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Abraham Solvation Parameter Model: Calculation of L Solute Descriptors for Large C11 to C42 Methylated Alkanes from Measured Gas–Liquid Chromatographic Retention Data (open access)

Abraham Solvation Parameter Model: Calculation of L Solute Descriptors for Large C11 to C42 Methylated Alkanes from Measured Gas–Liquid Chromatographic Retention Data

This article determines Abraham model L solute descriptors for 149 additional C11 to C42 monomethylated and polymethylated alkanes based on published Kovat’s retention indices based upon gas–liquid chromatographic measurements.
Date: July 5, 2022
Creator: Wu, Emily; Sinha, Sneha; Yang, Chelsea; Zhang, Miles & Acree, William E. (William Eugene)
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Abraham Solvation Parameter Model: Examination of Possible Intramolecular Hydrogen-Bonding Using Calculated Solute Descriptors (open access)

Abraham Solvation Parameter Model: Examination of Possible Intramolecular Hydrogen-Bonding Using Calculated Solute Descriptors

This article calculates Abraham model solute descriptors using published solubility data for 4,5-dihydroxyanthraquinone-2-carboxylic acid dissolved in several organic solvents of varying polarity and hydrogen-bonding character.
Date: July 24, 2022
Creator: Sinha, Sneha; Yang, Chelsea; Wu, Emily & Acree, William E. (William Eugene)
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Acoustic Metasurface-Aided Broadband Noise Reduction in Automobile Induced by Tire-Pavement Interaction (open access)

Acoustic Metasurface-Aided Broadband Noise Reduction in Automobile Induced by Tire-Pavement Interaction

Article demonstrating a technique utilizing acoustic metasurfaces (AMSes) with high reflective characteristics using relatively lightweight materials for noise reduction without any change in mechanical strength or weight of the tire. The proposed design can significantly reduce the noise arising from tire–pavement interaction over a broadband of acoustic frequencies under 1000 Hz and over a wide range of vehicle speeds using a negative effective dynamic mass density approach.
Date: July 30, 2021
Creator: Heo, Hyeonu; Sofield, Matthew; Ju, Jaehyung & Neogi, Arup
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Advanced Data Analytics Academic Program Review (open access)

Advanced Data Analytics Academic Program Review

This report summarizes an evaluation of the UNT Libraries' Advanced Data Analytics-related resources and materials to determine if the collection is adequately serving patron needs. It was generated as part of the UNT Libraries’ contributions to the university’s Academic Program Reviews, which are conducted by the Accreditation office in the Division of Planning. The UNT Libraries’ Collection Assessment Department evaluated collections’ ability to meet the curricular and research needs of the academic programs being reviewed. They assessed current needs based on course descriptions and research outputs, defined the scope of information needed based on this needs assessment, and evaluated the Libraries’ holdings in these subject areas against the usage, qualitative listings, and requests for materials from other libraries. Specific recommendations for collection development are provided based on the results of these analyses.
Date: July 28, 2023
Creator: Harker, Karen
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
AI, Arts & Design: Questioning Learning Machines (open access)

AI, Arts & Design: Questioning Learning Machines

Article is an introduction to Artnodes issue No. 26, “AI, Arts & Design: Questioning Learning Machines" which addresses the question: Does generative and machine creativity in the arts and design represent an evolution of “artistic intelligence,” or is it a metamorphosis of creative practice yielding fundamentally distinct forms and modes of authorship?
Date: July 2020
Creator: West, Ruth & Burbano, Andres
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Biochar aerogel-based electrocatalyst towards efficient oxygen evolution in acidic media (open access)

Biochar aerogel-based electrocatalyst towards efficient oxygen evolution in acidic media

Article argues that traditional acidic oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalysts are more prone to be oxidized and corroded as results of unstable carrier structures and variable electronic states of active species, so a high-performing biochar aerogel (BA) based electrocatalyst was realistically designed and synthetized via joint utilization of the terrestrial lignin and seaweed polysaccharide as carbon sources. This work puts forward a novel and effective strategy towards the enhancement of the acidic OER process by rational regulations of the BA and the coupling effect in micro-interface.
Date: July 22, 2022
Creator: Hui, Bin; Chen, Hongjiao; Zhou, Chengfeng; Cai, Liping; Zhang, Kewei; Quan, Fengyu et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Carbon Capture Utilization for Biopolymer Foam Manufacture: Thermal, Mechanical and Acoustic Performance of PCL/PHBV CO2 Foams (open access)

Carbon Capture Utilization for Biopolymer Foam Manufacture: Thermal, Mechanical and Acoustic Performance of PCL/PHBV CO2 Foams

This article uses PCL to blend into PBHV. Both unfoamed and foamed blends are examined. The results provide a pathway to multifunctional performance in foams of high performance biopolymers such as PBHV through harnessing the CO₂ miscibility of PCL.
Date: July 31, 2021
Creator: Oluwabunmi, Kayode E.; Zhao, Weihuan & D'Souza, Nandika Anne, 1967-
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Cataloging for Makerspaces

