Gov. Abbott Wants More Scientists; Wingz Launches Service At Dallas Airports; Unt Wins Enviornmental Award

Wed, May 11, 2016 - 10:08am

By Heather Noel

Every day, Dallas Innovates staffers scan websites looking for the most interesting, important, and unusual stories about innovation and creativity. Here are three we thought you’d like:

In his recent visit to Dallas, Gov. Greg Abbott emphasized his mission to attract more scientists to Texas. It’s part of his effort to help Texas be more known for its life sciences rather than its oil and gas production. That means...

EMC Announces "Leaders of the Modern Data Center" Award Winners at EMC World 2016

Tue, May 3, 2016 - 9:41pm

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced the recipients of the first-ever EMC Leaders of the Modern Data Center award. A senior panel of EMC Leaders of the Modern Data Center award judges reviewed all nominations against a wide range of criteria, including the impact of IT and business transformation from the deployment of EMC's strategic technologies and services.  The awards recognize forward-thinking customers who are leveraging key EMC technology pillars driving today's protected and trusted modern data center...

AN ENCHANTING EVENING Father of Texas banquet full of surprises

Mon, May 2, 2016 - 2:12am

By Mary Newport

ANGLETON — Recipients knew in advance what awards they would get at the Father of Texas banquet Saturday, but the evening still held surprises. Unplanned speeches, surprise guests and a freshly revealed name livened the event for the attendees, starting with Andrew Torget.

“They just told me today I would be speaking,” he said.

Torget is this year’s winner of the Catherine Munson Foster Award for Literature. Jackie Hayes, director of the Brazoria County Historical Museum, introduced him as a prolific writer and historian of 19th Century North America at the...

Magic at Lightspeed

Fri, Mar 18, 2016 - 9:18am

As a new teen specialist at Meridian Library District in 2011, Nick Grove drew on a disengaged after-school crowd to grow program attendance by 233 percent in three years, partly by buying teen-relevant technology, such as six 3-D printers. Grove capitalized on those purchases: when he challenged a bored teen to read a chapter in a book, the teen read three and was rewarded with a 3-D version of the book’s logo. “We struggled for two months together,” says Grove, “to figure out how to print the logo; the teen became an advocate for library programs…and a bigger advocate for the book.”

In 2015...

UNT College of Music student takes home win from Coeur d'Alene Symphony

Mon, Feb 22, 2016 - 12:30pm

University of North Texas College of Music doctoral student Laura Pillman won first place in the prestigious Coeur d'Alene Symphony National Young Artist Competition. Pillman, who is a flute performance major, received a trophy and will perform with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra on March 11 and 12 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

The competition took place Jan. 9 and 10 at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. More than 100 performers from across the nation vied for the opportunity to play with the symphony in categories...