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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Humility: the quality opens you to learning

Wed, Nov 25, 2015 - 9:01am

As virtues go, humility is pretty unpopular. Being paid the "humble" compliment can be worse than when a woman gives her romantic partner the "you're a nice guy" letdown. But many positive psychologists feel that humility is due for an image makeover. Part of the reason humility has been so overlooked as valuable and honorable is practicality. After all, it's hard to measure how humble a person is. If researchers ask someone to assess her own humility and the self-rating is five out of five stars, how humble can she really be? This paradox of humility is why you probably haven't heard of it as a "regular"--up there with...

App to help combat human trafficking

Wed, Nov 25, 2015 - 7:21am

Lisa Mercer, a graduate student studying design research at the University of North Texas, has developed a smartphone app to help people such as truck drivers report incidents of human trafficking.

Set to be adopted by Mosiac Family Services, a Dallas-based nonprofit, case managers will follow all tips left on the app, which allows reporting in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The nonprofit will then investigate the claims and report them to law enforcement or help in other ways, like providing shelter or legal services.

Mercer developed the app to help truck drivers report tips anonymously because she found many were...

Treasures await at TAMU-CC library

Tue, Nov 24, 2015 - 11:18pm

By Tim Delaney

BAYSIDE – Although Aransas County was formed out of what once was the huge county of Refugio in 1871, not all of the boundaries were set until the 20th century.That little known fact lies in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi archives.Ann Hodges, associate director of the Special Collection at the TAMU-CC Library, said the information on the boundary is not public but will be soon.She said it was Dec. 10, 1951, when a commissioners court formerly set the boundary between Refugio and Aransas counties in Copano Bay.Of course, the boundaries had been set back in 1871 over the land and down the middle...

LPD continues mentor program with UNT students

Tue, Nov 24, 2015 - 1:38pm

By Heather Goodwin

For many years the Lewisville Police Department (LPD) has mentored students from the Nu Tau Chapter of the University of North Texas as they progress toward their future careers in law enforcement. As part of that mentorship, the students attended the American Criminal Justice Association’s Region 2 Conference in Texarkana alongside Lt. Kendall Lynn and Lt. Mike Lane, who are both assigned to the patrol division as watch commanders.

The event drew attendees from across Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas as they competed in firearms proficiency, physical agility, mock...

Former frontman of Skid Row teaches music performance to local youth at School of Rock

Tue, Nov 24, 2015 - 10:47am

By Shelby Olive

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Johnny Solinger was on a cruise ship performing as Skid Row’s lead singer when he saw a group of teenagers playing rock and roll music on one of the ship's decks. The impressed frontman got up on stage and began singing with them. Thus began the segue from full-time performer to performance teacher at School of Rock in The Woodlands.

“These were National Dean's List kids,” Solinger said. “The kids do shows all over the country. That’s when I was introduced to School of Rock. I had no idea what it was, because whenever I came up, we would just play in a garage with whoever had...