Poster on cataloging items for makerspaces. Makerspace items may be difficult for library users to find if they are not fully cataloged. Cataloging not only facilitates discovery but also provides information needed to track usage, create programming, generate recommendations, and support collection development. Attend this poster presentation for an overview of descriptive and subject cataloging for makerspace items. It was presented at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative (CTCL) 2021 conference held virtually on July 23, 2021.
Date: July 23, 2021
Creator: Robson, Diane; Sassen, Catherine & Yanowski, Kevin
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
Characterize traction–separation relation and interfacial imperfections by data-driven machine learning models (open access)

Characterize traction–separation relation and interfacial imperfections by data-driven machine learning models

This article combines machine learning (ML), finite element analysis (FEA), and empirical experiments to develop data-driven models that characterize interfacial mechanical properties precisely. It also provides a code package containing trained ML models, allowing other researchers to establish T–S relations for different material interfaces.
Date: July 12, 2021
Creator: Ferdousi, Sanjida; Chen, Qiyi; Soltani, Mehrzad; Zhu, Jiadeng; Cao, Pengfei; Choi, Wonbong et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Chemistry Academic Program Review (open access)

Chemistry Academic Program Review

This report summarizes an evaluation of the UNT Libraries' Chemistry-related resources and materials to determine if the collection is adequately serving patron needs. It was generated as part of the UNT Libraries’ contributions to the university’s Academic Program Reviews, which are conducted by the Accreditation office in the Division of Planning. The UNT Libraries’ Collection Assessment Department evaluated collections’ ability to meet the curricular and research needs of the academic programs being reviewed. They assessed current needs based on course descriptions and research outputs, defined the scope of information needed based on this needs assessment, and evaluated the Libraries’ holdings in these subject areas against the usage, qualitative listings, and requests for materials from other libraries. Specific recommendations for collection development are provided based on the results of these analyses.
Date: July 28, 2023
Creator: Harker, Karen
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Children’s health insurance coverage and adequacy from 2016 to 2018: Racial/ethnic disparities under the ACA (open access)

Children’s health insurance coverage and adequacy from 2016 to 2018: Racial/ethnic disparities under the ACA

This article presents a study to advance health disparities research by documenting the racial/ethnic disparities in children’s health insurance coverage and health insurance adequacy under the implementation and revisions of the Affordable Care Act between 2016 and 2018 in America.
Date: July 29, 2022
Creator: Shen, Yuying; Turner, Carlene Buchanan; Perkins, Robert K. & Moore, Ami R.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Collection Assessment Through DEI Lenses: Venturing into (nearly) uncharted waters

Presentation for a panel discussing UNT Libraries' journey to address systemic and systematic vestiges of oppression of socially and politically minoritized populations. For this purpose, the Collection Assessment Department is planning on evaluating the UNT Libraries’ collections, identifying sources of diverse materials, and connecting with our communities. They will conduct focus groups and pilot a method on one aspect of their collections. For this panel discussion, self-selected members of an advisory board for this project will discuss their individual motivations for and concerns about the project. It was presented at the 2022 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference which was held virtually on July 29, 2022.
Date: July 29, 2022
Creator: Harker, Karen; Leuzinger, Julie; Wolf, Stacey; Rodriguez, Allyson; Brannon, Sian & Byrne, Sephra
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
A comparative study of electrospun polyvinylidene fluoride and poly(vinylidenefluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) fiber webs: Mechanical properties, crystallinity, and piezoelectric properties (open access)

A comparative study of electrospun polyvinylidene fluoride and poly(vinylidenefluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) fiber webs: Mechanical properties, crystallinity, and piezoelectric properties

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
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Comparing Methods of Defining Priority Areas for Greater Sage-Grouse (open access)

Comparing Methods of Defining Priority Areas for Greater Sage-Grouse

Article comparing priority areas for wildlife species using different methods and data types. The authors used resource selection function (RSF) models to predict high priority areas and compared this to priority areas developed using two alternative methods: (1) modified conservation buffer, and (2) utilization distribution (UD) models.
Date: July 7, 2022
Creator: Parsons, Lindsey; Jenks, Jonathan; Runia, Travis & Gregory, Andrew
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Comparison of glide path and pathfiles in canal preparation by cone-beam computed tomography: An original research (open access)

Comparison of glide path and pathfiles in canal preparation by cone-beam computed tomography: An original research

This article is a study describing the canal transportation of the different file systems in various combinations of the “Glide path (Gp)” by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT).
Date: July 13, 2022
Creator: Uppalapati, Vishwaja; Chhaparwal, Amit; Ahmed, Siddiq; Shariff, Suhail; Pallewar, Abhijit Mallesham; Mustafa, Mohammed et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

