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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Description: This is an unpublished manuscript that delves into the use of Signature Assignments (SAs) which are real-world applications that embed curriculum learning objectives in routine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

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

“Namastey London”: Bollywood Movies and Their Impact on how Indians Perceive European Destinations

Description: This article analyzes the perception of European destinations through the eyes of Indian Bollywood film viewers to determine how perception is influenced by what is viewed in films. Results indicate differences in destination preference among Bollywood viewers and worldwide tourist trends. Findings indicate that prominently featuring a landscape within Bollywood films can significantly impact Indians’ perception on the destinations’ image.
Date: June 2014
Creator: Josiam, Bharath M.; Spears, Daniel L.; Dutta, Kirti; Pookulangara, Sanjukta & Kinley, Tammy
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

Tourist See Tourist Do: The Influence of Hollywood Movies and Television on Tourism Motivation and Activity Behavior

Description: Article investigates the influence of Hollywood movies and television (movies/TV) on US viewer’s motivation to travel to and participate in activities featured in Hollywood movies/TV productions. Findings identified a profile of Hollywood movies/TV viewers, sources of information used to determine destination choice, and level of involvement among viewers of Hollywood movies/TV productions. Additionally, this study explored the relationships between Hollywood movies/TV productions, tourist motivations, and the propensity to participate in activities featured.
Date: February 2013
Creator: Spears, Daniel L.; Josiam, Bharath M.; Kinley, Tammy & Pookulangara, Sanjukta
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

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

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

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

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

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

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

Impact of Image Resolution Pavement Distress Detection Using PICUCHA Methodology

Description: This article describes a study focused on the analysis of a newly-developed pavement distress classification algorithm, called the PICture Unsupervised Classification with Human Analysis (PICUCHA) method, particularly the impact of image resolutions on its classification accuracy.
Date: December 2016
Creator: Salini, Reus; Xu, Bugao & Souliman, Mena
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

Impacts of sustainable value and business stewardship on lifestyle practices in clothing consumption

Description: This article tests the sustainable Values and Lifestyles Scale (VALS) framework by identifying the sustainable value and lifestyle practices, and examining the impacts of business stewardship on consumer sustainable practices.
Date: October 26, 2015
Creator: Hyun-Nam Lee, Stacy; Kim, Haejung & Yang, Kiseol
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

[Food Rule: Eat food closer to nature, and eliminate food that is pre-packaged]

Description: Food rule written by a UNT student as part of a class assignment to create guidelines for healthier diet habits. This statement uses the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as Michael Pollan's book, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, to support a rule that addresses the kinds of foods one should eat.
Date: Spring 2012
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

[Food Rule: Stacking nutrients instead of snacking]

Description: Food rule written by a UNT student as part of a class assignment to create guidelines for healthier diet habits. This statement uses the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as Michael Pollan's book, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, to support a rule that addresses the kinds of foods one should eat.
Date: Spring 2012
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

[Food Rule: You'll be safe and sound by eating what comes from the ground]

Description: Food rule written by a UNT student as part of a class assignment to create guidelines for healthier diet habits. This statement uses the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as Michael Pollan's book, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, to support a rule that addresses the kinds of foods one should eat.
Date: Spring 2012
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

[Food Rule: Cut and store a variety of fruits]

Description: Food rule written by a UNT student as part of a class assignment to create guidelines for healthier diet habits. This statement uses the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as Michael Pollan's book, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, to support a rule that addresses the kinds of foods one should eat.
Date: Spring 2012
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

[Food Rule: The more colors on your plate the better]

Description: Food rule written by a UNT student as part of a class assignment to create guidelines for healthier diet habits. This statement uses the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as Michael Pollan's book, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, to support a rule that addresses the kinds of foods one should eat.
Date: Spring 2012
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

[Food Rule: Eat at least one fruit and one vegetable snack a day]

Description: Food rule written by a UNT student as part of a class assignment to create guidelines for healthier diet habits. This statement uses the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as Michael Pollan's book, Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, to support a rule that addresses the kinds of foods one should eat.
Date: Spring 2012
Partner: UNT College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism