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Urban land-use analysis using proximate sensing imagery: a survey

Description: This article reviews and summarizes the state-of-the-art methods and publicly available data sets from proximate sensing to support land-use analysis. Discussions highlight the challenges, strategies, and opportunities faced by the existing methods using proximate sensing imagery in urban land-use studies.
Date: November 30, 2020
Creator: Qiao, Zhinan & Yuan, Xiaohui
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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Progenitor cell therapy for acquired pediatric nervous system injury: Traumatic brain injury and acquired sensorineural hearing loss

Description: Article suggesting that multipotent stem cell therapies can achieve therapeutic effect by altering the immune response to injury, thereby limiting damage due to inflammation and possibly improving outcomes in patients with neurological conditions such as traumatic brain injury and hearing loss.
Date: October 9, 2020
Creator: Baumgartner, James E.; Baumgartner, Linda S.; Baumgartner, Michael E.; Moore, Ernest J.; Messina, Steven; Seidman, Michael et al.
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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A review on the modeling and validation of biomass pyrolysis with a focus on product yield and composition

Description: Article reviewing the modeling and verification of products derived from biomass pyrolysis and discussing the possible solutions towards more accurate modeling of biomass pyrolysis.
Date: March 1, 2021
Creator: Xia, Changlei; Cai, Liping; Zhang, Haifeng; Zuo, Lei; Shi, Sheldon & Lam, Su Shiung
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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The Relationship of Motivational Climates, Mindsets, and Goal Orientations to Grit in Male Adolescent Soccer Players

Description: This article examines the relationships of the perceived motivational climate created by coaches (task-involving vs. ego-involving), athletes’ mindset (growth vs. fixed) and goal orientation (task vs. ego), to their grit. within the framework of achievement motivation theory.
Date: August 8, 2018
Creator: Albert, Erin; Petrie, Trent A. & Moore, Whitney G.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Dissecting the transcriptional regulation of proanthocyanidin and anthocyanin biosynthesis in soybean (Glycine max)

Description: This article analyzes the transcriptional control of PA and anthocyanin biosynthesis in soybean. Results show that engineered PA biosynthesis in soybean exhibits qualitative and spatial differences from the better-studied model systems Arabidopsis thaliana and Medicago truncatula, and suggest targets for engineering PAs in soybean plants.
Date: February 4, 2021
Creator: Lu, Nan; Rao, Xiaolan; Jun, Ji Hyung & Dixon, Richard A.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Production of tocotrienols in seeds of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) enhances oxidative stability and offers nutraceutical potential

Description: This article generates transgenic cotton lines expressing the barley (Hordeum vulgare) homogentisate geranylgeranyl transferase coding sequence under the control of the Brassica napus seed-specific promoter, napin. Findings may provide new opportunities for cottonseed co-products with enhanced vitamin E profile for improved shelf life and nutrition.
Date: January 25, 2021
Creator: Salimath, Shanmukh S.; Romsdahl, Trevor B.; Konda, Anji Reddy; Zhang, Wei; Cahoon, Edgar B.; Dowd, Michael K. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Effects of dispersal strategy and migration history on genetic diversity and population structure of Antarctic lichens

Description: Article studying the effects of dispersal strategy and migration history on lichen genetic structure to better understand the importance of these processes and their interplay in shaping population structure as well as their relevance for conservation.
Date: March 23, 2021
Creator: Lagostina, Elisa; Andreev, Mikhail; Dal Grande, Francesco; Grewe, Felix; Lorenz, Aline; Lumbsch, H. Thorsten et al.
Partner: UNT College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
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Phylogenetic Occurrence of the Phenylpropanoid Pathway and Lignin Biosynthesis in Plants

Description: This article is a review summarizing recent progress in defining the lignin biosynthetic pathway in lycophytes, monilophytes, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. This review provides new insights into the genetic engineering of the lignin biosynthetic pathway to overcome biomass recalcitrance in bioenergy crops.
Date: August 17, 2021
Creator: Yao, Tao; Feng, Kai; Xie, Meng; Barros, Jaime; Tschaplinski, Timothy J.; Tuskan, Gerald et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Developmental Physiology: Grand Challenges

Description: Article indicating directions in which the field of Developmental Physiology might move. It suggests three categories of challenges: demonstrating broad relevance, promoting conceptual advances, and improving experimental approaches.
Date: June 10, 2021
Creator: Burggren, Warren W.
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Structural Modeling and in planta Complementation Studies Link Mutated Residues of the Medicago truncatula Nitrate Transporter NPF1.7 to Functionality in Root Nodules

Description: This article combines in silico structural predictions with in planta complementation of the severely defective mtnip-1 mutant plants to understand the role of a series of distinct amino acids in the transporter’s function. The findings add to the knowledge of the mechanism of alternative conformational changes as well as symport transport in NPFs and enhance knowledge of the mechanisms for nitrate signaling.
Date: July 1, 2021
Creator: Yu, Yao-Chuan; Dickstein, Rebecca & Longo, Antonella
Partner: UNT College of Science
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Legacies of Power: The Cultural Heritage of Theological White Supremacy, A Case Study of Ku Klux Konfederatism in Denton County Texas, 1850-1930

