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UNT offers help after Hurricane Harvey shuts down colleges in Southeast Texas

Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast of Texas on Friday as a Category 4 storm. The Associated Press reported on Sunday that some areas have gotten 50 inches of rain. Universities across Houston, Galveston, and Corpus Christi have kept their students and staff updated regarding operating status and the physical condition of their campuses.

In Corpus Christi, one of the cities hit hardest by the initial storm, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi used Twitter to inform its students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday about the mandatory evacuation of their on-campus residences.

The university postponed...

DNA Lab Reduces Testing for Missing People Amid Funding Woes

Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was "Mountain Jane Doe," buried unidentified in a paupers' cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of DNA technology for forensic scientists at the University of North Texas to confirm her intuition.

Police didn't know who Sonja Kaye Blair-Adams was when a man picking flowers on a trail found her body stabbed multiple times in 1969. It remained a mystery to the locals until advances in forensic science prompted renewed efforts to identify the body and resume the hunt for her killer. While police...

UNT program in risk management and insurance celebrates 70 years of excellence

In fall 2017, as part of the 70th anniversary of insurance teaching of at the University of North Texas, the University reached a major milestone by hiring three noted scholars to join the program. The new scholars will join existing faculty members to elevate the program to national prominence. UNT also announces a new professorship.

Glen L. Taylor Professorship

The Glen L. Taylor Professorship in Insurance represents the culmination of decades of fundraising by alumni and friends of the insurance program to provide support to recruit and retain scholars in the insurance discipline.


UNT receives excellence award for renovations

Gordian, the leading provider of facility and construction cost data, software and expertise, announced The University of North Texas (UNT) received the 2016 Harry H. Mellon Award of Excellence in Job Order Contracting for a building renovation to accommodate the Child Development Lab. The honor for innovative use of Job Order Contracting included recognition of both the university and local contractor, LMC Corporation, and the special circumstances surrounding the $1.8 million project.

A ceremony commemorating UNT and LMC Corporation will take place at The UNT Child Development Laboratory in August.

Once the...

University of North Texas immediately enrolling students affected by Harvey

The University of North Texas is admitting students immediately who have been affected by Harvey and its aftermath.

“The University of North Texas is helping students affected by Hurricane Harvey by immediately admitting them and waiving application fees,” the school said. “UNT is already working with students to provide them with an educational home if they were displaced by the storm.”

UNT President Neal Smatresk said the school is committed to helping in “every way we can.”

“Our university is a community of great compassion,” Smatresk said in a written statement. “I know that we will support the impacted...

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