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Presentation to show population changes

Sat, Jan 28, 2017 - 10:43pm

A mapping expert from University of North Texas will show how the region changed as the population grew over the past 30 years during a presentation Monday night.

Bruce Hunter, from the UNT Institute of Applied Sciences, will present “The Changing Landscape of the Metroplex: a 30-Year Perspective from Above” at 7 p.m. at the Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St.

The free talk will show the change to the land and watershed, as well as the risk of wildfire.

The Texas Fashion Collection: UNT’s Hidden Gem

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

By Sydney Cooper


A selection of garments in the research room at the Texas Fashion Collection (left to right): Optical stripe jacket by John Paul Gaulitier/Femme; minidress designed and donated by Todd Oldham; evening dress by Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo originally owned by Lena Horne; evening dress by Hanae Mori; suit by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel


UNT Launches a New Autistim Research Project

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

By Nicholas Sakelaris

Speech therapists are taking a new approach to helping children with autism tune out all the background noise.

The University of North Texas in Denton received a $378,885 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that will pay for up to 60 autistic students ages 9-21 to participate in a research program. 

Remote-microphone technology will be put in the student’s ears so the therapist can speak directly...

How Sanderia Faye chased her writing dream — and caught it

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

By Elizabeth Hamilton

Sanderia Faye knew she should be content, but she wasn't. 

She was a successful accountant who had accepted a high-paying job in marketing and sales for a pharmaceutical company in Phoenix. It was a position others coveted, but when Faye came home after a long day to relax and watch The Oprah Winfrey Show, she felt empty inside. 

That's when she started listening to what Oprah actually said.  "Oprah kept showing these people that had followed their passion," says Faye. 

But what was a passion, she wondered?  Faye, who grew up in the...

UNT hopes new $70M building will be a 'game-changer'

Wed, Jan 25, 2017 - 2:57pm

By Evan Hoopfer

Construction on the University of North Texas' new $70 million College of Visual Arts and Design building began Tuesday in a move university officials hope will bolster the college's recruiting efforts.

Greg Watts, dean of UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design, said the school has talented faculty,...

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