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UNT Professor To Speak At White House Friday

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 - 4:28pm

DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – University of North Texas psychology professor Yolanda Flores Niemann has been invited by the White House to take part in the summit, Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S.

Niemann will participate in the panel Latinas in Education: Reaching Our Full Potential on Friday, October 21.

“I am honored and thrilled to discuss this issue on a national stage,” Niemann said. “Latinas play a critical role in our country and have so much potential, but there are certain roadblocks that we must work together to overcome for the benefit of our country.”...

Comedy troupe gleefully goes astray to get laughs

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 - 7:21am

By Harrison Long

Sketch comedy group the Upright Citizens Brigade, which has in past years included comedians such as Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh and Adam McKay, will be coming to Denton at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the University of North Texas’ Union Lyceum.

Formed in 1990, the Upright Citizens Brigade played some of the most notable comedy venues in the Chicago area before securing a recurring role on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Its members have gone on to perform on television shows such as ScrubsSaturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation and other top-rated programs.


Sculptor Sarah Sze to visit UNT for conversation with students

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 - 7:12am

By Lucinda Breeding

New York artist Sarah Sze takes on big questions, usually using whatever she has on hand to puzzle through the answers.

Sze, who’ll appear in Denton at 1 p.m. Nov. 2, uses the stuff any of us might find around the house (or garage) to build art installations. Sze stacks and layers these materials — light bulbs, wire and ladders and the like — to occupy rooms and spaces. Her work plays on the fine line between rock-solid structures and ephemeral, temporary sculpture.

Sze is a guest speaker for the Pasty R. and Raymond D. Nasher Series in Contemporary Sculpture and Criticism. She’ll take...

Professor earns grant to study plant lipids

Tue, Oct 18, 2016 - 10:06pm

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is funding UNT professor Kent Chapman’s research on how plants store lipids in their cells. Chapman is a regents professor of biology science.

The $650,000 grant will fund Chapman’s latest research, “Elucidating the Cellular Machinery for Lipid Storage in Plants,” which looks at how to make oils in plant tissues. In turn, this oil could be used in fuels and chemicals.

The grant funding will help pay for his and his team’s research, labs and supplies.

Maron to help educate students about Israel

Tue, Oct 18, 2016 - 10:06pm

Tomer Maron, an Israeli resident who served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, is at UNT for the next week to help educate the campus about Israel.

Maron is visiting through a program with Hillel International to help facilitate programming and education about Israel and Judaism in underserved areas.

For the two-week program, called Miluim, Maron will help the Hillel group on campus lead programming and coordinate ways to promote Israel throughout the year.

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