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Examining Millennials' Global Citizenship Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions to Engage in Environmental Volunteering

Description: Paper describes study explores how millennials' global citizenship attitudes affect their likelihood of participating in volunteer environmental projects, and in turn how prior involvement in these projects affects their global citizenship attitudes.
Date: April 18, 2019
Creator: Woosnam, Kyle M.; Strzelecka, Marianna; Nisbett, Gwendelyn S. & Keith, Samuel J.
Partner: University of North Texas

The Roles of Individual and Psychosocial Factors in Predicting Quality of Life Among Working Women in Shanghai

Description: Paper describes study aiming to investigate the roles of individual factors, particularly age, in addition to occupational stress and burnout on quality of life for working women in Shanghai, China.
Date: March 7, 2020
Creator: Xiao, Yi; Zhang, Tao; Gu, Xiangli; Lee, Joonyoung & Wang, Hongying
Partner: University of North Texas

Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Modulate Regulatory T, γδ T Cells and Corresponding Cytokines after Intracerebral Hemorrhage in Rats

Description: Paper examines the effects of transplanted neural stem cells (NSCs) on subpopulations of T lymphocytes and their corresponding cytokines when used to treat brain injury, using rats as a case study.
Date: March 13, 2014
Creator: Gao, Lu; Lu, Qin; Huang, Li-Jie; Ruan, Lin-Hui; Yang, Jian-Jing; Huang, Wei-Long et al.
Partner: University of North Texas

Construct Validity of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument in African American Breast Cancer Survivors

Description: Paper describes results of a study examining the validity of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument for cancer survivors, focusing specifically on African-American breast cancer survivors.
Date: November 16, 2016
Creator: Pandya, Ekta; Mistry, Jay; Dobhal, Megha; Borra, Sujana & Paxton, Raheem J.
Partner: University of North Texas

Assessing the Impact of the Built-Up Environment on Nighttime Lights in China

Description: Article describes study investigating the effects of the built-up environment on artificial light at night, focusing on construction region environments on nighttime brightness and variation with building heights and regional economic development level in China.
Date: July 19, 2019
Creator: Wang, Cheng; Qin, Haiming; Zhao, Kaiguang; Dong, Pinliang; Yang, Xuebo; Zhou, Guoqing et al.
Partner: University of North Texas

Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships Predicting the Antioxidant Potency of 17β-Estradiol-Related Polycyclic Phenols to Inhibit Lipid Peroxidation

Description: Paper describes results of quantitative structure-activity relationship studies conducted on 17β-estradiol and related polycyclic phenols to determine their ability to inhibit lipid peroxidation.
Date: January 11, 2013
Creator: Prokai, Laszlo; Rivera-Portalatin, Nilka M. & Prokai-Tatrai, Katalin
Partner: University of North Texas

Trends in Magnesium Intake among Hispanic Adults, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2014

Description: Paper describes the results of a study examining magnesium intake in Hispanic adults, using data from the NHANES from 1999-2014, stratified by gender, Hispanic origins, age, and poverty income ratio (PIR) level.
Date: November 22, 2019
Creator: Liu, Jialiang; Huang, Yuhan; Dai, Qi; Fulda, Kimberly G.; Chen, Shande & Tao, Meng-Hua
Partner: University of North Texas

Comparison of Dietary Micronutrient Intakes by Body Weight Status among Mexican-American and Non-Hispanic Black Women Aged 19-39 Years: An Analysis of NHANES 2003-2014

Description: Study closely examines micronutrient deficiencies among Mexican-American and non-Hispanic black women using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 2003-2014.
Date: November 20, 2019
Creator: Liu, Jialiang; Zhu, Xiangzhu; Fulda, Kimberly G.; Chen, Shande & Tao, Meng-Hua
Partner: University of North Texas

Modeling the 2013 Zika Outbreak in French Polynesia: Intervention Strategies

Description: Paper presents a model that simulates the 2013–2014 French Polynesia Zika outbreak, incorporating the temperature dependent mosquito ecology and the local transit network (flights and ferries), highlighting the importance of human travel patterns and mosquito population dynamics in a disease outbreak.
Date: August 24, 2018
Creator: Gwalani, Harsha; Hawamdeh, Faris; Mikler, Armin R. & Xiong, Katherine
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 27: Dr. Bert Hayslip

Description: Interview with Dr. Bert Hayslip for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan interviews Dr. Bert Hayslip, Regents Professor Emeritus in UNT’s Psychology Department. Dr. Hayslip explains how an experience he had in a nursing home as a child motivated him to pursue a career working with older adults. He discusses with Susan some of the influences on memory and the ways in which we understand memory in later life. Dr. Hayslip explains why he dislikes the term “senior moment” and why he is a proponent of learning new skills to improve memory as we age.
Date: October 31, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Hayslip, Bert
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 30: Remembering the St. John's Freedmen's Community with Emily Bowles and Hannah Stewart

