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Increasing Students Access to Educational and Experiential Learning Opportunities in Agritourism

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "Increasing students access to educational and experiential learning opportunities in agritourism." The project aims to develop an online course on agritourism within the sustainability framework, to be offered by the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Date: 2022-09-01/2026-08-31
Creator: KC, Birendra
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Fashion consumption during COVID-19: Comparative analysis of changing acquisition practices across nine countries and implications for sustainability

Description: Article explores and compares changes in clothing acquisition practices during COVID-19 across nine countries: the USA, the UK, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, Czech Republic, India, and Hong Kong SAR.
Date: September 24, 2021
Creator: Vladimirova, Katia; Henninger, Claudia E.; Joyner-Martinez, Cosette; Iran, Samira; Diddi, Sonali; Durrani, Marium et al.
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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An Ethnographic Study of Collaborative Fashion Consumption: The Case of Temporary Clothing Swapping

Description: This article is the first research that has examined temporary swapping, a form of collaborative fashion consumption, that involves clothing exchange between two people that does not require the transfer of product ownership or monetary compensation. In this ethnographic study the authors explored benefits, risks, and the meanings constructed by eight women before, during, and after exchanging parts of their wardrobes with a swap partner.
Date: December 26, 2021
Creator: Karpova, Elena E.; Jestratijevic, Iva; Lee, JuYoung & Wu, Juanjuan
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Numerical Simulation of Fiber Motion in the Condensing Zone of Lateral Compact Spinning with Pneumatic Groove

Description: This article creates a new fiber model to simulate the agglomeration process, to analyze yarn properties of the lateral compact spinning with pneumatic groove, and to compare with other spinning yarns through a series of tests. The experiments demonstrated that the lateral compact spinning with pneumatic groove can improve the yarn properties: increase the yarn twist, enhance the yarn strength, and reduce the yarn hairiness.
Date: July 16, 2021
Creator: Lyu, Jindan; Cheng, Longdi; Xu, Bugao & Hua, Zhihong
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Segmenting Wildlife Value Orientations to Mitigate Human–Wildlife Conflict for Ecotourism Development in Protected Areas

Description: This article investigates residents’ value orientation towards wildlife in the context of Bardia National Park (BNP), Nepal. Findings reveal challenges for ecotourism development.
Date: July 6, 2021
Creator: KC, Birendra; Min, Jihye Ellie & Serenari, Christopher
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Country Differences in Determinants of Behavioral Intention towards Sustainable Apparel Products

Description: This article explores determinants of behavioral intention toward sustainable apparel products (SAP). It examines both consumer characteristics (shopping values, consciousness of sustainability, perceived consumer effectiveness, and environmental knowledge) and marketing perspective (evaluation criteria of SAP) determinants for encouraging sustainable apparel consumption behaviors. Significant country differences emerge and validate that differentiated marketing strategies are required when targeting global consumers.
Date: January 8, 2021
Creator: Jung, Hye Jung; Oh, Kyung Wa & Kim, Haejung
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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The Tourism Sector and U.S. Regional Macroeconomic Stability: A Network Approach

Description: This article investigates how the structural mix of USA regional economies affects their volatility of economic growth using four exogenous sectors: Federal Government, construction, manufacturing, and tourism. Results suggest that a larger share of Federal Government employment in an economy reduces the variability of overall employment growth, while a larger share of construction activity elevates it. Results also show that recently manufacturing has not contributed as much to such variability, and that a larger tourism presence increases it. The increasing integration of technology in tourism offers significant opportunities for a network approach and innovation in regional development.
Date: September 13, 2020
Creator: Min, Jihye Ellie; Agrusa, Jerome; Lema, Joseph & Lee, Harold
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Faith in Fat: A Multisite Examination of University Students’ Perceptions of Fat in the Diet

Description: Article examining college students’ perceptions of health among foods with no fat relative to foods with different types of fats (unsaturated and saturated). Findings suggest that college students lack knowledge regarding the vital role played by the type and amount of fats within a healthy diet.
Date: July 9, 2020
Creator: Landry, Matthew J.; Olvany, Jasmine M.; Mueller, Megan P.; Chen, Tiffany; Ikeda, Dana; Sinclair, Danielle et al.
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Aspect-Based Fashion Recommendation With Attention Mechanism

Description: Article proposes an aspect-based fashion recommendation model with attention mechanism (AFRAM) to predict customer ratings based on online reviews of fashion products. The experiment results demonstrate that AFRAM is more effective in customer rating predictions, as compared to several state-of-the-art fashion recommenders.
Date: August 3, 2020
Creator: Xu, Bugao
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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A comparative study of electrospun polyvinylidene fluoride and poly(vinylidenefluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) fiber webs: Mechanical properties, crystallinity, and piezoelectric properties

