UNT General

Kim Phillips: UNT grows from its modest beginning

Sun, Jul 12, 2015 - 11:52pm

The past two weeks, my column has been dedicated to America’s birthday. It’s time now to turn our eyes to another birthday, one vitally important to Denton and 218,000 degree-holding alumni. The University of North Texas will be 125 years old on Sept. 16.

Like all great stories, UNT’s began with a dream. The Texas State Historical Association describes Denton as a slow-growing prairie town until the 1880s. The courthouse Square was the city center then as it is today. Our current courthouse was not here yet, nor was Texas Woman’s University. A strong, agricultural-based economy fueled downtown businesses.

It was...

Hillel of North Texas welcomes new executive director to serve Jewish students at UTD, UNT

Sun, Jul 12, 2015 - 11:00pm

Hillels of North Texas is delighted to welcome Melissa Duchin as its new executive director this summer. Hillels of North Texas is home for Jewish university students in Denton, Plano and Richardson. Hillel welcomes students from all backgrounds and enables them to form personal connections to Jewish living and Israel.

Duchin started June 1 and has hit the ground running. She plans to cultivate a flourishing Hillel community at the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Dallas, building future Jewish community leaders for the Dallas/...

How NōD takes the philosophy of coworking beyond the walls of its office

Tue, Jul 7, 2015 - 12:49pm

The coworking movement is all about collaborating with like-minded people, and in the city of Dallas, Texas, that collaborative spirit extends beyond the walls of the individual coworking spaces. A recurring theme when I talk to people involved in the Dallas coworking scene is the openness of the community, and collaboration occurs between the various offices that, in the traditional business world, would be considered direct competitors.

The openness of the coworking scene in the Dallas area reflects the openness of the Dallas startup community itself, and ...

TIAA-CREF Acquires Student Housing Property near University of North Texas

Mon, Jul 6, 2015 - 11:08am

TIAA-CREF, a Fortune 100 financial services organization and a leading institutional real estate investor, today announced the acquisition of 33º North, a student housing complex located at 919 Eagle Drive in Denton, Texas. The 427-bed property was built in 2013 and is adjacent to the University of North Texas. “Having managed student housing investments on behalf of various client portfolios for the past twenty years, we have now made our first investment specifically in a purpose-built, highly-amenitized student housing asset,” said Jay Martha, a Managing Director for TIAA-CREF Asset Management’s Global Real Estate group. “We...

Nigeria: NUC to Develop Masters Programs for Treatment of Old People

Fri, Jul 3, 2015 - 10:48am

The National University Commission (NUC) has concluded plans to develop a Master of Science (M.Sc) program in Geriatric Medicine in 11 selected universities across Nigeria.

Executive Secretary of the commission Prof. Julius Okojie announced this in Abuja during a stakeholders' consultative meeting on capacity building for Geriatric Medicine, under the theme: 'Strengthening Nigerian Physicians Capacity to serve older persons.'

Geriatric medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with...