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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Newspapers of the past made their mark on Liberty Hill
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Mon, Oct 30, 2017 - 12:48pm

Liberty Hill Cyclone Historians say this paper was established in the 1880s by the Rev. James King Lane and two business partners. He also served as postmaster of Liberty Hill in 1887. From 1874 until 1890, Lane was a circuit rider, attending to the spiritual needs of Methodists in San Gabriel and Liberty Hill. He was later elected to the Texas Legislature. Longtime Liberty Hill area resident Rex Lane is among his great-grandchildren.

Liberty Hill Index The Index began in July 1892, and continued until at least 1918. The paper was published every Friday, and proclaimed that it was “...

USDA awards $7.3 million in funding for agricultural research
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Fri, Oct 27, 2017 - 11:44am

On October 17, 2017, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the recipients of 17 grants totaling $7.3 million for projects focused on the development of next generation agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber.  Funding is provided by NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), as authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. ...

UNT working to retain more black male students
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Fri, Oct 27, 2017 - 11:44am

The University of North Texas is taking on a troubling statistic. The school found that it is retaining just over 73 percent of its African American male students. But several campus groups are trying to make a difference. According to NBC5, students realized that a support system is needed to be successful in college and achieve your goals. One student developed a mentoring program to support and motivate his peers called The Dedicated Men. The program is helping as the one in three instead of one in four (as previous years) African American males are staying in school rather than dropping out.

Information re-sharing on social media in the age of fake news
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Thu, Oct 26, 2017 - 12:41pm

Recent research, Information Re-Sharing on Social Network Sites in the Age of Fake News, conducted by Dr. Mehrdad Koohikamali, assistant professor in the School of Business at the University of Redlands, and Dr. Anna Sidorova, associate professor of information technology and decision sciences at University of North Texas, looks at resharing behavior on social network sites (SNS) and how the perception of the three dimensions of information quality--reliability, relevance, and enjoyment--could influence users' intention to re-share the content they see on SNSs.

"During extreme events such as shootings, social crisis, and...

UNT professors earn grant to help local English language learners
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Tue, Oct 24, 2017 - 12:28pm

Two University of North Texas researchers earned at $2.7 million grant from the National Professional Development Project SUCCESS to help train bilingual teachers. 

The five-year grant will provide professional development for all 245 dual language and content teachers in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district. It will also allow 15 UNT students to participate in programs to learn about culturally responsive lessons and alternate assessments for English language learners. 

UNT students will also work with Carrollton-Farmers Branch teachers for pre-kindergarten to second grade about how to guide...

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