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Military veterans who use avoidant coping strategies -- denying or minimizing distressing thoughts, experiences and emotions -- are more likely to exhibit symptoms of depression and generalized anxiety. However, emotional help and support from family members reduces the negative impacts of these conditions, according to a University of North Texas study on veterans' transition to becoming college and university students.

Sameer Khoja and UNT Regents Professor Witold Brostow

Until now, researchers and professionals in the materials science field have only assumed that as a material becomes more brittle, it also becomes less tough. University of North Texas researchers have confirmed that assumption and will present their work at the 23rd annual World Forum on Advanced Materials in Lincoln, Nebraska, in May.

Online applications are being accepted through April 15 (Wednesday) for financial awards to cover university and college students' registration fees for this summer's Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Non-students will also be considered for some of the awards.

The Grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band and other College of Music jazz ensembles will perform jazz standards, mariachi, steel drum and a variety of other music at the University of North Texas Showcase Stage April 24-26 at Denton's Arts & Jazz Festival.

Native Dress and Flag Parade

UNT will celebrate Global Citizens Month for the fourth consecutive year in April. Throughout the month UNT will offer events to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about diversity, internationalism and sustainability.

African Cultural Festival

UNT students, faculty and guest artists will perform traditional African drumming, dancing and singing in a format similar to the cultural festivals held in West Africa on April 11 (Saturday).