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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Football: Change is afoot at UNT spring scrimmage

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - 11:51am

Jamal Marshall never lost the love of playing cornerback.

The North Texas senior would often sit and study the way Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman would shadow receivers across fields in the NFL on Sundays, even after he made the move to linebacker in college.

That love is what led Marshall to approach UNT’s coaches this offseason and ask them to reverse course on his successful move from cornerback to outside linebacker, where at times he seemed like a perfect fit.

UNT coach Dan McCarney and his staff agreed and are beginning to see how moving Marshall back to his original spot could pay off for...

Tags: Athletics

NSA and homeland security name UNT a center for academic excellence

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - 11:49am

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of North Texas a national center for academic excellence in cyber defense research. UNT is one of about 60 designated research centers in the U.S.

UNT also is one of only a few Texas universities to be named both a center for academic excellence in cyber defense research as well as a center for academic excellence in information assurance education.

“This type of recognition is very advantageous for UNT researchers, who now will have an extra edge when applying for research funding,” said Ram Dantu, UNT professor of...

Not On My Campus prompts dialogue about sexual assault

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - 11:47am

Over the course of the last week, Not On My Campus, a student-led sexual assault prevention movement, garnered national attention and earned 1,400 signatures on a petition to stop sexual violence on UT’s campus. 

The social media movement, adapted from a program that originated at SMU, is dedicated to starting conversations about sexual violence. Three UT students — Edwin Qian, managing information systems and economics senior, biology junior Ellen Cocanougher and accounting junior William Herbst — launched the local campaign in advance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which begins Wednesday. 

The...

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - 11:43am

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles...

Tags: Alumni, Events

Misfit Gallery a place to be heard as well as seen

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 - 11:41am

Somewhere between the high-end boutiques of the Bishop Arts District and the auto repair shops of North Oak Cliff, there exists an island of misfit toys — a place where local artists from all walks of life are finding a home.

The ringleader: Melissa Mickie, founder of the Misfit Gallery.

The gallery on West Davis Street has been up and running for six months. Mickie collaborates with 20 local artists who take turns displaying and selling their work. Through her entrepreneurship, Mickie hopes to use art as a positive force for the community.

Mickie named it the Misfit Gallery because she believes anyone with a...