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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UNT welcomes students displaced by Harvey
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University of North Texas (UNT) President Neal Smatresk appears to be very mindful of what students need during this time of upheaval due to Harvey – understanding. Out of concern for the students whose families and hometowns were under siege by the major storm, Smatresk wrote a letter to the university’s community asking everyone to respond with kindness to those who will be distracted, confused, and emotional about the recent events. “Please be flexible and responsive to what they may need both in and out of the classroom. And, keep everyone in our community who may have family and friends that are being directly...

We're Denton Dammit: News from the Denton community
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The University of North Texas unveiled its swanky new national advertisement on Tuesday. It's pretty slick, and shows a bit of all the university's major programs — from the sciences to the humanities.

Project 2713, a Texas nonprofit  founded by UNT alumna Sarah Haug, will host a hula hoop contest during the Backyard Bash at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at South Lakes Park, 566 Hobson Lane.

Project 2713 promotes intra-...

Hurricane Harvey damages will cost tens of billions of dollars, experts say
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The damage caused by Hurricane Harvey will cost tens of billions of dollars and take years to overcome, experts said.

Harvey descended on the southeastern Texas coastline, overwhelming Houston, a metropolis of 4.5 million people, and leaving an unprecedented swath of devastation. Ten people were reported dead with the death toll expected to rise.

The damage comes at a time when the area’s economy, driven by the shipping, chemical and oil sectors, is booming.

With a gross state product of $1.7 trillion annually, Texas has the second largest economy in United States. If it were its own country, it would place...

When Oil And Gas Moves In Next Door
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If you have an oil and gas well in your neighborhood, you probably want the whole operation to be at a safe distance from your home. But it’s not that simple. The minimum allowed distance – called a setback – isn’t entirely based on math and science. It is usually a compromise between a variety of competing interests.

How Close Is Too Close?

“We used to be worried about asthma and cancers and ruining our water. Now we’re also worried about our houses blowing up,” said Barbara Mills-Bria, of Lakewood, Colo., during a...

Harvey lowered to Category 1 storm, but ‘catastrophic flooding’ to come
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Tens of thousands of people fled the Gulf Coast as the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi warned that certain areas could be left “...

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