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Epidemics expert to talk genealogy research

Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - 8:59pm

The Lake Kiowa Genealogy Group will host a discussion featuring Kimberly Wells, who will talk about the historical significance of epidemics in the United States and their effect on genealogical research.

The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Kiowa Lodge, at 905 Kiowa Drive West in Lake Kiowa.

Wells received her bachelor’s of arts and master of library science from the University of North Texas. She spent six years working in the Genealogy and Local History department at Fort Worth Library.

In 2006, Wells accepted a position at the Denton Public Library and now is a manager at Emily Fowler...

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UNT to host visual arts job panel

Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - 8:59pm

 The University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design will host “Jobs in the Visual Arts and Design: Panel and Workshop” from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9. in the Art Building on UNT’s campus, rooms 101 and 223.

Refreshments will be served, and a panel of UNT alumni with experience in the industry will address those in attendance.

Kelly Donahue-Wallace, an art history professor at UNT and the event’s organizer, said although a degree from the College of Visual Arts and Design will serve graduates well, the event is meant to ensure “students know the range of possibilities.”

UNT alumna Emily Fry...

County sees uptick in flu cases

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 - 11:18pm

By Daniel Burgess

A spike in the number of reported influenza cases in Denton County indicates the 2016-17 flu season has begun in earnest, and health officials expect that number to increase.

Denton County Public Health reported “high influenza activity” for the fifth week of 2017, which ended Feb. 4.

“The last four weeks, it’s been increasing sharply,” said Juan Rodriguez, chief epidemiologist at Denton County Public Health. “The numbers have definitely gone up a lot in the last few weeks.

“Every season is difficult to predict. We’re still in the middle of it, and we don’t know how high it will...

Panelists discuss state of 1st Amendment

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 - 11:14pm

By Matt Payne

University of North Texas political science professor Kimi King seemed to regard the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as a double-edged sword.

She warned of isolating one’s views and the polarization of one’s perspective, calling it the most unnerving thing to witness in the classroom. King posed that an individual’s views cannot be reaffirmed without the benefit of civic discourse, be it in agreement or disagreement.

“My concern about free speech is how it gets bandied on campus,” she said. “We drag it out when it’s effective for us as a tool, but if we don’t like it or disagree with it...

Lecture on resurgence of anti-semitism slated

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 - 10:38pm

Amidst a rise of anti-semitism on both sides of the political spectrum, Jewish studies researcher and former professor Kenneth Waltzer will discuss the topic at UNT later this month.

Waltzer is the former director of Michigan State’s Jewish studies program and is now the executive director of the Academic Engagement Network.

His free lecture at UNT will focus on “Understanding Anti-semitism of the Left and the Right.”

The lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Room 170 of the Business Leadership Building and is open to the public.

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