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How the West was won: UNT clinches C-USA division title

Sun, Nov 12, 2017 - 12:19pm

Seth Littrell said that he wanted to compete for championships when he took over as North Texas' coach before the 2016 season.

That goal sounded awfully ambitious considering he took over a program fresh off a 1-11 season.

It doesn't anymore, not after the Mean Green took down UTEP 45-10 on Saturday at Apogee Stadium. The win in front of a homecoming crowd of 26,108 made official what seemed like a foregone conclusion over the last few weeks.

UNT is the Conference USA West Division champion. The Mean Green will play in the C-USA title game Dec. 2 against an East Division champion that has yet...

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USDA awards $7.3 million in funding for agricultural research
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Fri, Oct 27, 2017 - 11:44am

On October 17, 2017, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the recipients of 17 grants totaling $7.3 million for projects focused on the development of next generation agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber.  Funding is provided by NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), as authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. ...

Information re-sharing on social media in the age of fake news
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Thu, Oct 26, 2017 - 12:41pm

Recent research, Information Re-Sharing on Social Network Sites in the Age of Fake News, conducted by Dr. Mehrdad Koohikamali, assistant professor in the School of Business at the University of Redlands, and Dr. Anna Sidorova, associate professor of information technology and decision sciences at University of North Texas, looks at resharing behavior on social network sites (SNS) and how the perception of the three dimensions of information quality--reliability, relevance, and enjoyment--could influence users' intention to re-share the content they see on SNSs.

"During extreme events such as shootings, social crisis, and...

10 great day trips to small towns around Dallas
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Sun, Oct 22, 2017 - 11:23am

Denton

“Denton. Original. Independent.”

Year Founded: 1846 | 2016 Population: 133,808 | Drive Time: 45 Minutes | Best time to go: The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival celebrates the soul of the city with music, dance, drama, and the visual arts. The free event takes place next year April 27–29.

 

Court Appearance: Visit the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum inside the courthouse, which was built in 1896 and restored in 2004 using the original blueprints of architect W.C...

Denton volunteers pluck 2 tons of trash, recyclables from area streams
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Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - 1:05pm

Hundreds of volunteers cleaned up creeks and streams in Denton on Saturday, removing  3,770 pounds of trash and 728 pounds of recyclable materials. 

The volunteers mostly removed small items, such as bottles and cans, but they also picked up many large items during the city's annual Stream Clean. 

"Just to name a few — we found eight tires, an entire back seat, and sections of fences," said Katherine Barnett in a city press release. "The cleanup will continue after the event because some items, including a bathtub at Pecan Creek, were too large for the volunteers to handle." 

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