The UNT Libraries' series will feature three speakers, V. Barbara Bush, associate professor in the UNT Department of Counseling and Higher Education and president of the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas; Rebeccca Dickstein, professor of biological sciences; and Courtney Jacobs, special collections librarian for the UNT Libraries, who discuss their views on vegetarianism on Oct. 22 (Wednesday)
The Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, whose mission is to promote artistic and creative expression at UNT, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a series of events, including an upcoming literary reading by emeritus Faculty Fellow Bonnie Friedman.
Joy Rothschild, chief human resources officer for Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts, and Jon Hunter, the company's vice president of operations and hotel services, will speak at UNT for the Executive in Residence Lecture Series presented by UNT's Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
UNT Theatre's first mainstage production this season starts Oct. 30 with a jarring, thought-provoking play that recounts the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazis through a personal look at the lives of very different men.
Students, employees and alumni will sell creative products, such as original art, CDs, videos and publications during the event, which coincides with UNT's Homecoming and the Denton Main Street Association's Holiday Open House Weekend.
Families can get a dose of art and drama at the next UNT Art Gallery Saturday Series program. The free event aimed at children from kindergarten to the 12th grade.
Since July, eight people who were diagnosed with the Ebola virus have been treated in U.S. hospitals, and many others who had direct contact with them are being monitored for the deadly disease. In West Africa, the Ebola outbreak that began last March has killed nearly 4,500 people, and tup to 10,000 new cases could be diagnosed each week during the next two months.
UNT faculty members are available to discuss topics related to this ongoing story.
U.S. troops are being deployed to Liberia, where an outbreak of the Ebola virus that began last March, to provide logistical support by building hospitals and training hundreds health care workers.
Constance Hilliard, a UNT professor of applied African history, says the military response to the Ebola epidemic is "most judicious step we can take at this time."