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Reddit co-founder to speak at UNT this month
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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian will be a featured speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

After helping start Reddit, a social and news online forum, Ohanian has gone onto launch other websites and forums online, while also co-founding a venture capital firm.

The event is set to begin at 8 p.m. in the UNT Coliseum. The lecture is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket. Tickets are free for students, $5 for student guests, $8 for faculty and staff and $10 for general admission. 

The series is presenting two speakers this academic year: Ohanian and Jane...

UNT professor named honorary member of international association
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During the upcoming International City/County Management Association conference, UNT professor Robert L. Bland will become an honorary member of the group. 

Bland, an endowed professor of local government, will be recognized at the conference on Oct. 22 in San Antonio. The recognition is given to one person who isn't in local government management but has contributed to the improvement of local government. The association is designed to give professional training and development to city, town and county management officials across the globe.

Bland has studied and taught local government management since he...

Famous UNT alum has high hopes for football program
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The University of North Texas’ most famous alum has high hopes for the football program.

“My expectations for North Texas is to put some mean in the green,” said North Texas alum and pro football Hall of Famer Joe Greene recently to CBS11 Sports.

And no one knows “mean” better than “Mean Joe” Greene.

North Texas is counting on second-year head coach Seth Littrell to put the “mean” back in the “Mean Green.”

“It’s our core values, selfless, tough and discipline. It’s what we go buy everyday and it’s been in style ever since Coach Littrell came,” said running back Jeffrey Wilson.

UNT (3-2, 2-0 in...

UNT Theatre to open 'Fabulation' this weekend
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University of North Texas Dance and Theatre Arts opens its 2017-2018 season with Lynn Nottage's Fabulation this weekend.

In Fabulation, Undine Barnes Calles returns to the poor, childhood home in Brooklyn she swore off 14 years ago. Things were going well for Calles. She'd gotten a degree from Dartmouth, and started a successful career. Her shiny new life is turned upside down when her husband is caught embezzling and the couple - who is expecting a baby - is bankrupt..

Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 12 -Oct. 14, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14...

UNT Police to host training on how to respond to an active shooter
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The University of North Texas Police Department plans to host a training session Wednesday on how to respond in an active shooter situation.

The session, which was planned following the mass shooting Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, is set for Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Willis Library, room 250H, on the UNT campus. It is free and open to the UNT community, and it will also be streamed on the university's YouTube channel.

The university says the training will focus on the actions and considerations individuals should take during...

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