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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...

Guest column: A garden to dye For, growing fabric dyes in North Texas
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Dyeing textiles can be traced back to 10,200 BC.

People wanted brightly-colored clothing for its pleasing appearance and to represent their social status. From ancient times through the Middle Ages, many countries enacted sumptuary laws to regulate the color of clothing a person could wear. For example, in many cultures red and purple clothes were allowed only for royalty or those of high social status. Fortunately, sumptuary laws are no longer in effect.

Until the mid-1800s, fabric dyes came from natural sources, such as flowers, plant bark and roots. Today, with renewed interest moving people away from harsh...

Vision could nearly triple Hall Park's size
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In 1997 construction began on the first building at what was then known as Hall Office Park. Twenty years later, the 162-acre office park has been renamed Hall Park, construction is almost complete on the development’s 17th building and the developer is preparing for an expansion.

Owner and developer Craig Hall and his team are working on a master plan that could nearly triple the office park’s square footage and add residential, retail and entertainment components.

“What we’re trying to do is step up our game to make [Hall Park] a little bit more live, work and play,” Hall said. “It’s improving what we think is...

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