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,...

Tags: Research

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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Flooding Could Spread Invasive Zebra Mussels

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 - 11:28am


Experts fear the recent floods and subsequent release of water from several North Texas lakes could mean the spread of zebra mussels to new spots they had not yet reached.

Denton County Game Warden Stormy McCuiston said it's likely an inevitability in his mind.

"The zebra mussels are going to thrive and they're going to thrive in places we don't have them," said McCuiston.

To prevent flood waters from causing major property damage, leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of...

Walter P Moore and HKS Architects to Present on Sustainable Stadia Design at the 2015 green Sports Alliance Summit

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 - 8:11am

The 2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit takes place at McCormick Place Chicago,  where more than 800 industry stakeholders and leaders in the sports community  gather to learn and share better practices and the latest innovations in  greening operations, advancing the supply chain, and engaging fans.

Wednesday, July 1st at 2:15 p.m. CST, features a panel discussion entitled  “Collegiate Sports Greening Lessons: Case Studies of Successful Initiatives,  Projects & Partnerships.” Walter P Moore’s Dirk Kester (Principal and  Director of Sustainable Design) together with HKS Architects’ Greg...