UNT Research, Volume 17, 2008 Page: 3
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Nandika D'Souza uses natural materials and supercritical
carbon dioxide to create bioplastic foams that decompose
harmlessly and more quickly than petroleum-based plastics.
Nanoplates are designed to reside in the nanocomposite
bioplastic side wall, pictured. (Imnage courtesy of Nandika D'Souza)
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DEPART MEN 1
Exploration of ideas provides the foundation for a bold
New leaders set a new course, and awards and grants
help develop materials, save endangered languages,
protect the environment.
Researchers bring work in accounting, photography, plant
pathology and thermal-fluid sciences to UNT.
Student research covers medical physics, human rights,
computational chemistry, music education, ethics.
UNT authors write about higher education, cost control,
police patrol, copyright law.
Interdisciplinary collaborations advance the greater good.
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TEXAS HiSTORY RESEARCH
Faculty experts make UNT attractive new home for Texas
State Historical Association. By Nancy Kolsti
LESSONS FROM MUSIC
Texas Center for Music and Medicine increases awareness
of noise-induced hearing loss. By Ellen Rossetti
NEXT-GEN ERATION BiOPLASTICS
Eco-conscious, plant-derived materials may one day replace
petroleum-based plastics. By Sally Bell
I'EACHING FUTURE EDUCATORS
UNI' faculty work to address national shortage of math
and science teachers. By Mark Wright
SPANISH LANGUAGE MEDIA
Center focuses on better understanding of Latino media and
communication. By Mark Wright
Human behavior and environmental models improve
decision-making. By Linda Stewart Ball
Student research begins with Mayan health care, continues
with survivors of torture. By Nancy Kolsti
Here’s what’s next.
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