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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The North Texas Art Collective representing for Latinos

Nowadays, it seems there’s a podcast for just about everything. Despite the variety, not everyone feels served. In this week’s Art&Seek Artist Spotlight, I connect with an arts collective hoping to represent for North Texas Latinos through podcasting.

When you listen to Eva Arreguin and Rafael Tamayo chop it up on their podcast – ‘De Colores Radio’ – you’re no longer just walking the dog or sitting at the bus stop. Instead, you’re in a room with a couple of good friends. And y’all are talking about Selena.

But the podcast isn’t just...

Mean Green Looking For 10th Win After Turnaround Season

The University of North Texas Mean Green will play for the Conference USA Championship on Saturday.

That’s quite a turnaround for a program that went 1-11 just two years ago.

The man responsible for the success is head coach Seth Littrell.

In his second season in Denton, Littrell has North Texas with a chance to reach a level it hasn’t attained in 40 years: the 10-win mark.

North Texas (9-3) can reach 10 wins with a victory in either the Conference USA Championship game, or the pending bowl game.

The Mean Green face FAU on Saturday on the Conference USA title game.

On Sunday, North Texas...

Women's basketball: UNT stifles SMU in win at Super Pit

The formula for North Texas' 47-40 victory over SMU at the Super Pit on Wednesday was defense, defense, defense -- and just enough offense.

UNT made just 32 percent of its field goal attempts, didn't break 20 points in any quarter, finished with a season-low scoring total and never trailed.

The Mean Green defense held SMU to 29 percent shooting, forced 24 turnovers and held leading scorer McKenzie Adams to eight points below her average.

UNT's top scorer, Terriell Bradley, hit four free throws in the final 21 seconds...

UNT alumni among Grammy Award nominees

The University of North Texas has alumni among the nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, and at least one resident is associated with a musical theater recording nominee. 

As of Wednesday, the following University of North Texas alumni are among projects nominated:

  • Trumpet player Frank David Greene is a member of the Christian McBride Big Band, which is also nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for Bringin' It.

  • Alumni Clay Jenkins, trumpet, and Rob Wilkerson, saxophone,...

LeBron James' incredible taste in wine, explained by UNT expert

LeBron James loves wine. I mean, he loves wine, and anyone who follows him on Instagram knows it. Get you a partner who loves you as much as James loves his red wine. That’s basically what we’re trying to say here.

I wanted to know how much James loves wine, though, and his $1,200 wine weekend felt like the perfect time to do it. Sommeliers and other wine experts will be the first to tell you...

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