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3-day Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference ends

The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference closed its weekend Sunday with a keynote address from novelist, philosopher, essayist and artist Charles Johnson, who discussed the craft of storytelling.

Johnson, the author of the novel “Middle Passage,” and a number of books on storytelling and other nonfiction, said the root of any good story is looking for the extraordinary in the ordinary.

“We live in a mysterious universe,” Johnson said. “There’s a lot that’s out there that gives me a sense of mystery and wonder. Part of your life as an artist is endless curiosity.”

Johnson was the last of three keynote...

UNT Prof’s Laser Tech Licensed by Australian Research Group

A University of North Texas researcher’s patented medical technology has been licensed by the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics in an effort to make surgery less harmful. 

The agreement marks the first time a UNT researcher’s patented technology has been licensed, according to the university.

Narendra Dahotre, a professor in UNT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and interim associate vice...

UNT removes parking meters near Fry Street

For at least the next nine months, people parking near Fry Street won't have to dig for quarters to feed the meters.

Most of the 111 parking meters near the University of North Texas along Avenue A, Fry, Hickory and Oak streets — in the stretch commonly known as the Fry Street area — have already been removed as part of an agreement between UNT and the city. People can now park free for two hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and any amount of time on nights and weekends. 

UNT phased out all of the meters on campus in January, opting for a pay-by-the-hour phone application...

Institute taps seniors for lifelong learning

It's a program with a long and formal name: The University of North Texas Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Its mission is simple: Offer classes to North Texans ages 50 and older.

"We say age 50 and better," said Andrea Tuckness, the institute's assistant director of conferences and camps.

The UNT Emeritus College was founded in 2009, and formalized the university's lifelong learning program for ages 50 and older. In February, the institute announced that the Bernard Osher Foundation had recognized the Emeritus College with a grant and the possibility of an endowment in the future, Tuckness said.


Feminist Marvels: A look at Captain Marvel, Jessica Jones, and Spider-Woman’s portrayal and history at Comic Con

Three professionals joined up to discuss feminism in comics at the Comics Arts Conference #10: Feminist Marvels panel at San Diego Comic Con. The panel viewed Captain Marvel’s past and the approach Marvel writers took with the character, discussed how Jessica Jones’ recent TV show and comic series has reshaped the industry, and how Spider-Woman’s recent run as a pregnant hero was incredibly progressive and why comics have historically stayed away from pregnant superheroes.

Kicking off with Captain Marvel, J. Richard Stevens (University of Colorado, Boulder) went through her origins, from when Carol Danvers was simply an...

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