Description: Interview with Emily Bowles and Hannah Stewart for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan interviews Emily Bowles and Hannah Stewart about their participation in a group research project as students in UNT’s History department. The project focused on a freedmen's community that formed around St. John’s church in Pilot Point, TX. Starting with names etched into the headstones of a neglected cemetery, these students were eventually able to sketch a portrait of a vibrant community of African Americans who lived in North Texas in the early 20th century. Their group then made headlines when they uncovered evidence of racial violence that played a significant role in the community's decline. Emily and Hannah ultimately presented the results of their group's research as an OLLI at UNT class in the Fall 2019 semester.
Date: February 19, 2020
Creator: Supak, Susan; Bowles, Emily & Stewart, Hannah
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 19: Peggy Higgins

Description: Interview with Peggy Higgins for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this premiere episode of our second season, Susan interviews OLLI at UNT Faculty and Advisory Council member, Peggy Higgins. They discuss how Peggy's background in interior design led to a second career in Health Care Sciences and Alzheimer's education, and how her diverse interests have influenced the unique courses she now offers on the psychology of color for OLLI at UNT.
Date: September 5, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Higgins, Peggy
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 25: Scott Kiester

Description: Interview with Scott Kiester for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan interviews Scott Kiester, a retired geologist with an M.S. in Environmental Science who is also a certified Texas Master Naturalist and Audubon Master Birder for North Central Texas. He discusses his birding background with Susan and offers helpful birding tips. They then get into a deeper conversation about bird migration patterns. Mr. Kiester also explains how the work of Master Naturalists and Master Birders impacts our environment and communities.
Date: October 17, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan
Partner: University of North Texas

Special Episode: 2020 Census 101 with Jennifer Pope and Marq Youngblood

Description: Interview with Jennifer Pope and Marq Youngblood for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with two representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau about the importance of the 2020 Census. Jennifer Pope, Partnership Specialist for the Dallas Regional Census Center, talks with Susan about the history of the U.S. Census and the crucial information it generates for states and local communities. Marq Youngblood, Regional Recruiting Coordinator for the Denver/Dallas Region, discusses some of the exciting job opportunities that are available with the Census in 2020.
Date: January 15, 2020
Creator: Supak, Susan; Pope, Jennifer & Youngblood, Marq
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 20: Dhanada Kulkarni

Description: Interview with Dhanada Kulkarni for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan interviews Dhanada Kulkarni of the Astanga Ayurved Center in Coppell, TX (astangaayurvedcenter.com/). Dhanada is an Ayurvedic Physician, Master Yoga Therapist, founder of SohamAyurYoga, Vedic Astrologer, and Vastu Consultant. Dhanada discusses her background and training, then breaks down the basic concepts of Ayurveda. Later in the conversation, she explains Vedic Astrology and the differences between Ayurvedic medicine and Western medicine. Dhanada also talks with Susan about her positive experiences teaching OLLI at UNT members.
Date: September 12, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Kulkarni, Dhanada
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 15: Donna Zelisko-McLaughlin

Description: Interview with Donna Zelisko-McLaughlin for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with member Donna Zelisko-McLaughlin, who is chair of the OLLI at UNT Great Books club as well as co-chair of the OLLI at UNT Theater group. Donna tells Susan about how she became involved with OLLI at UNT and what it's like participating and serving in a leadership role in these two clubs.
Date: March 28, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Zelisko-McLaughlin, Donna
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 24: Dr. John Neal

Description: Interview with Dr. John Neal for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan interviews Dr. John Neal, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Brookhaven College, who teaches communications-related courses for OLLI at UNT. In addition to discussing his academic background, Dr. Neal goes over some highlights of the history of photography, from the ancient camera obscura to the advent of stereoscopy and 3D movies. He also talks with Susan about his knowledge of the development of typography, including the design of certain typefaces and techniques of arranging type to make printed language more legible and appealing.
Date: October 10, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 17: Jordan Williams

Description: Interview with Jordan Williams for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with Jordan Williams, Communications Specialist for UNT Lifelong Learning & Community Engagement. Jordan shares a little bit about his background and discusses his work for OLLI at UNT and the UNT Retiree Association.
Date: April 11, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Williams, Jordan
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 31:Senior Housing and Healthcare Trends with Dr. Becky Knight

Description: Interview with Dr. Becky Knight for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with Dr. Becky Knight, who is a faculty member in UNT's Health Services Administration program within the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services. They discuss Dr. Knight's background in gerontology, healthcare, and senior housing administration, as well as the trends that have developed in those fields in recent years. Dr. Knight answers some common questions people have about healthcare as they age and talks about her work at UNT training the next generation of health services administrators.
Date: February 26, 2020
Creator: Supak, Susan & Knight, Becky
Partner: University of North Texas