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Students to serve up menu with Blythe Beck

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 - 7:51am

Chef Blythe Beck is no shrinking violet.

The executive chef and co-owner of Pink Magnolia in Oak Cliff in Dallas specializes in Southern food with great big flavor profiles, and the chef will make the trek back to Denton to for the Guest Chef Day at the University of North Texas’ Club at Gateway Center.

Beck, a UNT alumna, will cook with UNT hospitality students for lunch April 5 at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Diners will be seated between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Hospitality students invite a culinary master to work alongside them on campus each semester, and this spring’s pick is Beck, known...

Officials OK parking ban

Thu, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am

City leaders agreed Tuesday to ban on-street parking for one block of Highland Street near UNT after the neighborhood petitioned for the change.

Some members of City Council called the one-block parking ban a piecemeal solution to a much larger problem. Several members called for greater study of on-street parking on narrow city streets, particularly near the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and other trouble spots.

“I’d like to see a comprehensive review of this before something like this comes before us again,” said Mayor Chris Watts. “If we keep doing this, it will create more problems than it...

Tags: parking, UNT

Hold Your Horses! There’s Now a Drug-Sniffing Car

Thu, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am

When AM 760’s Brett Winterble first told me this story, I swore that it was either out of The Onion or some sort of satirical version of The Drudge Report. However, this looks to be more realistic than a fantasy:

On patrol through a small neighborhood of old trailer homes, there was a clue something was wrong. We couldn’t see it, or smell it — but the car we were in could. Dr. Guido Verbeck and a team from the University of North Texas are now perfecting what they think will be the next high-tech tool in law enforcement — and the tool is built into an electric, Ford sedan. “...

Researchers developing drug detection car

Thu, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am

Researchers in Texas have developed a car that can detect drugs just from a drive-by.

"You start getting this chemical signature before they even have to come in contact with the drug," said Dr. Guido Verbeck with the University of North Texas.

Verbeck and a University of North Texas team are now perfecting what they think will be the next high-tech tool in law enforcement built into an electric, silver Ford sedan.

"The car could just drive by it and keep moving down the road. It'll alert the officers there's something going on at the house, and where the location is," said Verbeck.

Eight months ago,...

UNT Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia receives substantial electronic music donation from French studio

Thu, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am

The International Institute of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges – a French electronic music studio known for holding an annual music festival, international composition competitions and commissioning musicians to compose works – has donated their entire archive of digital music to the University of North Texas College of Music's Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia.

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