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‘Hackers’ turn to user-centered products at J-School Hackathon at North Texas

When Tracy Kirk registered for the MediaShift J-School Hackathon at UNT, she was hoping to collaborate on solutions to some of the issues facing small-town news organizations. However, Kirk’s original goal took a sharp turn when she shared a recent experience she had while searching for schools with her college-bound daughter.

The two-day competition, which was hosted by UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, included about 50 student participants and faculty facilitators from journalism schools across the country. Students were placed on one of eight teams — ranging from three to five members — and tasked with developing...

Someone to care for: McClain motivated by young son as college career nears end

Kishawn McClain will follow a familiar routine Friday night, as he stands on the verge of a milestone in his North Texas football career.

The senior safety will go to practice and team meetings leading up to the Mean Green's game Saturday at Louisiana Tech.

Then he'll sit down for a chat with his son, Brayden, a little bundle of energy who has changed McClain's perspective on life and motivated him to make an impression on NFL talent evaluators in the final few games of his college career.

McClain has put himself on the radar as a fringe NFL prospect while racking up 298 career tackles.

"My son gave me...

ACL Season 43 presents UNT alumna Norah Jones

Austin City Limits showcases two of today’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters in a new installment. ACL veteran Norah Jones and indie breakout star Angel Olsen share the episode, with distinctive performances demonstrating the extraordinary range of the genre.

Norah Jones made her first appearance on Austin City Limits in 2002, just prior to the release of her landmark debut Come Away With Me, which propelled her to the world stage. Since then, Jones has sold 50 million albums worldwide and is a nine-time Grammy-winner. She returns for her fourth appearance on the series performing new songs from her sixth album Day Breaks...

Steel Framing helps deliver dorm on time for UNT

Cold-formed steel framing helped a university add 598 beds on campus in just 14 months and meet a critical deadline: the arrival of students for the new school year. Victory Hall, a 163,415-square-foot dormitory at UNT at Denton, Texas, again proves that designers and builders can use cold-formed steel in load-bearing applications and get better and faster results. “Cold-formed steel load-bearing framing is cost-effective and durable. The systems have high strength-to-weight ratios and resist warping, mildew and cracking,” said Don Moody, then General Manager at Nuconsteel, Denton, Texas (now part of Nucor Corporation). “Concrete...

Chamber awards UNT art professor

The Greater Dallas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards luncheon Friday at the Dallas Marriott hotel in Addison. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was the speaker. He touted the state as the "premier land of opportunity." The chamber presented him with a Swarovski crystal rooster, commemorating the year of rooster and the governor's birth in the year of the rooster.

Among awards handed out were eight given to corporate executives for promoting diversity; the Crow Collection Award for Arts and Culture, which went to Dr. Nada Shabout of UNT; a Global Arts Award presented to artist Shafaq Ahmad (who has an...
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