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Today could be the day UNT breaks through for NCAA tourney win in soccer
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The countdown is on this afternoon to one of the bigger games of the season for the North Texas athletic department.

The NCAA women's soccer tournament begins this weekend, and UNT will be in action at Texas at 5 p.m.

This is the fifth time UNT has played in the NCAA tournament. The Mean Green have lost each of their previous four games, including a 1-0 squeaker at the end of the 2015 season at Texas Tech.

The tough part for UNT is that it is always on the road in the NCAAs, playing a highly ranked team from a power conference.

This year isn't any different. Texas is ranked 18th nationally.

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UNT Opera Theatre to close 'Magic Flute' this weekend
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Mozart's The Magic Flute is the directing debut of the new Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies, Jonathan Eaton. The opera closes this weekend.

Eaton just joined the faculty of the UNT College of Music as the Winspear Chair, and directing the university's operas is one of his principal tasks.

Eaton has approached the Mozart favorite with his own twist. His adaptation of the classic opera, in which the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter, Pamina, from captivity, plays out as a dream sequence. The adaptation is a mysterious, whimsical look at romance between men and...

UNT theater opens 'Crucible'
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UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre will present Arthur Miller's classic play The Crucible this weekend at the University Theater, in the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building.

The play focuses on the village of Salem and the hysteria ignited by young Abigail Williams, who accuses her former employer, Mary Proctors, of witchcraft. Mary's actual sin? Standing between Abigail and Mary's husband, John Proctor. Panic ensues, and Abigail's accusations spread through Salem.

The play was inspired by the witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 and the McCarthy-era hearings of the 1950s. Professor Andy...

Companies spending more on IT budgets, study shows
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IT spending by companies increased markedly this year, up by the largest amount since the economic pressures from the Great Recession began to ebb in 2012.

That’s according to data from the Society of Information Management IT Trends Study that was released Thursday.

The study was led by primary investigator Leon Kappelman, professor of information systems, chair of the Information Technology and Decision Sciences Department, and director emeritus of the Information Systems Research Center in the College of Business at the University of North Texas.

The...

UNT turns to Bright Computing for efficient cluster management
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Today Bright Computing, a global leader in cluster and cloud infrastructure automation software, is proud to announce that UNT has integrated Bright Cluster Manager into its HPC environment for research support. UNT uses this 350-node cluster to optimize efficiency for researchers working on groundbreaking discoveries in a variety of domains material science, engineering, chemistry, and physics. Bright Cluster Manager helps UNT’s University Information Technology department successfully provision, monitor and manage heterogeneous clusters.

 

“Bright’s unified management platform allows UNT’s IT support staff to...

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