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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Lawyer Who Refused to Give a Client a Refund Says He's Glad Texas State Bar Is Suing Him

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 - 12:21pm

In 2007, former television journalist and journalism professor Eric Gormly made history at the University of North Texas for suing one of his own students. In the suit, he accused two professors and the student of conspiring to give him a bad performance review that got him fired. School officials said it was the first time they had heard of a UNT professor suing a student. "The university is disappointed that a former faculty member would file a lawsuit against a student who trusted him to do his job and follow university policy with respect to initiating complaints," ...

UNT police searching for trespasser who assaulted student

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 - 12:17pm

University of North Texas police are searching for a man they say trespassed on campus and assaulted a student.

The suspect reportedly knocked on several doors at a residence hall called College Inn on Avenue D Thursday between 3:45 and 4:15 p.m. He identified himself as a maintenance worker but was trying to sell magazines.

Police say he entered one girl's room without permission and refused to leave. He then followed her to the library on Highland Street, where he pushed her before leaving the scene.

The suspect is wanted for Criminal Trespass/Assault by Contact. He is described as being 5'6" to 5'8" and 18...

Tags: Crime

Bite into a healthy lifestyle with a plant-strong diet

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 - 12:09pm

Balancing your schedule between classes, studying, friends, work and maybe even sleep, you may not give much thought to what your next meal will be. But before you grab that cheeseburger or pepperoni pizza, remember: What you put into your body today can set the stage for the rest of your life.

With March being National Nutrition Month, now is a good time to focus on making informed food choices.

Recently, the nation’s top health and nutrition experts made recommendations for the country’s upcoming ...

Central Library hosts Juneteenth exhibit

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 - 12:07pm

Texas has now had 150 years of freedom.

“Juneteenth in Texas: 150 Years of Freedom,” a special exhibit documenting African-Americans’ lives from emancipation to the Civil Rights movement, is on the Central Library sixth floor. Evelyn Barker, Central Library director of marketing and communications, said the library is cosponsoring the exhibit with the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies.

 

“The exhibit in the parlor is about 50 photographs, and they are from special collections here, the Dallas Public Library, the DeGolyer Library in SMU, the Gregory School in Houston, the history center at the Austin...

10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 - 12:04pm

Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage.

We now have programs and platforms that can transform learners into globally active citizens, opening up countless avenues for communication and impact. Thousands of educational apps have been designed to enhance interest and participation. Course management systems and...

Tags: Research