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UNT to host visual arts job panel
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Adele sweeps Grammy Awards with 5 wins
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Mon, Feb 13, 2017 - 5:25am

By Mesfin Fekadu

LOS ANGELES — Even though Adele flubbed during her live performance at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home five awards Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year.

She beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her comeback album 25, and repeated her accomplishments from 2012, when the British star also won album, song and record of the year at the Grammys.

She used her speech to honor Beyonce and her groundbreaking Lemonade album, which was also nominated.

“The way you make my friends feel, the way you...

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