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UNT researchers study effects of gamification for teaching young Americans about health insurance

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - 11:02am
Can Gamification Teach Young People How Health Insurance Works?

The health insurance market remains a confusing place for many Americans, and young Americans in particular. In studies, young adults have displayed inconsistent knowledge of health insurance terminology, and they are also the demographic most likely to be uninsured. In 2015, 14.4% of 18 to 24 year olds did not have health insurance, topped only by 17.9% of 25 to 34 year olds.

In a new study, researchers from the University of North Texas proposed a potentially novel solution to the problem: gamification. More than half of Americans play video games, the...

Late field goal lifts North Texas to wild 52-49 victory over Army

Sat, Nov 18, 2017 - 10:20pm

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Ahmad Bradshaw would have preferred to win Army's rubber match against North Texas over getting his second 200-yard rushing game in three weeks.

The senior quarterback had to settle for the numbers Saturday night.

Trevor Moore kicked a 39-yard field goal with 5 seconds left to give North Texas a wild 52-49 victory over the Black Knights, ending Army's six-game winning streak.

Mason Fine threw for 386 yards and four touchdowns, including a quick 10-yard sideline toss with no timeouts left to get the...

UNT set to have first stand-alone dining facility by 2020

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 - 7:25pm

UNT will have its first stand-alone dining hall on the corner of Maple Street and Avenue A by 2020, with construction set to begin in August 2018. The plans were revealed at a UNT Board of Regents meeting Thursday.

The approximately 36,000 square foot dining facility will be able to hold 700 people, as well as have a 2,700 square foot retail dining concept. The dining hall will aim to provide a modern dining experience and increase the accessibility of freshly prepared foods.

The new dining hall is set to replace the existing Kerr Hall dining facility.

The vice chancellor for facilities planning...

Could thrice be nice? UNT to face Army for third time in two seasons

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 12:23pm

There will be something awfully familiar for North Texas on Saturday when the Mean Green take on Army.

UNT faced the Black Knights twice last fall — once in the regular season and again in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

They'll be back at it at Apogee Stadium in the third game between the teams in the span of just 393 days.

College football teams playing each other three times in that short of a time span is rare, let alone programs located in cities 1,600 miles apart.

UNT won the first of those games, a 35-18 stunner at West Point, last fall before the Black Knights came back to beat the Mean Green...

Tags: football

Mean Green medallion

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 12:23pm

A construction crew puts the final touches Wednesday on a University of North Texas medallion on a wall along the southbound lanes of Interstate 35E near the North Texas Boulevard bridge in Denton. The project includes a second UNT medallion as well as two lighted medallions featuring the Denton County Courthouse on the Square. Both UNT and the city government contributed funds to beautify the highway after the completion of the 35Express widening project. The city of Denton contributed $400,000 from public art funds.

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