The Complete Beginners’ Guide to Getting Involved in Professional Associations

Presentation to help individuals looking to participate in professional associations related to libraries. It was presented at the 2022 Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference which was held virtually on July 29, 2022.
Date: July 29, 2022
Creator: Sassen, Catherine & King, Tanesa
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Gender Equity in STEM Subjects at Four-Year Universities in England (open access)

A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Gender Equity in STEM Subjects at Four-Year Universities in England

This chapter explores gender disparities in enrollment and persistence in STEM undergraduate education in England. The authors examine the difference in early educational achievement in mathematics and science subjects and students’ plan to study STEM subjects by gender. They also examine women’s odds of studying STEM subjects in England after controlling for academic performance and social class characteristics. The authors also particularly test gendered differences in studying STEM at prestigious Russell Group universities. Finally, the authors highlight factors that policy makers, researchers, instructors, and STEM workforce members should consider to close gender gaps in STEM undergraduate education.
Date: July 12, 2021
Creator: Ro, Hyun; Fernandez, Frank & Alcott, Benjamin
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Academic Program Review (open access)

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Academic Program Review

This report summarizes an evaluation of the UNT Libraries' Computer Science and Computer Engineering-related resources and materials to determine if the collection is adequately serving patron needs. It was generated as part of the UNT Libraries’ contributions to the university’s Academic Program Reviews, which are conducted by the Accreditation office in the Division of Planning. The UNT Libraries’ Collection Assessment Department evaluated collections’ ability to meet the curricular and research needs of the academic programs being reviewed. They assessed current needs based on course descriptions and research outputs, defined the scope of information needed based on this needs assessment, and evaluated the Libraries’ holdings in these subject areas against the usage, qualitative listings, and requests for materials from other libraries. Specific recommendations for collection development are provided based on the results of these analyses.
Date: July 28, 2023
Creator: Harker, Karen
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Conclusion: Unique but Transferable Approaches for Pursuing Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education across the World (open access)

Conclusion: Unique but Transferable Approaches for Pursuing Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education across the World

In this chapter, the authors offer suggestions for how policymakers and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educators may apply unique but potentially transferrable strategies. Finally, the authors suggest directions for innovative research and policy for pursuing gender equity in STEM fields after the economic and educational turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: July 12, 2021
Creator: Ro, Hyun; Ramon, Elizabeth J. & Fernandez, Frank
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Converging Cooperative Functions into the Nanospace of Covalent Organic Frameworks for Efficient Uranium Extraction from Seawater (open access)

Converging Cooperative Functions into the Nanospace of Covalent Organic Frameworks for Efficient Uranium Extraction from Seawater

Article reports a new strategy for efficient extraction of uranium from seawater via converging the cooperative functions of adsorption–photocatalysis into the nanospace of covalent organic frameworks (COFs). This study establishes multicomponent COFs as promising candidates for efficient uranium extraction from seawater.
Date: July 14, 2022
Creator: Hao, Mengjie; Chen, Zhongshan; Liu, Xiaolu; Liu, Xianhai; Zhang, Juyao; Yang, Hui et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

COVID-19 and the gender gap in work hours

Article using panel data from the US Current Population Survey to examine changes in mothers’ and fathers’ work hours from February through April 2020, the period of time prior to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and through its first peak. Using person-level fixed effects models, we find that mothers with young children have reduced their work hours four to five times more than fathers.
Date: July 2, 2020
Creator: Collins, Caitlyn; Landivar, Liana Christin; Ruppanner, Leah & Scarborough, William
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Creating Open Access to a Historic Newspaper from an International Port City [Article] (open access)

Creating Open Access to a Historic Newspaper from an International Port City [Article]

Article exploring a collaboration between the University of North Texas' The Portal to Texas History and the Rosenberg Library to archive and provide digital, open access to Galveston's newspapers. It was published as part of the conference proceedings from 87th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) held in 2022.
Date: July 13, 2022
Creator: Edsall, Brooke; Martino Henry, Lauren & Krahmer, Ana
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Creating Open Access to a Historic Newspaper from an International Port City [Presentation]

Presentation exploring a collaboration between the University of North Texas' The Portal to Texas History and the Rosenberg Library to archive and provide digital, open access to Galveston's newspapers.
Date: July 27, 2022
Creator: Krahmer, Ana; Edsall, Brooke & Martino Henry, Lauren
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Deep learning for peptide identification from metaproteomics datasets (open access)

Deep learning for peptide identification from metaproteomics datasets

This article explores a proposed deep-learning-based algorithm called DeepFilter for improving peptide identifications from a collection of tandem mass spectra. The authors find that DeepFilter is believed to generalize properly to new, previously unseen peptide-spectrum-matches and can be readily applied in peptide identification from metaproteomics data.
Date: July 8, 2021
Creator: Feng, Shichao; Sterzenbach, Ryan & Guo, Xuan
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library