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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Soccer: Mean Green open year with eye on titles
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By Brett Vito

Pretty much everything went according to plan a year ago for the North Texas soccer team, right up until a bitter end.

The Mean Green won the Conference USA regular-season title and rolled into the league tournament final against Rice.

That’s where a season in which so much went right turned terribly wrong.

The Owls scored an early goal while UNT managed just three shots on goal in a 2-0 loss. And that was just part of what made the day miserable for the Mean Green. Star goalkeeper Jackie Kerestine was kicked in the right eye by a Rice player, opening a gash that knocked her out of the...

Why you need to know Fehmi Karahan
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By Karen Nielsen

Because he’s playing a critical role in developing Legacy West, one of the largest and most expensive commercial developments in Texas. The $2 billion+ project on 240 acres in Plano is anchored by both the corporate headquarters for Toyota North America and FedEx Office, and a large operations center for Liberty Mutual. It is an extension of the hugely successful Legacy mixed-use development that sits just to the east.

The personable, Turkish-born developer is known in the industry for his vision, his ability to assemble talented teams, and for creating destinations with heart...

Heath Hen as gateway bird for de-extinction inches closer to reality
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By Sara Brown

The first phase of a ground-breaking project to bring the heath hen back from extinction has been successfully completed, scientists told a group of Vineyard donors this week. With DNA sequencing of both the extinct bird and its closest living relative complete, the path to bringing back the heath hen is not only getting more tangible, but scientists say the heath hen could be “the gateway bird” for avian de-extinction, paving the way to bringing back other extinct species or saving endangered animals.

Less than a year and a half ago, Ryan Phelan and Stewart Brand came to the Vineyard...

Classes teach little ones to ‘speak music’ at UNT
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Helping young children develop an inherent musical understanding has long been the purpose of the University of North Texas College of Music’s Early Childhood Music Program. This fall, a new face will continue building on that goal.

New assistant director Sandy Cubero will serve as instructor for the program, which begins on Sept. 18 and runs through Nov. 20. Cubero joins Early Childhood Music Director Warren Henry in the program, designed to create a musical environment for babies and young children to learn how to “speak music,” Henry says.

“The program includes songs, chants and activities that appeal to young...

How to help kids who are drowning in extracurriculars
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By Lois M. Collins

The girl was good at everything, problematic because time for her many passions overlapped. She'd scramble to fit it all in, leaving church choir practice early to get to diving, where the coach was mad because she was three minutes late. Finally, she had to decide what activities to embrace and what to let go.

As Ann Neary tells the story of one daughter's crazy extracurricular schedule, the Riverside, Connecticut, mom and high school teacher said their lives got hectic. It helped that the kids were spread out agewise. The youngest — twins who just graduated from high school — are now 18, the...

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