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UNT student named undergraduate Presser Scholar
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Maggie Ng, an oboe music performance student from Plano, has been named the University of North Texas College of Music's 2017-18 Presser Scholar and recipient of a $4,000 Presser scholarship.

The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award is given each year to a student entering his or her senior year who has shown extraordinary musical and academic accomplishments. The Presser award is considered the most prestigious undergraduate award in music at UNT and is provided by the Presser Foundation,...

On the thawing tundra, researchers race to understand black carbon’s climate impact
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On a morning in September 2015, sterile, gray Arctic light filtered through a blanket of woolly clouds as Matt Gunsch and Tate Barrett parked their rented pickup truck on a dirt road and clomped in rubber boots down a long, icy boardwalk to their air-monitoring laboratory on the tundra.

From the outside, the lab looked unglamorous — a dingy, white shack perched on a metal frame in a meadow speckled with snow and grass stubble. It felt distinctly like the middle of nowhere — though it was just a couple of miles beyond the main streets of Utqiaġvik, Alaska, the...

UNT research team analyzing effectiveness of trees
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It may not be long before residents of Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and surrounding counties feel the vicious heat of summer and, on certain days, hazy conditions caused by particle pollution in the air. When particulate matter levels in the air are high, anyone sensitive to them may need to limit time spent outdoors, particularly outdoor exercise.

Planting trees in certain urban areas may improve air quality because the trees’ leaves and branches in summer foliage become “urban air filters,” according to Alexandra Ponette-González, University of North Texas assistant professor of geography and the environment.

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A Grapevine High School senior will become the first person in his family to attend college
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A Grapevine High School senior will become the first person in his family to attend college, thanks to AT&T’s Hacemos and the Grapevine Community Outreach Center.

Sporting his new UNT t-shirt in the Mean Green colors, Miguel Gomez proudly shows off his acceptance letter from the University of North Texas.

“I am so excited that I got accepted because it means all that hard work paid off,” explains Gomez.  “I wanted to go, but didn’t know how to get there.  I didn’t think I could get in.”  That’s when Gomez’ mother, Nicolasa, learned about a workshop hosted by Hacemos, an AT&T group consisting...

Poetic scope: UNT’s Bruce Bond combs through his workfor a compilation accented with new pieces
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Poet Bruce Bond might have reached peak productivity.

The University of North Texas regents professor of English has published four books in the last year. The latest, Blackout Starlight, is a collection of his work from 1997 to 2015.

"I wanted to pick the best poems I could," Bond said. "I did want to represent each book, which can cause a lot of anxiety for a poet. I did want to create an arc of vision in the entire collection."

Blackout Starlight includes poems from nine of Bond's books: Radiography (1997), The Throats of Narcissus (2001), Cinder (2003), ...

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