UNT professor among code team featured in upcoming 'Zodiac Killer' show

Three professors, a software engineer and Google employee holed up in a room with a film crew starting last June. 

Over the course of about 11 days, the professors and engineers inched closer to cracking an unsolved cipher the famous Zodiac Killer sent to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1969.  

University of North Texas professor Ryan Garlick is one of the five code team members, all of whom are featured in the upcoming five-part series, The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer. The series premiere airs 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 on the History Channel. 


Qawwali singers to perform rarely-heard music at UNT

University of North Texas College of Music will present a concert of music rarely heard outside of the walls of Sufi Muslim worship spaces at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The concert takes place in the Recital Hall in the music building, 415 S. Ave. C. 

Qawwali singers will perform their sacred music, which began more than 700 years ago as a traditional form to deliver inspirational messages to devotees inside a shrine. The group's concert "Qawwali - Ecstatic Sufi Singers of Pakistan" brings some of the direct descendants of the original Qawwali singers to Denton. 

The music blends Sufi ritual...

Astronomy expert to speak at UNT Sky theater

The stars that travel outside of the solar system and have one or more planets circling them, dubbed exoplanets, can be spotted even by amateur astronomers. 

Dennis M. Conti, chairman of the American Association of Variable Star Observers' exoplanet section, will teach amateurs how to see them during a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at UNT's Sky Theater at 1704 W. Mulberry St. 

He'll also talk about how to find and share data about the search for life on other planets. Scientists believe some exoplanets could potentially harbor life. 

The event is free and open to the public,...

UNT to begin construction on new $13.6M soccer, track and field stadium

UNT plans to begin construction on a new soccer and track and field stadium on its Denton campus, which will give Mean Green athletes an upgraded platform for competition.

The $13.6 million facility will include a sand-based soccer field, an eight-lane track and enough seating for 1,500 fans. The facility is expected to give UNT the opportunity to host Conference USA championships, among other events.

This will be the first major construction project at Mean Green Village under the leadership of...

Senior class is always in session

At her 50th high school class reunion, one sixty-something graduate remarked, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!”  Her portrait photo in the reunion book was taken on China’s Great Wall two years earlier.

So, how do you envision your senior years?

Many local retirees have opted for active “seniority” by setting up housekeeping at Robson Ranch off I-35W in southern Denton County.

The cozy community’s members– who like to work with their hands– organize art-related recreation, according to their own interests at the Ranch’s 11-year-old, multi-million...