The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

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Louis Vuitton Names New Americas President
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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

PARIS — Louis Vuitton has tapped Texas-born Lanessa Elrod to become its new president of the Americas zone, effective April 1, WWD has learned.

This story first appeared in the February 27, 2017 issue of WWD.  See More.

She succeeds Anthony Ledru, who is to relocate to Paris to become Vuitton’s executive vice president, commercial activities, on the same date.

Ledru takes over that role from...

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Veterans, UNT Engineers Build Future Army Tech
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Thu, Feb 23, 2017 - 6:18pm

By Brian Scott

Army veterans Jeremy Artman and Nathan Derrick are now using their skills as engineering students at the University of North Texas to help design the next generation of tactical shelters for the U.S. Army.

Their team at UNT, along with teams from Northeastern University and the University of Southern Mississippi, has been granted $2.6 million by the U.S. Army to work on the project.

Artman, who served during the Iraq War, remembers the tactical shelters well. They used the structures for medical bays...

Team places second in logistics contest
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017 - 9:15pm

A team of four UNT students placed second in a logistics case competition between university students from across the U.S. and Canada.

The student groups were all asked to solve a problem for a fictional company that makes blenders. Students had to figure out how to outsource components for the newest model while decreasing cost.

The competition, Operation Stimulus Student Case Competition, was held earlier this month in Denver.

Four UNT students were awarded: junior Ashleigh Allison, a biomedical engineering major; senior David Looney, an aviation logistics major; senior Sergio Garcia, a logistics and supply...

Students to make presentations in Austin
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017 - 9:15pm

Next month, two students will get to present at the Texas Capitol as part of Undergraduate Research Day.

Robert Presley Smith and Prateek Kalakunta are two of 75 students across the state who will get to present their research at the capitol, tour the building and meet with legislators Tuesday, March 28.

Smith, a senior studying mechanical and energy engineering, is looking at how to create electricity in new ways. Right now, he’s looking at how to use the sun’s rays to create heat and conduct electricity.

Kalakunta, who is in high school through UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, focuses on...

UNT student awarded $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
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Tue, Feb 21, 2017

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas student Matt Morton has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship program.

The fellowship offers grants to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel and general career advancement.

Morton, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English, began working on a new book last year.

“Starting a new book is exciting and intimidating,” said Morton. “It’s an opportunity to take new risks and to write without any notion of what the end product should be. Receiving the...

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