Civil-rights history project gets $200,000 grant

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 - 10:19am

An oral-history project that documents the experiences of Mexican-Americans, African-Americans and white activists during the civil-rights era in Texas is getting $200,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The project is called “Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Oral Histories of the Multiracial Freedom Struggle in Texas.” It will capture first-person accounts of activists involved with two civil-rights movements from 1954 to the mid-1970s in Texas.

“One of the main purposes of the oral histories is to document and preserve the voices of people who otherwise would be left out of the record,” said...

Undeveloped Rowlett park opening after projected date

Thu, Jul 23, 2015 - 2:12pm

Undeveloped, tended to by nearby residents and under construction are just a few ways to describe Scenic Point Park.


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The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, and Dallas native, will be in residence in 2015-16 at the University of North Texas.

Mon, Jul 20, 2015 - 11:29am

Doug Wright, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Dallas native who graduated from Highland Park High School, will be the 2015-16 artist-in-residence for the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts at the University of North Texas. He will visit UNT three weeks this fall and two in the spring, and is working on a project about Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who founded the Ballets Russes.

Wright grew up working at Theatre Three, appearing in his first...

UNT looking for 100 BLTs for aging study

Wed, Jul 8, 2015 - 1:08pm

University of North Texas’ Center for Psychosocial Health Research needs 100 more lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants.

Researcher Barton Poche said the research study, which examines quality of life in LGBT folks 50+ years old, reached the number of gay male participants they need, but they’re still looking for lesbians, bisexuals and trans folks. The study is intended to advance research on health, social support, and emotional happiness of the aging LGBT community (50+ years), an under-represented group in current research.

“We hope to identify needs for the community in the areas of mental health,...

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Review: UNLV journalism school needs overhaul

Tue, Jul 7, 2015 - 12:47pm

The school of journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas — hamstrung by weak leadership and aimless curriculum — needs an overhaul to raise completion rates and produce more competitive graduates, according to an external review commissioned by UNLV.

The study, written by journalism professors Marianne Barrett from Arizona State University and Dorothy Bland from the University of North Texas, says the biggest obstacle facing UNLV’s Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies is students’ inability to finish their degrees within six years. Blaming curriculum bottlenecks and a lack of academic advisers, the...

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