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Institute taps seniors for lifelong learning

It's a program with a long and formal name: The University of North Texas Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Its mission is simple: Offer classes to North Texans ages 50 and older.

"We say age 50 and better," said Andrea Tuckness, the institute's assistant director of conferences and camps.

The UNT Emeritus College was founded in 2009, and formalized the university's lifelong learning program for ages 50 and older. In February, the institute announced that the Bernard Osher Foundation had recognized the Emeritus College with a grant and the possibility of an endowment in the future, Tuckness said.


Feminist Marvels: A look at Captain Marvel, Jessica Jones, and Spider-Woman’s portrayal and history at Comic Con

Three professionals joined up to discuss feminism in comics at the Comics Arts Conference #10: Feminist Marvels panel at San Diego Comic Con. The panel viewed Captain Marvel’s past and the approach Marvel writers took with the character, discussed how Jessica Jones’ recent TV show and comic series has reshaped the industry, and how Spider-Woman’s recent run as a pregnant hero was incredibly progressive and why comics have historically stayed away from pregnant superheroes.

Kicking off with Captain Marvel, J. Richard Stevens (University of Colorado, Boulder) went through her origins, from when Carol Danvers was simply an...

Plus-size model and UNT student fat-shamed on airplane speaks out

Natalie Hage, a 30-year-old plus-size model from The Colony, has been trending online for days.

This week, she appeared on both Good Morning America and Good Morning Britain. Even musician Questlove, who appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, tweeted his approval of the way she confronted a body shamer on an American Airlines flight.

Hage's message is clear: "It's OK to call...

UNT Press offers wide range of Texas titles

The University of North Texas Press, founded 30 years ago, has published more than 300 titles and continues to turn out quality general interest and scholarly books on Texas history and culture, military history and other topics. The press has an excellent series of biographies of early-day Texas Rangers.

Director Ron Chrisman capably oversees the operation that produces about 15 books a year. Here are a few recently published titles:

Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man by Michael R. Grauer is the first full-length biography of Reaugh (pronounced Ray) who lived from 1860 to 1945 and is often...

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Lecture on raising student athletes set for Frisco campus 

Yannis Pitsiladis, director of the Sub2hrs Marathon Project, will talk about how to raise a successful athlete at the UNT New College at Frisco on Thursday. 

The lecture will be at 6:30 p.m. after an open house for the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at 5 p.m. at the college. 

Sub2hrs is an international research initiative to try to help an athlete run a marathon in less than two hours. Pitsiladis is also the director of the International Federation of Sports Medicine and a member of the...

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