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UNT professor discusses Mark Cuban possible bid for president
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he is considering making a bid for president of the United States.

The billionaire investor and entrepreneur appeared on the podcast "Viewpoint with Bakari Sellers," and was asked if he is thinking about running.

"Considering? Yes. Ready to commit to it? No," Cuban told Sellers, a former South Carolina state representative.

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Unheard Duke Ellington songs given new life by UNT jazz professor
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You’ve heard Duke Ellington, but never like this.

Richard DeRosa, Grammy nominee and professor of jazz arranging at the University of North Texas, co-produced an album of modernized works by Ellington, a jazz legend. It's called Rediscovered Ellington.

Fans of Ellington’s toe-tapping “Hey Baby,” which he recorded with Rosemary Clooney (actor George Clooney’s aunt) in 1946, will recognize what DeRosa calls “the DNA of the song,” but with an entirely new twist. The other songs on the album are much more obscure. Even fans of Ellington’s work might not recognize some of the material. That’s...

Speaker to discuss the Portal to Texas History
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Ana Krahmer, director of the digital newspaper program at University of North Texas Libraries, will be the featured speaker at the East Texas Genealogical Society’s meeting that will take place 2 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 inside Taylor Auditorium at the Tyler Public Library, 201 South College.

Krahmer will speak about “The Portal of Texas History:  The Time Machine for Research.”

The Portal to Texas History serves as a platform for historical and genealogical researchers to step into the shoes of our ancestors through primary source materials.  The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical and...

UNT to honor Tulsa graduate Don Millican
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The University of North Texas Alumni Association will honor graduate Don Millican of Tulsa as part of its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards dinner Nov. 9.

Millican will receive the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for his service and dedication to the UNT community. Millican is a CPA and CFO for George B. Kaiser and is a retired partner with Ernst & Young who spends as much time as he can championing UNT’s accounting program.

He and his wife established the Don and Donna Millican Endowed Chair in Accounting, which attracts nationally recognized scholars to UNT’s accounting department, and he is a...

Research aims to keep drones in the sky for longer
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Agencies have come to rely on drones for bridge inspections and search and rescue operations. One of their major drawbacks, however, is the length of time unmanned systems can stay airborne without being recharged.

The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone from CyPhy Works, however, can climb to 400 feet and stay there for up to a week. Because it is tethered to the ground, it can’t range far from base...

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