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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UNT's New Dean of Music Listened for a Year, and This Is What He Heard

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 - 11:56am

By Caroline North

When John Richmond got a call from the University of North Texas last spring, asking if he'd be interested in moving to Denton to head up its college of music, he already had 29 years of experience doing that exact thing at other major universities. In his shoes, another person might have thought, "I could do that in my sleep."

But when Richmond received the invitation, what he thought of was a university with 126 years of history, the second largest public university music program, and a 70-year-old jazz studies program, which made UNT the first in the U.S. to offer a degree...

Dallas-Fort Worth is Creative Jobs Capital of Texas

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

By Julia Falcon

If you think that Austin has cornered the market on the creative economy in Texas, you’d be wrong.

A new study by the University of North Texas’ Economic Research Group shows that it’s Dallas leading the state in creative economy and it isn’t even close.

The study revealed that DFW’s creative industries funnel $34 billion into the broader economy annually, as well as almost $4 billion in taxes.

“When comparing the overall size of Dallas-Ft. Worth’s...

A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas

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

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

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...

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