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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Collaboration results with release of free e-books

The University of North Texas released more than 100 free e-books thanks to a $95,599 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities under the Humanities Open Book Program.

The release is part of a collaboration with the Texas State Historical Association and Oklahoma Historical Society. The e-books relate to the history of Texas and Oklahoma and are available through the UNT Portal to Texas History and Gateway to Oklahoma History. 

They were created from scans of out-of-print books contributed by the UNT Libraries, UNT Press, TSHA and OHS. Many of the books are in the public domain,...

Local couple founds new baroque opera in North Texas


When people in Denton talk about a DIY music scene, they almost always mean rock and roll, punk or some experimental offshoot.

Denton residents and musicians Eric Smith and Miguel Cantu IV have applied the microbudget-plus-passion to early music.

Smith and Cantu, who attended University of North Texas College of Music, have founded the American Baroque Opera Company. And like countless indie rockers before them, they are raising money for the project through an online crowdsourcing campaign.

Their fundraising goal is $30,000. Whatever the campaign raises will fund the company's expenses, which...

Three tips for all you aspiring writers out there

I’m back from the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine, and what a weekend!

The conference, sponsored by the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas and now in its 13th year, gathers giants of the nonfiction field to discuss storycraft, reporting and the art of a good yarn.

Reporters covering foreign wars, sports writers profiling some of the biggest athletes in the world, philosopher-authors specializing in the craft of storytelling — needless to say, I was awestruck.

I compiled a few tips of the trade for all the aspiring writers, storytellers and everyday people out...

Can you guess which of TV's highest-paid stars have North Texas ties?

Forbes likes its lists. The business magazine just released its 2017 ranking of the world's top-earning TV entertainers (based on annual income), and two people with Texas ties are on the list.

It's worth noting that while the category is for TV entertainers, the stars' earnings can come from a variety of sources in addition to TV, including endorsements and merchandise sales.

The top person on the list, with earnings of $79 million, is Dr. Phil McGraw. He's also the first Texan on the list. His masters degree in experimental psychology and his doctorate in clinical...

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Engineering professor finalist for technology award 

Ram Dantu, director of UNT's Center for Information and Computer Security, is a finalist for a Tech Titans Award. 

He was nominated in the technology inventor category for his work on software for cellphones to help people properly perform chest compressions on heart attack victims.

Tech Titans is the largest technology trade association in Texas. Winners will be announced at the group's annual awards ceremony in August. 

Area teachers complete Summer Institute 

Three teachers spent June at UNT to learn how to develop...

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