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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A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas
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Fri, Apr 21, 2017
  Torgbui Midawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, a master drummer from Ghana and professor of music at the University of North Texas. ALLISON V. SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES By FINN ...

Exclusive: DFW ‘creative economy’ is biggest in state at $34B
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Thu, Apr 20, 2017 - 6:40am

By Bill Hethcock

Austin may be weird and all, but it’s not as creative as Dallas Fort Worth, according to a new report.

North Texas’ creative economy – the performing and visuals arts, music studios, museums, architectural firms and advertising agencies for example – contribute roughly 205,000 jobs and $34 billion annually to the region, and it’s growing fast.

That’s the conclusion of a report...

See The Universe At Sky Theater At UNT Planetarium
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Tue, Apr 18, 2017 - 7:25am

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…well actually it was only about 20 years ago at the  Environmental Science Building on the University of North Texas campus in Denton, The Sky Theater was opened.

The 40-foot domed theater can take you on a journey around the solar system and beyond through the magic of the Digistar V projection system.

“I could fly to Jupiter real quick if I wanted to and we’d kind of orbit around it like we were a satellite.  If I want to zoom out and go outside of the galaxy, I can fly outside of the galaxy and look back down on the Milky...

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...

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