Study on hospital stays contributes to Hispanic Paradox

Mon, Nov 17, 2014 - 1:21pm

For nearly three decades, researchers have pondered the Hispanic Mortality Paradox -- why Hispanics in the U.S. tend to outlive non-Hispanic whites by several years, despite having, in general, lower income and educational attainment levels that are associated with shorter lives.

New research suggests that the Hispanic Mortality Paradox may be related to illness survival and recovery advantages. A study by researchers from the University of North Texas and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that Hispanics were hospitalized significantly fewer total days during a 12-month period than both...

Parents: Rethink motives, and budget, when buying kids' holiday gifts

Mon, Nov 17, 2014 - 1:03pm

Hold up your hands and wave the white flag. Any argument about the holidays being too commercial is over, considering that lighted trees are in some store windows even before summer is officially over.

Still, the trend toward Hallothanksmas doesn't have to cross the threshold to your home and affect your kids. Specifically, parents don't have to let three months of marketing bombs force them into guilt and buying their kids mountains of presents.

"I have seen many parents over the years who struggle with guilt about what they don't give their child, and they overdo the holiday presents in some less than conscious...

Guyer students learn about college world

Fri, Nov 14, 2014 - 12:57pm

University of North Texas students are using their experiences applying for college to encourage a future generation of high school students and show them that they too can pursue degrees.

Since January, UNT students have served as mentors to Denton school district Hispanic English language learners as they prepare to transition from high school to college.

This semester, college mentors have met with about 40 Guyer High School students twice a month in small groups to discuss applying for college, financial aid opportunities, selecting a career, improving grades and preparing for college admission exams. Each visit...

UNT's Dr. Miriam Ezzani on SAT scores in Texas

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 - 12:20pm

The audio clip can be found here.

Coming out as Christian in the Academy

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 - 12:09pm

Margery Eagen writes in Crux about professors who must hide their Christian faith amidst lingering prejudice in the academy. Her story focuses on Jeffrey Reimer, Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cal Berkeley. He is the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Distinguished...