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Peace standing tall
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Tue, Sep 22, 2015 - 5:21am

UNT International, which serves University of North Texas students from other countries, unveiled a 10-foot-tall “peace pole” on Monday, the United Nations World Day of Peace. The limestone pillar has seven sides bearing the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean and Thai — the top seven languages spoken by UNT students. The pillar stands in front of Marquis Hall, UNT’s newly renovated 1936 building, which was dedicated Monday as the headquarters of UNT International.

For Arab artists with something to say, this sheikh is a loudspeaker
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Fri, Sep 18, 2015 - 4:31pm

by Elizabeth Blair

Wealthy art collectors often spend millions of dollars on trophy pieces by European masters, then keep them hidden from view. Not Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi: He spends his fortune on artworks by living, Arab artists, then shows them to as many people as possible.

Al Qassemi is a bit of a paradox. He's a member of an Arab royal family, but he recently showed up at NPR's New York bureau by himself and casually dressed, looking more like a grad student than a sheikh. While clicking through the artworks on his Barjeel Art Foundation...

Fatihaat Ismail dreams big
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Sun, Sep 20, 2015 - 12:00pm

by Ariyike Lateef

Sixteen-year-old Fatihaat Ismail, coor­dinator of Great Leading Africa Minds (GLAM), over the weekend in Lagos hosted a youth development programme to promote music, dance, and fashion.

Fatihaat, a student of University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, United States of America, who is currently in Nigeria for her summer holiday used the event to encourage and motivate youths to nurture their talents in order to be independent and become useful members of the society.

Among others, the event provided lots of thrills, glamour and excitement for parents, guardians and children. It also...