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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UNT students help train service dogs for veterans
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Tue, Apr 18, 2017 - 4:53am

By Lauren Zakalik

DENTON, Texas – Behavioral analysis students at the University of North Texas are taking dogs with minor behavioral issues and working to combat them, so the dogs can become successful service dogs for veterans.

It was just a few short months ago, where situations having lots of strangers and lots of action would have scared Drill Bit, a two-year-old yellow lab.

"He was just fearful and uncertain about new situations," explained Jessica Winne, who's been training him.

That was an issue, because Drill Bit is training to become a military service dog through Patriot Paws, an...

Journalists honored by governor's office for reporting on people with disabilities
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Fri, Apr 14, 2017

By Jenna Duncan

Adam Pitluck, a former reporter and editor at The Dallas Morning News, says he chose to be a journalist even though he had dyslexia. 

Pitluck's piece for the News about research into ways to diagnose dyslexia earlier in childhood was one of 12 award winners at the Barbara Jordan Media Awards Luncheon on Thursday at Apogee Stadium on the campus of the University of North Texas.

"We know that it's extraordinarily hard because usually you don't get diagnosed with dyslexia until you start lagging behind in school," he said. "We are already starting...

Triple threat at the fest
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Thu, Apr 13, 2017

By Lucinda Breeding

'Freeplay' scores spot in film, music and photo portions of Thin Line

A University of North Texas film student and teaching fellow Michael B. Mullins has achieved a first in the 10 years of the Thin Line Fest. 

His documentary short, "Project Freeplay," made it into the festival. Then, the band featured in his film scored a slot at one of the festival music venues. At least one photograph from a live set where Mullins and a crew shot documentary footage will be on exhibit at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center for the photography arm of the festival. 

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Symposium to explore future of fabrication
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Thu, Apr 13, 2017

By Harrison Long

Laser cutting, carving machinery and computer numerical cutting -- all of which are methods used to turn digital files into physical objects -- will be on full display at the University of North Texas' Digital Fabrication Symposium. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Willis Library, 1506 Highland St. Registration is free to all.

The event, organized by the North Texas Digital Fabrication Group, will feature a keynote address from artist Laura Splan, a variety of presentations and panels, as well as a professional development workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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UNT Researcher’s Walmart Foundation Grant Aims To Bring Jobs Back To U.S.
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Tue, Apr 11, 2017

DENTON, Texas — April 10, 2017 — A nearly $350,000 grant awarded to a University of North Texas researcher by the Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors is helping to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

Bugao Xu, a professor and chair of the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing, received one of five grants in 2016 from the U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund to develop digital technology to detect flaws in fabric at domestic textile mills — saving companies time and money.

“U.S. competitiveness in the textile industry lags behind other nations because of high labor costs,” said Xu. “...

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