Description: Undergraduate thesis exploring modern American racism as the result of the nation's legacy of theological white supremacy and its deep-rooted racial issues that remain unresolved because of the theo-mythologies embedded at the core of the nation's foundational fabric that have been and continue to be largely unaccounted for in corrective racial discourse through a case study of Denton, Texas. By employing localized interdisciplinary methodological approaches aimed at unveiling the theo-myth which underscores the modern American racial ontology, this study examines how theological white supremacy was homogenized into popular culture in Denton County Texas following the Civil War via neo-Confederate Ku Klux Klan movement, which the author calls Ku Klux Konfederatism, that continues its influence today through localized theo-political institutions, sociocultural systems and cultural 'norms.'
Date: April 20, 2020
Creator: Luther Rummel, Jessica Rae
Partner: UNT Honors College

Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny in Kansas City 1964-1972

Description: The New Yorker recently referred to Pat Metheny as “possibly the most influential jazz guitarist of the past five decades.” A native of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, just southeast of Kansas City, Metheny started playing in pizza parlors at age fourteen. By the time he graduated from high school he was the first-call guitarist for Kansas City jazz clubs, private clubs, and jazz festivals. Now 66, he attributes his early success to the local musical environment he was brought up in and the players and teachers who nurtured his talent and welcomed him into the jazz community. Metheny’s twenty Grammys in ten categories speak to his versatility and popularity. Despite five decades of interviews, none have conveyed in detail his stories about his teenage years. Beneath Missouri Skies also reveals important details about jazz in Kansas City during the sixties and early seventies, often overlooked in histories of Kansas City jazz. Yet this time of cultural change was characterized by an outstanding level of musicianship.
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Date: May 2021
Creator: Brewer, Carolyn Glenn
Partner: UNT Libraries

Every Lash

Description: This collection’s title-as in tether, strike, eyelash, welt-is a nod to the fluidity of language and the foolish penchant we have for naming things, including ourselves. The poems refuse to navigate, choosing instead to face head-on the snares of gender, patriarchy, and parenting. In the closing environmental poems of farewell, the speaker regains communion with nature through the aging body.
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Date: 2021
Creator: Couch, Leigh Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries

American Women Report World War I: An Anthology of Their Journalism

Description: In the opening decades of the 20th century, war reporting remained one of the most well-guarded, thoroughly male bastions of journalism. However, when war erupted in Europe in August 1914, a Boston woman, Mary Boyle O’Reilly, became one of the first journalists to bring the war to American newspapers. A Saturday Evening Post journalist, Mary Roberts Rinehart, became the first journalist, of any country, of any gender, to visit the trenches. These women were only the first wave of female journalists who covered the conflict. American Women Report World War I collects more than 35 of the best of their articles and those that highlight the richness of their contribution to the history of the Great War. Editor Chris Dubbs provides section introductions for background and context to stories such as “Woman Writer Sees Horrors of Battle,” “Star Woman Runs Blockade,” and “America Meets France.” The work of female journalists focuses more squarely on individuals caught in the conflict—including themselves. It offers a valuable counterpoint to the male, horror-of-the-trenches experience and demonstrates how World War I served as a catalyst that enabled women to expand the public forum for their opinions on social and moral issues.
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Date: 2021
Creator: Dubbs, Chris
Partner: UNT Libraries

War in the Villages: The U.S. Marine Combined Action Platoons in the Vietnam War

Description: Much of the history written about the Vietnam War overlooks the U.S. Marine Corps Combined Action Platoons. These CAPs lived in the Vietnamese villages, with the difficult and dangerous mission of defending the villages from both the National Liberation Front guerrillas and the soldiers of the North Vietnamese Army. The CAPs also worked to improve living conditions by helping the people with projects, such as building schools, bridges, and irrigation systems for their fields. In War in the Villages, Ted Easterling examines how well the CAPs performed as a counterinsurgency method, how the Marines adjusted to life in the Vietnamese villages, and how they worked to accomplish their mission. The CAPs generally performed their counterinsurgency role well, but they were hampered by factors beyond their control. Most important was the conflict between the Army and the Marine Corps over an appropriate strategy for the Vietnam War, along with weakness of the government of the Republic of South Vietnam and the strategic and the tactical ability of the North Vietnamese Army. War in the Villages helps to explain how and why this potential was realized and squandered. Marines who served in the CAPs served honorably in difficult circumstances. Most of these Marines believed they were helping the people of South Vietnam, and they served superbly. The failure to end the war more favorably was no fault of theirs.
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Date: March 2021
Creator: Easterling, Ted N.
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Recovering an Irish Voice from the American Frontier: The Prose Writings of Eoin Ua Cathail

