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 Makes Strides in Genetic Research with Chemical Mapping
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Fri, Mar 31, 2017

By Julia Battle

A student at the University of North Texas completed the first 3D imaging of the inside of Arabidopsis thaliana, a tiny seed that is used for plant research.

Drew Sturtevant, a doctoral student in UNT’s Department of Biological Sciences, used a technology called MALDI-mass spectrometry imagery, which is used to generate chemical heat maps that give researchers an inside look at molecules in a tissue. UNT is one of the few institutions in the...

The legend of the bluebonnet
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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

By Jay Wallis

TEXAS - If the state flower of Texas had a Facebook page, under relationship status, it would say “complicated.” There is plenty of history between this flower and the Lone Star State.

Today, anyone who drives down a Texas highway can see the importance of this flower. The Texas Department of Transportation even has a wildflower program that buys and sows about 30,000 pounds of wildflower each year – with a large percentage of that going toward bluebonnets.

From a social...

UNT student will retrace her footsteps through desert on ‘20/20’
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Wed, Mar 29, 2017 - 11:05am

By Matthew Martinez

Amber VanHecke, a University of North Texas student who “did everything right” to survive being stranded near the Grand Canyon for longer than five days while on a spring break trip, is going back to the desert.

VanHecke will be featured on ABC’s “20/20” on Friday, where she will retrace her footsteps and recount the actions that kept her alive after running out of both food and water in the 119-hour ordeal that ended March 17 when a rescue helicopter finally found her. She hiked 11 miles...

Digital retailing students embrace data as retail’s future
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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

By Mike Cassidy

I recently visited the University of North Texas in Denton to get a sense of how the next generation of retailers (next generation as in like any minute) viewed the digital transformation that has been under way in the industry for some time.

Two seniors, Lindsay Norwick and Shannon Williams took the time to sit down with me and share their thoughts about where all this is headed.

Williams sees a world in which retailers will finally have that complete picture of customers, across devices and channels. Finally, the lines between online and offline will fade completely.

Norwick and...

Ask the Experts: Exploring the Best Travel Credit Cards
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Mon, Mar 27, 2017
 

Elliot A. Dubin

Lecturer in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) at University of North Texas Elliot A. Dubin   How much can the best travel credit cards save frequent travelers? This is a tough question as everyone defines frequent travelers differently. That said, generally speaking, if you are a frequent traveler that has a distinct brand loyalty to one set of brands (i.e., one hotel chain or one airline), you can save a lot as you will have great use...
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