Description: Article is a study examining the fabrication and characterization of electrospun randomly oriented and aligned grooved polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and poly(vinylidenefluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) (PVDF-TrFE) fiber webs.
Date: July 29, 2020
Creator: Xu, Bugao; Zhang, Wenxin; Zaarour, Bilal; Zhu, Lei; Huang, Chen & Jin, Xiangyu
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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The Impact of Disasters on a Heritage Tourist Destination: A Case Study of Nepal Earthquakes

Description: Article examining the degree of macroeconomic recovery of the Nepal tourism industry after a natural disaster using the autoregressive integrated moving average model (ARIMA). The study investigated the case of Nepal’s earthquakes in 2015 and examined the impact of the earthquakes on tourism inflows and GDP using time series data from 1990 to 2018.
Date: July 29, 2020
Creator: Min, Jihye Ellie; KC, Birendra; Kim, Seungman & Lee, Jaehoon
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Convolutional Neural Network for Extracting 3D Point Clouds of Fibrous Web From Multi-Focus Images

Description: Article presents a new method for extracting 3D point clouds from multi-focus images of a fibrous web acquired on an optical microscope to analyze microscopic structures of a fibrous web.
Date: May 11, 2020
Creator: Hou, Jue; Ouyang, Wenbin; Xu, Bugao & Wang, Rongwu
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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A Signature Assignment Puts Vegetables on the Line

Description: This is an unpublished manuscript that delves into the use of Signature Assignments (SAs) which are real-world applications that embed curriculum learning objectives in routine classwork and facilitate assessment of outcomes across classes and disciplines. SAs tied to key learning objectives demonstrate student growth and reveal areas where instructional improvement might be needed. Additionally, SAs tied to curriculum objectives contribute to program and university understanding of teaching strategies that promote student success.
Date: April 19, 2020
Creator: Connors, Priscilla L.
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Factors Associated with Conservation Participation by Local Communities in Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project, Nepal

Description: This article examines how residents’ natural resource dependency and other social, economic, and access-related variables predict conservation participation.Overall, key findings suggest that conservation participation at Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP)—a newly designated mountainous protected area in Nepal— needs to be improved with multiple outreach activities, especially to resource-dependent households.
Date: July 22, 2018
Creator: Paudyal, Ramesh; Thapa, Brijesh; Shree Neupane, Suman & Birendra
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

I Really Should Change My Mind About These Vegetables - A Signature Assignment with Social Responsibility in Mind

Description: This poster describes an exercise in an undergraduate nutrition class that meets Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) social responsibility objectives and is assessed using a rubric adapted from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) VALUES rubrics. It was presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior 51st Annual Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from July 21-24, 2018.
Date: July 2018
Creator: Connors, Priscilla L.
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Bonding and Bridging Forms of Social Capital in Wildlife Tourism Microentrepreneurship: An Application of Social Network Analysis

Description: This article examines a network of wildlife tourism microentrepreneurs for bonding and bridging forms of social capital using a social network analysis approach.
Date: December 29, 2017
Creator: KC, Birendra; Morais, Duarte B.; Seekamp, Erin; Smith, Jordan W. & Peterson, M. Nils
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence Approach for Pavement Distress Assessment (PICUCHA)

Description: This article proposes a new method named PICture Unsupervised Classification with Human Analysis (PICUCHA) to circumvent many of the limitations of existing approaches, based on a combination of human and artificial intelligence.
Date: July 2017
Creator: Salini, Reus; Xu, Bugao & Carvalho, Regis
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Anthropometric data collection of Portuguese children using 3D body scanning: considerations about the scanning booth

Description: Presented at the 2017 World Textile Conference. This paper presents some considerations regarding the scanning booth used in an anthropometric study done with a 3D body scanning technology.
Date: May 2017
Creator: de Campos, R.; Carvalho, M. A.; Lopes, H. P. & Xu, Bugao
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Sizing for the apparel industry using statistical analysis - a Brazilian case study

Description: Presented at the 2017 World Textile Conference. This paper presents results from a study of the body measurements of Brazilian women using the Kinect Body Imaging system for 3D body scanning to understand the need for accurate measurements in the apparel industry.
Date: May 2017
Creator: Capelassi, C. H.; Carvalho, M. A.; Kattel, C. El & Xu, Bugao
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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Pavement Distress Detection with PICUCHA Methodology for Area-Scan Cameras and Dark Images

Description: This article discusses the test of the PICture Unsupervised Classification with Human Analysis (PICUCHA) performance with images taken with area-scan cameras and flash light illumination over a pavement with dark textures.
Date: April 2017
Creator: Salini, Reus; Xu, Bugao & Paplauskas, Paulius
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism
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