Description: Recovering an Irish Voice from the American Frontier is a bilingual compilation of stories by Eoin Ua Cathail, an Irish emigrant, based loosely on his experiences in the West and Midwest. The author draws on the popular American Dime Novel genre throughout to offer unique reflections on nineteenth-century American life. As a member of a government mule train accompanying the U.S. military during the Plains Indian Wars, Ua Cathail depicts fierce encounters with Native American tribes, while also subtly commenting on the hypocrisy of many famine-era Irish immigrants who failed to recognize the parallels between their own plight and that of dispossessed Native peoples. These views are further challenged by his stories set in the upper Midwest. His writings are marked by the eccentricities and bloated claims characteristic of much American Western literature of the time, while also offering valuable transnational insights into Irish myth, history, and the Gaelic Revival movement. This bilingual volume, with facing Irish-English pages, marks the first publication of Ua Cathail’s work in both the original Irish and in translation. It also includes a foreword from historian Richard White, a comprehensive introduction by Mahoney, and a host of previously unpublished historical images.
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Date: May 2021
Creator: Ua Cathail, Eoin & Mahoney, Patrick J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 8

Description: his anthology collects the ten winners of the 2020 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at UNT’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. First place winner: Christopher Goffard, “Detective Trapp” (Los Angeles Times) is about a complicated murder investigation and its human impact. Second place: Annie Gowen, “Left Behind: American Farm Families in Crisis during Trump’s Trade War” (The Washington Post) tells about a despairing farmer’s suicide and aftermath. Third place: Jennifer Berry Hawes and Stephen Hobbs, “It’s Time for You to Die” (Post & Courier) presents a gut-wrenching drama of America’s deadliest episode of prison violence. Runners-up include Peter Jamison, “The Confession” (The Washington Post); Mark Johnson, “House Calls and Rarest of Diseases” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel); Nestor Ramos, “At the Edge of a Warming World” (Boston Globe); Noelle Crombie, Kale Williams, and Beth Nakamura, “No Mercy” (The Oregonian); Tara Duggan and Jason Fagone, “The Fisherman’s Tale” (San Francisco Chronicle); Jenna Russell, “Brilliant, Faithful, Undaunted” (Boston Globe); and Charles Scudder, “Guardians: When Evil Came Through the Door” (Dallas Morning News).
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Date: June 2021
Creator: Reaves, Gayle
Partner: UNT Libraries

Changing Perspectives: Black-Jewish Relations in Houston during the Civil Rights Era

Description: Changing Perspectives charts the pivotal period in Houston’s history when Jewish and Black leadership eventually came together to work for positive change. This is a story of two communities, both of which struggled to claim the rights and privileges they desired. Previous scholars of Southern Jewish history have argued that Black-Jewish relations did not exist in the South. However, during the 1930s to the 1980s, Jews and Blacks in Houston interacted in diverse and oftentimes surprising ways. The distance between Houston’s Jews and Blacks diminished after changing demographics, the end of segregation, city redistricting, and the emergence of Black political power. Allison Schottenstein shows that Black-Jewish relations did exist during the Long Civil Rights Movement in Houston.
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Date: March 2021
Creator: Schottenstein, Allison E.
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Fort Worth Stories

Description: Fort Worth Stories is a collection of thirty-two bite-sized chapters of the city’s history. Did you know that the same day Fort Worth was mourning the death of beloved African American “Gooseneck Bill” McDonald, Dallas was experiencing a series of bombings in black neighborhoods? Or that Fort Worth almost got the largest statue to Robert E. Lee ever put up anywhere, sculpted by the same massive talent that created Mount Rushmore? Or that Fort Worth was once the candy-making capital of the Southwest and gave Hershey, Pennsylvania, a good run for its money as the sweet spot of the nation? A remarkable number of national figures have made a splash in Fort Worth, including Theodore Roosevelt while he was President; Vernon Castle, the Dance King; Dr. H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer; Harry Houdini, the escape artist; and Texas Guinan, star of the vaudeville stage and the big screen. Fort Worth Stories is illustrated with 50 photographs and drawings, many of them never before published. This collection of stories will appeal to all who appreciate the Cowtown city.
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Date: February 2021
Creator: Selcer, Richard F.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Final Report: National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence

Description: Final report presenting the National Security Commission for Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI)'s recommendations for winning the AI era. It includes a 16 chapter Main Report and "Blueprints for Action that outline the concrete steps departments and agencies can take to implement NSCAI's recommendations." - Introduction.
Date: March 1, 2021
Creator: National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The 1776 Report

Description: A report authored by historians, academics, and politicians to chronicle the American founding, the effect of the meaning of the Declaration of Independence on the U.S. history, the principles in the Constitution, and challenges to those principles, as well as suggestions for national renewal.
Date: January 2021
Creator: United States. President's Advisory 1776 Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Interim Report and Third Quarter Recommendations, October 2020

Description: A report containing the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI)'s third quarterly memo and second interim report with 66 recommendations in key areas. They are organized under five tabs: strengthening the triangular alliance for AI research, applying AI for national security missions, training and recruiting AI talent, protecting and building upon U.S. technology advances, and marshaling global AI cooperation & ethics.
Date: October 2020
Creator: National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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