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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UNT Student Wins Hybrid Car During Cowboys Game
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A University of North Texas student won a hybrid car during Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys game.

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Cowboys gave Justin Truby, a finance major at UNT, a 2016 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid car to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the “Don’t mess with Texas” litter-prevention campaign.

“I congratulate Truby on winning the new Ford Fusion Hybrid and am grateful to the Dallas Cowboys, who help us raise awareness on the importance of making our state litter-free,” Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin III said in a statement.

The litter-prevention campaign aims to persuade...

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Talk about upwardly mobile jobs: Digital retail
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As the recent data on Black Friday sales suggest, in-store shopping is becoming less popular as mobile phones and tablets let shoppers order stuff on the fly, in the car or anywhere they might be. It is a boon to online or multichannel retailers and to a pool of workers with the skill sets needed to make the online experience easy and comfortable enough so customers keep coming back.

“The growth rates for the jobs that are open in this industry are extremely high. It’s somewhere between 20 and 50 percent,” said Sucharita Mulpuru, a retail analyst at Forrester Research. “Every e-commerce company that I talk to has open...

UNT faculty member and alumni receive Grammy nominations
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Well, the University of North Texas will be well represented at this year's Grammy awards. They have five alumni and one faculty member nominated. According to the Denton Record Chronicle, they have five alumni and one faculty member nominated. Jazz professor Rich DeRosa was nominated and the band Snarky Puppy is made up of UNT alums so they're nominated as is Don Henley, an alumnus and member of the Eagles. So good luck to them.

New North Texas coach Littrell plans high-powered offense
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By Stephen Hawkins

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A few minutes after Seth Littrell slipped on a North Texas cap and thanked a long list of people for helping him be in position for his first head coaching job, he started talking about his plans for the offense.

"We're going to run the triple option," Littrell said.

As laughter filled the club area in the stadium where Littrell was being formally introduced Monday, athletic director Rick Villarreal said, "Let's start this press conference over."

No worries, the Mean Green are going to get what they want. Littrell expects to have the same kind of high-powered...

Therapy Dogs Soothe the Stress of Finals at UNT
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Hundreds of students at the University of North Texas took a break from the stress of finals week to play with some dogs in their library.

On Monday, UNT their second annual “Paws and Relax” event at the Willis Library.

Six trained therapy dogs from Paws Across Texas were brought in to simply spend some time with everyone, get petted, and give a little love to the stressed out students in the middle of their Fall finals week.

Last spring, when the library first held the event, more...

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