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Professors earn grants to increase cultural competency of therapists

A team of three University of North Texas professors have been awarded a four-year, $1,272,233 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase the cultural competency in therapists. 

Specifically, the grant is aimed to have the professors create a program that enhances culturally competent mental health services in under-served communities while addressing the health disparities in these communities. 

The three professors working on the project are Angie Wilson, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education; Chandra Carey, associate professor at the...

Metalsmith to demonstrate techniques at arts society meeting

A University of North Texas professor and metalsmith will demonstrate some of her techniques at the upcoming meeting of the Visual Arts Society of Texas.

Ana M. Lopez, a UNT faculty member, decorative arts scholar and metalsmith, will demonstrate and discuss techniques at the Denton-based society meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St.

Lopez' work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She earned the juror's award from the 2016 Refined exhibition. She wrote Metalworking through History: An Encyclopedia. She selected the 2015 Materials:...

Eat your greens

I moved to Denton in the fall of 2004, from Beaumont, Texas. I lived in Maple Hall, in a large corner room, with a roommate I hardly saw. I remember going down to eat in our dining hall, and never being impressed. We had the panini press, which was kind of a big deal, but not really. I also remember eating a ton of cold blueberry bagels that I picked up from Crumley Hall on my way to my 8 am classes because I didn’t even like the hot breakfast served in the cafeteria. The eggs tasting like styrofoam probably had something to do with it.

Since I’ve been gone though, it seems that the dining hall of my youth has undergone a...

In Puerto Rico, another desperate plea for help

Days after Hurricane Maria barreled through here, virtually no people are on the streets and the usually bustling tourist area is littered with curled sheets of metal. Lines of cars waiting to fill up on gas are backed up along the highway off-ramps.

“We haven’t forgotten about you,” Adm. Paul Zukunft, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, told a gathering on Monday after what the governor has called the “biggest catastrophe” in the U.S. territory’s history.

But the political leadership of Puerto Rico worries that the suffering of its 3.5 million U.S. citizens is once again an afterthought in Washington.


Basketball alumna enters UNT Hall of Fame

A decade and a half before the Plainview girls’ basketball program etched its place in Texas schoolgirl basketball history with three consecutive state championships just after the turn of the millennium, there was the 1986-87 team.

That group of girls won the Class 5A state championship, beating No. 1-ranked Dallas South Oak Cliff in the semifinals and knocking off Austin Lanier in the championship game.

One of the key players on that Plainview team was Ramona Black, who went on to play four years at the University of North Texas.

Black had a strong career at North Texas. On Friday, she was honored with a...

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