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Marking a golden era

NorthPark Center is celebrating its 50th year as a local landmark in August, but its beginnings create a storied past.

It all began with co-owner Nancy Nasher’s mother, who was a Dallas native. She met Nasher’s father in Boston, and the couple returned to the bride’s hometown with lofty goals.

“He taught himself the real-estate business,” Nasher said of her father, Raymond. “They saw this 95-acre cotton field, which was part of the Caruth homestead and owned by the Hillcrest Foundation.”

The initial plan was to purchase the land outright. When that didn’t work, they settled on a 99-year ground lease. The...

Leading global music schools: the science behind music and why it’s good for you

Music is one of mankind’s most powerful and influential mediums: nothing else has the power to get us moving and grooving quite like a rhythmic beat, and nothing else has the power to unite such a unique and diverse global population quite like a soul-stirring song. Not only does music serve as the optimum emotional release, it has also been proven to be extremely beneficial to our health:

1. Music can help to ease pain

The autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system responsible for controlling our blood pressure, heartbeat and neurological function) and the limbic...

This North Texas college town scores high marks as one of the best in the country

What makes a good college town is more than just cheap housing, 'round-the-clock restaurants and the students that flood the area each fall. According to, it's the places that retain those students after they graduate that truly make them a great place to live. This year Denton, home to the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's...

Student awarded library association scholarship

The American Library Association named University of North Texas master’s student Tommy Vinh Bui a 2015 Spectrum Scholar.

With the scholarship, Vui will receive $5,000 toward his education plus pre-professional development opportunities like career placement and leadership training.

Bui is part of the Greater Los Angeles Cohort of the College of Information, which means he takes classes online and at schools in California.

He is scheduled to graduate by 2016.

Student set to attend international conference

An international conference for those who plan global meetings and events will have a UNT student in attendence thanks to a Wyndham Worldwide scholarship.

Allie Salgueiro, a senior hospitality and tourism management major, will attend the 2015 World Education Congress in San Francisco next month.

The conference is put on by Meeting Professionals International, a professional organization with more than 18,000 members.

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