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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Autism activist to speak at event sponsored by UNT
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Wed, Mar 22, 2017 - 11:45pm

By Lucinda Breeding

Temple Grandin, a well-known Autism activist, will give the keynote speech at an event co-hosted by University of North Texas and Comprehensive Educational Services at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave. in Dallas.

Grandin will share her experiences with a childhood diagnosis of autism, and her personal journey. Grandin couldn't speak until she was four years old, but with the support of her family and her own determination, she became a college professor with a doctorate in animal science. 

"+Autism: A Lecture and Discussion with Temple Grandin" is open to anyone...

Denton's League of Women Voters to discuss latest from Texas Legislature
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Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 6:08pm

Two local political experts are scheduled to deliver an update on the 85th session of the Texas Legislature at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave.

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is opening its regular monthly meeting to the public, organizing the discussion with Gloria Cox, a University of North Texas political science professor, and Eddie Meaders, a principal lecturer in political science at UNT. The league's priorities this legislative session include election law and voting rights, women's health and public education. 

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University of North Texas names next provost
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Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 4:32pm

By Jenna Duncan

Jennifer Evans-Cowley is heading back to the University of North Texas to serve as the school's provost and vice president for academic affairs. 

Evans-Cowley graduated from UNT with a master's degree in public administration in 1997 and will return to campus the first week of July to oversee the academic side of the university. 

"I was really impressed by all the great things UNT has been doing over the last decade," she said Monday. "There's been tremendous progress in their recognition, like becoming a Tier One research university and recognition of their academic programs."...

Meditation on Campus
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Mon, Mar 20, 2017 - 1:07pm

By Bill Flanigin

When the University of North Texas designed and planned their new 130 million dollar student union, all possible options and ideas were on the table. And why not? You only get one chance to build a facility like UNT’s new union, so you better get it right.

As the master plan evolved, one idea that made the cut was a dedicated space for introspection. The process was student driven, and the students had spoken. They wanted a meditation room. As unusual as that request may have sounded to some, today’s college students know that the demands of college life can be overwhelming to many. A centrally...

Picking from the (piano) bench: UNT professor helps select Van Cliburn musicians
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Thu, Mar 16, 2017 - 6:15am

By Lucinda Breeding 

Pamela Mia Paul didn’t travel the world for six weeks to listen to some of the most ambitious pianists in the world as if she were a computer picking over data.

The University of North Texas regents professor of piano listened like a person ready to fall in love.

The men and women at the piano were the ones trying to measure the right amount of technique against the perfect dram of passion as they played a repertoire Paul describes as “Olympic.”

That’s what it takes to be one of the 30 musicians vying for a medal in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in May....

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