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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Exclusive: DFW ‘creative economy’ is biggest in state at $34B
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By Bill Hethcock

Austin may be weird and all, but it’s not as creative as Dallas Fort Worth, according to a new report.

North Texas’ creative economy – the performing and visuals arts, music studios, museums, architectural firms and advertising agencies for example – contribute roughly 205,000 jobs and $34 billion annually to the region, and it’s growing fast.

That’s the conclusion of a report from...

The rise and fall of the 'Frack Master'
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By Dalton LaFerney

How tech entrepreneur Chris Faulkner transformed himself into the oilfield “Frack Master” is a story of how news outlets become unwitting accessories in promoting expert reputations. It’s also a cautionary tale with warnings about what consumers can do to spot puffery while it’s happening.

Until May, Faulkner’s magazine covers and industry accolades hung from the walls of Breitling Energy’s corporate offices on Pacific Avenue in downtown Dallas. They were part of an intensively planned media campaign to create the persona that made Faulkner one of the most called-upon...

Over $2 million award at annual Senior Recognition Ceremony
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GLEN ROSE - This year the senior class of 2016, with its 116 members, has been awarded a staggering grand total $2,093,678.00 through local, national and university scholarships, grants and awards.

An additional $35,000 in scholarships will be awarded during Project Graduation.

During the annual Glen Rose High School Senior Recognition Ceremony held Friday, May 20, the following students received:

The “Heart of a Tiger” Award- Jonathan Anaya

University of North Texas Eagle Scholarship- Destanni Rebolloso

Rack Room Shoes Scholarship, University of Mary Hardin Baylor Tuition Equalization Grant,...

UNT golf in striking distance after Day 1
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Cory Churchman fired a 2-under-par 70 to lead the North Texas men’s golf team in the opening round of the NCAA Tucson Regional on Monday at Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Arizona.

The Mean Green are within striking distance after a first-round team score of 296 (8 over).

UNT finished the opening round in ninth. The top five teams will advance to the national finals after the three-round event. Cal sits in fifth after the first round, nine shots in front of UNT.

Churchman was tied atop the leaderboard early in the round before finishing tied for 10th.

The junior posted five birdies in a six-hole stretch...

Postapocalyptic Texas tale to screen at UNT
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The feature film Pale, which follows the journey of two sisters who were separated during a postapocalyptic depression and their attempt to reunite in Texas, will be screened at 8 p.m. May 21 the University of North Texas’ Lyceum Theater.

Director Brett Bentman, who lives and works in North Texas, was named the Texas Filmmaker of the Year for the past two years by the Austin Revolution Film Festival.

Before the film, Bentman will debut a trailer for his new film, “Umbra,” which was partially filmed on the UNT campus. The director said there’s an additional surprise in the works for audience members at...

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