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Neal Conan special: How Do Civil Wars End?

A program from former NPR host Neal Conan's new series, "Truth, Politics and Power." This edition is called "How and Why Do Civil Wars End?" Neal explores the origins and possible endings of the wars in Syria and Iraq, and asks historian Annette Gordon-Reed if there are any lessons we can learn from the American Civil War.

Part 1 on Iraq: T. David Mason, professor of political science at the University of North Texas and co-founder and former director of the Castleberry Peace Institute at UNT. He is the author of "Sustaining the Peace After Civil War," and "What Do We Know About Civil Wars?"

Part 2 on Syria: Former...

2017’s Best & Worst Places to Celebrate 4th of July

Ask the Experts: Fourth of July Savings Tips

As Americans, we value our freedom a lot, judging by the amount of money we spend on Fourth of July festivities. But there are ways to strut your patriotic stuff — and have a great time doing it — without breaking the bank. For money-saving advice, we asked a panel of experts for their thoughts on the following key questions:

  1. What money-saving tips do you have for people planning to travel for the Fourth of July?
  2. Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year. How does holiday timing affect people’s spending...

Study: Behavioral Therapy Improves Military Members’ Insomnia

Twenty percent of active duty military report symptoms of insomnia prior to deployment. Insomnia is also the single most commonly reported symptom among service members returning from deployment.

San Antonio, now officially designated as Military City, USA, is home to one of the nation’s largest active and retired military populations and the Department of Defense’s largest medical center at Joint Base San Antonio Fort...

Free registration available to UNT’s ninth annual autism conference

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are eligible to apply for free registration to attend the University of North Texas’ Kristin Farmer Autism Center’s ninth annual Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference July 29.

A grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities will provide free registration to more than 100 families. The registrations will be on a first come, first served basis. To request a free registration, email

The conference will be held at UNT’s Gateway Center located at 801 North Texas Blvd...

Library’s Leader digitization project coming online

The first steps towards the digitization of 136 rolls of microfilmed archives of The Graham Leader have been taken by the Library of Graham through the University of North Texas’ program, The Portal to Texas History.

The Portal to Texas History is an online resource for rare, historical and primary source materials from or about Texas that was created by and is maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries. The Portal has hundreds of content partners across the state who provide a growing collection of resources online.

The library was given a grant in March 2016 by the Tocker Foundation of Austin, in order...

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