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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Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 - 2:33pm

tring sextets are infrequently programmed, so the concert by the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth on Saturday afternoon was even more welcome than its usual outstanding offerings. While there are many professional string quartets and trios, a sextet (with two each of violins, violas and celli) has to assemble for the occasion. For this concert, that assemblage was exceptional and the result was nothing short of amazing.

Many of these players are regulars on this series. Violinist Alexander Kerr is the concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony and violinist Felix Olshofka is an associate professor at the University of North...

DreamBuilders Announces 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 - 2:29pm

DreamBuilders annually celebrates individuals, whose lifetime achievements exemplify their ability to work across disciplines to achieve their dreams, making them potential role models to those in the STEAM pipeline.

They are honored by the National Hispanic Cultural Center DreamBuilders Program and invited to address the workshop attendees and to encourage their continuing commitment to STEAM. This year’s winners Eva Encinias Sandoval and Dr. Teresita E. Aguilar were honored April 17 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Eva Encinias Sandoval belongs to one of the celebrated flamenco families that immigrated to...

Tags: Alumni

Army ROTC puts their training to the test

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 - 2:27pm

TCU Army ROTC cadets demonstrated their skills this weekend at the battalion's Leadership Training Exercise (LTX).

The event was hosted at the Fort Worth Independent School District’s Leadership Learning Center in Azle. It required cadets to practice what they had learned this semester through a series of challenging events and scenarios.

“LTX is a culmination of training they receive during the semester,” said Sgt. First Class John Thompson, a military science instructor at TCU. “They have class and lab, but to put it all together in a longer period of time we have to resort to this (LTX). It’s a check on their...

Tags: Events

AISI Report Introduces New Design Methods for Load-Bearing Clip Angles

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 - 2:26pm

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a research report introducing new design methods for three limit states of cold-formed steel clip angles: shear, compression and pull-over of the screw connections. Details of the testing and results are included in “RP15-2: Load-Bearing Clip Angle Design.” A free download is available here (58 pages). 

The research was conducted by Cheng Yu, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of North Texas, and his team. The scope of the project was...

UNT spring game — Five quick thoughts

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 - 2:25pm

The White beat the Green in the North Texas football team’s annual spring game 48-36 on Saturday at Apogee Stadium. The White team that consisted of UNT’s second- and fourth-team players started out with a 21-point lead and hung on for a 48-36 win the closing minutes.

Andrew McNulty started for the Green team and threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns. UNT coach Dan McCarney said that several of his quarterbacks did a good job, but that McNulty is the Mean Green’s starter.

Here are five quick thoughts:

1. UNT still has some work to do offensively

The Mean Green made a few adjustments in the offseason...

Tags: Athletics