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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How to help kids who are drowning in extracurriculars

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...

Hoops notes — former UNT players in pro ball

By Brett Vito

While we continue to work through the build-up to a new football season, a couple of items of note on the basketball front …

– I’ve been meaning to get to this for a couple of days, but two of UNT’s former players have landed spots on pro teams. Jordan Williams, one of the more productive players in program history, appears to be headed to Europe to play with Cheshire Phoenix. Colin Voss is also going overseas and will play for Castellano Cerignola in Italy.

Williams ranks ninth in school history with 1,501 points and was a third-team All-Conference USA selection as a...

Ravens' Zachary Orr: undrafted, anonymous and on the rise

by Joe Platania


Undrafted players often live in an anonymous world. Ravens inside linebacker Zachary Orr is no different.

Despite his usual strong training camp showing on special teams and fast-rising stock as a reserve on the regular defense, not one media question for head coach John Harbaugh or defensive coordinator Dean Pees concerned the 6-foot, 255-pounder from the University of North Texas, which is the alma mater of Hall of Fame defensive lineman "Mean Joe" Greene.

When Orr finally took to the podium Aug. 18, three of the nine questions...

Burgess works on cybersecurity bill

By Jenna Duncan

While U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess is working on a bill in Washington about how to handle data breaches, he made sure to stop in Denton to get feedback on cybersecurity.

In a panel discussion Burgess organized at the University of North Texas Discovery Park, panelists talked about how users and businesses can protect data, and what role the government could play in helping protect data and limit security breaches.

“I wanted to take an opportunity to hear from people who are working in the research area and the private sector and pull everyone together in a room for the morning and hear what the...

Entrust Datacard participates in cybersecurity roundtable hosted by Congressman Michael C. Burgess

Entrust Datacard announces today that David Wagner, president of Entrust, Inc. joined U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess (TX-26), M.D.; Dr. Ram Dantu, director of the Center for Information and Computer Security at the University of North Texas; Larry Parker, owner of Denton Depot; and Stephen Bohanon, founder and chief strategy and sales officer, Alkami, for a cybersecurity roundtable event in Denton, Texas. The panel highlighted evolving cyber threats impacting U.S. consumers and businesses, and discussed local research that has been conducted to help protect against data breaches and...

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