The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

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C-USA’s best to welcome Littrell to UNT

Sat, Apr 2, 2016 - 8:00pm

by Brett Vito

Seth Littrell won’t have to wait long to find out just how competitive the best teams in Conference USA are in his first season as North Texas’ head coach.

The Mean Green will face the teams that finished first, second and third in the league’s East Division in crossover games in 2016. Throw in games against the top teams in the West Division, where the Mean Green reside, and a game at Florida, and it appears as if Littrell has his work cut out for him.

“Myself and my staff are really excited about the chance to come in and see what we can do against the best teams in Conference USA and a Top 25...

Tags: football

Texas State Historical Association Announces Book Celebrating the Heritage of the Texas Republic

Fri, Feb 5, 2016 - 8:00am

The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the state’s longest running publisher of books about Texas history, is proud to announce its newest publication,Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic by noted Texas historian Richard B. McCaslin.

In Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic, McCaslin recovers the rich history of an iconic Texas town, which served as the epicenter of the nascent Texas Republic. In March of 1836, Texas leaders gathered in the new town on the west bank of the Brazos to establish a new republic. After approving a declaration of independence...

Tags: book, history

Ex-UNLV president leads Texas university to Tier-1 status

Fri, Feb 5, 2016 - 8:00am

by Ian Whitaker

UNLV is still not on the coveted list of top research institutions commonly known as Tier-1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

But guess which university is? The University of North Texas, where former UNLV President Neal Smatresk took over as president afterleaving Las Vegas in 2013.

According to the latest Carnegie rankings, released this week, North Texas joined 114 other public and private...

Tags: President

Caught by borders

Fri, Feb 5, 2016 - 8:00am

Media arts professor Eugene Martin tells the story of three women who are surprised by the kind of information that can shift identities and expose a previously pedestrian life to a harsh new political glare.

In his film Marisol, the University of North Texas media arts chairman follows three women who are affected by America’s ticklish immigration policy, and how policy is often skirted in places like Texas, where Mexicans and Central Americans come in droves for work and a new life for their families.

Martin’s 75-minute feature will screen at Thin Line, a five-day documentary film, music and...

Tags: film, UNT

New North Texas coach salvages class with late surge

Wed, Feb 3, 2016 - 10:43am

Following the worst record in program history (1-11) and a mid-season firing of former head coach Dan McCarney, the North Texas Mean Green is beginning a rebuilding project under new head coach Seth Littrell. The former UNC offensive assistant coach is bringing in a spread offense where he promises to “let it fly,” so the Mean Green expect to have a new look in 2016.

North Texas has already signed four mid-term transfers that are all currently enrolled at the school: Senior quarterback Alec Morris (Alabama), Freshman defensive tackle Bryce English (Kansas State), offensive lineman T.J Henson (Trinity Valley CC) and...

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