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Qawwali singers to perform rarely-heard music at UNT

University of North Texas College of Music will present a concert of music rarely heard outside of the walls of Sufi Muslim worship spaces at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The concert takes place in the Recital Hall in the music building, 415 S. Ave. C. 

Qawwali singers will perform their sacred music, which began more than 700 years ago as a traditional form to deliver inspirational messages to devotees inside a shrine. The group's concert "Qawwali - Ecstatic Sufi Singers of Pakistan" brings some of the direct descendants of the original Qawwali singers to Denton. 

The music blends Sufi ritual...

Astronomy expert to speak at UNT Sky theater

The stars that travel outside of the solar system and have one or more planets circling them, dubbed exoplanets, can be spotted even by amateur astronomers. 

Dennis M. Conti, chairman of the American Association of Variable Star Observers' exoplanet section, will teach amateurs how to see them during a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at UNT's Sky Theater at 1704 W. Mulberry St. 

He'll also talk about how to find and share data about the search for life on other planets. Scientists believe some exoplanets could potentially harbor life. 

The event is free and open to the public,...

UNT, Texas Motor Speedway unveil partnership

Austin Dillon, along with luge legend and Director of Marketing and Sponsorship for USA Luge Gordy Sheer and Dow Chemical Company Lead R&D Manager Sam Crabtree, took part in a "Science of Speed" panel discussion with college students on the campus at the University of North Texas.

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UNT enters into higher education partnership with Texas Motor Speedway

The University of North Texas is officially the higher education partner of Texas Motor Speedway, UNT President Neal Smatresk announced Wednesday.

Smatresk introduced the new partnership at a special Science of Speed panel discussion for students on the university's Denton campus. The UNT president joined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series champion Austin Dillon, USA Luge legend Gordy Sheer and Dow Chemical Company Lead Research & Development Manager Sam Crabtree for the event, which marked the first collaborative project under the new partnership with TMS.

"Through our partnership with...

UNT economics faculty member comments on DFW TollTag culture

Brad Mills stuck a TollTag on his car just a little more than a year ago, but he now spends $220 to $300 a month cruising North Texas toll roads.

The attorney who lives in Aledo uses the TEXpress lanes on Loop 820 and Airport Freeway in Northeast Tarrant County to get to his law office in Southlake. But he has become so accustomed to the convenience of toll lanes that he finds himself also using them even for leisure trips, even when he's not in a hurry.

He usually doesn't think much about the cost — until he gets his monthly credit card bill in the mail. Then, he is often taken aback by how big a bite the toll...

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