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crucial to UNT's
vision of the
by Art Goven, Ph.D.
Interim vice provost
for research, UNT
his issue of Resource magazine clearly illus-
trates the broad range of scholarship of the
faculty at the University of North Texas. UNT con-
tinues to strengthen its impact in science and tech-
nology by investing in programs such as
information science, materials science and the
physical, earth and environmental sciences.
Faculty and grad-
uate students con-
ducting research in
these diverse disci- l & i CC
plines collectively r'cc1sai n iIa
provide the acade- 'I to IC' )o'7
mic and scholarly SI I
base that will allow a w r"c"
UNT to help meet p0'1 ' ' OS 41
the future techno-ion se
tal and basic science
needs of the North
Texas region, particularly in providing the work
force of the future.
Fiscal year 2001 ended with a continued increase
in extramural research funding at UNT. Contract
and grant awards for 2001 resulted in a 20 percent
increase compared to the previous 12 months.
Three-fifths of the awards were received from fed-
eral agencies that support research.
An emphasis on the importance of scientific
research and technology will necessarily increase
as UNT fulfills its vision to become one of the
state's top-tier universities and its obligation to
provide the work force and technological advances
to promote economic development in the region
and state. At the same time, UNT's traditional
strengths in the
visual and perform-
s i t~o Oi/- ing arts, education
-Ci &i n C 10- [7y ,VI and business will
S; LIS T L ifi\ i11 continue to make it
C 0i: i I' tiC t)-I the recognized artis-
[7 " o 0 ro tic, cultural and edu-
SII'o n r c 1 cc C cational leader of the
ic 1 c l[ i he North Texas region.
reality of limited
public resources, the
difficult task of
achieving the challenging vision of the university's
research future will require the cooperation and
contributions of all members of the university
research community. The diverse research
strengths of this institution's faculty members and
the continued support of their work by founda-
tions, businesses, industry and government will
ensure its success.
Erma Lawson, Ph.D.
UNT associate professor
Seeking ways to improve the lives
Lawson received S1 80,000 from the
March of Dimes to conduct smoking
intervention projects for pregnant
smokers. Women who smoke during
pregnancy suffer more miscarriages
and stillbirths and are more likely to
have premature infants than women
who don't smoke during pregnancy,
Donna E. Ledgerwood,
LINT associate professor
IHelping students and businesses
understand employmvent practices
vTwice each year Ledgerwvood presents
the Employer's Update, a workshop
in which state and federal agencies
define new employment requirements
for Metroplex businesses. In class, her
students serve as human resource
auditors for local businesses and
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