The following are links to news stories featuring UNT people and programs, as well as stories of general interest to the higher education community.

Latest Stories:

Information re-sharing on social media in the age of fake news

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

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...

Winston & Strawn trial lawyer collaborates with Dallas judge to write must-have legal reference on jury trials

Tue, Oct 24, 2017 - 11:53am

DALLAS, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --An invaluable A-to-Z lawyers' guide to courtroom preparation and strategy entitled "On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy," is being released this month by University of North Texas Press.

The book – written by leading Texas trial lawyer and Winston & Strawn Dallas Managing Partner Tom Melsheimer and respected Texas Judge Craig Smith – spells out the do's and don'ts of jury selection, witness preparation, opening statements, jury research, and more. Providing a fly-on-...

10 great day trips to small towns around Dallas

Sun, Oct 22, 2017 - 11:23am


“Denton. Original. Independent.”

Year Founded: 1846 | 2016 Population: 133,808 | Drive Time: 45 Minutes | Best time to go: The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival celebrates the soul of the city with music, dance, drama, and the visual arts. The free event takes place next year April 27–29.


Court Appearance: Visit the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum inside the courthouse, which was built in 1896 and restored in 2004 using the original blueprints of architect W.C...

Denton volunteers pluck 2 tons of trash, recyclables from area streams

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - 1:05pm

Hundreds of volunteers cleaned up creeks and streams in Denton on Saturday, removing  3,770 pounds of trash and 728 pounds of recyclable materials. 

The volunteers mostly removed small items, such as bottles and cans, but they also picked up many large items during the city's annual Stream Clean. 

"Just to name a few — we found eight tires, an entire back seat, and sections of fences," said Katherine Barnett in a city press release. "The cleanup will continue after the event because some items, including a bathtub at Pecan Creek, were too large for the volunteers to handle." 


Syndicate content