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Women's volleyball: UNT picked fourth in C-USA poll

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 - 11:18am

The North Texas volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in Conference USA’s preseason coaches poll that was released Thursday, when two of UNT’s top players were named to the league’s preseason all-conference team.

Carnae Dillard, a junior outside hitter, and Amy Henard, a sophomore setter, were among the 13 players to receive preseason All-C-USA honors.

UNT will lean heavily on both this fall, when its roster of 16 players will include 10 freshmen. The Mean Green will open the season Aug. 29 when it hosts Northwestern State in the North Texas Invitational.

“Carnae and Amy had a good year last year,” UNT...

Tags: Athletics

City purchases mobile health clinic

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 - 11:16am

Residents of Potter and Randall counties will soon have increased access to medical services like HIV and STD testing, blood and urine sampling, and immunizations — among many other possibilities — virtually anywhere within the counties as the city of Amarillo’s Public Health Department rolls out its new Mobile Vaccination Clinic in September.

The MVC will be a custom-fabricated, fully functional rolling clinic built into the back of a truck and designed to move through the counties with a goal of bringing awareness, simple health services and especially vaccines to people who need them. Schematics show the MVC will have a...

Tags: Research

New Milford Schools Makes Administrative Changes

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 - 11:11am

NEW MILFORD—The school district is making some administrative reassignments and new appointments to help it address it changing needs.Dr. JeanAnn Paddyfote, the superintendent, made the recommendations at the school board’s July 22 special meeting and provided the details in a news release.“I think we have a very good team in place. We’re very excited about the new hires and the promotion of Mrs. Bilko,” she said in an interview Wednesday.Anne Bilko was named the principal of Sarah Noble Intermediate School (SNIS), replacing Dr. Len Tomasello, who was its interim principal. Her appointment became effective the following day, with...

Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 - 11:08am

The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.The new carbon fiber is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer that was discovered by UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon and Research Professor Fang Chen in 2012 and reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Lignin is the substance that makes plants woody and firm, and helps plants stand upright. C-lignin is found in high concentrations in the seed coats of plants including vanilla orchids and species of cactus."Finding new uses for plant materials like C-lignin is a great step toward replacing...

Resident artists exhibit at Archie Bray

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 - 11:05am

The Fellowship Exhibition of recent work by Archie Bray resident artists Chris Dufala, Adam Field, Tom Jaszczak, Zemer Peled and Joanna Powell will be on display in the Warehouse Gallery from Thursday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 7. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The exhibition will feature functional pottery by Field and Jaszczak and sculptural installation work by Dufala, Peled and Powell. All five ceramic artists are completing their first year-long fellowship at the Archie Bray.

Dufala’s work combines graphic, figurative and sculptural elements in order to illustrate...