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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Denton's new Alamo Drafthouse will be very 'Denton-centric'
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Tue, Dec 19, 2017 - 12:04pm

The new Alamo Drafthouse movie theater that's coming to Denton won't look like just another theater in the company's chain.

"We definitely are working on some fun stuff to celebrate the city with the opening," says James Wallace, creative manager for Alamo Drafthouse DFW. "Maybe even a very Denton-centric lobby theme."

Denton will be the fifth location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to score a Drafthouse theater. The Austin-based chain announced over the weekend that it plans to open the eight-screen theater and full-service bar and restaurant in the Rayzor Ranch development on the north side of Interstate 35 in June...

University Officials In North Texas Talk About Why Foreign Student Enrollment Is Down
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Tue, Nov 28, 2017 - 10:45am

Recent headlines, like the Trump administration’s efforts to ban travelers from certain countries, have raised questions in education circles about whether U.S. politics are having an impact on foreign student enrollment at American universities. 

I spoke with KERA's managing editor Eric Aasen about a recent international enrollment report and what local university officials are saying.

The enrollment study

In a new report called “Open Doors” by the Institute...

5 cities that are great for women’s careers
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Mon, Nov 27, 2017 - 12:20pm

Although American women have done a great deal of work, through advocacy, lobbying, and sheer numbers in the workforce, to close the gender based pay gap, women still make around eighty cents to each dollar a man makes.

It’s worth noting that this figure is a representation of white women; women of color, men of color, and disabled people, all show an even starker gap in pay.

While policy and inherent bias must be combatted through the country, there are some cities where the gap is much less dramatic. The website Nerdwallet...

UNT researchers study effects of gamification for teaching young Americans about health insurance
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Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - 11:02am
Can Gamification Teach Young People How Health Insurance Works?

The health insurance market remains a confusing place for many Americans, and young Americans in particular. In studies, young adults have displayed inconsistent knowledge of health insurance terminology, and they are also the demographic most likely to be uninsured. In 2015, 14.4% of 18 to 24 year olds did not have health insurance, topped only by 17.9% of 25 to 34 year olds.

In a new study, researchers from the University of North Texas proposed a potentially novel solution to the problem: gamification. More than half of Americans play video games, the...

Late field goal lifts North Texas to wild 52-49 victory over Army
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Sat, Nov 18, 2017 - 10:20pm

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Ahmad Bradshaw would have preferred to win Army's rubber match against North Texas over getting his second 200-yard rushing game in three weeks.

The senior quarterback had to settle for the numbers Saturday night.

Trevor Moore kicked a 39-yard field goal with 5 seconds left to give North Texas a wild 52-49 victory over the Black Knights, ending Army's six-game winning streak.

Mason Fine threw for 386 yards and four touchdowns, including a quick 10-yard sideline toss with no timeouts left to get the...

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