science Career and Internship Fair hosted by the UNT Career Center on Thursday, February 23, from 11 am to 3 pm in the Discovery Park Commons. This is a great opportunity for upper class students to find a job and the rest of the students to learn about employer recruiting activities and the interview process. Students are asked to register at the Career Center website.


DESIGN DAY — April 28, 2017

Poster and Project Presentations by CENG Students

University of North Texas News

Great Conversations dinner benefits UNT Honors College on February 28

The University of North Texas Honors College invites you to join Great Conversations, an annual dinner benefiting the Honors College, on Tuesday, February 28, at 6 pm in the Clubroom of UNT’s Apogee Stadium. Those who attend will be seated in small groups to discuss a certain topic with a business or community leaders or UNT faculty or staff member who is an expert in that specific area. The cost is $75. Please go to the Great Conversations website to select your table now! More information is available in this UNT press release.

UNT breaks ground on innovative new art building project

The University of North Texas broke ground for a new four-story, 128,354 square-foot addition for the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design. Dean Greg Watts said, "This project will unite innovation and further establish that UNT has one of the best art schools in the nation." Other features will include:

  • An 18,959-square-foot multi-purpose courtyard, with landscaping and seating, at the heart of the building.

  • A 2,267-square-foot rooftop dye garden, supplying plant dyes to the fibers department.

  • A new gallery with extensive back-of-house research and study space.

  • A total of 181 spaces for the delivery of educational programs.

  • Environmental standards that are expected to achieve silver certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The original main Art Building was constructed in the early 1970s comprising 82,546 square feet. CVAD’s departments and programs are currently spread over numerous buildings across campus. Construction on the $70 million project is expected to begin Jan. 24, with completion of the project in Fall 2018.

Read more about the new art building at this UNT press release and this College of Visual Arts & Design website.

Read all the UNT News here.

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