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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UNT students can donate nonperishable food to pay off parking tickets

Tue, Dec 6, 2016 - 11:42pm

By Jenna Duncan

This season canned goods can be used to pay off parking tickets at the University of North Texas in a new initiative from transportation services.

For each canned good or nonperishable item students bring to the transportation services office, they get a $2.50 credit off their parking tickets and fees up to $70. The program is designed to get the tickets paid by the end of the semester while giving back to the community, said Allen Clark, vice provost for academic resources.

“At this time of year, the bills get long and sometimes money gets short,” Clark said. “What can we do to help students...

UNT Prof Working to Find Safer Way to Dispose Nuclear Waste

Tue, Dec 6, 2016

By Rachel Hawkins

University of North Texas professor Jincheng Du and researchers from various universities will receive at least $8 million to make nuclear waste disposal safer.

The funds from the U.S. Department of Energy will be used to create the Center for Performance and Design of Nuclear Waste Forms and Containers.

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UNT Associate Professor Jincheng Du. [Photo: UNT...

President Obama websites preserved as part of UNT collaboration

Mon, Dec 5, 2016 - 11:57am

By Stefanie Botelho

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, President Obama-era federal websites will find a new home at the University of North Texas.

Called the End of Term Archive, the collection is an archive of past White House websites collected every four years by UNT Libraries, in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library. The archive will include sites for the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as “Obamacare,” and the DREAM Act, which gives undocumented children a path to citizenship. Both programs could become obsolete, or undergo vast...

UNT earns return trip to Heart of Dallas Bowl, will play Army for second time this season

Sun, Dec 4, 2016 - 11:26pm

By Brett Vito

North Texas is headed back to the site of one of the more memorable moments in program history.

UNT accepted a bid to the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Sunday. The Mean Green will face Army at 11 a.m. Dec. 27 at the Cotton Bowl.

UNT has played in only eight bowls in program history, the last coming in the Heart of Dallas Bowl the end of the 2013 season. UNT beat UNLV 36-14 in front of a crowd of 38,380.

That turnout was a big selling point in UNT being invited back to face the Black Knights in a rematch of a game UNT won 35-18 on Oct. 22 at West Point.

“We saw what North Texas brought...

Aura Coffee brews up sense of community at ex-Big Mike’s site

Sat, Dec 3, 2016 - 10:44pm

By Matt Payne

Big changes are brewing inside the longtime coffee shop at 1306 W. Hickory St., the first of which is a new name.

Aura Coffee, a name inspired by the help of 96 students enrolled in a marketing and re-branding class at the University of North Texas taught by professor Eric Kennedy, will crown a host of changes planned as the shop moves forward.

Kim McKibben, owner of Aura Coffee, recognized untapped potential when she bought Big Mike’s Coffee in 2014 directly across from UNT’s campus.

“It all started with a five-year plan in the back of my head to change the image of the shop,” McKibben...

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