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UNT reaching out to community to offer free help to local business owners
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The University of North Texas Department of Management is hoping a new initiative can better foster partnerships with local businesses.

Through its Family Business Initiative, the school’s business program will offer free services to help Denton-area businesses expand and, in turn, give UNT students hands-on learning opportunities. 

The upcoming Family Business Breakfast Oct. 27 will serve as a networking event bringing together local business owners and UNT faculty and MBA students, according to the university.

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UNT jazz studies ensembles to play free concerts in Dallas
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The University of North Texas College of Music's flagship program continues its anniversary with a series of outdoor concerts in Dallas.

The Division of Jazz Studies is celebrating its 70th anniversary will present of concerts at Klyde Warren Park in "Jazz on the Green" this month and in November.

The series begins with a concert by the UNT One O'clock Lab Band from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26. Band leader Alan Baylock directs.

The UNT Jazz Singers, under the direction of Jennifer Barnes, perform from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The premiere vocal jazz group will share the bill with Third Street,...

Higher education hub in Denton being pitched for Amazon HQ2
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With two universities in Denton and a combined total of more than 50,000 students enrolled in those higher-education institutions, the North Texas city — often referred to by Dentonites as the "little D" — may have a shot at winning Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)'s proposed HQ2.

Amazon is hunting for a site to put its second North American headquarters campus, which has every major metro in North America competing for the honor, and the economic impact, of the e-commerce giant's...

UNT research team analyzing effectiveness of trees
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It may not be long before residents of Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and surrounding counties feel the vicious heat of summer and, on certain days, hazy conditions caused by particle pollution in the air. When particulate matter levels in the air are high, anyone sensitive to them may need to limit time spent outdoors, particularly outdoor exercise.

Planting trees in certain urban areas may improve air quality because the trees’ leaves and branches in summer foliage become “urban air filters,” according to Alexandra Ponette-González, University of North Texas assistant professor of geography and the environment.

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Argyle ranch helping trauma survivors gets marketing help from UNT
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An Argyle ranch that helps people and animals when other therapies fail is getting help itself from a group of University of North Texas marketing students.

Founder Bob Williams started Ranch Hand Rescue Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary nine years ago as a combined rescue facility for animals and therapy center for trauma survivors who don’t respond well to traditional counseling. The organization’s mission is strong, but the group struggles in other ways.

“They have great potential, but the messaging is confusing,” said Robin...