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Students to serve up menu with Blythe Beck

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 - 7:51am

Chef Blythe Beck is no shrinking violet.

The executive chef and co-owner of Pink Magnolia in Oak Cliff in Dallas specializes in Southern food with great big flavor profiles, and the chef will make the trek back to Denton to for the Guest Chef Day at the University of North Texas’ Club at Gateway Center.

Beck, a UNT alumna, will cook with UNT hospitality students for lunch April 5 at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Diners will be seated between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Hospitality students invite a culinary master to work alongside them on campus each semester, and this spring’s pick is Beck, known...

Student benefits on North Texas Giving Day

Thu, Sep 22, 2016 - 9:15pm

Watch the video at WFAA's website. 

Grammy-winning UNT alumna charms jazz students in special pre-fest Q&A

Thu, Sep 22, 2016 - 7:08am

By Lucinda Breeding

Norah Jones was a reluctant sage at a closed question-and-answer session with University of North Texas jazz studies majors Wednesday afternoon.

The Grammy-winning artist is a UNT alumna (she learned that term and others from moderator John Richmond, the brand new dean of the College of Music) who’s in town for Oaktopia music festival. The College of Music invited her to spend about an hour with jazz students and to award her the UNT Presidential Medal of Honor.

Students and faculty packed the recital hall for the session, and only standing room was available along the staircase well...

Local Colleges Open Doors to Former ITT Tech Students

Wed, Sep 21, 2016 - 5:10pm

By Brian Scott

Former ITT Tech students in North Texas are getting a life line to continue their higher education.

On Wednesday, the University of North Texas’s Frisco campus is hosting an open house for the thousand or so students in the area that were displaced when ITT Tech closed their doors earlier this month.

Representatives from UNT and the North Texas Community College Consortium set up booths at the campus to meet with those students and see what they can do to transfer their credits and other work put in...

Professor named finalist for regional award

Tue, Sep 20, 2016 - 11:39pm

Ram Dantu, a professor in UNT’s computer science and engineering department, is the only academic to be named a finalist for the D CEOCIO/CTO awards.

D CEO, a publication of D Magazine, will recognize Dantu and other top information and technology officers as finalists in its October issue. Winners will be revealed at an awards event Tuesday.

Dantu, the director of the Center for Information and Computer Security at UNT since 2003, researches wireless networks and network security.

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